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Table 4 Costs of acute care hospital days attributable to smoking, alcohol consumption and illegal drug use in Canada, 2002

From: Smoking-attributable morbidity: acute care hospital diagnoses and days of treatment in Canada, 2002

  Acute care hospital days costs (in millions dollars)
Smoking 2551.2
Alcohol consumption 1458.6
Illegal drug use 426.4
  1. Source: Rehm J, Baliunas D, Brochu S, Fischer F, Gnam W, Patra J, Popova S, Sarnocinska-Hart A, Taylor B. The costs of substance abuse in Canada 2002. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Ottawa, 2006. ISBN 1-896323-92-8