How to Save Money on Colorado Health Insurance and Live Longer Too

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

It’s easy to save money on Colorado Health Insurance and to live longer too.

DON’T SMOKE!

Non-smokers pay less for their Colorado Health Insurance premiums. As one example, Wal-Mart recently started charging smokers $2000 more per year for their health insurance.

Non-smokers pay fewer taxes. Colorado smokers pay $1.85/pack in federal and state taxes.

Non-smokers live longer. According to the Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Research Center “deaths from cigarette smoking are the single most preventable premature deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that one out of every five deaths in the United States is smoking related. Nearly 21 percent of adults smoke, creating a much-increased risk of lung cancer — 22 times higher for male smokers and 12 times higher for female smokers compared to those who never smoked.”

As a non-smoker, I thank you smokers for paying all of those voluntary taxes! As a human being though, I wish you would stop smoking so that you could live a richer, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

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