Quick Reference

Topic Guideline Effect Size or Cost Effectiveness
Sunscreen Do – every day $30,000 of sunscreen buys you 1 QALY. (1)
Cigarettes Don’t 11 minutes of life lost per cigarette. (2)
Added sugar Below 10% Getting over 21% of calories from added sugar doubles risk of CVD mortality. Likely no benefit to further decreases below 10%. (3)
HEPA filters Use them in HVAC or get portable fans with HEPA filters. Extremely rough ballpark of ¼ – 1 year of additional life for having this in your bedroom in the typical American city. (4)