Table 3

Medical costs and deaths attributable to smoking

Chronic conditionTotal cost (BRL billion)# of eventsCost per event (BRL)# of deaths
COPD15.99378 59442 235.7031 120
Cardiovascular disease10.26477 47021 497.4434 999
Stroke2.1759 50936 536.1610 812
Pneumonia0.15121 1521205.7010 900
Lung cancer2.2926 85085 124.2023 762
Other cancers4.0046 65085 783.9626 651
Total medical cost34.861 110 225272 383.16138 244
  • Source: Pinto et al. 1

  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.