The StayFit™ & QUIT Tobacco Cessation Program
Tobacco use averages $1,623 in excess medical costs per person per year and $1,760 in lost productivity per person, per year. The StayFit™ & QUIT Program is a positive approach to breaking the tobacco habit. The program instruction combines health education, clinical information and economic factors related to the impacts of tobacco use.
Gilbane Building Company’s 2015 initiative to reduce tobacco use in their employee population using StayFit™ & QUIT resulted in a 100% rate of completion of the program, a 24% rate of tobacco cessation by the end of the program, and an increase of 11% from the previous year. As the Tier 3 Coach taking all the participants through the program, 100% reported that their coach was knowledgeable and supported their quit plan. 88% reported that the program gave them the tools to lead a tobacco-free life.