Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Mississippi Facts

For every dollar Mississippi spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.28.

Smoking costs Mississippi Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $1,035,560,452
Workplace Productivity Losses $660,787,461
Premature Death $1,771,386,240
Total Cost to State Economy $3,467,734,152

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Mississippi is $4.91. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $13.43 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.

Mississippi can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $2,530,393
Workplace Productivity Losses $5,943,019
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $8,473,412

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

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