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.
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
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 20, 2013
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