There’s no doubt smoking is bad for your health. It’s linked to cancers, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes and pulmonary disease. It also increases the risk of tuberculosis and eye diseases, as well as other serious diseases. And having employees who smoke can affect your bottom line: Smoking results in hundreds of billions of dollars lost in productivity and health care costs. In order to protect your employees, your business and wellbeing, it is important to invest in helping your employees quit smoking. But as anyone who has tried to quit knows, it’s not easy to do. Click through the slideshow below to discover how you can help your employees kick the deadly habit for good.
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