Smoking cessation laser therapy
Effective solutions to help employers implement a smoke-free workplace. “Paying for an employee’s tobacco cessation treatment provides more return on investment than any other adult treatment or prevention benefit.” Omega laser therapy is the premier provider of smoking cessation services to businesses across Ontario and Quebec. We team up with corporations that wish to improve the health and productivity of their workforce. More specifically, we help employers of all sizes and budgets provide workplace-based assistance to employees interested in quitting smoking. Our innovative wellness solution is easy, efficient and cost-saving.
On site corporate program
Our staff can set-up treatment in your company’s conference room, making it more economical, quick and convenient for all involved. Each employee would require one 25 minute initial laser treatment plus a 10 minutes consultation. Any follow up after that would be made directly at our offices locally. We know this works and we’re excited to offer this program to your organization. Just have someone from your organization contact Sylvie at corporate sales 1-877-242-0775 if you have additional questions – or would like to discuss how to move forward with our corporate program.
Saving lives and reducing costs for employers and employees!
Smoking is a costly and deadly habit that robs the employee and employers from productivity, resources and revenue!
Highest Success Rate
(Only 1 in 10 of our clients returns for a second treatment within one year)
For most businesses, it’s the right results that count. When you review the costs and success rates of the alternative methods, it becomes clear that Omega Laser Therapy is the best way to go, to help to reach the objective of fewer smokers on staff.
Corporate Smoking Cessation program cost sharing options:
- $150 from Employee, Company pays the rest
- Employee pays all (with possible payroll deduction option)
- Employee pays part or all up front, company reimburses after _ months success
Why is smoking so costly to employers, employees and the insurer?
Reason for excess cost
Cost per smoker
Smoking breaks (2005) — $5,625
Mortality-related lost productivity (1999) — $1,760
Excess medical expenditures (1999) — $1,623
Missed work days due to sickness (2001) — $341
TOTAL EXCESS COST PER SMOKER PER YEAR — $9,349
Each smoker costs their employer $9,349 in lost productivity , excess medical expenditures and other related expenses. Although newer data is not yet available, these costs have and are rising faster and higher than all other cost of living increases.
Men who smoke incur $15,800 (in 2002 dollars) more in lifetime medical expenses and are absent from work 4 days more per year than men who do not smoke.
Women who smoke incur $17,500 (in 2002 dollars) more in lifetime medical expenses and are absent from work 2 days more each year than non-smoking women.
Smoking is costly to employees as is to employers both in terms of smoking-related medical expenses and lost productivity
|Number of employees
|Estimated number of smokers
(1 out of 4)
|Estimated annual loss to employer
($9,349 each smoker)
|Percentage of savings to employer|
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employee tobacco use costs U.S. companies an estimated $167 billion each year in direct medical costs and lost productivity due to morbidity. Smoking costs businesses even more when absenteeism, lost productivity due to smoke breaks and workers compensation claims is included – with an overall tobacco-use prevalence of 22.5%, a company of 10,000 employees is incurring an estimated $12,333,200 per year in costs associated with smoking.
- People who smoke are absent from work 2.9 days more than non-smokers
- Lost production time is 75% higher for smokers vs. non-smokers
- Annual workers compensation costs are up to 12 times higher for smokers than non-smokers
Studies have shown that tobacco treatment is more cost-effective than:
- Pap tests
- Colon cancer screenings
- Pharmacological treatment of mild to moderate hypertension
- Pharmacological treatment of hypercholesterolemia
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