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Social losses in Japan due to smoking

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Research Group summarized the estimation that the total loss of tobacco on society in fiscal 2015 was about 2,050 billion yen. The medical expenses of smokers such as cancer treatment expenses were the largest, accounting for more than half of the total.

The research group, in addition to cancer, stroke, etc., which the causal relation between tobacco and disease is "sufficient" in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's "Tobacco White Paper", and dementia and asthma that were judged to be "suggested" We estimated this medical expenses. Furthermore, it added nursing care expenses necessary due to illness and loss due to the fire of houses and forests caused by tobacco.

The highest number of medical expenses for smokers was about 1,359.4 billion yen. The breakdown accounted for 547.7 billion yen for cancer and 101.6 billion yen for treatment costs for teeth. Medical expenses due to secondhand smoke increased to 329.5 billion yen.

2016 Tax revenue of National and local governments were 2 trillion 115.4 billion yen ($19 billion).