It’s time to do something about smoking in the workplace.
As a corporate executive, you, more than most are aware of the consequences of smoking. Not only is it banned in most offices and public buildings, but also, other laws have passed regarding secondhand smoke and its effect on non-smoking employees--- regardless of whether employees are smoking in designated areas or outside the building!
No matter how you look at it, in today’s litigious society, that could mean potential damages from the non-smokers alleging unsafe working conditions! Furthermore, that could mean stockholder litigation because you knowingly hired someone who was, arguably going to decrease their profitability! And that means you could be held culpable for not fulfilling your fiduciary responsibilities! --- Sound far-fetched?
That’s barely the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to secondhand smoke. Non-smokers have been awarded unemployment, disability and Worker’s Compensation benefits for illness and loss of work due to exposure to secondhand smoke … and that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in increased premiums.
Do you have any idea what a smoking employee costs you annually?
Based on current data, the smoking employee costs your company an average of $3400 per year in direct and indirect health care costs, compared with a similar non-smoking employee. What would your HR Department do if all your non-smoking employees asked for a $3,400 raise? They just might get it if the matter goes to court.
And those are bottom line costs, real and potential.
What’s more, hiring smokers means assuming all the indirect costs, including greater employee absenteeism, decreased productivity on the job and increased early retirement due to ill health. Time off, lost revenue, Workers Compensation claims, sick days, health claims, doctor appointments, all cost your company money, what’s more, a recent study found that people exposed to smoke in the workplace were 17% more likely to develop lung cancer than those who were not exposed --- and that means increased healthcare premiums. And it can be traced back to employees who smoke.
Most smokers want to be non-smokers, but until now haven’t had the support of their company. It’s time to support your employees now and show them their success is your success …and we do that by making a program available for smoking cessation as part of their employment benefit package.
Within one hour, I will change your long-time smokers into lifetime non-smokers, and 95% of those will never smoke again. But in order for it to be successful, the employee must really be committed to quitting, that’s important for the process to work.
Part of that commitment is financial. I would suggest the company pays 50% of the cost and the employee pays the remaining 50%. Their financial investment makes them vested in their success – and they will be successful. After remaining a non-smoker for one year, you can “bonus” the employees’ portion if you choose to do so.
The Process …
I specialize in smoking cessation. I am certified by Smoke Free International, the American Hypnosis Association and by the International Hypnosis Federation as a Smoking Cessation Specialist, and recognized by the International Hypnosis Federation as a Certified Hypnotherapist.
The method I use relies on a unique combination of advanced neuro-hypnotic techniques. This is the most powerful method to get permanent results. This advanced form of hypnotherapy produces over a 95% success rate – and your employees will stop smoking in one hour.
Other hypnotherapists use a very basic form of hypnosis, which only produces a 30%-40% success rate (if that). My success rate (more than double theirs) is the reason why this is the only hypnotherapy technique backed with a lifetime guarantee.
So take a moment now to call me at 919.848.3075. It’s getting to the point where you can’t afford not to do something about your employee’s smoking. I can help. Let’s talk soon.