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News & Events

10.10.2004

Companies Increasingly Saying Smokers Need Not Apply

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Reilly quoted in article. Smokers cost employers an average of $753 per year more in medical costs than nonsmokers, and miss an average of two more workdays a year than nonsmoking colleagues. Activists groups contend, however, that employers are selectively targeting smokers while ignoring other health risks that cost them even more money. View full article.