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    OK, so 3.50/5.50 you can forget buying a porker or fezza and instead buy a lambo!
    "All our beliefs are being challenged now, and rightfully so, they're stupid." - Bill Hicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgr
    40 years at 40 a day at £3.50 a packet is over


    £ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS!

    come on guys!
    You're forgetting inflation and that the government keep slapping tax on them too! They're around £4.70 a packet at the moment for B&H so it'll probably cost a lot more the £100,000 for us over 40 years.

    Ouch...

    Right, I'm gonna make this my last packet then I'll stop. Who's with me? Who's actually gonna post their progress here?

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    Still a big maybe from me! I'll keep note of your progress, chap... who knows? You might inspire me to give up a little. You've made me consider it at least a little more, already

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    Right. B&H is £3.70ish a packet at the moment. If you take the 4% inflation each year and smoke 40 a day over 40 years from now (providing you live that long) that works out as an astonishing £325,000. It would cost less to hire a hit man!!

    Even if you only smoke 20 a day that's still £162,000! Blimey, and I moan that I'm skint!!

    That's just the financial side of view!

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    Ok, once I've finished this packet (only 6 left so probably before I get home from work) I'm not gonna buy any more! This time tomorrow I'll be a quivering heap of a wreck and unable to type!

    PussyKat I hope you read this too and can give me moral support along with my felow hexites giving up!

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    i'm done now. no ciggies for me again. i worked out i've spent roughly £7k on em, and i'm only 18! best of luck to everyone else who's quitting. peace.

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    I am supporting you, mostly Big_Al though. Do you know how cold one can get waiting for him to finish a fag!
    ; )

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    I have probably spent about £17k - £18k over a period of 7 years at an average price of £4.50 a packet.

    Could have bought me a nice car, a nice comp and lots of nice toys!

    LOL, Kat! Sorry hunny.

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    dont laugh at me! i state only the facts Big Boy
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    Never mind, I can make it up to you now with all the money I'll be saving!

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    hurry up and quit then.....!
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    I quit a couple years back, just went from ~15 a day to 0 straight away.
    Will power is better than any of the quitting aid IMHO.

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    The best way to give up, if cold turkey doesnt work is to cut down by one every week or even every day if u can manage it. It worked for me, its like weening yourself off it slowly

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    I tried to stop on new year's day....I lasted about 18 hours. I figure the only way for me to stop smoking is to completely stop drinking. It doesn't help that my best friend is a 30 a day man, and is always dragging me to the pub. The thing is with me that I get to dislike smoking so much that I can easily stop for a day or two, but then I get cravings so bad that I smoke one, and enjoy it immensely.

    TBH I really am thinking of stopping drinking, if that's what it takes....although I onlywant to stop because of the cost, smell and long term health effects; I don't smoke enough for it to make me unfit. I reckon eventually I'll start hating it enough that I'll be able to make it through the cravings.

    Rich :¬)

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    Okay, I'll play too, then. Last pack of cigs - 9 left.

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    Had my last cig last night. Would of thought I'd be craving by now, but I'm fine. Nearly walked up the road for some fags this morning though, need to get out of some habits I think!

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