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Costs of Smoking

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Smoking one $5 pack of cigarettes a day for...

  • 1 Week = $35 = Pair of shoes
  • 1 Month = $150 = CD player for the family
  • 6 Months = $900 = Color TV and DVD player
  • 1 Year = $1,825 = Computer
  • 2 Years = $3,650 = Dream vacation for the family
  • 3 Years = $5,475 = Car down payment
  • 4 Years = $7,300 = House down payment

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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