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Impact of smoking status on workplace absenteeism and productivity
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    I have been a smoker for many years and have never attempted or had the desire to stop.

    I will willingly compare my health care costs with any non-smoker.

    I will challenge any non-smoker to match my absenteeism due to illness work record for the past 40 years.

    Editor's comment: I can introduce the writer to alcoholics who have never had a car crash; to 5 winners in every game of Russian roulette...

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