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I quit, used gums/lozenges 10 2.76%
I quit, used patches 12 3.31%
I quit, cold turkey method 78 21.55%
I quit, used Bupropion (ZYBAN, WELLBUTRIN) 3 0.83%
I quit, used Varenicline (Chantix, Champix) 11 3.04%
I quit, used nicotine inhaler/electronic device 10 2.76%
I quit, used other rx/non-rx method - (add post) 5 1.38%
I quit, used acupuncture 1 0.28%
I quit, used hypnosis 1 0.28%
NEVER SMOKED :-) 177 48.90%
LESS than $500 per year 18 4.97%
$501-$1000 per year 20 5.52%
$1001-$1500 per year 19 5.25%
$1501-$2000 per year 13 3.59%
MORE THAN $2000 per year. 18 4.97%
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Annual Cost of Smoking

About 20% of North Americans smoke. How about about Tacoma owners?

Not to mention all the other reasons to quit, money spent on smoking obviously can't be spent on your Tacoma.

When you have any interest in quitting, ask your doctor (or pharmacist) about the options to help you quit. Ask especially about Varenicline [Chantix (USA), Champix (Canada)] - It is not for everyone, but it is the most successful way to go about it for most who have tried it (I don't work for Pfizer).

http://www.chantix.com/about-chantix.aspx

Every smoker should do the math every year. Eventually, you will figure out its time to quit. Its the toughest DIY that I know of. What are your reasons to quit? What are your reasons to continue smoking? Most people try at least four times before successful (I tried to set up the poll to allow multiple selections)
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hardest thing I have ever tried to do. I had gone 15 days cold turkey until a few days ago. I have this awesome app on off of the android market called quit now. It has goals and trophies you earn as you go along. I had saved 100 bucks and not smoked 375 cigs when I messed up. Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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I had a $1250-1500 a year habbit. I quit cold turkey. Have not had a cigarette in about 4 months. Needed money for truck mods. Now I have an energy drink habit that replaced it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #5
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it's been about a year and a half since i quit, I was probably close to $2000 a year.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #6
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I average about 1500$ a year not to mention a daily monster energy habit.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:34 PM   #7
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:47 PM   #8
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Only smoke when drinking
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #9
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only smoke after breakfast, lunch and dinner
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:18 PM   #11
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
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i quit by picking up dip

6 of 1 half dozen of the other tho i suppose

but i only spend maybe 10 a week on dip
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:21 PM   #12
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What does this add up to for you... dollar-wise? (Enter a vote once you calculate?)

$150 /yr perhaps
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:24 PM   #13
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i quit by picking up dip

6 of 1 half dozen of the other tho i suppose

but i only spend maybe 10 a week on dip
you sound like a grizzly man?
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:25 PM   #14
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you sound like a grizzly man?
correct

$9.86/5 can log
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:27 PM   #15
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correct

$9.86/5 can log
and those sound like NC prices?
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:41 PM   #16
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haha depends on what you are smoking....
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:41 PM   #17
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I quit last year after my third bout of bronchitis that winter. I do light up when I drink more than a few though, fortunately it's not that often.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #18
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I quit last year after my third bout of bronchitis that winter. I do light up when I drink more than a few though, fortunately it's not that often.
Yeah figure in the costs for medical type bills r/t smoking and dayamn!
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #19
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I quit July 20th 2009. Stopped drinking coffee the same day as it was morning habit while on the way to work. Used Chantix for a little over 2 weeks and did not want one anymore. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be especially after smoking for 18 years. I realy don't worry a whole lot about money now due to having an additional $2500 a year in my pocket.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:52 PM   #20
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I quit last year after my third bout of bronchitis that winter. I do light up when I drink more than a few though, fortunately it's not that often.
I think you may have a different definition of QUIT than my poll intended (Yet, a common definition among less frequent smokers)

Is there really any way for a "former" smoker to have one "occasionally" yet still have QUIT? Sounds less like quit, and more like "cut back" to me; but good for you, still! A few more bouts of bronchitis may be necessary for you?
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