Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Nevada Facts

For every dollar Nevada spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.31.

Smoking costs Nevada Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $860,004,146
Workplace Productivity Losses $685,241,719
Premature Death $1,053,114,319
Total Cost to State Economy $2,598,360,185

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Nevada is $4.95. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $19.06 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.

Nevada can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $2,271,728
Workplace Productivity Losses $4,591,922
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $6,863,650

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

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