Smoking costs Indiana billions in productivity, health care

Jun 18, 2012 Full story: Muncie Free Press 16

As Indiana prepares for a statewide smoking ban on July 1, a new study from Ball State University finds that 21.2 percent of Hoosiers admit to regularly lighting up a cigarette, a habit costing the state nearly $2.6 billion in productivity losses and $2.2 billion in health care costs each year.

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“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#2 Jun 19, 2012
Illinois is flourishing since they banned smoking. Health care costs no longer exist.

Since: Jun 12

London, Canada

#3 Jun 19, 2012
generalsn1234567 wrote:
Illinois is flourishing since they banned s
moking. Health care costs no longer exist.
How does nearly 2.6 billion get to be billions ?
ItsAFact

Walkersville, MD

#5 Jun 19, 2012
Bowel Movement wrote:
<quoted text> Anything over 1 billion is billions signed, Math illiterate.
That's a fact.
ItsAFact

Frederick, MD

#7 Jun 19, 2012
Duh Moment wrote:
<quoted text> Don't quit your gay job Mr funnyman.
You're definitely a master at baiting or something like that.
Jerry

Avon, OH

#8 Jun 19, 2012
Duh Moment wrote:
<quoted text> Don't quit your gay job Mr funnyman.
You actually thought he had one?? He posts on here all day and night.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#10 Jun 21, 2012
Billions and billions LOL
HowzBoutDat

New Market, MD

#11 Jun 21, 2012
Jerry Atrick wrote:
<quoted text>
You actually thought I had one?? I post on here and the Bedwetting forum all day and night.
It's a fact.
HowzBoutDat

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Jun 22, 2012
I like posting on the constipation forum. In between postings I light my farts on fire in the dark.
NO BAMA 2012

California City, CA

#13 Jun 22, 2012
Obama still smokes. Restore America. Obama has anti American views.
HowzBoutDat

Frederick, MD

#14 Jun 23, 2012
LoserPigKen wrote:
I like posting on the constipation forum. In between postings I light my farts on fire in the dark.
You should drink another enema.
HowzBoutDat

Mount Hope, WV

#15 Jun 23, 2012
HowzBoutDat wrote:
<quoted text>You should drink another enema.
The ones from my sister are the best. I use a big straw.
Speaking from experience

Winnipeg, Canada

#16 Jun 24, 2012
HowzBoutDat wrote:
<quoted text>You should drink another enema.
Whats your favorite flavor HBD? Does it affect the farts you like on fire in the dark?
ItsAFact

Hagerstown, MD

#17 Jun 24, 2012
HowzBoutDatPhony wrote:
<quoted text>
The ones from my sister are the best. I use a big straw.
That's what your uncle said about your aunt, so your just carring on that family tradition.
In Stink Ha Ha

Winnipeg, Canada

#19 Jun 24, 2012
Tobacco Cologne wrote:
What they lose in productivity them make up for in stink.
Ouch..my funny bone
In Stink Ha Ha

Winnipeg, Canada

#20 Jun 24, 2012
ItsAFact wrote:
<quoted text>Best get your Hapless Hong Konger butt back over to the bedwetting forum then.
OK see ya there then...
oldthinker

United States

#21 Jun 27, 2012
I just don't buy these studies. They just grab a number out of a hat and try to make a case using that figure. Where has truth gone in America?

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