Tobacco company claims that smokers help the economy

Smokers are doing their country a huge favour by boosting tax revenue, dying early, and not drawing a pension, according to a report by the tobacco giant Philip Morris.
Officials in the Czech Republic have been given an analysis, commissioned by the cigarette manufacturer, which suggests that the economic benefits of smoking to the country far outweigh the harmful effects. Rather than being a drain on healthcare resources, smoking actually saves the country more than £100m ($140m) a year because of the premature death of smokers, concluded the Massachusetts based consulting firm Arthur D Little International, which carried out the analysis.
It worked out that the early death of smokers saved the government up to £21.5m on health care, pensions, and housing for elderly people in 1999... więcej:klik

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