Economic impact of smoking in California
Smoking carries a hefty price tag for all Californians - from the addiction and diseases it causes to the premature deaths of smokers and others - it affects our communities and families in many costly and profound ways.
A county-by-county report of the costs of smoking in California funded by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) was recently completed by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers, Drs. Wendy Max and Hai-Yen Sung. It is the third in a series of reports on California smoking-attributable costs, following reports done in 1989 and 1999.Cost of smoking full report