Smoking impacts on employers directly and indirectly. Lost productivity and the absenteeism of smokers has the largest direct impact.

Across Teesside it is estimated that Smoking costs the local businesses £51 million in smoking breaks and over 100,000 days of lost productivity due to smoking related sick days.

Helping staff to stop smoking is the single most effective intervention employers can make in improving staff health and productivity.

For more information on how the stop smoking service can support your business and employees ring 01642 383819.