Productivity increases when smoking areas are eliminated. Time missed from work are more frequent with people who smoke. More time dedicated to a persons work area, when there is not a some area to go to.
Attendance statistics related to people who smoke. Attendance statistics related to people who do not smoke. Time off from work slows down production.
The pros and cons between smokers and non-smokers attendance records.
The compulsion to want a cigarette can compel a person to take a smoke break. Smoke breaks take time to reach and return from a designated smoke area. Time away from a work area reduces production for that employee.
Without a some area to go to, reduces the compulsion to take a smoke break.
Creating better company relations. Federal law already exits banning smoking in public areas. Smoke free companies are increasing.
Currently federal law prohibits smoking in public buildings. With the quickness of changing laws arise, it is only a matter of time that all public domains will have a smoking ban. Federal law against smoking in public places.
The number of smoke free companies are growing. Assurances that a safe environment exists creates a stronger bond between companies. Relations between other companies improve with better environments.
Reducing insurance rates should be a main goal. Productivity can be achieved when employees are n their designated work areas. Healthy environments promote better negotiations. Closing comments for companywide smoking ban proposal.
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