A new report shows that reductions in adult smoking since Vermont’s tobacco control program began have resulted in over $1.4 billion dollars in savings in health care spending!
The "Independent Evaluation of the Vermont Tobacco Control Program: 2015 Annual Report" by independent evaluator Research Triangle found that due to reductions in smoking in Vermont since 2001, smoking-attributable health care costs were nearly $185 million less in 2014 than they would have been had smoking remained unchanged over this period. And from 2001 to 2014, Vermont realized a savings in smoking-related health care costs of $1.43 billion!
That’s great news! Thank lawmakers for investing in the program and urge them to bring the program’s funding back up to its 2014 funding level of $3.9 million in order to have continued success. Click on the following link to take action today!