The Costs of Smoking to Social Care
The information below summarises an analysis by Howard Reed of Landman Economics for Action on Smoking & Health, entitled “The Cost of Smoking to the Social Care System in England” first carried out in 2014 and last updated in September 2019.
The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the well-being of smokers who need care on average ten years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority based on the size of their over 50s smoking population.
Local and regional estimates