If you're looking for any extra encouragement to join Stoptober and quit smoking this month, perhaps the financial cost could be just that.
The average smoker gets through 13 cigarettes a day, according to the NHS, landing them with a weekly bill of £32.60, a monthly outgoing of £141 and an annual spend of £1,696.
As the British Heart Foundation points out, that's enough for a new pair of shoes or facial a week, a shopping spree or premiership football ticket every month, or a new sofa every year.
Smokers also pay hefty premiums for financial products. For example, AA Life Insurance reveals that smokers paying the same premium as non-smokers will have around 50% less cover.
Mark Huggins, managing director of AA Life Insurance, said: "Smoking isn't a cheap habit and it certainly isn't healthy – that's why smokers pay more for life insurance.
"Lots of people take out life insurance to pay off a mortgage or provide a lump sum or regular income to family if they're no longer around. But smokers should be aware that non-smokers get the better deal when it comes to life insurance."
He also warned: "It's vital that you're honest when you apply for life insurance so don't be tempted to be economical with the truth. Even if you only smoke occasionally you're still classed as a smoker. You might not consider yourself to be a smoker, but even smoking once in a while could mean that a claim made on your policy wouldn't be met."
The insurer pointed out that, in most cases, a former smoker will be classed as a non-smoker once they've been smoke-free for a year before taking out a policy. And the rule applies to smokers of cigarettes, cigars, a pipe and e-cigarettes.
"Stoptober is a great time to give up smoking if you've been thinking about doing it. There are a huge number of resources to help you to quit so you don't have to go it alone," said Huggins.
For more information, go to gosmokefree.nhs.uk.