Smoking’s Real Cost Reaches $40 Per Pack
How much are you really paying?
How much is a pack of smokes? We’ll Duke University says its over $40 over pack!
In the book “The Price of Smoking,” Duke health economists calculated this sum by analyzing all the costs of smoking — personally, to the smoker’s family and to society at large
Monday, Nov. 22, 2004 | DURHAM, N.C. — America’s 51 million cigarette smokers already bemoan the high cost of their habit, but what would they do if they knew that the real price, over a lifetime of smoking, amounts to nearly $40 per pack?
In their new book “The Price of Smoking,” Duke University health economists calculated this sum by analyzing all the costs of smoking — personally, to the smoker’s family and to society at large.
The study’s co-authors were Duke health policy research associate Jan Ostermann, Gabriel Picone of the University of South Florida College of Business Administration, and Duke health policy professors Christopher Conover and Donald H. Taylor Jr.
The research was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute on Aging.
“The Price of Smoking” was published in November 2004 by MIT Press.