When’s the last time you added up how much you spend on tobacco products? You might know that they’re pricey, but how pricey? The average pack-a-day smoker in America spends $2,920 on cigarettes a year. The costs could be even higher if there are local taxes or if the user prefers another product like e-cigarettes.
If you’re looking to have extra cash on hand, quitting tobacco can help. We can help you find out what you could save.
Cue the YouCanQuit2 Savings Calculator
Start by checking out the YouCanQuit2 Savings Calculator to figure out exactly how much you could be saving by living tobacco free. The tool allows you to calculate how much you spend on cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or electronic cigarettes over periods of time (think: one week, one year and even over 10 years). Let’s look at Brian for an example:
Brian buys three packs of cigarettes ($8.00 each) and three pods for his e-cigarette ($4.00 each) a week. Since Brian buys this weekly, he ends up spending about $1,900 per year on tobacco products.
Do Brian’s spending habits sound like yours? If so, your mind is probably buzzing with all the things you could use extra money for instead of tobacco products. Things like:
Are you ready to quit?
Yeah – that extra cash is quite motivating! Check out these resources if you’re thinking about quitting. If you’re ready to get started, use the YouCanQuit2 Quit Plan, an interactive tool that guides you step-by-step on how to quit tobacco. Remember, you can do this!