|From: The Fedora Lounge Store|
"Would you have guessed that, one fine day, health insurers will regret the demise of big tobacco and its contribution to health care costs? Would you have guessed that, when that day arrives, health insurers would also learn to love other frowned-upon-vices of their policy holders, such as getting fat and lazy? Your answer is probably 'no, I wouldn't have guessed that in my dreams.'
And also very probably this answer is based on what you typically read in the media, such as this piece of news titled 'Obesity Adds More to Health Care Costs Than Smoking, Study Suggests.' released on April 3, 2012, on sciencenews.com. The article text wraps the title message into a substantially larger amount of unsubstantial words, before it concludes what you would probably subscribe to blindfolded: the '...study  provides new insights into the long-term costs of obesity and smoking, showing that both risk factors lead to persistently higher health costs throughout a seven-year follow-up period.' Dah, what else is news?
Well, for one, that the Joe Camels and the lardbuckets, with all their vices, cost their health insurers actually LESS money than Mr. and Mrs Healthy. For one simple reason: the 'vice guys' die earlier." — chronic health