Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Ohio Facts

For every dollar Ohio spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.41.

Smoking costs Ohio Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $5,239,029,135
Workplace Productivity Losses $2,910,620,704
Premature Death $5,719,471,241
Total Cost to State Economy $13,869,121,080

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Ohio is $5.33. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $20.88 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.

Ohio can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $16,474,098
Workplace Productivity Losses $27,137,276
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $43,611,373

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

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