Since smokers have a higher risk of contracting certain health problems and diseases, many take more prescription medication than non smokers. In addition, smokers often take special prescription and non prescription drugs and aids to help them try to stop smoking.
This all means that if you are a smoker, you’ll likely spend more money on medication and other smoking related medical treatments than if you weren’t a smoker. This all adds up to a substantial amount over time.
While the actual extra cost to a smoker for prescription medication and other medication costs is difficult to estimate , it would seem likely that smokers pay an extra $10 or more a month which would equal $120 a year more than non smokers. This is a low estimate when the smoker is relatively healthy. If the smoker is beginning to develop health related issues from the smoking, this cost can sky-rocket.