Just how bad are people hooked on smoking? This is going to be a shock. According to the American Lung Association, the average daily smoker lights up 15 cigarettes a day.

Here's another jolt. If you pay an average of $6.00 per day on smoking cigarettes, that rings up to over $2,100 in one year. But that doesn't hold a candle to what some states charge for a pack.

In a report from World Population Review, smokers in South Dakota are now shelling out an average of $7.99 per pack. And, the state applies a cigarette excise tax of $1.53 per pack and a $0.23 sales tax.

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Slightly over 18% of South Dakota residents are smoking. What's sad is that 12% of the population are youth.

Add it up over a year's time and state residents who smoke a pack of cigarettes a week spend about $347.88 a year. Does that seem low?


Minnesota is ranked fifth in the country, where a pack of smokes will cost you $10.49. The state applies a cigarette excise tax of $3.04 per pack plus a $0.54 sales tax.

Throughout one year North Star State residents will spend about $474.76 a year polluting themselves. Does that still seem low?


What state has the highest price for a pack of cigarettes? That would be New York at $11.96 per pack.

Now do the math!

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From soda to pop to sloppy Joes, different parts of of the country have their own local quirks and language. Simple phrases can have totally different means, local events may seem weird, and food may go by a unique name.

If you're new to South Dakota here is a sort of translation guide for some odd things you may see or hear.

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Every year it snows in Sioux Falls. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.

When the snow falls on the Falls, life in the city does not stop. We all still have to go to work, school, and the liquor store...um I mean go get snacks.

When you tackle the snowy routes around town you tend to run across six types of drivers in the snow.

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