Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Delaware Facts

For every dollar Delaware spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.13.

Smoking costs Delaware Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $430,674,348
Workplace Productivity Losses $203,875,709
Premature Death $417,765,663
Total Cost to State Economy $1,052,315,720

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Delaware is $6.05. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $9.87 per pack.

This is money that the state government and consumers could be spending in other places. As states look for ways to reduce costs, helping people quit using tobacco is an important solution.

Delaware can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $622,549
Workplace Productivity Losses $898,596
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $1,521,146

Helping smokers quit is an important opportunity to not only save lives, but also save Delaware money.

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