Table 1

Costs of US military training and its relation to smoking

 Smoking prevalence (%) Number trained Discharged in first year No. discharged associated with smoking Excess cost of training smokers1-151 Air Force 28.5 29044 4055 (14.0%) 629 $18115200 Army1-150 41.0 50799 4978 (9.8%) 1040$29952000 Navy1-150 39.0 51018 6938 (13.6%) 1393 $40118400 Marines1-150 44.7 36718 6683 (18.2%) 1494$43027200
• 1-150 Assumes identical ratio to data collected in the US Air Force: 11.8% of non-smokers discharged compared to 19.4% of smokers.

• 1-151 The uniform cost of \$28800 for one year of training across all service branches is used.