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[UK] Smoking breaks at work cost British businesses £8.4bn a year, study finds

Cigarette breaks at work cost British businesses £8.4bn a year in lost productivity of smokers who disappear for a cigarette for 10 minutes four times a day, new research reveals. Smoking breaks cost employers £1,815 a year for each full-time member of s
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:35

The numbers behind the Surgeon General's smoking report

$300 billion The estimated economic costs attributable to smok­ing and exposure to tobacco smoke continue to increase and now approach $300 billion annually, with direct medical costs of at least $130 billion and productivity losses of more than $150 bi
Paradise (CA) Post
added Jan 17, 2014 02:07

[North Carolina] Smoking ban heats up restaurant business

Co-owner Annie Battista added, "On balance, it gained us customers." Several restaurant owners and employees say they are happy with the ban and have seen an increase in business, although not all smokers were eager to move outdoors.
Hendersonville (NC) Times-News
added Jan 15, 2014 17:00

[North Carolina] Report says smoking ban has not financially affected businesses

Four years ago, North Carolina passed a law banning smoking in restaurants and bars. Despite many of the dire predictions, a recent report states the law has had no adverse effect on businesses and in some cases has actually improved customer satisfactio
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
added Jan 14, 2014 12:39

[North Carolina] NC smoking ban in bars, restaurants hasn't snuffed out business

despite the concerns that business would tank, a new DHHS study says just the opposite happened - business was not hindered, and patrons and workers are healthier for it. According to the report, air quality in restaurants and bars across the state impro
Wilmington (NC) Star-News
added Jan 1, 2014 23:57

[Australia] Doctors' group says tobacco tax rise exploits smokers

warned that a new tobacco tax that comes into effect on Sunday will hit low-income people and those with mental illnesses particularly hard. ... Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals vice-president Colin Mendelsohn said the rise, whic
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 30, 2013 15:04

[Canada] DOELEN: Tobacco Smuggling Crackdown

the cost of getting caught is about to go waaay up. The federal government reintroduced legislation this week that will make tobacco trafficking a Criminal Code offence.... we’re all victims of the loss of that $2.1 billion – and the money goes to crimi
Windsor (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 9, 2013 14:36

[Illinois] Affordable Care Act: Smoking sends health premiums higher

in Illinois and most other states, insurers can charge smokers and other tobacco users as much as 50 percent more on their premiums due to the higher health risks they face compared to non-tobacco users. In some cases, the surcharge wipes out the subsid
Chicago Sun-Times
added Oct 19, 2013 22:59

SNOWDON: The consumption taxes that keep people poor

In a new IEA report, Aggressively Regressive, we propose cutting duty on alcohol, tobacco, petrol and diesel by half, scrapping green energy subsidies and reducing VAT to 15 per cent as an important step forward in reducing the cost of living that would
Institute of Economic Affairs (uk)
added Oct 15, 2013 14:08

[Indiana] VANNESS: Tough tobacco ad save lives

We must address tobacco use for what it really is -- an addiction that each year costs thousands of Hoosiers' lives and more than $4 billion in health care costs and lost productivity. Bringing these messages to the public is vital if we intend to save Ho
Lafayette (IN) Journal & Courier
added Oct 14, 2013 05:25
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