If American smokers had a nickel for every cigarette they smoked along their whole lifetime they would be millionaires. Statistics showed, that average smokers arrive to spending up to $2 million on cigarettes their entire life.
Indefinitely, smoking is a disease of a nation, or better yet of the world. Addiction to nicotine can be a sinful pleasure and once you start its almost impossible to quit.Some people simply refuse to quit just because they cant live without it and others are struggling to quit smoking once and for all trough therapies and special programmes.
But apart from the addictive and health problem there is also the financial aspect of the matter.
A new study has shown that the American smokers are spending colossal amounts of money just on cigarettes, whether we are talking about the regular cigarettes or the electronic ones.
The statistics has been made by WalletHub, a financial consultancy company, which did an analysis on every American state. They took the prices of one pack of cigarettes from every state and added one to every single day of a smokers life. An average smoker on which the study was based, is a person who has been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day starting from 18 years old, which is the legal age to buy tobacco products and reaching the age of 69 years old, which is considered the average age of death for a smoker.
Then it calculated the amount a smoker would have spent by the end of his life. Calculations have shown, that on the average, the amount of money spent to please the smoking habit reaches $1.03 million along the whole smoker’s life.
The results of the research toped Alaska as the most expensive state to be a smoker in. An Alaskan smoker would spent on his unhealthy habit around $2 million on his lifetime. Texas smokers would arrive to spending $1.5 million while South Carolina’s tobacco costs are a little more mellow. A smoker would spend on cigarettes all his life about $1.1 million. To these prices there were added also the higher health care costs.
Reports released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demonstrates that 42.1 million Americans are smokers and the costs are enormous, american smokers are spending $301 billion every year and the amount is expected to grow.
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