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HIDDEN COSTS OF SMOKING
You know the high price of cigarettes. But have you considered all the costs?
• Higher insurance rates
• Extra medical expenses
• Higher cleaning costs
• Reduced home and car values
• Reduced savings and investment income SMOKING COSTS PER YEAR†
Cigarettes Pack-a-Day Habit $2,190
Cigarettes Pack-a-Week Habit $312
Car Insurance $50
Health Insurance $1,000
Homeowners Insurance $60
Doctor Visits $300
Total Pack-a-Day $3,720
Total Pack-a-Week $1,842
† Source: The Cost of Smoking. Cigarettes estimated at $6 per pack. The insurance and medical costs reflect average premiums and other costs added to the average base-costs of nonsmokers.
‡ Total does not include extra cleaning costs and decreased values of smoke-damaged cars, homes and personal possessions.
from www.utb.eduCenter for Disesse Control and Prevention (CDC)Smoking and Tobacco Use
Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. Tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart, liver and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer). It also causes peripheral vascular disease and hypertension. Health Effects of TobaccoUp to 100,000 young people become regular smokers each day most in developing countries-
-World Health OrganizationSmoking causes heart diseaseDiseases caused by smokingCDC Programhttp://smokefree.gov/video