Monday, 2 April 2007

Job performance drops when smoking

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If you're a smoker, a few new studies conclude that you may have poorer-than-average job performance and above-average sick leave time.

One of the studies was performed in Sweden, where 14,000 workers found they took an average of 25 sick leave days a year. Swedish workers who smoked averaged about 11 more sick leave days than nonsmokers, however.

But, the extra days smokers take off from work may not be health-related, explained the study. So, what explained the difference? The study concluded that "The remaining days are probably explained by something other than health."

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