Gallup: Lower smoking, obesity rates could save $22 billion

11/11/2013 | Gallup Business Journal

Data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index estimated the largest U.S. employers could save $22 billion a year if employee smoking and obesity rates were lowered to match those of cities with the highest well-being ratings. The report said reducing smoking and obesity rates could save $6.6 million per year per 10,000 workers due to less absenteeism and lower health care costs.

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