It Can Be Cheaper to Just Keep Smoking

Repeat after me….”It’s cheaper to smoke than to stop smoking”…..

What am I saying? That sounds ridiculous….

A pack a day is over $200 a month, on a habit you don’t even want (probably).

Cheaper to smoke than to stop smoking???

You’re thinking I must have that backwards,

No, I’m not suggesting that you keep smoking cigarettes.

We are in the Stop Smoking business, so please understand that I’m suggesting that you DO stop smoking AND live an extra 28 days a year, on average, as a “former” pack a day smoker.

Here’s the math: each cigarette “shaves” 8-12 minutes off your life span, on average. That’s about 28 days a year tossed away. 

One month per pack…. I smoked two packs a day.

So, “living” is more expensive than “not living”, which is free.

One more time… cheaper to smoke than to stop smoking??

I bet you never thought of it that way.

“It’s actually cheaper to smoke, than it is to stop smoking….. because you could be living an average of 1 month per year longer as a non-smoker. The cost of living is well over $2000 per month”, or in my case I seem to spend 3 times that somehow; probably on going out to eat too much (but that’s another story for another day)


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9 Responses to It Can Be Cheaper to Just Keep Smoking

  1. Brian Stracner January 22, 2013 at 5:25 am #

    Great info! Thanks for sharing this wisdom.

  2. Kazel The HypnoSwami January 22, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    So true, Life is much more expensive, but well worth the price 🙂

    • Mark Barrus January 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      Kazel The HypnoSwami It's not often that we can do one single thing that can have sooooo much benefit.

  3. Mark Barrus January 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Wesley Anderson it can be, I agree. Usually when a family has a member that is obviously suffering from complications from smoking, it can have the same effect on them, or worse. Slow suicide is worse because it appears so preventable, "if we can just get him to quit smoking…."

  4. Mark Barrus January 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Healthy Life Centers – Furthermore, it's not about stopping smoking, or depreviation ; it's about the benefit of a desired outcome of feeling better, and living longer.

  5. Stephanie Levine July 31, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    As a hypnotherapist who specializes in Smoking Cessation, AND a former caregiver of a spouse who died of lung cancer (a pack a day +),
    I say it is healthier, cheaper, and more considerate to those who love you to kick this ugly habit!