Save more than your health

What is smoking really costing you?

What is smoking really costing you?

It’s no surprise that smoking costs a lot of money and with regular tax increases planned over the next few years, the cost is going to keep going up. When you quit smoking you stand to save more than just your health.

If you currently smoke a pack a day, you are probably spending around $9-$10,000 a year! Think about what else you could be doing with this much money:

  • upgrading the car
  • going on a holiday
  • buying that new TV or phone you have had your eye on
  • regularly taking the kids to the movies or the footy
  • enjoying ‘mad March’ in Adelaide by going to lots of Fringe events, Womadelaide and the Adelaide 500
  • just making it a little easier to pay the rent or the mortgage.

Need some more inspiration to quit?

Regain control
Do you feel like smoking is controlling you? Do you plan your day around cigarettes and smoke breaks? Do you worry about not having enough money to buy cigarettes if you run out? When you stop smoking, you will not only have more money, but you’ll regain control and boost your confidence.

Be a role model
Quitting smoking sets a great example for family and friends, especially your kids. If you don’t smoke, you reduce the chances of your kids taking up smoking.

Enjoy better health
We all know that smoking does damage to your body. But did you know that as soon as you quit your body starts repairing? Quitting smoking can give you more energy to play with your kids along with more money to spend on them. The longer you don’t smoke, the healthier you will become.

Want to know how much you spend on smoking?

You can see how much smoking costs you weekly, monthly, yearly and how much you have spent over the time you have been smoking with the Cancer Council SA cost calculator.