The new year is coming. What better way to start the new year than smoke free, breathing better and having better health overall?
The average cost of one pack of cigarettes varies from $6 to $8. Average smokers go through about five to seven packs in a week, so five packs at $6 a pack totals $30 a week. Multiply $30 by how many weeks there are in a year (52), and you’re spending $1,560 a year. If you smoke a pack a day and live somewhere like Illinois or New York where a pack costs $11 to $12, the money you spend yearly is even higher (over $3,000).
Save yourself the extra couple thousand dollars by dedicating yourself to being smoke free in the new year. By creating an action plan and utilizing the 8 Step Action Plan to Quit Smoking, it is possible to start the year as a brand new person.
- Make your start date January 1.
- Create a plan of action to keep you on track and avoid cravings.
- Remember why you want to quit. Write it down and hang it on your mirror or at your desk so that you have a visual reminder of why you hate smoking. “I’m tired of coughing and being unable to breathe,” or “I want to set a good example for my kids.”