A new Ohio State University study shows that every smoking employee costs his or her employer nearly $6,000 per year.  Here is a breakdown:

$3,077: Cost of five smoke breaks per day.

$2,056: Additional healthcare costs due to smoking.

$517: Cost of sick days taken by smokers, due to their health.

$462: Cost of reduced productivity. Withdrawal symptoms kick in 30 minutes after the last drag.

$296: The amount saved by companies on annual pensions since smokers tend to die young.

$5,816: Total estimated cost of each smoker to their employer.