Study finds most expensive state to be a smoker

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Study Finds Most Expensive State to Be a Smoker


NEW YORK (PIX11) – A new study published on WalletHub.Com spotlights the costs for smokers over a lifetime.

According to a press release from WalletHub:

"With this week being Tobacco-Free Awareness Week, the societal and economic costs of smoking totaling more than $301 billion a year and rising, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of The Financial Cost of Smoking by State.

To encourage the more than 60 million tobacco smokers in the U.S. to kick the dangerous habit, WalletHub's analysis estimated the financial cost of smoking to be roughly $1.4 million per smoker over a lifetime."


States with the highest smoking costs (column three is 'total cost per smoker,' column six is 'income loss per smoker):

States with the lowest smoking costs:
1 South Carolina
2 West Virginia
3 Kentucky
4 Mississippi
5 Georgia
6 Tennessee
7 Alabama
8 Missouri
9 North Carolina
10 Louisiana




To read the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/the-financial-cost-of-smoking-by-state/9520/.

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