The average cost today of a pack of cigarettes is $6.28, which means a pack-a-day habit sets you back $188 per month and $2,292 per year. Just ten years of daily smoking comes to $22,920, just enough for a fine funeral at age 60 or younger.
Smoking takes at least 10 years off the average lifespan of 70. Of course, accidents make for younger deaths from the addiction. For example, a vape cigarette blew up in a Texas teen’s face, with fatal damage as if a bullet had shattered it. Also, a smoldering cigarette was what sparked the massive Notre Dame Cathedral fire, Paris officials report.