Study Reveals Canadian Smokers Can Save A Whopping Amount Of Money Via Quit Smoking
Date: 12th December 2007
In a striking revelation a survey carried out in Canada has made it apparent that the smokers in the region can save a whopping amount of money on a yearly basis by quitting smoke and this amount has been found to lie within 2000-4000 Canadian dollars. According to Dr Fred Bass, a smoking cessation and consultant expert working for the Health Heart Society of British Columbia, the healthcare system in Canada can save above one billion dollars on yearly basis if the smokers in the country successfully get rid of smoking addiction.
It has also become evident that with smokers in Canada bidding goodbye to smoking, their friends and acquaintances would be adequately relieved from the dangerous influence of secondhand smoking and then drastic health improvement would be the final occurrence among smokers` kinsmen.
Another study conducted by Pfizer Canada concludes that if a general smoker aged 45 years indulges in savings, he would have a deposit of 100,000 dollars in his bank account to spend after retirement and altogether he would be able to enjoy a completely smokefree life.
Dr Fred Bass also added that seven percent of the total healthcare bill covers the smoking costs and throughout their whole life smokers have to pay for the health expenses incurred from smoking. Recovery from various surgeries have been found impossible for people addicted to smoking and it has also become apparent that guys who stop smoking two months before surgery face comparatively fewer amount of cardiovascular and pulmonary problems.
Further, according to Bass, the percentage of people under the grip of smoking addiction at British Columbia is 16.4 per cent and this rate undergoes a significant increase from 12.4 per cent to 24 per cent for people belonging to the age group 20-25 who are well equipped with money and are continuously victimized by tobacco companies.