Want to Save Money? Quit Smoking

Few things in life are free and cigarettes are definitely not one of them.

Smoking is the act of burning money. Literally.

A smoking habit is a costly habit. How costly? Well, let’s have a look at the money you save when you quit smoking.

Let’s call the price of cigarettes $10 a pack. In some states it’s more, in some it’s less, but $10 is a nice easy number to multiply by. Based on smoking one pack a day, here is a timeline of what you could be spending your money on instead of cigarettes:

1 Day: Ten dollars a pack times one day equals: $10.00 (we’re starting with the easy math first). If you gave up smoking, after just one day you could use your savings to pay for a streaming service. One full month of TV shows and movies for just one day of skipping smoking.

1 Week: Ten bucks, seven days: $70.00. That’s a dinner date for you and your beau. Or you and your friend. Or you and your mom. Thanks for everything, Mom.

1 Month: Ten times 30, (still easy math here, folks) that’s $300.00. Which is enough to get a bicycle, which is perfect since now that you are smoke free, your lungs are in better shape.

1 Year: Ten times 365 or $3650.00. That buys you and a loved one a nice vacation.

Use this Monday as a day to quit smoking and stay quit. If not for your body, then do it for your wallet.