The quit smoking fund

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
As of today, I have quit smoking; to put it bluntly, paying £12 for a 30g pouch of rolling tobacco is just absolutely ridiculous and I don't know why I keep doing it. Addiction to be honest. So, here we go, I'm going to keep track here of how much I'm saving from not smoking. On average, I'd go to the shop and spend £12 every five days, so I expect every five days or so, or whenever I find five minutes, I'll update this!

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    I hope it goes well! That's saving you what, about £75 a month? There's plenty to be done with that :)
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    Well done for giving up smoking Destabilising. When I gave up there was not as many patches/gum products on the market and it was hard not to have sweets instead and put on weight. I wish you good luck and as they say, it can only improve your health :)
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  • As of today, I have quit smoking; to put it bluntly, paying £12 for a 30g pouch of rolling tobacco is just absolutely ridiculous and I don't know why I keep doing it. Addiction to be honest. So, here we go, I'm going to keep track here of how much I'm saving from not smoking. On average, I'd go to the shop and spend £12 every five days, so I expect every five days or so, or whenever I find five minutes, I'll update this!

    Good luck! I'm going to try, no stop, smoking on Sunday. I've tried more times than I can remember. But I hate it. Everything about it. But still do it 😕🙄
  • Going colo turkey is great if you can do it but if you feel the urge to go back to smoking try vaping instead. Vaping cost me about £1 per day and have been cutting down on the nicotine strength and now on zero so fingers crossed I will stop altogether.
  • ziggystziggyst Forumite
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    I hope you do succeed and its hard. I'd tried a couple of time with patches & gum then someone introduced me to vaping and I haven't looked back. Down to 3mg nicotine but look at what i have saved. (from my online log) I had been smoking for 40 years and I can honestly say I couldn't smoke a cigarette now. I feel so much healthier and fitter (plus don't smell :embarasse )
    I'VE BEEN SMOKE FREE FOR
    820 Days
    16 Hours : 28 Minutes : 14 Seconds
    Cost of smoking 9 packs per week
    £63.45

    Average cost of vaping per week
    £10.24
    Money saved on smoking
    £7,438.93

    Money spent on vaping
    £1,200.00

    Money saved
    £6,238.93

    Cigarettes avoided
    21104
    The money saved has been spent on a couple of holidays & some wanted furniture. Quite scary how much just one person can spend
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