According to WalletHub, Tennesseans are paying high prices over a lifetime for smoking. Research reveals that over a year, smokers in Tennessee spend just over $23,000. Over the course of a lifetime, that figure reaches just beyond $1, 000,000. To figure the numbers, researchers included the annual costs of a pack of cigarettes a day, healthcare costs, income loss and other costs caused by smoking and secondhand smoke. The study used assumptions of an adult who smokes one pack of cigarettes per day, beginning at age 18 and continuing through a 51-year lifespan, citing that age 69 is the average age at which a smoker dies.