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CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Reducing Tobacco Use

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

Business Pulse: Tobacco Use, launched today by the CDC Foundation, focuses on how employers can improve employee health by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. Business Pulse: Tobacco Use also features an interactive infographic with facts to help employers protect and promote the health of all workers and a link to online CDC resources.

Smoking hurts the U.S. economy, costing more than $300 billion annually in direct medical care and lost productivity, including $5.6 billion a year in productivity losses from exposure to secondhand smoke. However, there are practical steps businesses can take to protect workers’ health along with overall business health.

To access Business Pulse, visit http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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