Contact: Elaine Bible
San Francisco State University
Caption: States' collective spending on tobacco control programs (shown in green) between 1991 and 2007 compared to tax revenues from tobacco sales (blue) and revenue from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (red). A new study by San Francisco State University economist Sudip Chattopadhyay shows that states could save 14-20 times more than the cost of implementing tobacco control programs, reaping savings in medical costs, Medicaid payments and lost productivity by workers.
Credit: Contemporary Economic Policy
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