The Financial Price of Smoking

Cigarette imageAn 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.


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