|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$1,716||Benefits minus costs||$28,080|
|Participants||$3,354||Benefit to cost ratio||$123.97|
|Others||$338||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||$22,900||benefits greater than the costs||94 %|
|Net program cost||($228)|
|Benefits minus cost||$28,080|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||Treatment age||No. of effect sizes||Treatment N||Adjusted effect sizes(ES) and standard errors(SE) used in the benefit - cost analysis||Unadjusted effect size (random effects model)|
|First time ES is estimated||Second time ES is estimated|
Smoking tobacco on a regular basis.
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Affected outcome:||Resulting benefits:1||Benefits accrue to:|
|Regular smoking||Labor market earnings associated with smoking||$1,284||$3,016||$0||($642)||$3,658|
|Health care associated with smoking||$328||$93||$338||$164||$923|
|Mortality associated with smoking||$104||$245||$0||$23,492||$23,841|
|Program cost||Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($114)||($114)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$214||2014||Present value of net program costs (in 2018 dollars)||($228)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2014||Cost range (+ or -)||10 %|
Benefits Minus Costs
Benefits by Perspective
Taxpayer Benefits by Source of Value
|Benefits Minus Costs Over Time (Cumulative Discounted Dollars)|
|The graph above illustrates the estimated cumulative net benefits per-participant for the first fifty years beyond the initial investment in the program. We present these cash flows in discounted dollars. If the dollars are negative (bars below $0 line), the cumulative benefits do not outweigh the cost of the program up to that point in time. The program breaks even when the dollars reach $0. At this point, the total benefits to participants, taxpayers, and others, are equal to the cost of the program. If the dollars are above $0, the benefits of the program exceed the initial investment.|
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