Newsflash – Obese people and smokers less costly to society

Once again from Marion Nestle news of the Dutch economist study that shows that overweight people and people who smoke are less costly to society from a healthcare treatment standpoint. Shocker. Truly a shocker that people who die sooner cost less to the healthcare system 🙂

I found it funny that Marion made the obvious statement than economists only think about money. That should not be surprising. Economists never count the costs of things like disposing of all the crap we produce either.

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