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Cost is prohibitive...

Posted in Quit experiences 20 Feb 2021

Would you believe 5 years and 9 months ago when I quit, a carton of Dunhill cost $196. Went to the supermarket today where I used to make that weekly "deposit" into their coffers and discovered now the same costs $376, nearly double when I enquired at the cigarette counter. I visit once a year just to check. That is more than a lot of monthly mortgage payments. So glad I bit the bullet when I did. Already was an incredibly expensive exercise. Can only hope others see the light. (Not the lighter)

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  • Happiness February 21, 2021 | 0:21
    The sweetest deal going, to be rewarded for doing nothing.

    So many benefits we get to enjoy by not having to be on a feeding schedule, smelling like an ashtray , ruining our health and standing out in a storm.. I have never let anyone control me , but paid for decades for the privilege' of being kept a slave. When i learned or rather BELIEVED that i could escape being the victim, i did. Anyone can. It can even be EASY when you make up your mind. Think Positive!
  • softly40, Mid North Coast February 21, 2021 | 8:18
    I wonder where the taxes from these cigarettes goes, into the Government coffers for sure but where do they end up. No one is forwarned about this before they begin to smoke. If they were then my guess is people would think twice before starting Lia. Congratulations on staying 5years and 9months free from the nicotine trap.
  • Red-67 February 21, 2021 | 8:29
    That is a crazy LOT of taxes. I checked the price of mine now, and averaged about $ 2.50 for a pack of 20. So I'm up to about $4000 us saved, in 4 years. :)
    I missed my 4 year post, Feb. 15,, It sure is nice, NOT to have to go out in the cold and suck down a quick one, every hour.. LOL

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