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Research shows that smokers cost employers 64 minutes a day in lost productivity. 13
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13. Ryan and Crampin (2006). Time cost associated with smoking at work highlighted by baseline survey of employees participating in a workplace smoking cessation programme. Occupational Medicine 56:510. http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org
While hard data on the costs of presenteeism in the UK is unavailable at this time, preliminary evidence suggests that presenteeism could cost employers 2 to 7 times more than absenteeism. 20
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20. Main, C; Glozier, N; Wright, I (2005). Validity of the HSE stress tool: an investigation within four organizations by the Corporate Health and Performance Group. Occupational Medicine 2005;55:208–214