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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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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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