Tobacco continues to be the #1 preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. It is a problem that is not going away. The average smoker costs their employer $3,500 a year in EXTRA healthcare costs and lost productivity, which equates to an estimated $7.18 in extra costs for every pack of cigarettes sold in the U.S. Many companies have given up hope in finding effective ways to help people quit; but, according to the CDC, approximately 69% of smokers WANT to quit completely. In this webinar, AllOne Health covered several topics of interest surrounding tobacco cessation.
For those who were unable to attend, below is a recording of the webinar.
About the Speakers
Barry Beder, Executive Vice President, Corporate Health & Productivity, AllOne Health
Barry Beder directs the Corporate Health & Productivity Division of AllOne Health. In this senior management position, Beder oversees the Occupational Health, Employee Assistance, and Productivity programs for more than 2,000 corporate, government, union, and organization accounts.
Over the past 25 years, Beder has designed and presented award-winning stress management, change management, health and wellness, and safety-based programs for more than 200 corporations, hospitals, and HMOs. Beder was the first health consultant to design and conduct stress management programs for the Air Traffic Controllers at O’Hare International Airport. He has designed employee performance programs and health programs for organizations such as the New England Journal of Medicine, BankBoston, Weyerhaeuser, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, NYNEX, and UAW-Ford Motor Company. For three years, Mr. Beder consulted as the sport psychology consultant for the Boston Red Sox and Harvard University Men’s Hockey Team.
Beder designed and directed the smoking cessation program, QuitPower, which has been offered monthly for 17 consecutive years the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in addition to 50 other hospitals and over 400 corporations.
Beder has published papers in professional journals, authored chapters in medical books, and has been featured in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and NBC Nightly News. He has appeared as a resource on hundreds of TV and radio talk shows.
*Any information or resources provided during the webinar are for general information and educational purposes only.