How much money can you save if you quit smoking?

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    Sometimes, simply being aware of the dollar figure associated with a bad habit can be enough to motivate us to change. If cigarettes are an expense you’d like to eliminate from your budget, Smokefree.gov has a quick calculator that lets you estimate how much quitting can save you over time.

    In the example below, I’ve assumed a pack-a-day habit and a price per pack of $5.31 (the average price of a pack of cigarettes in the U.S.) Imagine what you could do with an extra $1,938 a year – or $25,500 over ten years!

    9-25-2015 5-43-27 PM

    Are you a smoker? Would the potential savings help motivate you to quit?

     

    #1140 Reply

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many more health insurance plans are covering or helping to cover programs that help people quit.
    You can read more here:
    http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/tobacco-control-advocacy/reports-resources/2014/helping-smokers-quit-required.pdf

    Check with your insurance plan and see if you can get help to quit.

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