Smoking Costs the Average Maryland Smoker $3,628,050 Over a Lifetime, According to Study

by MCS Staff

With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $600 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State, with costs for the average Maryland smoker over $3,628,050 over a lifetime (Maryland statistics available below).

To encourage the estimated 34.2 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick this dangerous habit, WalletHub calculated the potential monetary losses – including the lifetime and annual costs of a cigarette pack per day, health care expenditures, income losses and other costs – brought on by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

The Financial Cost of Smoking in Maryland (1=Lowest, 25=Avg.):

  • Out-of-Pocket Cost per Smoker – $179,755 (Rank: 43rd)
  • Financial-Opportunity Cost per Smoker – $2,405,868 (Rank: 43rd)
  • Health-Care Cost per Smoker – $274,209 (Rank: 47th)
  • Income Loss per Smoker – $752,224 (Rank: 50th)
  • Other Costs per Smoker – $15,994 (Rank: 41st)
  • Total Cost Over Lifetime per Smoker: $3,628,050
  • Total Cost per Year per Smoker: $75,584

For the full report, please visit:


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