Tobacco Facts & Figures

  • The conditions associated with tobacco use cost employers significantly more money in health insurance than employees who don't smoke. Smokers have $746-$1,801 in additional medical costs annually. (1)
  • Annual medical expenditures from smoking-related disease are estimated at $96 billion. (1)
  • Workplace wellness programs found an average return-on-investment of 3.27 for medical costs and 2.73 for absenteeism. (1)
  • Smoking causes at least $130 Billion in direct medical costs each year. (2)
(1) Moriarty JP, Branda ME, Olsen KD, et al. The effects of incremental costs of smoking and obesity on health care costs among adults: a 7-year longitudinal study. J Occup Environ Med. 2012;54(3):286-91.
(2) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Let's make the next generation tobacco-free: Your guide to the 50th anniversary surgeon general's report on smoking and health. Available at: Accessibility verified November 7, 2014.