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/.