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Smoking costs nation nearly £14bn a year

Smoking costs the nation nearly £14 billion every year, according to research. The figure for England includes the cost of treating smokers on the NHS (£2.7bn), the loss in productivity from smoking breaks (£2.9bn) and increased absenteeism (£2.5bn). It also covers cleaning up cigarette butts (£342 million), fires in homes (£507m) and passive smoking (£713m). … Continue reading

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