The prevalence and the socio - economic costs of smoking among the working age population in Latvia

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Abstract

Smoking is a health problem, the costs of which include sickness, pain, grief and misery. But tobacco use also imposes a significant economic burden on society. One efficient way to assess the adverse health effects of smoking on a society is to translate smoking-caused illnesses, premature mortality, and productivity losses into economic terms, a universal marker for measuring the adverse effects of smoking. Due to the high proportion of smokers, Latvia faces high male mortality from smoking-related diseases; life expectancy for men in the age group 35–64 years is 2.44 years less than for non-smokers in the same age group, losing 37% of total lost years of life and therefore the government loses approximately 45 88346 Euro per year from YPLL from smoking related diseases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHS Web of Conferences
Subtitle of host publication5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
EditorsAivars Vētra, Lolita Vilka
Number of pages6
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 26 Nov 201428 Nov 2014
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424

Conference

Conference5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
Country/TerritoryLatvia
CityRiga
Period26/11/1428/11/14

Keywords*

  • Smoking
  • socio-economic burden
  • YPLL
  • working-age population

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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