I don’t care what you say but the cost of smoking on the Australian Public is too much.
I welcome the latest call from Cancer Council of Queensland who are pushing a ban on smoking in the workplace.
A report published in THE BMJ found that smokers could cost the economy a massive $388 billion over the course of the working lives of the current population.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan stated, “Having a smoke-free workplace not only improves productivity and protect employees from being exposed to second-hand smoke”.
He went on to say “a smoke-free workplace also provides a supportive environment for people that smoke to reduce their habit, or quit altogether.”
Further research by Monash University found that smokers tend to have a higher number of sick days on average compared to nonsmokers, but that they also have more unproductive hours while at work.
I believe that a push towards banning smoking at work will do wonders.