Fourth place in the number of monetary losses caused by smoking, according to the study

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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A recent study by WalletHub found that smoking costs the average tobacco user in North Carolina more than $2.3 million over their lifetime.

WalletHub produced the “Real Cost of Smoking by State” report, which examines each state and the economic impact of smoking on the civilian population.

The study estimated the potential monetary losses, including lifetime costs of a pack of cigarettes and annual health care, income and other losses, caused by smoking and secondhand smoke exposure.

According to the study, North Carolina is the fourth-highest in spending per smoker at $115,282. North Carolina also ranks fourth in financial affordability per smoker at $1,542,944.

Health care costs per smoker ranked 15th at $152,843. North Carolina also ranked 12th in lost income per smoker at $489,387. Additional costs per smoker rank 23rd in the country at $12,824.

To view the full study, click here.

Fourth place in the number of monetary losses caused by smoking, according to the study

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