Stop Smoking and Save Some Cash

If you or someone in your family smokes, you’ll find this very interesting.

The average price for a pack of cigarettes in the US is $6.36 according to Cancer.org. In some states, like New York, a pack costs as much as $14.00!

If you smoke one pack of cigarettes a day (20 cigarettes), at $6.36 a pack, you’re spending $44.52 a week just on cigarettes. How much is smoking costing you over one month? About $191.00! That’s practically enough for the monthly payment on a new car!

Yearly, smoking a pack a day will cost you around $2,289.60.

And the news gets even worse. Because people who smoke regularly are far more likely to experience medical issues later in life. It’s estimated that for each pack of cigarettes you smoke (at $6.36 a pack), you could see medical expenses of $35… for each and every pack of cigarettes you have ever smoked!

Do the math for someone who smokes for 40 years, and that’s $91,464 spent on cigarettes alone. Almost enough to buy a home!

And it doesn’t stop there. Because when you factor in the $35 a pack in medical costs over time, it’s estimated that a smoker who has smoked for 40 years could have additional costs of up to $504,000 in medical treatments. That’s a half a million bucks!

Now I realize quitting can be tough. But spending all that money, and living with medical issues for much of your life can be much tougher.

Take a few minutes today to think about what your life would be like without smoking. And how much money you would save, which you could do great things with. While you’re living a happy and much more healthy life.

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