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New study says smokers cost employers more

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A new study says smokers cost their employers nearly 6-thousand dollars more a year than employees who don't smoke.

Researchers found health care costs the was main problem and the second was the productivity loss of stepping away for a smoke break.

Smoke breaks cost eight minutes of productivity a day, or 16-hundred dollars each year. That's just for one smoke break a day.

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