Spoiler alert there is no easy way to quit smoking. What needs to happen is a come to Jesus moment with the actual reasons that you continue to smoke.
Coming from a dumbass who smoked for over a decade – One of the hardest things to listen to is the constant barrage of people that ask you ‘when are you gonna quit. A few of my all-time favorite responses to this question were: ‘My mother never raised a quitter’ or ‘I’ll quit right now – until my next cigarette’. I sure showed them LOL.
If burning a hole in your lungs doesn’t concern you though – maybe you’ll think twice about the amount of cash you are smoking every time you light up. A fancy website did up the below infographic on the cost of smoking by state and it’s outrageous, even more so than JT dancing the Bhangra – Google it. Or don’t. And if you are from Canada just imagine the cost after converting these numbers to the Canadian peso.
TLDR – Smoking costs a metric shit ton of money. The out of pocket cost, the opportunity cost (compound interest), health costs. Blah, blah, blah. You are not only going to die early, you are probably going to die broke as well. So the logical thing for you to do is quit.
If that doesn’t convince you and it probably won’t. Remember – you’re not actually giving up anything because cigarettes do absolutely nothing for you. They provide you with no genuine pleasure or crutch, they simply keep you addicted – a slave to nicotine.
Get it clearly into your mind: you are losing nothing and you will make positive gains not only in health, energy, and money but also in confidence, self-respect, freedom, and most important of all, in the length and quality of your future life. You’re going to enjoy being a non-smoker right from the moment you put out your last cigarette. Do it.
The title of the book I am about to recommend sounds like a giant Costco size bag of Cheetos but I digress – if you are a dumbass and currently smoke or you are just curious about what it takes to quit smoking before you start. Please read Allan Carr’s easy way to quit smoking.
I know this sounds like a bunch of BS. You may be asking where is the affiliate link? What’s in it for The Money Runner? Nothing. I suggest you don’t even buy the book. Go get it from your local library. Read the book. Quit smoking. Save money. Save your life.