The Smoke Screen In Population Health

Each smoker costs their employer $5,800 more in annual healthcare costs than the average employee. Yet most employers aren't addressing the problem. Sixty-six percent (66%) of consumers enrolled in a sponsored wellness program said their program does not include a medical test for nicotine use, according to a recent survey of 750 wellness program participants. What's more, 57 percent said their wellness plan does not offer a smoking cessation program.