Calculate the number of years lost from smoking cigarettes based on your total packs smoked and number of years smoking.
Cigarette Smoking and your Wallet
This day and age, almost everyone knows about the health risks of cigarettes. For those that don’t you can skip to the section below this to look at everything that smoking can cause.
In this section, however, we will outline the financial cost of smoking. While we support everyone ability to make their own choices on their health and well being, we believe that people can’t truly grasp the financial impact smoking can have. As a result we’ve included this cost in the calculator above.
Many people will use the above calculator and say, well I’m going to live once, and the last years of my life are the worst anyway, might as well enjoy it. That’s fine, and you’re entitled to that choice, but you may no grasp how much it’s impacting you right now.
Using the calculator above, you can figure out that smoking a moderate amount everyday, at the current average cost of a pack of cigarettes in the US, will cost you over $1000.00 per year. Alright, to so people this might not be more than a drop in the bucket, but for others, i guarantee it can be quite a financial burden.
And that’s just for 1 year. Play around with the calculator above to see how much you could spend over a life time. It’s quite disturbing.
What’s more disturbing however, is the impact it can have on your health, and that’s not just the years of life lost, that’s diseases that can effect you now…
Smoking and your Health
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and a major public health concern.
The following list outlines every major disease that smoking can cause.
- Coronary heart disease
- Lung Cancer
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Bladder Cancer
- Blood Cancer
- Cervix Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Rectum Cancer
- Esophagus Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Larynx Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreas Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Preterm Delivery
- Low birth weight
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Ectopic Pregnancy
For more information please visit the CDC website at the link below. It has invaluable information on the effects of smoking.