The Price of Smoking

The Price of Smoking

by Frank A. Sloan, Jan Ostermann, Christopher Conover, Donald H Taylor Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262195100

ISBN-13: 9780262195102

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

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…  See more details below

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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 $220,000 for a man. The cost per pack over a lifetime of smoking: almost $40.00. The first study to quantify the cost of smoking in this way, or in such depth, this accessible book not only adds a weapon to the arsenal of antismoking messages but also provides a framework for assessment that can be applied to other health behaviors. The findings on the effects of smoking on Medicare and Medicaid will be surprising and perhaps controversial, for the authors estimate the costs to be much lower than the damage awards being paid to 46 states as a result of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262195102
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Tabulating the cost of smoking1
2Approaches for assessing the cost of smoking23
3What we know and don't know about the cost of smoking43
4Effects of smoking on mortality77
5How much does smoking increase outlays for personal health care?99
6Effects of smoking on social security133
7Private pensions : do the cross-subsidies mirror those for social security?163
8Do nonsmokers cross-subsidize smokers in the market for life insurance?181
9Effects of smoking on morbidity, disability, and work loss197
10Health effects of smoking on others219
11Summing up245

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