You already know all of the health risks of smoking. Friends and loved ones have nagged you to quit. But you haven't been able to kick the habit. Perhaps this context will help renew your efforts: See the huge chunk of money you'll save when you finally quit. Image by MilitaryHealth.
You can make two calculations here: The left column shows you much money you spend a day, week, month or year on your smoking habit alone. It's based on the number of cigarettes you currently smoke and your cost for a single pack. The right column crunches the amount you're expected to save by quitting smoking. The number you enter is your own prediction of "how long you won't smoke" in terms of years or months.
In either case, the amount of money you spend or save is no chump change, but it's still not easy to quit smoking. Here are some resources to help with that:
- Quit Smoking Community: An online community designed to help you quit smoking with proper support and help.
- QuitDay: A comprehensive resource that provides reasons to quit, inspiration, and tools to help you stay the course.
- Recovery Timetable: This roughly outlines what happens to your body, including cravings and temptations to relapse, when you stop smoking.
- Self-help books like The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg attack the root of your deep-seated smoking habit and provide tips on how you can rewire yourself.
If you want to support someone who's trying to quit, we've written a primer on the best ways to help him or her get through it.
Quit Smoking and Save Calculator [Omni Calculator]