Tobacco Cessation: State Economic Benefits

Wyoming Facts

For every dollar Wyoming spends on providing tobacco cessation treatments, it has an average potential return on investment of $1.21.

Smoking costs Wyoming Millions of Dollars Every Year:

 Annual Cost to State
Direct Health Care Expenditures $179,692,043
Workplace Productivity Losses $134,251,054
Premature Death $196,147,465
Total Cost to State Economy $510,090,562

Put a different way, the average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in Wyoming is $4.77. But the real price of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the state's economy is $13.81 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.

Wyoming can Save Money by Providing Smoking Cessation Treatments:

 Average Potential Annual Savings
Direct Health Care Expenditures $366,606
Workplace Productivity Losses $674,075
Total Average Potential Annual Savings $1,040,681

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

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