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Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You? - What does this tool measure?

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This interactive tool calculates how much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past or how much you will spend on them in the future. When computing future costs, this calculator does not take into account a rise in the cost of cigarettes. The actual amount you spend will be higher.

Although you may be surprised at how much you spend on cigarettes over a period of time, smoking costs even more when you consider the cost from illnesses caused by smoking, including treatment costs and days of missed work or school. The more cigarettes you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more costs will add up from smoking-related medical problems such as lung cancer, heart disease, or emphysema.

Perhaps most importantly, this tool can't calculate the costs that aren't measured in dollars. Smoking will eventually take a toll on how much you can enjoy life. And it will likely have an impact on the people you care about.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: May 20, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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