Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Montana Facts

For every dollar Montana spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.33.

Smoking costs Montana Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $361,551,722
Workplace Productivity Losses $228,782,103
Premature Death $349,169,473
Total Cost to State Economy $939,503,298

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Montana is $5.78. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $21.24 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.

Montana can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $995,544
Workplace Productivity Losses $1,591,407
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $2,586,951

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

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