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Quit 1,696 days ago


February 11, 2019
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Know your numbers. One of the many reasons that I quit had to do with percentages. The odds. I needed dental work and was told that the odds of failure in smokers was 30%. A tooth implant. Costly. The consequences of my decisions were real. Another marble in the don't smoke scale. Two of our contributors here have mentioned the word percentage and I have found that concept to be useful. Quitting is measurable. What percentage of our after tax income did we spend on tobacco. Healthier is hard to measure because I do not know what would have happened and smoking is not the only factor. But my guess is that it is at least thirty percent better. Now if I could just get that number on my investments.

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  • tman55
    Quit 1,826 days ago
    2 months ago #

    That would be a great number on the investments!! If my wife and I still smoked we would be spending around 10000$/yr. That is a big percentage when neither of us work anymore. I hope we never go back to the dark side again

  • Carolyn
    Quit 4,787 days ago
    2 months ago #

    I do not think I would still be alive had I not quit when I did. My life while not perfect, is so much better. I watch DH struggle to heal from the amputation and think how were he a smoker, it would not heal period as smoking impacts blood flow. Thankful I am now free and can choose how to spend my money without giving a huge chunk of it away to addiction.

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