Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Oklahoma Facts

For every dollar Oklahoma spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.24.

Smoking costs Oklahoma Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $1,315,026,206
Workplace Productivity Losses $903,117,466
Premature Death $2,114,668,154
Total Cost to State Economy $4,332,811,826

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Oklahoma is $4.91. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $14.18 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.

Oklahoma can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $2,939,630
Workplace Productivity Losses $6,746,006
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $9,685,636

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

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