High Smoking Rates Among Hotel Workers

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A new research made by British Heart Foundation Scotland reveals that in Scotland over a third of people working in hotel and food industries were smokers.

For the third time technology and science industries show the lowest smoking rates — only 11%. This result is best one among all indistries.
Also teachers show a low smoking rate. Here is reposrted only 11.7% smokers.

After hotel and food industries high smoking rates are reported in  the water and waste management industry where currently are smoking 35% people. Then goes  the transportation industry with 29% working smokers.

Data shows that in Scotland national smoking rate is 21% and researchers are worried with data obtained in the course of the study.

According to previous research, the average smoker takes more working breaks and sick leave in comparison with non-smokers. This results in £8.7 billion in lost productivity annually. The statistics was released due to approach of National No Smoking Day on March 11.

Lisa Young, Project Manager for the BHF’s Health at Work programme, told that it does not matter in what industry the person works, smoking affects everyone including people who inhale secondhand smoke.

The researchers point out diiferences in number of smokers in industries. Here is a clear depencence on where a man works. They say that good heath results in better results in business, therefore employers should be interestedin helping their workers to quit smoking.

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