Coalition of Prominent Michigan Hospitals Behavior Risk Study: Tobacco & Its Consequences - Its Prevalence and Impact on Health and Work
LANSING, Mich., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following are the results of a behavior risk study from EPIC-MRA on behalf of a coalition of prominent hospitals:
Until smoking impacts your health, wealth, looks or unless your family has influence over you - smoking will remain a habit. Higher education and age seem the only other influences to stop smoking.
Even though smoking may be down overall, young people continue to smoke at almost the same levels as their parents.
There are 1,525,860 smokers in Michigan, representing 21% of adults.
Some 884,999 smoke at work:
* They take an average three trips daily outside their workplace to smoke. Each trip averages 12 minutes, for a total of 36 minutes per day
* Michigan employees spend 138,059,844 hours smoking at work each year.