Which of the following statements about the societal costs of tobacco use is TRUE?
a. Tobacco use affects the tax rate of only those individuals who smoke.
b. The negative effects of tobacco use are only experienced by the smoker.
c. Tobacco users contribute to an overall loss of productivity.
d. Increased healthcare costs are mainly absorbed by tobacco users.
When tobacco smokers fall sick, the whole society has to pay for this: they would be treated by the heath system, which is financed by the contributions by the whole society, not only smokers. (this means that options A) and D) are wrong.
Aditionally, the negative effects are experienced also by the family of smokers,
So the correct answer is C (by taking extra break, being less fit and falling sick)