Smoking Cessation and Healthcare Costs – New Research

(July 26, 2012)

A new study from Emory University’s Department of Health Policy and Management has investigated healthcare costs around the time of smoking cessation.

The research, led by Jason Hockenberry, PhD, concludes, contrary to some previous findings, that the provision of smoking-cessation therapy does not appear to raise short-term healthcare costs.  By the sixth quarter post-quit, sustained quitters were less costly than trial participants who continued smoking.

Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jun;42(6):596-601.

Read the journal abstract.