PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Many people make a New Year's resolution to stop smoking.
And a new survey might give them more incentive!
Smoking hurts your health and your wallet.
So, the staffers at the WalletHub.com decided to find out what it costs over a lifetime.
Due to prices it varies state-by-state.
In Pennsylvania, the average smoker spends $1,436,403.
In Delaware, the costs are even higher - $1,492,717, on average.
But New Jersey is the most expensive state in our region. There, an average smoker will spend $1,874,155.
These numbers include buying tobacco itself but also medical expenses and lost income due to smoking-related illnesses.
Alaska came in as the most expensive, at more than $2 million dollars.
South Carolina was the least expensive, at just over $1 million dollars.
60 million Americans smoke cigarettes. The hope is this survey will encourage more to quit. null
Smoking costs $1.4 million over average lifetime
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