Besides being deadly, smoking in some country is too expensive as well. If you are a smoker and you are planning your trip to another country, you should know where smoking is most expensive, so you can bring some packs with yourself.
Since smoking is a bad addiction, it is one of the leads economy’s features of each country. Although at least a third of an overall household income of each family goes right into cigarette brand’s bank accounts, people are still finding financial resources to avoid giving up of the nicotine addiction.
In order to find out where the smoking is financially killing people the most, Insider Monkey’s research team took a peek into the report made in 2016 by the Awl. After getting an insight at the cigarette prices in each country, they calculated the average price of one pack of cigarette and, by doing that, became able to compile the list of 10 most expensive states for smokers, as well as the number of smokers in each of them. You will get the chance to see the whole Insider Monkey’s detailed report by the end of this article, but let us add something first. Since their report is too detailed, you will get the whole image and the explanation of our previous statement about cigarette sale affecting the economy in general. If you take Minnesota as the example, you will see that about 16.2% of the entire Minnesota population are smokers, which means that there are at least 680,000 people in Minnesota willing to admit that they have the smoking addiction and not to mention the ones that aren’t active smokers or the minors who are not allowed to admit it. If you would also take into consideration that the each pack of cigarettes has risen in cost 8.5% in just one year, you will get the full image of how much money the government earns on the smokers on the annual basis.
Would you like to take a peek at the whole list? Well, take a look at the price of cigarettes by state: 10 most expensive states by clicking on this headline and you will be automatically transferred to the original article.