Everyone knows that smoking is an expensive habit. Cigarettes, after all, cost money. But as readers will learn from Burning Money: The Cost of Smoking, buying cigarettes and other smoking materials is only part of the costs associated with smoking. Did you know that it's harder to sell a house if there's a telltale smoking odor lingering behind the previous residents? Smoking-related fires cause many injuries and deaths each year; and that's not even taking into account that these fires cause everyone's property insurance rates to increase. Numerous cancers, heart disease, and lung disease can often be traced to smoking as well? So each year, the government spends millions of dollars on smoking-related illnesses. Money goes to the treatment of these individuals. The best way to avoid all these costs? Help more people stop smoking! This book contributes to that goal.