Please read the article: https://wallethub.com/edu/the-financial-cost-of-smoking-by-state/9520/ then answer the following questions (if you are wondering why there are 51 states, it is actually 50 states plus the District of Columbia (D.C)).
1) What is the opportunity costs to smoking cigarettes?
2) Is there a better alternative to smoking cigarettes, especially in the economic times we are in today?
3) How do you find a balance between smoking cigarettes on a moderate basis while maintaining one’s health?
4) Do you believe the financial costs by state is justified, or is it simply a scare tactic?