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# How Much Does a Smoker Spend a Year?

Updated July 20, 2017

The price of a pack of cigarettes has greatly increased over the years, as has the tax on cigarettes. It might be surprising to some smokers how much money goes up in smoke with their habit each year. According to smokefreesociety.org, "an average smoker spends over £975 a year on their cigarettes alone..." This number will obviously vary from smoker to smoker. To calculate how much you spend on cigarettes for a whole year, you need to determine how much you smoke and how much you pay for your cigarettes.

## How Much Do You Smoke?

Determine how much you smoke. If you smoke a pack a day, every day throughout the year, you are spending considerably more than somebody who only smokes three packs a week. Accurately determine how much you smoke during the year by multiplying the number of packs (or portion of a pack) you smoke each day and multiply that number by 365 (days in the year).

## Price

The price of cigarettes varies considerably throughout the country, in part because of differing state taxes on tobacco. You need to determine how much you are spending for a pack of cigarettes in your area.