Thursday, 1 August 2013

Do smoking breaks cost billions?

I've got a post up at the Lifestyle Economics blog that revisits Policy Exchange's 2010 'cost of smoking' report that claimed that smoking breaks cost society £2.9 billion. As a study published last month confirms, this is very unlikely to be true.

Do go read it.

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1 comment:

Jean Granville said...

Ann Coulter has an appropriate answer:

"According to anti-smoking zealots at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking costs the nation $92 billion a year in "lost productivity." (Obviously these conclusions were produced by people who don't know any smokers, who could have told them that, we may die young, but smoking makes us 10 times more productive.)"