An article at The Detroit Free Press, provides an interesting overview of the financial price that smokers in have paid for tobacco addiction in state-by-state analysis. Alaska is the highest with $2,032,916 over the course of the smoker’s estimated lifetime. In Michigan the average smoker spends more than $1.4 million on cigarette related costs.
Alaska was the highest with $2,032,916, followed by Connecticut with $1,992,690 and New York with $1,982,856. South Carolina was lowest with $1,097,690, with West Virginia and Kentucky rounding out the bottom three with $1,105,977 and $1,115,619, respectively.