It’s been almost a month since the Michigan ban against public smoking was put into place. Bars, restaurants, hotels and most other public establishments fall under this law. With all the restrictions on smoking, it seems that it would be easy to just give it up.
The average American smoker goes through roughly 17 cigarettes per day or 6120 per year. Not only is that a ton of smoke, but it’s also pretty costly as well. A pack of cigarettes averages $6 and contains 20 smokes. With a person going through 17 per day (about a whole pack), it costs $35 per week or $1820 per year to smoke! Now that the math class is over, let’s discuss some of the health dangers of smoking.
According to the American Cancer Society, and the Surgeon General, smoking causes lung cancer. Lung cancer kills people; smoking kills’ people (see the similarities)! All sarcastic jokes aside, if you smoke, quit. Quit and save your life and the lives of others around you. Quit and save yourself $1820 per year.
There are several organizations that will assist you with your pledge to quit smoking. Visit the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout website for information on quitting and resources to help you along the way. http://www.cancer.org/docroot/subsite/greatamericans/smokeout.asp
I am the health insurance advisor, so let’s not forget to add that insurance companies will charge you more for coverage if you’re a smoker.
If you have questions about health insurance coverage for smokers, or would like to stop smoking and need assistance, contact me at email@example.com.