‘Smoking costs global economy nearly a trillion euros a year’
Smoking costs the global economy probably more than a trillion dollars (approximately 944 billion euros) per year. This is evident from Tuesday published research of the world health organization (WHO) and the Us National Cancer Institute.
The cost of smoking seem not to outweigh the tax revenues, that by the WHO are estimated to be about $ 269 billion in the period 2013-2014. The economic damage caused by higher healthcare costs and lost productivity.
Also the number of deaths due to smoking will in the coming years, likely to continue to rise. The researchers expect that the number of smoking-related deaths by 2030 annually, or about 8 million suits, 2 million more than now.
According to health experts, smoking is the largest preventable cause of death on earth. Governments get in the report to a tap on the fingers. They would, in many cases, to do little to the number of smokers to reduce.