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Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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Keeping Unhealthy Habits

Smoking costs a lot more than just what you pay for a pack of cigarettes. It significantly increases the cost of life and health insurance. And you'll pay more for homeowners and auto insurance. Add in various other expenses, and the true cost of smoking adds up dramatically over a lifetime --$86,000 for a 24-year-old woman over a lifetime and $183,000 for a 24-year-old man over a lifetime, according to The Price of Smoking (The MIT Press). 

Another habit to quit: indoor tanning. There is now a 10% tax on indoor tanning services. As with cigarettes, the true cost of tanning -- which the World Health Organization lists among the worst-known carcinogens -- is higher than just the price you pay each time you go to the salon.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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by Kira on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

thats nuts! i dont see burning money anyway let alont just to screw up your body smh 

by Ruby Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

 Definitely a waste of money.

by Sue on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM

So thankful that my DH gave up smoking over a year ago.

by Colleen on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:12 PM

 So true.I quit smoking over 15 years ago and am so glad I did

by Platinum Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM

And that's one of the many reasons I don't smoke 

by Amy on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Well, I dont do either of those things, so I'm good there. 

I was thinking last year sometime that being overweight costs me more money.  Plus size clothes are usually a bit more expensive, I use more soap, my shoes wear more quickly...I could go on and on.  

I've lost 50 pounds and can tell a big difference in how my shoes wear.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM
So true. So wish my husband seen it this way.
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by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Definitely a waste of money on those :)

by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Waste of your money and it bad for your health.
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Definitely wasting money!

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