Smoking Cessation

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Some stats: 
 

  • Men who smoke incur $15,800 (in 2002 dollars) more in lifetime medical expenses and are absent from work 4 days more per year than men who do not smoke
  • Women who smoke incur $17,500 (in 2002 dollars) more in lifetime medical expenses and are absent from work 2 days more each year than nonsmoking women.
  • In 1999, each adult smoker cost employers $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenditures. Smoking causes heart disease, stroke, multiple cancers, respiratory diseases, and other costly illnesses. Secondhand smoke causes lung disease and lung cancer.
  • Smoking increases costly complications of pregnancy, such as pre-term delivery and low birth-weight infants.
  • Smokers who quit will, on average, live longer and have fewer years living with disability.
  •  About 23% of American adults and 28% of teens smoke.
  •  More than 70% want to quit, but few succeed without help. Tobacco use treatment doubles quitting success rates.

 Websites: CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/

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