States ranked by annual healthcare cost per smoker

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

Connecticut has the highest annual tobacco smoking-connected healthcare cost per smoker of all U.S. states, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.

To determine annual healthcare cost per smoker in each state, WalletHub analysts examined CDC data regarding annual healthcare costs caused by smoking — and divided that amount by the number of adult smokers in each state.

Here's how each state stacks up:

Note: The list includes Washington, D.C.

1. Connecticut — $5,704

2. Massachusetts — $5,388

3. New York — $5,143

4. Rhode Island — $4,973

5. Washington, D.C. — $4,862

6. Vermont — $4,751

7. Maryland — $4,538

8. New Jersey — $4,402

9. Alaska — $4,163

10. Delaware — $4,039

11. New Hampshire — $3,980

12. Washington — $3,923

13. Maine — $3,882

14. California — $3,820

15. Minnesota — $3,740

16. Pennsylvania — $3,552

17. Illinois — $3,512

18. Wisconsin — $3,482

19. New Mexico — $3,367

20. Florida — $3,366

21. Hawaii — $3,346

22. Nebraska — $3,333

23. Missouri — $3,173

24. Virginia — $3,096

25. Iowa — $3,074

26. Arizona — $2,997

27. Wyoming — $2,994

28. Michigan — $2,962

29. Ohio — $2,928

30. Texas — $2,911

31. Colorado — $2,910

32. Oregon — $2,907

33. Kansas — $2,881

34. Nevada — $2,874

35. North Dakota — $2,845

36. Montana — $2,810

37. South Dakota — $2,801

38. Oklahoma — $2,720

39. Utah — $2,709

40. Indiana — $2,658

41. North Carolina — $2,651

42. West Virginia — $2,612

43. Mississippi — $2,605

44. South Carolina — $2,574

45. Idaho — $2,573

46. Louisiana — $2,547

47. Alabama — $2,508

48. Tennessee — $2,445

49. Georgia — $2,436

50. Kentucky — $2,301

51. Arkansas — $2,223

Access additional information about the analysis here.

 

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