Cost 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 updated in January 2017.

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 four years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority based on the size of their over 50’s smoking population.



Cost to Social Care Summary


Technical report

Cost to Social Care


Local and regional estimates

Cost to Social Care: Local and regional estimates