According to a report in today’s Guardian (Monday 3rd March), smoking breaks at work “cost British businesses £8.4bn a year”, or £1815 per smoking employee. But compared with what, and would we really see that much of a boost to the economy if smoking were eliminated? Ed Wilson takes a closer look at the figures.
At game conventions they give away promo cards, or sample
chapters of novels. At science
conventions they give away pens, mouse pads, squeezy brains, free copies of
professional journals. You see people
walking around with shopping bags, loading up.
People who come in a day late find slim pickings, unless the exhibitors
have been careful to hold things back. At ScienceOnline Together, they give away BOOKS, and they organize an electronic lottery
where you rank your
Despite predictions that many ski resorts in New England and around the nation may no longer be economically viable in just 15 years, researchers point to adaptation as the key to staying the course.