Your Bank Balance Will Thank You for Kicking This Habit

If you’ve been considering giving up smoking, now is the time to think about quitting for good. What can sometimes start as social smoking easily leads to smoking daily and before you know it you’re addicted and spending a lot of your hard-earned money on this habit. Over the course of the year, smoking costs add up quickly (as we’re sure you can imagine) so kicking this habit can save you a tidy sum. Some people spend thousands a year on cigarettes, which could go towards paying for other things such as holidays or treating yourself to something special.

Calculate the costs

One thing that is worth doing is considering the costs of how much smoking is actually costing you, seeing it written down as one large lump sum can make you seriously reconsider how much you want to smoke. There are some useful calculators out there that can let you see what you can save weekly, monthly and annually. Seeing the total figure might make you think twice the next time you feel like buying a packet. As cigarettes increase in price over time, and often not by much you don’t tend to notice just how much you’re spending and how much it’s increased over the years. It can be scary to see this number written down, but it might be the push you need to think about quitting.

Find alternatives

You don’t have to completely quit and give up everything all together, you can still save a lot of money by switching things up. Using alternative options such as vaping can help you give up the habit and when looking at vaping vs smoking costs, this will also help you save money over the year.

These days you can easily pick up devices online from brands such JUUL Labs so you don’t have to go out of your way to get one. Not a lot of people find success in quitting and going cold turkey, in fact only 4% of people succeed. Finding alternatives means you’ll stand a better chance of quitting for good. With so many alternatives available on the market, you’ll be sure to find something that works for you. If you’re unsure about all of the different options, speak to your GP or use some online resources to do some research.

Enjoy the savings

If you’re smoking on average 8 cigarettes a day, then switching to vaping could save you on around £1200 a year. Putting that money aside each month to save up over the year soon adds up! Why not put your savings to good use and treat yourself to something such as a holiday and visiting that place you’ve always wanted to go to? Maybe you’ve got your eye on a something new for the house such as a new T.V. Treating yourself to something with your saved cash reminds you of the hard work and you’ve done.

Wassana Lampech

Wassana Lampech is a medical technology graduate and a freelance writer. She has been writing since her college days, and has been a freelance writer for the past 4 years. You can follow her on Twitter here: @wassmam

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