Table 4

Productivity loss caused by employee smoking

Proportion of sites Employees Time lost (minutes) Wage Cost of time/day Total cost/day
Smoke room0.53316253430£11.22£5.61£938157
Smoke free0.34110398510£11.22£1.87£200070
No policy0.066201265£11.22£0.94£19362
286645£1158588
Cost per annum (male)£266254292
Smoke0.53315204130£9.05£4.53 £646827
Smoke free0.3419727210£9.05£1.51 £137941
No policy0.066188275£9.05£0.75 £13349
268141£798117
Cost per annum (female)£183566980