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Smoking Costs Canadian Economy More Than $16 Billion In 2012

Oct 17, 2017

Smoking Costs Canadian Economy More Than $16 Billion In 2012

 

Tobacco use cost the Canadian economy $16.2 billion in direct and indirect expenses such as health care, fire damage, tobacco control and law enforcement activities, and lost production in 2012, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada. According to the report, approximately 45,500 deaths were attributable to smoking in Canada in 2012, including nearly 1,000 deaths from exposure to second-hand smoke. This figure is up from the more than 37,000 deaths attributable to smoking a decade ago. Cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and respiratory diseases were the leading causes of smoking-related deaths.


In New Brunswick: 
1,206 deaths related to smoking
189 health care costs related to smoking ($ million)

View the report here
Read the news release here