If you think workplace smoking reduction programs are taking a backseat to fighting obesity, Amy McAllister, a tobacco cessation expert and director of product management at Provant Health Solutions, might advise you to think again.

“In the past two years, there has been an increase in clients that we’re working with [on combatting tobacco use],” McAllister says. America’s weight issues might be the primary driver of medical costs, she acknowledges, but health is a total-body issue, and, besides, plenty of employers are forcing the issue.

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