National health care [was Re: Medical technology and cryonics]

apland at mala.bc.ca apland at mala.bc.ca
Thu Jun 4 11:05:37 EST 1992

>Dollars spent on smoking
> prevention reduce long term health care costs many times over.  

	Sorry about the diversion, but I have heard the opposite - that
many diseases caused by smoking are acute and kill the smoker quickly at 
a younger age thereby reducing long term health care costs.  Which is it?
I have read/heard both as opinion (without evidence).  Is there data out
there on this point?  I would be very interested in any study(ies) that has
looked at this question if someone could point to it.  Thanks.


PS I'm a non-smoker; I'm interested for academic reasons.

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