Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

New Hampshire Facts

For every dollar New Hampshire spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.13.

Smoking costs New Hampshire Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $568,792,108
Workplace Productivity Losses $344,284,399
Premature Death $483,294,280
Total Cost to State Economy $1,396,370,787

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in New Hampshire is $5.60. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $11.40 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.

New Hampshire can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $839,585
Workplace Productivity Losses $1,221,576
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $2,061,162

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

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