The real cost of smoking

Scary predictions on lost productivity
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Smoking among the working population is predicted to cost Australia an estimated $447 billion in lost productivity, according to preliminary research by Monash University.

The health costs of smoking are well known, but the impact on productivity is not. 

Currently, 1.9 million Australians (13.9%) between 20 and 69 years of age are smokers.