It’s a New Year and it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a smoker, what better time to quit then now? Not only will this benefit your health it can also save you money. Even beyond the cost of cigarettes themselves, smoking carries other high costs. Life Insurance costs substantially more if you smoke. Smokers are overall more at risk than nonsmokers; smokers have significantly more health problems and die younger.
Many Insurance companies offer a nonsmokers credit or home owner policy. If you smoke, you lose out on the credit. According to the US Fire Administration, it is estimated that there has been 9,000 smoking-related fires annually in the United States, resulting in an estimated average of 450 deaths, 1,025 injuries, and $303 million in property loss.
Links to help you or a family member quit smoking:
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association