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Study: Smoking costs the average Rhode Island smoker $2,167,445 over a lifetime


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With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion a year and rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State.

To encourage the estimated 36.5 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick the dangerous habit, WalletHub calculated the potential monetary losses — including the lifetime and annual costs of a cigarette pack per day, health care expenditures, income losses and other costs — brought on by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

The Financial Cost of Smoking in Rhode Island (1=Lowest, 25=Avg.)

  • Out-of-Pocket Cost per Smoker – $174,981 (Rank: 50th)
  • Financial-Opportunity Cost per Smoker – $1,469,918 (Rank: 50th)
  • Health-Care Cost per Smoker – $269,173 (Rank: 49th)
  • Income Loss per Smoker – $238,219 (Rank: 32nd)
  • Other Costs per Smoker – $15,154 (Rank: 45th)
  • Total Cost Over Lifetime per Smoker: $2,167,445
  • Total Cost per Year per Smoker: $42,499

 

Costs Over A Lifetime Across The Country

Source: WalletHub

For the full report, visit:https://wallethub.com/edu/the-financial-cost-of-smoking-by-state/9520/

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