Smoking, employability, and wages
This new report considers the impact of smoking on employability and wages. The findings demonstrate the profound impact that smoking is having on society. Smokers are 11% less likely to be employed and earn 25% less than non-smokers. Increased likelihood of economic inactivity appears driven by disability. The cumulative impact of this difference on lost productivity is £74.1bn.
The report’s findings present a significant reason for different local stakeholders, including local economic partnerships, to engage with tobacco control work.