Smoking Can Help Czech Economy, Philip Morris-Little Report Says

16 July 2001
Gordon Fairclough
The Wall Street Journal

Cigarette Smokers’ Frequent Early Deaths Offset Federal Medical Costs, Study Finds

Philip Morris Cos. officials in the Czech Republic have been distributing an economic analysis concluding that cigarette consumption isn’t a drag on the country’s budget, in part because smokers’ early deaths help offset medical expenses.

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