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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, June 24, 2019

  • NU power outage
  • Judge Duane Slone honored
  • Opioid deaths decrease in Tennessee
  • Congress blocks Saudi arms sales
  • Baby milk formula is recalled
  • Newport Street Department

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • Housing starts in Tennessee
  • Retirement costs
  • Suicide increases in Tennessee

    Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Roe representative to be in Newport

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • McCord visits Newport
  • Alexander sponsors legislation to reduce out of pocket medical costs
  • Messer arrest
  • Special session of CLB

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Cocke County budget discussions continue
  • Phillips charged in double murder
  • ETSU tuition to increase
  • Small business job growth
  • Library is closed

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