Is Work Stress as Dangerous as Secondhand Smoke Exposure?

Having a high-demand job that regularly places a lot of stress on an individual can result in a similar number of poor health outcomes as can regular exposure to secondhand smoke. Study author Dr. Joel Goh writes, “Unless and until companies and governments more rigorously measure and intervene to reduce harmful workplace stressors, efforts to improve people’s health – and their lives – and reduce healthcare costs will be limited in their effectiveness.”
Behavioral Science & Policy Association, September 2015