Wondering how much does smoking cost and how much money have you already spent on cigarettes? The Smoking Calculator estimates your smoking cost and provides with some smoking facts that might help you decide to quit smoking. All you have to do is enter the cost of a pack of cigarettes, the number of cigarettes you smoke daily, and the day you started smoking. The Smoking Calculator does the rest of the work.
The cost of cigarettes alone for an average New Yorker can reach over $4,000 a year, if he/she smokes a pack of cigarretes a day. But people who quit smoking enjoy saving much more than cigarette money - they also save on healthcare and insurance costs. It's been estimated that smoking can cost consumers over $10,000 a year, on average. There is also a significant time and lifespan costs associated with the smoking habit.
Cigarette smoking and life insurance costs
Compared to the non-smokers, cigarette smokers in New York, which, like Montana, has unique requirements for life insurance companies affecting how the prices are set, pay around 297% more for life insurance. Most of the country pays about 351% more.
On average, men who quit smoking for a year can enjoy saving, on average, $1,228 each year for a 20-year $500,000 term life insurance policy - there is $846 in savings for women.
After two years of not smoking, rates drop even further, since 80% of smokers who quit for two years have been found to have quit for good.
Cigarette smoking and healthcare costs
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. According to the CDC, over 18% of U.S. adults smoke and about one in five deaths are caused by smoking cigarettes.
Of the $170 billion smoking-related healthcare costs, 8.7% of all healthcare spending, more than 60% was paid by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
Smoking kills about 480,000 Americans each year and remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.
- Smoking is the #1 preventable cause of death and contributes to 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. annually according to the CDC.
- Even though approximately 69% of smokers want to quit completely, they deem quitting smoking to be a hard - half of those who continue to smoke will die from a smoking-related illness.
- Cigarettes are one of the most traded items in the world and the tobacco industry is one of the world's largest industries with it's annual market share estimated at over 400 billion US Dollars.
- The average smoker dies around 7 years earlier than an average non-smoker. Studies indicate that each cigarette smoked shortens, on average, about 5 to 20 minutes of our lives.
- One single cigarette can contain over 4,800 chemicals in it, of which 69 have been linked to cause cancer. Some of the toxic compounds found in cigarettes are: arsenic, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, lead, ammonia, nitrogen oxide and 43 known carcinogens.
- Studies have shown that within 10 seconds the cigarette smoke is inhaled into the lungs, the nicotine reaches the brain.
- Cigarette smoke weakens immune system and increases the chances of getting lung diseases such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- While 15% of the smoke from a cigarette is inhaled by the smoker, the rest of 85% goes into the atmosphere or is inhaled by other people, causing second-hand smoke related problems.
The cigarette smoking risk calculator is provided for general educational purposes only and is based on the data found by the CDC - http://www.cdc.gov
The Good News
Quitting Smoking and Reduced Risks
Many have quit and you can too! Smoking is the #1 preventable cause of death and quitting smoking by the age 40 reduces the risk of premature death by about 90%.
Quitting smoking cuts cardiovascular risks. Just 1 year after quitting smoking, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply.
Within 2 to 5 years after quitting, your risk for stroke could fall to about the same as a nonsmoker's.
If you quit smoking today, your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder drop by half within 5 years and your risk for lung cancer drops by half ten years after you quit.
Our Stop-Smoking Program:
The best way to deal with the smoking habit is to deal with the root, that is, with the psychological condition, the physical addiction, and most of all, the subconscious habit to make sure that you take control over your life and stop smoking permanently. When all of these aspects are taken care of, the problem naturally goes away, and, unlike drugs, has no ill side effects.
We use latest hypnotic techniques to talk directly to your subconscious mind to make the necessary changes, so once you've made up your mind, the change comes about almost like magic. At the end of the program you receive a personalized self-hypnosis recording to help you keep relaxed and in control.