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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Smoking is deadly.....and expensive
Smoking kills nearly half a million people in the United States each year, but the habit damages Americans' wallets, too. A Tennessean who smokes spends bout $1,461,000 on cigarettes, health care costs, lost income and other expenses throughout their lifetime, according to a new report from WalletHub . The report considered only cigarettes and not other forms of tobacco or nicotine products. Despite the high cost of smoking in the state, the report ranked Tennessee the seventh cheapest place for smokers. The least expensive state for smoking is Georgia at $1.4 million per person. The study did not take cost of living into account; however, research from the surgeon general found that increasing the price of tobacco products is "the single most effective way to reduce consumption." The average retail price of a pack of 20 full-priced brand cigarettes, including federal and state excise taxes, ranges from $5.12 in Missouri to a high of $10.66 in New York.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Moore arrest
  • Lee sworn in as governor
  • MLK Celebration
  • Pit Bull attack
  • Knoxville trucker injured
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Gasoline moves higher

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Broadway work wrapping up
  • Some Smokies open over the holiday
  • Lakeway Pallet fire
  • Unemployment benefits for federal workers
  • Bill Lee on issues

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Graham home destroyed
  • Four inmates charged with assault
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Hepatitis C cases increasing in Tennessee

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Trouten/Franklin
  • Lane sentencing
  • The Wall
  • Hang up the phone..... while driving
  • Should national parks be open ?
  • Should national parks be open ?

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Warrants issued by Cocke County Circuit Court
  • A thru Z theft
  • VW to expand in Tennessee

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