Prevention and Cessation Press Releases

December 10, 2014

CDC Study Finds Smoking Leads to Higher-Than-Expected Health Care Costs

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published two studies today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health showing health care costs attributable to cigarette smoking are higher than previously reported (nearly $170 billion per year), as well as results on the cost-effectiveness of the first phase of the “Tips from Former Smokers” media campaign.