Here’s How Much Time You’ll Save When You Quit Smoking

Not only does smoking cigarettes waste your money, it also wastes your time.

Let’s see how much time.

The average time to smoke a cigarette is 6 minutes, and there are 20 cigarettes in a pack. If you’re a pack a day smoker, you burn 120 minutes (or 2 hours) a day smoking. Let’s see how that squandered time adds up over time:

1 Day: We’ve already calculated the time of one day at 2 hours. That’s enough time to watch a movie.

1 Month: 2 hours a day times 30 days means 60 hours. That would be the equivalent time-wise to a nice weekend get-away.

6 Months: 180 days at 2 hours a day means that you’ve consumed 360 hours smoking cigarettes in 6 months. You could drive the entire distance of Route 66 in that amount of time.

1 Year: After a year you’ve wasted 720 hours (30 days) on your habit. That is the typical amount of time it takes to learn a new language.

Use this Monday as a day to quit smoking and stay quit. Maybe you can use the 2 hours you’ve gained on Monday to start planning all the activities you can do with your newly found free time.