The Price of Smoking by Frank A. Sloan, Jan Ostermann, Christopher Conover, Donald H. Taylor Jr., Gabriel Picone
Publisher: The MIT Press | Number Of Pages: 325 | Publication Date: 2004-12-01 | ISBN-10: 0262195100 | PDF | Mb
What does a pack of cigarettes cost a smoker, the smoker's family, and society? This longitudinal study on the private and social costs of smoking calculates that the cost of smoking to a 24-year-old woman smoker is $86,000 over a lifetime; for a 24-year-old male smoker the cost is $183,000. The total social cost of smoking over a lifetime—including both private costs to the smoker and costs imposed on others (including second-hand smoke and costs of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security)—comes to $106,000 for a woman and $220,00 for a man. The cost per pack over a lifetime of smoking: almost $40.00.