Smoking Tobacco Death and Disease
Smoking Tobacco Death and Disease

 

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  • The annual cost of tobacco use is more than $50 billion in direct medical costs, for a total of 97 billion in health care costs and lost productivity
     
  • If every smoker would smoke one less cigarette per day it would cost the tobacco industry one to two billion dollars per year.
     
  • In 2007, the US Centers for Disease Control an d Prevention estimated that the heath care costs associated with smoking were $10.28 per pack. (Lexington Herald Leader Nov 25, 2007).
     
  • Smokers pay twice as much for life insurance and will die an average of over 12 years sooner than non-smokers.
     
  • Depending upon where you live in the US a habit of one pack per day can cost up to $1800 per year. Source: USMC National Health Naval Research Center - San Diego, CA.
     
  • If instead of smoking 2 packs per day for 50 years, you could have had an estimated $1,000,000 if you invested it in a major tobacco company (see calculator below).
    The average cost of treating squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck ( a cancer caused almost exclusively by smoking ) is $25,542 more than the cost of treating other comparable solid tumors (Lang 2004).    View Abstract

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