Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Indiana Facts

For every dollar Indiana spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.19.

Smoking costs Indiana Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $2,646,640,160
Workplace Productivity Losses $2,067,358,699
Premature Death $3,021,123,890
Total Cost to State Economy $7,735,122,748

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Indiana is $5.13. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $15.90 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.

Indiana can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $5,090,201
Workplace Productivity Losses $9,786,520
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $14,876,721

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

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