Wyoming Ranked Among The ‘Cheapest’ States For Smokers
A new study claims Wyoming is the tenth "cheapest" state in the country for smokers, with a total cost of just under $30,000 a year.
Wallet Hub calculated the "real cost" of smoking based on the price of one pack of cigarettes per day, along with health care expenses, and several other factors. They estimate the cost for every smoker in Wyoming will total nearly $93,000 during their lifetime with a total economic impact of over $1.5 million.
Connecticut is the most expensive state for smokers with an average annual cost of just under $56,000 and an overall economic loss of nearly $3 million over the course of a lifetime. Georgia was ranked the cheapest state for smokers.
A 2017 CDC survey estimated that 18.7 percent of adults in Wyoming smoked cigarettes. The Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program offers free nicotine patches, gum, Chantix, coaching, and support for smokers trying to kick the habit.