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Document ID (ISN)68971
CIS number 97-1040
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Warner K.E., Smith R.J., Smith D.G., Fries B.E.
Title Health and economic implications of a work-site smoking-cessation program: A simulation analysis
Bibliographic information Oct. 1996, Vol.38, No.10, p.981-992. 29 ref.
Abstract A simulation model for evaluating the health and economic effects of a work-site smoking-cessation programme is presented. A simulation was carried out on a hypothetical manufacturing workforce of 10,000 employees. Cost-effectiveness and net cost savings were calculated in relation to intervention costs, and behavioural (smoking cessation), health and financial benefits. As a result of employee turnover, approximately half of the programme-generated profits were realized by the community outside the firm. However, smoking cessation was a sound economic investment for the firm, particularly when long-term benefits were included.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; controlled smoking; programme evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) hygiene and productivity; cost-benefit analysis; mathematical simulation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Fires
Workplace health promotion