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The Price of Smoking

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What does a pack of cigarettes cost a smoker, the smoker's family, and society? This longitudinal study on the private and social costs of smoking calculates that the cost of smoking to a 24-year-old woman smoker is $86,000 over a lifetime; for a 24-year-old male smoker the cost is $183,000. The total social cost of smoking over a lifetime -- including both private costs ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published November 5th 2004 by MIT Press (MA)
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Steve Shulman-Laniel
If people die early, before they reach retirement age, then they might not use Medicare and hence might be a net positive on the federal purse. If you use an accounting scheme by which a smoking death might actually be a positive thing, then you are doing it wrong. Which is to say that the main problems here are moral/ethical; the book doesn't touch those at all.

The positive framing of this accounting problem is: If more people are living, then we'll need to appropriately shore up Social Securit
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