In light of the recent plans by the government to increase the price of a packet of cigarettes, Cuuver.com was keen to find out what this could mean from a financial point of view for the UK.
Based on the current average price of a packet of cigarettes (£10.70), and the average number of cigarettes smoked on a daily basis, we discovered that £17.06bn is spent on cigarettes, every year.
Such a large sum of money is enough to fund the NHS for more than four years.
If the price of cigarettes is raised to £20 by 2020, as planned, this figure is set to skyrocket to £1,048,800,000 going up in smoke, annually. That means £87.4m would be spent on smoking the UK, every single day.