Your smoking habit could be holding you back from a flourishing career, according to a recent US study.
Researcher, Professor Judith Prochaska, explained that the year-long study followed 250 unemployed job-seekers, half of whom smoked daily and half of whom did not smoke at all.
According to Prochaska, 56% of the non-smokers where reemployed, compared to only 27% of the smokers.
There was a 30% difference in the reemployment rate between the two groups. Among those who did get reemployed, smokers earned $5 less per hour compared to the non-smokers.— Prof. Judith Prochaska, lead researcher at the Department of Medicine at Stanford University
She says research shows that smokers can cost employers more in healthcare expenses and are often absent and less productive.
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