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How much does smoking cost society?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking costs society about $193 billion a year. This includes $97 billion from loss of productivity due to illness and premature death, and $96 billion in smoking-related healthcare costs.

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