Video: The Hidden Costs of Cigarettes

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Even for those big on the promise of electronic cigarettes, it can sometimes be easy to forget just how big and how bad conventional cigarettes are for people, the environment, and the economy.  InsuranceQuotes.org has taken to reminding us with the first of its video series Hidden Costs.

The goal of the Hidden Cost series is look at products common to most people’s day and grade their social return (an admittedly hazy term that could use some definition).  Cigarettes are an easy target for the series to launch on, but the facts are still worth checking out and concisely organized.  I for one am curious about what they’ll grade iPhones, music programs like Pandora and Spotify, social internet experiments like Facebook and Reddit, and even pizza delivery.  It might sound crazy, but it’s the obscure and unexpected that may teach us the most about where our financial, environmental, and social resources are going.

Anyway, take a look.

 
 
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26 Comments

  1. kjpennell says

    I really enjoyed this ty very much

  2. saboinia says

    very imformative ty ty ty ty ty

  3. Karla Lyle says

    Those numbers are crazy!! It is amazing just how bad cigarettes really are and how much it is costly us all.

  4. slap_maxwell says

    “Social return”? Sounds like a euphemism for “Meddling Nannies Forcing Their Will On Others.” To even tacitly support the notion of “social costs” and/or “social returns” you have to support the notion that some people have the right to take from one person to give to another. That’s typically called stealing. I don’t recognize anyone’s claim to have a right to steal….

  5. Johnathan Brown says

    It really is crazy how we continue to do this to ourselves and love it so much, only to be hurt so bad by it, and hurt everything else around us. Sad stuff.

  6. John says

    Most people just prefer to ignore what they don’t wish to hear. I was always like this when I smoked cigs… and even after hearing it now, it bothers me more because I’ve quit… I almost feel like all those other non smokers when I was a smoker.
    Damn.

  7. MorrinB says

    That kind of hurt to watch, but thank you for sharing. Information is power.

  8. chad says

    Thanks for dharing!

  9. chad says

    Sharing

  10. lpennell says

    ty

  11. robovape says

    wow, they only get a D- … thanks for sharing this, i’m interested in the rest of the series as well…

  12. Steve Mitchell says

    nice info

  13. Sabrina Mitchell says

    wow, never thought of things that way.

  14. Donald Hammond says

    I think just the cost of actual cigarettes is enough to make most want to quit.

  15. Mike says

    daaaaang

  16. robovape says

    the clips about twinkies and soda are really interesting too…

  17. sandi says

    very clever video

  18. Nathaniel says

    Thanks for the insightful video!

  19. Mike says

    The math and the $ is just wow

  20. Mike says

    Look at the stuff I could have bought

  21. Philippe Caron-Boutin says

    Thank!

  22. Adam says

    I have shared this with friends. I love smoking but hate being a smoker. Hopefully this e-cig will solve my identity crisis here.

  23. Mike says

    Wow! Thanks for that one!

  24. RCO67 says

    Good info . The facts and figures are really amazing.

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