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A lifetime of smoking in Florida costs over $1.7 million, a study finds

Posted at 12:59 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 07:30:33-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Smokers in the state of Florida could buy a mansion with what they spend on a lifetime of smoking, according to a study from WalletHub.

The study shows that smokers in the state spend $1,724,214 in their lifetime. Florida ranks number 21 on the list, with smokers in Connecticut coming in last with a staggering $2,854,614 spent in their lifetime.


"For our calculations, we assumed an adult who smokes one pack of cigarettes per day beginning at age 18, when a person can legally purchase tobacco products in the U.S," the company said on their website. "We also assumed a lifespan of 51 more years, taking into account that 69 is the average age at which a smoker dies."

The study also breaks down the cost per year with Florida smokers coming it at $33,808 annually.

Smoking in the leading cause of preventable death, according to the CDC. Showing that smokers deal with more than just the financial costs of the habit.