Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette

And save your country a fortune!
However, smokers die some 10 years earlier than nonsmokers, according to the CDC, and those premature deaths provide a savings to Medicare, Social Security, private pensions and other programs.
Vanderbilt University economist Kip Viscusi studied the net costs of smoking-related spending and savings and found that for every pack of cigarettes smoked, the country reaps a net cost savings of 32 cents.

The issue has NEVER been one of costs - always simple puritanism.


At 5:45 AM, Blogger Udit said...

This is very interesting read, thanks for sharing the knowledge with all of us. Appreciate your thoughts.


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