Save Big Bucks by Quitting Cigarette Smoking Today
According to several reports you can save a significant amount of money if your quit cigarette smoking today. How you arrive at a final figure is dependent on the various factors that are adversely affected by smoking. Add them all up, and give or take a few and you have a pretty neat sum. That is if you don’t stop smoking and start drinking heavily or get trapped in another bad habit.
There are many companies who prefer not to hire smokers. They may say it out loud or they may not, but they prefer non-smokers because smokers take more sick days off. They fall ill more and their family falls ill more. They have a shorter attention span as they have to go out for a smoke every couple of hours, they have higher health insurance premiums that some companies hate to foot and they may pass respiratory infections to co-workers. By quitting cigarette smoking you can widen your horizons as far as jobs are concerned and then have a greater chance of sticking around.
Value of Assets
Your home may be your largest investment and according to realtors, many prospective buyers get turned off by the stench of a smoker’s home. The people living there may have gotten accustomed to the smoky smell, but for non-smokers the carpets, drapes and furniture reek of cigarette smoke and it can either result in a slower sale of the house or not getting as much money as you would like for it.
Your car may be the second largest asset you have and that too decreases in value if you smoke in the car as it especially gets imbedded in cloth seats. If you want to get more money for your home and car down the road – and who doesn’t – quit cigarette smoking today.
If you have kids and you are looking for toys and other stuff online on auction sites, you will undoubtedly see many listings which highlight the fact that their bedding or plush toys come from smoke-free homes. They expect to and often do get better money just because they do not smoke.
You may have to spend more on getting your work clothes dry cleaned professionally or laundered more often because of the cigarette smoke smell. A few dollars here and there may not seem like much now, but multiply the number of extra dry cleaning items by the number of weeks you have smoked and you will not be too pleased with the answer.
If stained teeth or bad breath are concerns, then tooth whitening sessions at the dentist or home treatments also cost good money. Factor every expense, from the value of your home to a pack of breath mints and add it up. Multiply it by the number of years you have been smoking and it can shock you.
If these aren’t enough reasons to quit cigarette smoking, then it’s time you and your loved ones go for a physical and compare your lung x-rays and those of your little kids to that of non-smokers. The black-and-white truth of the benefits of quitting cigarette smoking may then just make sense.