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Annual Cost of Smoking

Discussion in 'Health' started by tacomian devil, Apr 24, 2011.

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Annual Cost of Smoking

  1. I quit, used gums/lozenges

    2.8%
  2. I quit, used patches

    3.3%
  3. I quit, cold turkey method

    21.5%
  4. I quit, used Bupropion (ZYBAN, WELLBUTRIN)

    0.8%
  5. I quit, used Varenicline (Chantix, Champix)

    3.0%
  6. I quit, used nicotine inhaler/electronic device

    2.8%
  7. I quit, used other rx/non-rx method - (add post)

    1.4%
  8. I quit, used acupuncture

    0.3%
  9. I quit, used hypnosis

    0.3%
  10. NEVER SMOKED :-)

    48.9%
  11. LESS than $500 per year

    5.0%
  12. $501-$1000 per year

    5.5%
  13. $1001-$1500 per year

    5.2%
  14. $1501-$2000 per year

    3.6%
  15. MORE THAN $2000 per year.

    5.0%
  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:09 PM
    #1
    tacomian devil

    tacomian devil [OP] Canadian member

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    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)
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    ronman737

    ronman737 Dangerous

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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!
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    DevL

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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.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    i quit 11/29/09.
    Patch method for 2 months...
    Not easy, but WORTH IT!!!
    Still smoke an occasional cigar.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Jester243

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    it's been about a year and a half since i quit, I was probably close to $2000 a year.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    shitroc

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    I average about 1500$ a year not to mention a daily monster energy habit.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    BrokenTusk

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    Smoke free since I was 3
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    96Taco

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    ..stay tuned
    Only smoke when drinking
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Watari06V6

    Watari06V6 Faster than a speeding ticket

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    only smoke after breakfast, lunch and dinner :eek:
     
  10. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    tacomian devil

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    What does this add up to for you... dollar-wise? (Enter a vote once you calculate?)
     
  11. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    tigerfan00

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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
     
  12. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Watari06V6

    Watari06V6 Faster than a speeding ticket

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    $150 /yr perhaps
     
  13. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    you sound like a grizzly man?:D
     
  14. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    correct

    $9.86/5 can log
     
  15. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    and those sound like NC prices?
     
  16. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    schiz94

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    haha depends on what you are smoking....
     
  17. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    JDMcQ

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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.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Airun

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    Yeah figure in the costs for medical type bills r/t smoking and dayamn!:eek:
     
  19. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    kwalton

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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.
     
  20. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    tacomian devil

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    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? :):confused::eek:
     
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