Posted by: prevention2 | November 22, 2010

$1 of Prevention = $5 Healthcare Savings


A U.S. researcher claims each dollar spent on tobacco prevention saves $5 in healthcare costs.

Dr. Jeffrey Harris of the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center in Olympia says the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program in Washington state prevented 13,000 premature deaths over a 10-year period. He credits the program with preventing nearly 36,000 hospitalizations — saving about $1.5 billion in health care costs.


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