How much does a smoke REALLY cost?

By | October 15, 2010

Of course, if you’d read my previous post, you’d realize that no matter what kind of of healthcare system it has, society still has to pay for people who make the wrong choices in life: illegal drinking, driving accidents, smoking, drugs, … whatever nonsense people decide.

That even includes the cigarette smokers, the cigar smokers, the pipe smokers… whatever form of tobacco is the latest craving, whether it is cigarettes or products like the cigarillo, or even chewing tobacco. All of these cause healthcare consequences that are not desirable for individuals or societies.

Should society charge $10.00 or $50.00 for the costs of healthcare for these people per pack of cigarettes or tobacco. Tempting.