Feeling spent: Calculating tobacco’s toll on your wallet.
The money spent on tobacco really adds up. Five dollars here, six bucks there might seem like a small price to pay at the time. When you add up the cost of tobacco over time, however, you can see the toll it takes on your wallet as well as your health.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline’s handy new Cost of Tobacco Calculators can help you see how much you’re spending on tobacco and how much you can save by quitting. For example, let’s calculate the cost of smoking. Let’s say you smoke a pack a day, and cigarettes cost $6 per pack. Simply plug that data into our Cost of Smoking Calculator and you’ll see how much you could be saving:
- After 1 month, you will have saved $180.
- After 6 months, you will have saved $1,092.
- After 1 year, you will have saved $2,190.
- And so on!
Just imagine what you could do with all that extra cash. Buy holiday gifts for your entire family! Pay off debts! Take a weekend trip!
Need more reasons to quit tobacco? Quitting isn’t just about dollars and cents. You’re also adding days back to your life. For every month you quit, you add five days back to your life. Quit for six months and get nearly a month in return. Our calculators calculate that, too.
With more cash and a longer, healthier life, quitting is an investment you can’t afford to pass up. If you’re thinking about quitting, give the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline a try. We offer nonjudgmental support and customizable options like web and phone coaching, supportive texts and patches, gum and lozenges. Best of all, it costs nothing.