Fat Smokers Save You Money

I was wandering around the web looking for more information to add to Cost of Smoking when I can across this article about how Fat Smokers Save You Money. While this really doesn’t have anything to do with personal finance per se (unless you want to count that you are giving the government a lot of extra money by passing away too soon), it was an interesting read so I thought it was worth sharing.

Chain smokers and obese people represent a great deal for us taxpayers, because they generally pay into Social Security and Medicare for years and then drop dead before collecting the benefits. Smoking doesn’t cost taxpayers money. It costs lives…

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5 Responses to Fat Smokers Save You Money

  1. SMB says:

    Well,at least maybe this article will make obese people and/or smokers so angry that they do something about their health! :)

  2. Nick says:

    And here I am trying to convince my friends to lose weight and quit smoking. Everyone’s getting food and cigarettes next Christmas!

  3. How To Be Poor says:

    Awesome! Any fat, inactive, reckless-driving, asbestos-mine-working chain-smokers out there?

  4. Jonathan says:

    Lung cancer treatments ain’t cheap either ;)

  5. Dus10 says:

    It does not take into account that a greater portion of smokers and the obese are poor, and drain our tax funds in the form of welfare and food stamps. I call the taxes on cigarettes, lottery tickets, and liquor the “poor tax” because they tend to be the largest group that pays into these taxes. Maybe lottery funds should go to pay for welfare and food stamps and cigarette and liquor funds should go to pay for medicaid…

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