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How can kicking your smoking habit affect your finances?

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All the money that you spend on cigarettes goes up in smoke. Just think what you could do with it if it were back in your bank account.

The total? That depends on your habits. By some estimates, if you smoke a pack a day, you could spend $100,000 or more on cigarettes and lighters. Plus, over the years, you’re likely to have higher health costs due to conditions caused by smoking.

When you quit, your budget gets a break.

From: Is Smoking Dragging You Down? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons: "What surgeons can do to reduce the impact of smoking on surgical outcomes."

Michael Fiore, MD, founder and director, University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.

Steven Schroeder, MD, director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San Francisco.

Andrew Spielman, DMD, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs; professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, NYU College of Dentistry.

Christakis, N.  , May 22, 2008; vol. 358: pp 2249-2258. The New England Journal of Medicine

Joyce Wilde, small-business owner and former smoker, Pittsburgh.

American Lung Association: "Secondhand Smoke."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons: "What surgeons can do to reduce the impact of smoking on surgical outcomes."

Michael Fiore, MD, founder and director, University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.

Steven Schroeder, MD, director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San Francisco.

Andrew Spielman, DMD, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs; professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, NYU College of Dentistry.

Christakis, N.  , May 22, 2008; vol. 358: pp 2249-2258. The New England Journal of Medicine

Joyce Wilde, small-business owner and former smoker, Pittsburgh.

American Lung Association: "Secondhand Smoke."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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