Smoking becomes more expensive in USA <p><b>ObamaCare</b> (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) imposes large insurance surcharges on smokers. These measures will allow health insurance companies to charge tobacco smokers up to 50% more for individual policies.</p> <p>The law comes into effect in 2014. According to the recent research about 20% of people in the United States smoke cigarettes.</p> <p>So what smokers should do? They can either get over the fact that insurance will take the heavy toll of their income, or quit smoking at all.</p> <p>With this, physicians claim sudden smoking cessation may cause serious damage to health of a heavy smoker. <div style="text-align:center"><img src="/img_news/obamacare_smoking.jpg" style="border:0;width:600px;height:480px" alt="smoking outside" /></div>