Sources: Huffington Post, Bloomberg
quote: No. Not smoking and walking a lot helps you live longer. Are you debating that?
quote: However, in the USA, California and New York have some of the highest tax rates in the country. New York city residents pay the normal 8% state sales tax, plus I believe an additional (<1%) city sales tax. New York also has a pretty hefty income tax, as does California (which has a sales tax of 8.25%). Compared to other states, they really do sock it to the tax payers.
quote: But lower taxes = better quality of life?