Well, remember those figures are for two people but yep, we blew a lot of money on those things. And DH just told me we were paying about $3.89 for the smokes so the total for right now is $23.09. We've already just about paid for the nicotine patches we're using. 14 of them cost $24.34 so we're rockin! lol
Are you using Quitnet.com???? When I read the subject line I thought, "That has got to be a quitting smoking post. That looks just like a gadget entry."
I have been "quit" for six years next month thanks to Quitnet.com. I'm rooting for you! You are doing great!!!
Good for you so far - my husband has been taking some pills that are suppose to help him stop smoking, he started the pills just after Xmas - I still see a cloud of smoke coming up from behind the shed! His $35 a week habit is starting to bother me; he is also a cancer survivor ... what is the man thinking.
Your husband might be taking Chantix, which is involved in a lawsuit now claiming the Chantix leads some people to suicide. I don't know much about it but you might want to see if that's what your husband is taking and if so, make sure he is acting okay. My personal opinion is that cold turkey (with maybe a little help from patches or gum) is the way to go. The 'suffering' is just part of the quitting process and I think its important that we actually experience that - at least some of it!
That is AWESOME! I quit almost 10 months ago, and not only have I saved a small fortune so far, but I just FEEL so much better! I noticed after I quit smoking I found courage to tackle a lot of other issues in my life, like choosing to get my finances together, choosing the exercize daily, choosing to eat well, choosing to take better care of me! Keep it up!
Oh, and I agree about cold turkey working best. I tried a lot of different methods, including chantix, wellbutrin, patches, gum, etc. and found that for me cold turkey was the best. The withdrawl is painful, but it subsides after a few days and then it is really just all in your head.
God Bless you. I have been smoke free for three years this month, however, it was the first three days that were the toughest for me. Whenever you get the urge, invoke the name of Jesus for the strength to get through the craving. He will never let you down. Best of luck!