Three years ago today, I quit smoking. I’ve never cheated once; I never wanted to. One day I was a smoker (for almost thirty years) and the next day I wasn’t. I still can't believe I did it. Just. Like. That.
Shall we run the numbers, just for fun?
Number of cigarettes I would have smoked between April 3, 2009 and today, had I not stopped smoking on that date: 32,850.
Amount of money saved: $5,847.30. (As in last year's post, a clarification: I smoked cheap cigs I bought on line. I used a dollar figure of $3.56 a pack, since that's what my smokes cost at the time I quit. If I had been buying Marlboros at the corner Seven-Eleven, at today's price of eight bucks a pack (minimum), that number would have been - wait for it - $13,140.00.)
Am I glad I quit? Oh, you betcha. I’m just sorry I didn't do it sooner.