Smokers costing Cambridgeshire’s economy nearly £100 million a year

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Despite only 15 per cent of the population smoking nearly £100 million is lost from the economy due to the bad habit

Smokers are costing Cambridgeshire’s economy nearly £100 million every year, a study has found. While the effect of smoking is often looked at in terms of impact on people’s health, a new study has found the cost that the habit has on Cambridgeshire’s economy. Smokers are more likely to take extended leave and receive more sick pay.

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