Workplace smoking related absenteeism and productivity costs in Taiwan.

  title={Workplace smoking related absenteeism and productivity costs in Taiwan.},
  author={S P Tsai and Chi Pang Wen and Susan C Hu and Ting Yuan David Cheng and Shao Jun Huang},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVE To estimate productivity losses and financial costs to employers caused by cigarette smoking in the Taiwan workplace. METHODS The human capital approach was used to calculate lost productivity. Assuming the value of lost productivity was equal to the wage/salary rate and basing the calculations on smoking rate in the workforce, average days of absenteeism, average wage/salary rate, and increased risk and absenteeism among smokers obtained from earlier research, costs due to smoker… CONTINUE READING


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