SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workplace smoking isn't just dangerous for the employee, it's also dangerous for those around them, and thanks to increased awareness of the consequences that surround smoking at work, employers are tackling the problem more frequently than ever through programs like LivingFree.
The Financial Toll of Smoking
While smokers certainly pay a high price for smoking with an increased risk of a number of different health problems, employers pay a price too. A 2012 Ohio State University study found that smokers cost employers more than $5,800 extra per year, on average – the majority of which is due to productivity loss. Many companies just can't afford these additional costs. The lost productivity, higher medical rates, and excess absenteeism associated with smoking create a real problem for employers, but many feel there's little they can do to change that.
SelfHelpWorks, though, has developed LivingFree, a smoking cessation program, to address those needs. Based on a proprietary structured cognitive behavioral training approach, LivingFree is a 12 session video-based online course that can be done anywhere employees have an internet connection. It's designed to help employees stop smoking in as little as five days, and the results are encouraging.
"Smoking is a complex psychological addiction," said Lou Ryan, founder and CEO of SelfHelpWorks. "LivingFree breaks down the self-defeating beliefs and thoughts that drive the addiction, and replaces them with a thought process that produces pride, confidence, and self control."
A study at St. Luke's Hospital demonstrated a quit rate of 80% at the six month mark for participants who completed the program. It even comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
Smoking is easily one of the most dangerous habits today, both for employees and employers alike, and programs like LivingFree are working to change that.
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