Minnesota Tobacco Use Facts

 

 Health Impact and Costs

 Smoking attributable deaths, Minnesota (2007) 

Overall

Source: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, “Health care costs and smoking in Minnesota.” 2010

 

Annual smoking attributable costs, Minnesota

Medical costs (total): $2,870,000,000

Cost per pack (medical expenses and lost productivity): $8.85

Lost productivity costs (total): $1,270,000,000

Lost productivity costs (per pack): $3.26

Direct Medicaid costs (total): $465,000,000

Tax burden (state and federal) from smoking-caused government expenditures, per resident: $609

Sources:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, “Health care costs and smoking in Minnesota.” 2010
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, “The toll of tobacco in Minnesota”

 

Average Annual Years of Potential Life Lost, Minnesota

(2000-2004)

Total

Men

Women

 

Years of Potential Life Lost per Death, Minnesota

(2000-2004)

Total

Men

Women

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