But the cost of our sins is something we do share as a nation. Gambling costs the U.S. about $5 billion per year. And we lose over $300 billion per year due to smoking.
Harmful behavior on the individual level can add up to staggering economic costs on a national scale.
WalletHub compared the 50 states across 38 key indicators of immorality, and we placed pretty high up. Ranked number one – jealousy and vanity are pretty high on our list of vices. Well, we are beautiful. 😉
Here’s the breakdown: