Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

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For every dollar The United States spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.26.

Smoking costs The United States Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $116,397,094,262
Workplace Productivity Losses $67,489,993,472
Premature Death $117,138,774,968
Total Cost to State Economy $301,025,862,703

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in The United States is $5.51. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $18.05 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.

The United States can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $275,210,835
Workplace Productivity Losses $436,538,711
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $711,749,546

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

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