New York one of the most expensive states to be a smoker: study

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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 Lowest Smoking Costs               States with the Highest Smoking Costs
1 South Carolina                                                                42 Washington
2 West Virginia                                                                  43 Vermont
3 Kentucky                                                                            44 District of Columbia
4 Mississippi                                                                         45 Hawaii
5 Georgia                                                                                46 New Jersey
6 Tennessee                                                                          47 Rhode Island
7 Alabama                                                                              48 Massachusetts
8 Missouri                                                                              49 New York
9 North Carolina                                                                50 Connecticut
10 Louisiana                                                                          51 Alaska

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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