Employee Resources

Everyone pays for the costs of smoking. In New Jersey, smokers generate $2.48 billion in direct medical costs and $2.2 billion in lost productivity costs each year due to tobacco-related illnesses.

An employer, union, and community organization can play an important role in helping employees and members quit smoking. For employers, this can have a measurable impact on the bottom line. Here, learn about the financial benefit of encouraging employees to quit smoking, and access a comprehensive array of tools to help educate people about the impact of smoking, benefits of quitting, and free resources available to help smokers succeed in quitting.

View a comprehensive overview of how helping employees quit smoking impacts the bottom line.

Get free resources. Tools include presentations and presentation guides, fact sheets, sample newsletters, and more.

As an organization, ways to help someone quit smoking include:

  • Post information about New Jersey’s Quit Services on Web sites and in newsletters.
  • Conduct presentations on benefits of quitting and the resources available to help smokers succeed in quitting
  • Nearly 76% of New Jersey’s 1.15 million smokers want to quit, yet without seeking help only 3% succeed.
  • With New Jersey Quitline, smokers are 10 times more likely to succeed.
  • Smokers are 50% more likely to succeed when family, friends, and colleagues support them.
  • Within 20 minutes after their last cigarette, smokers’ blood pressure and heart rate drop
  • 48 hours: The ability to smell and taste is enhanced
  • 1 to 9 months: Coughing and shortness of breath decrease
  • View a list of additional benefits
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