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The Basis for the Federal Tobacco Law Suit
- Policy and law analysis makes the case that the U.S. Department of Justice should sue the tobacco industry for costs the product incurred, and industry deception and coverup which resulted in increased use.
The Business Case
- Summarizes costs of smoking paid by business and industry.
Cigarette Smoking Adds Billions to Medicare Spending
- Report on 1997 Medicare and overall healthcare costs in the U.S. due to cigarette smoking, based on estimates of 1993 spending.
Cigarettes Not Only Cause More Time Off Work, But Also Lower Productivity
- Research summary. Estimates that tobacco products cost employers $47 billion dollars in 1990.
Costs of Employee Smoking in the Workplace
- Research measures costs to employers of smoking in the workplace in Scotland.
Costs of Health Damage and Productivity Losses Attributable to Smoking in Germany
- The European Journal of Public Health: scientific article.
Costs of Smoking in Australia
- Community costs; direct costs; lives lost; disease and death; intangible costs; hospital costs; fires; other costs.
The Global Impact of Tobacco
- A look at the global costs of growing and using the crop. Written by the San Francisco Tobacco Free Coalition and the San Francisco Tobacco Free Project.
Health Care Costs of Smoking
- Abstract of recent research estimates percentage of total health care costs attributable to smoking.
The Health Care Costs of Smoking
- Economic analysis concludes cigarettes and other tobacco products represent about 10% of all health care costs in America.
The Health Care Costs of Smoking
- Conclusions: If people stopped smoking, there would be a savings in health care costs, but only in the short term. Eventually, smoking cessation would lead to increased health care costs. The New England Journal of Medicine, October 9, 1997.
The Human and Financial Costs of Smoking
- Research paper summarizes qualitative and quantitative human and financial tolls from smoking, ranging from cigarette burns, to cigarette ignited fire disasters, to caring for dying smokers and replacing their financial and social contributions to their spouses, children, grandchildren, and the tax base.
Jeffrey E. Harris, MIT Home page
- Online copies of Dr. Harris's economic analyses, most dealing with costs and prices of tobacco products.
Medical Costs of Smoking in the United States
- Article examines the literature available, the estimates arrived at, their validity, and their implications.
Motherless Or Fatherless Youth And Social Security Survivors Insurance Costs
- Estimates cost of Social Security payments made for youths who became motherless or fatherless due to tobacco use.
Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Economic Costs
- CDC report; every pack of cigarettes costs $3.45 for medical care attributable to smoking and $3.73 in productivity losses, for a total cost of $7.18 per pack.
Smoking-Caused Fires Cost $27.2 Billion Annually
- Analysis shows smoking is a leading cause of fires and death from fires globally, resulting in an estimated cost of nearly $7 billion in the United States and $27.2 billion worldwide in 1998.
Young Healthy Smokers Take Significantly More Days Off Work
- Research that followed over 80,000 employees for over 2 years finds smoking has significant costs for employers, even among younger workers.
Secondhand Smoke Price Tag: $10 Billion a Year
- Second-hand tobacco smoke is costing the U.S. economy more than $10 billion a year, according to recent research. (August 17, 2005)
$72.7 Billion: Smoking's Annual Health Care Cost
- The total cost of caring for people with health problems caused by cigarette smoking is about $72.7 billion per year, according to health economists at the University of California. "You expect a figure of this magnitude for the impact of smoking on health care, when you consider that one in five deaths per year is due to cigarette use," said the study's author. Smoking accounted for 11.8 percent of all medical expenditures in the U.S. (September 16, 1998)
Cost of Tobacco-Related Disability Among U.S. Veterans
- Economic report estimates the cost of tobacco-caused disease among currently living U.S. veterans. [PDF] (September 15, 1997)
Money To Burn
- News story itemizes some of the costs of smoking. (July 13, 1997)
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