May. 16 2014

What Smoking Costs Employers

Smoking cigarettes comes with many steep costs. It costs many smokers their health, their money and their time with friends and family. And the consequences do not stop there; employers are paying the price as well. In Florida, the annual direct costs to the economy attributable to smoking were in excess of $19.6 billion, including […]

May. 16 2014

Going Smokefree: Good for Health, Good for Business

“Will this hurt my business?” It is the question that comes up quite often when business owners consider making their establishment smokefree. Years of analysis and research prove that the answer is no. In fact, eliminating secondhand smoke may lead to financial gains by improving the health of employees and reducing sick days and health […]

May. 16 2014

Statement from Florida’s State Surgeon General Regarding CVS Caremark Announcement

“I want to congratulate CVS Caremark for today’s bold decision that will lead to better health. Removing cigarettes from their more than 700 locations in Florida is welcome news for the families and communities of our state. I urge other retailers to follow suit and invest in the long term health of their customers and […]