It’s no secret that smoking is detrimental to your health, but did you know that 443,000 American lives are taken by preventable smoke-related diseases each year? Employees that smoke have cost employers an estimated $193 billion in healthcare costs and loss of productivity.
Only 5% of smokers quit in a year, and 70% say they want to quit but don’t know how. Often the reasons why people can’t quit is because they don’t have a support team to ensure that they’re successful. When you start smoking cessation program within your company the benefits to you and your employees are invaluable. Implementing a smoking cessation program can lessen the health care costs to your company while investing in the lives of your employees.
How Wellworks For You Can Help
We want to establish a firm foundation so that your employees will use these tools to succeed in a smoke-free life. Our smoking cessation program consists of 6 weeks of a webinar series and onsite classes that provides the employee with informational and interactive resources while requiring follow-ups with a health coach.
Session 1 highlights the reasons why your employees should quit, explains the negative impacts smoking has on their health, introduces a plan with realistic goals, and establishes support. In this session your employees will have a 20 minutes meeting with a health coach.
Session 2 discusses the types of smoking cessation options that will be successful for each individual.
Session 3 focuses on why your employees has chosen to smoke, smoking triggers, continues the support process, and your employees will again meet with their health coach.
Session 4 assists your employees in managing their day to day stress. Countdown to quit day begins.
Session 5 Employees learn to manage their cravings, and begin the mobilization of their quit plan.
Session 6 In the last week of the program we’ll cover ways to prevent relapsing, focus on eating habits and the overall health of the employees, discuss the maintenance of living a smoke-free life, and meeting with the health coach one last time.
For more information on how to start smoking cessation program for your company please contact us at 1-800-425-4657.
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