Not to mention that smokers “pay” society in avoided costs due to shorter life expectancy.
Diabetes is very expensive to treat.
Fatal heart attacks, stroke and lung cancer; not so much.
The number, as I recall was $0.40 per pack in social services expense saved.
“Fatal heart attacks, stroke and lung cancer; not so much.”
You may find this hard to believe but I actually knew lifelong non-smokers who died of heart attacks,strokes,and lung cancer.