Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Idaho Facts

For every dollar Idaho spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.20.

Smoking costs Idaho Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $396,895,224
Workplace Productivity Losses $288,352,843
Premature Death $411,413,596
Total Cost to State Economy $1,096,661,663

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Idaho is $4.79. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $15.52 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.

Idaho can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $779,008
Workplace Productivity Losses $1,373,470
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $2,152,478

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

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