States ranked by true per-person cost of smoking

WalletHub's newest analysis focuses on the economic and societal costs of smoking.

Analysts assessed the true per-person cost of smoking in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. They calculated potential financial losses associated with smoking and second hand smoke, including both the lifetime and annual cost of a cigarette pack per day, healthcare expenditures and income losses.

Here are the states ranked in terms of the highest lifetime costs per-person associated with smoking. States are listed from lowest individual lifetime costs to highest.

  1. Kentucky — $1,136,524
  2. North Carolina — $1,151,396
  3. Georgia — $1,155,351
  4. Mississippi —  $1,184,371
  5. Tennessee — $1,196,502
  6. Alabama — $1,196,752
  7. North Dakota — $1,196,831
  8. South Carolina — $1,202,904           
  9. Missouri — $1,203,893
  10. Idaho — $1,254,347
  11. Nebraska — $1,279,930
  12. West Virginia — $1,283,179
  13. Wyoming — $1,292,443
  14. Indiana            — $1,303,617
  15. Arkansas — $1,303,731
  16. Oklahoma — $1,306,953
  17. Virginia — $1,311,325
  18. Colorado — $1,331,203
  19. Louisiana — $1,343,210
  20. Oregon — $1,376,898
  21. Montana — $1,390,030         
  22. Iowa — $1,394,192
  23. Kansas— $1,397,107
  24. Florida — $1,426,171
  25. Ohio — $1,433,524
  26. Delaware — $1,442,714
  27. Texas — $1,458,738
  28. South Dakota — $1,484,344
  29. New Mexico — $1,487,012
  30. Nevada — $1,507,008
  31. Utah — $1,530,670
  32. Michigan — $1,569,963
  33. Maine — $1,598,933
  34. New Hampshire — $1,599,037
  35. Arizona — $1,631,475
  36. Maryland — $1,680,774\
  37. Wisconsin — $1,692,054
  38. Pennsylvania — $1,742,938
  39. Illinois — $1,770,563
  40. New Jersey — $1,836,402
  41. Washington — $1,840,743
  42. California — $1,863,218
  43. District of Columbia — $1,894,010
  44. Minnesota — $1,904,792
  45. Vermont — $1,916,093         
  46. Hawaii— $2,048,587
  47. Alaska — $2,056,066
  48. Rhode Island — $2,063,847
  49. Connecticut — $2,183,204    
  50. Massachusetts— $2,197,197
  51. New York — $2,313,025

To view the full report, click here.

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