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Deeply Scared posted 8/2/2013 10:22 AM

We quit smoking!!

In those 8 years, I have with no exceptions, pulled out $200.00 less cash every week out of our payroll deposits. That's what we were spending on cigarettes each week when we quit.

$200.00 X 52(weeks)= $10,400.00 a year.

$10,400.00 X 8 (years) = $83,200.00.

That's how much money we have saved by not smoking!! We have done some extraordinary things with that money over the years and there is no better feeling than knowing we paid cash AND our health has benefitted from it

I still love the smell of cigarette smoke and will practically sit in our smoking friends lap when they light up but I couldn't be prouder of us

[This message edited by SI Staff at 10:32 AM, August 2nd (Friday)]

Amazonia posted 8/2/2013 10:25 AM

Good job!!!

nowiknow23 posted 8/2/2013 10:26 AM

So amazing. Congratulations!!!

WhiteWolfWinning posted 8/2/2013 10:27 AM

Congratulations! That is truly amazing!

lieshurt posted 8/2/2013 10:35 AM

That's wonderful!

jo2love posted 8/2/2013 10:47 AM


inhishands55 posted 8/2/2013 10:50 AM

That paid for you new pool last year, right??? Congrats on 8 yrs smoke free....

boontje posted 8/2/2013 10:52 AM

That's fantastic! Not only have you saved a ton of $$ , your health has benefited as well. Congrats!!

MovingUpward posted 8/2/2013 10:56 AM

Congrats DS!!!!





Can I have a raise?

simplydevastated posted 8/2/2013 11:00 AM

Speaking as an asthmatic who could never understand how anyone would inhale smoke into a perfectly good set of lungs, I congratulate you both on being 8 years smoke free.

Breathe easy my friends

ETA- @Moo

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 11:01 AM, August 2nd (Friday)]

Kodi posted 8/2/2013 11:12 AM

AFrayedKnot posted 8/2/2013 11:15 AM

Thank you for the hope and inspiration!!!!

lynnm1947 posted 8/2/2013 11:25 AM

Ohhhhh, good for you and MH, DS!

I quit in 1976; I don't recall what cigarette prices were at the time, but I calculate I spent about $10/week. Times 52 weeks x 37 years, even at 1976 prices, I've saved over $19,000--and much, much more if I re-calculate using the huge increase.

DeadMumWalking posted 8/2/2013 12:09 PM

That is AMAZING, congrats!!!

gahurts posted 8/2/2013 12:18 PM

Good for you both!! That is really great news.

imagoodwitch posted 8/2/2013 13:00 PM

How did you do it DS?

I'm looking for options that will not cause me to become homicidal.

Deeply Scared posted 8/2/2013 13:23 PM

Thanks everyone!!! Your support and encouragement is wonderful


We used the Patch and didn't cheat at all. We set a quit date and stuck to it. I can tell you this...we had a few really awful fights the first year. No matter how hard we tried to keep from completely exploding, there were times...well...lets just say the neighbors knew we were fighting

Lucky2HaveMe posted 8/2/2013 13:26 PM

Awesome! The cost alone should be incentive! Good for you for spending it on fun.

ajsmom posted 8/2/2013 13:32 PM


I am always astounded at how much cigarettes cost.

Having lost both my parents who were heavy smokers to lung cancer, you've most definitely done the right thing!


GabyBaby posted 8/2/2013 15:23 PM

Holy cow that's a ton of money saved!

Congrats on quitting!

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