Smoking Cessation Program May Save States Money

Helping smokers quit not only saves lives, but also can help states save money as they struggle in tough economic times to keep their coffers filled, according to a cost-benefit analysis. "For every dollar states spend on comprehensive smoking cessation programs they will see a return on their investment of $1.26," said Paul Billings of the American Lung Association. "Sadly, smoking continues to kill more than 390,000 people each year in the United States, and until now little information has...Full Story
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