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It has been 1,529 days since I quit that represents a saving of $57,323 - 00. If any young couple are still smoking and renting consider quitting and putting the money aside for a home deposit. in 1,500 days you could be moving into your own home, saying good bye to renting forever.
The proof is in the pudding, it's an incredible amount of money that I would have wasted, prior to giving up smoking, in today's money it would be close to half a million dollars.
To date I've saved over $43,000-00 having quit 1933 days ago.
Last year I had massive heart attack and ended up with major heart surgery (CABG X 4). I had previously been a smoker since the age of 12 (for 55 years). The only reason I survived was the fact that my lungs and circulatory system had enough time heal itself before operation - I am first to admit I pushed it to the limit but, so will ...
In May 2016 I had a major heart attack - long story short; died, but resuscitated. Complicated open heart surgery followed (CABGX4) now on the mend. Fortunately I had given up smoking for almost five years (after being a chain smoker for Fifty five years). The only reason I made it through was that my systems had had enough recovery time after five years, for me get through it all. So Quit now t...
Just on 1350 days ago I thought "I can't afford this" - Cold Turkey haven't bought a packet since - I just cant imagine paying $20 a pack or what ever they now cost - and the government is planning to increase to $40 definitely would need a very, very big lotto payout.
It's been 1,038 days since I cold turkey quit after 55 years chain smoking non filtered American cigarettes. I just could not afford to smoke so I stopped - I wasn't sure that I could but the miser in me came to the fore and the rest is history.
Mind you I've been tempted but seeing the price rises of the last three years I've steeled myself to the fact that I'm an ex smoker. I must admit that m...
I have been on the site for over one year now and I have found that people do care. I have received several messages of support from moderators as well as the other users of the site.
As for all of the possible downside effects of quitting one thing that I have discovered is that we all have differing symptoms. You will note that those using the chemical support products tend to do it a bit...
447 days wow! After 56 years of smoking - still could not see me ever taking it back up again but I still have that little twinge especially when I walk past my wife's cigarettes on the table.
Hang in there guys it's worth it.
Hi, 330 days and counting Ive saved over seven grand but I find lately that I tend to be "craving" carbohydrates. Bread, chips, menthols and peppermints all the foods that are comforts - I tend to think it is only boredom and I rationalise when I'm shopping that it is better than buying those damned cigarettes. Being slightly mobility impaired which doesn't lend itself to exercise too well also d...
Well six months later and $5300 richer - What a wonderful Christmas I can now plan.
If money motivates you it's time to quit cold turkey - will pay for the hot turkey for the Christmas feast.
Well 125 days ago I had my last cigarette - after 55 years of smoking. Basically I gave it up because of the horrendous cost and as a retiree I simply couldn't afford it anymore.
I remember a movie they showed us when I joined the Navy all those years ago and they showed the autopsied lungs of a smoker, it didn't stop me, but I remember it as if it was yesterday.
So although I consider the tax ...
It's been 65 days with a saving of just under one and a half grand. I should be on top of the World but it is really starting to hurt.
The last three weeks have been particulary bad for me - medications for extreme pain (injured at work two years ago), causing complications that put me in hospital for two weeks - one operation down one more to go.
I know I'm whining and having a "poor bug...
Ive been down this path before and stopped for nearly ten years, that's when I reasoned surely "Just one" wouldn't matter. Well I had that just one which became the catalyst for me ending up a 40+ a day smoker more than doubling the previous 10 - 15 per day. I now know that there is no just one, and as much as I think I could become a social smoker I realise that there is no such thing.
Although I am not experiencing "withdrawal" per say, I do find that after meals I have that unfinished feeling which used to be when I reached for the smokes. I have countered these uneasy feelings by sucking on a fruit flavoured ice block (the type in plastic tubes). A couple of times I've had two, one after another, I think the Cola flavour is the most satisfying. I buy the no frills type at ar...
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