No Smoking Day
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Smoked almost 600,000 gigarettes £90,000

If anyone out there would like a reason for not smoking take a look at this

Obviously this is probably not exactly acurate but wont be far off.

I recon since I was 11 untill now 63 I have smoked around 600,000 gigarettes which has cost me around £90,000 it may be more. :o

So for all you guys who are still young trying hard to quit besides you health think what it is going to cost you.

I'm not proud of this and never will be, I said in my other reasons thread I want to buy myself a 42" HDTV. How many could I have bought with that money.

No nicotine today.

Jack.

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Surprised no one noticed this it's meant to shock you lol.:D

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hey jack

is funny isnt it how we know how expensive it is each time we by a pack, but looking at the amount of money we have spend trying to kill our selves is always a shock... i stopped in 2001 for 18 months and did so much work in the house and still had spare money in the bank.

heres to us all having extra cash to enjoy rest of our lives smoke free, and of course a healthy sweet smelling life

sue xxx

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If anyone out there would like a reason for not smoking take a look at this

Obviously this is probably not exactly acurate but wont be far off.

I recon since I was 11 untill now 63 I have smoked around 600,000 gigarettes which has cost me around £90,000 it may be more. :o

So for all you guys who are still young trying hard to quit besides you health think what it is going to cost you.

I'm not proud of this and never will be, I said in my other reasons thread I want to buy myself a 42" HDTV. How many could I have bought with that money.

No nicotine today.

Jack.

Hey twin, thats quite profound! Happy New Year to you and we will take no notice Jack of those that are whispering about us hun, ok? lol xx Take care xx Everyone - we are just good friends, ok? ;-) xx

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Jack - you've shocked me. After 8 weeks I figured that was the best part of 1,200 cggies not smoked and I went numb thinking about just that number. 600k is that much harder to 'see'.

What I could have done with £90k over the years.......

Happy new year - we dont smoke!

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hey jack

is funny isnt it how we know how expensive it is each time we by a pack, but looking at the amount of money we have spend trying to kill our selves is always a shock... i stopped in 2001 for 18 months and did so much work in the house and still had spare money in the bank.

heres to us all having extra cash to enjoy rest of our lives smoke free, and of course a healthy sweet smelling life

sue xxx

Hi Sue you are correct since I have stopped and no longer add them into a small shopping like going into a shop for bread and milk and maybe a couple of other things and you are charged maybe £4 or £5 and you think that would have been over a tenner with cigs added on. I really do notice a big difference.

Jack x

PS better watch what I do with the x's Vivienne might find out.:D

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Jack - you've shocked me. After 8 weeks I figured that was the best part of 1,200 cggies not smoked and I went numb thinking about just that number. 600k is that much harder to 'see'.

What I could have done with £90k over the years.......

Happy new year - we dont smoke!

Dave I wonder what 600,000 gigs would look like if they were all pilled up even in packets. Even worse what does £90,000 looks like AHhhhhhhhhhhh!!:mad:

Jack

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Hey twin, thats quite profound! Happy New Year to you and we will take no notice Jack of those that are whispering about us hun, ok? lol xx Take care xx Everyone - we are just good friends, ok? ;-) xx

Hey Vivienne have they started whispering about us already. It's those people that have nothing better to do with their time now that they don't smoke. Maybe they should go and join a no smoking forum do you agree.xxxxxxxxx

Nosey people xxxxxxxx Don't worry about them sweetie, just cos' they don't have a twin.

Seriously Vivienne you have a great smoke free new year And all being well we will be in the penthouse together next year at this time.

And then they can talk :D

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Hiya Jack, sweetheart! Yes, we will ignore them all and as you say, if they have so much time to spare then they should join some sort of forum!!

Wonder what mischief we can get up to in the Penthouse? They keep it very quiet what goes on in there you know. Look forward to seeing you in there this time next year, I will be there first, so will I choose us a room, errrr ummmm I mean a table!! :o blush! blush!!

Watch what you are doing with themX's Jack, with lots and lots of love from your Vivienne. xxxxxxxx :D:D:

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must whisper this make sure the room ehem I mean the table has a view.

Shhh!

Jack xxx

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its the crazy thing about smoking (when we actually did smoke that is), how we would always seem to find money for cigarettes, even if it meant going without something else. How sick was it that while smoking we were always complaining about how short of money we were, yet the root cause of it was us spending over 5 or 6 UK pounds per day on those things.

It all adds up.

The stats don't lie though eh :)

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so funny

Hey J&V you 2 are becoming such a double act so funny.

another incentive to stay smoke free for you both so you can banter on here. lol..

now wouldnt it be funny to have stop smoke forum affair lol just joking.

Jack it is lovely having the extra money in my purse. today it £200

vivienne i hope new year went well with ur family and you are staying strong

sue xxx:)

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I've saved £1000.15 so far this quit.. and thats in less than half a year... adds up it does!

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My wife was just saying tonight that if I was still smoking being snowed in and can't work over the last few weeks, where would have I got money for Cigs. If I was smoking I would have more to worry about.

Jack

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The worst thing about smoking jack is that you'd have budgetted them cigs in and other things would have made a sacrifice.. its a crazy thing addiction is.. better to be free than to be in the middle of believing all the lies the demon has to say.

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I,m bringing this back up because I believe that since stopping I have saved £236.73. Unfortunately because I have not been working I have not been able to put this away. But once I'm working again I will get that money together plus whatever else I have saved by then and soon I'll buy my 42" HDTV:D

Jack:)

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So Right...

Hi Jack, Your so right, we would find the money, so we need to find the money to treat ourselves.... Have u seen my list of things I have treated myself to since March, on my thread 10 months yesterday... Its amazing when put in writing.... Keep up the good work, u have done so well Kaz x :p

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Kaz you'll have to find it and give us a link to it.

It would be interesting to see what we could have.

BTW I hope to be back to work tomorrow

Love Jack xx

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My Treats

forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

Hi Jack think this is how u do it, been on forum 12 months and didnt know, shows u learn something new every day ha ha Kaz x :cool:

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90k my god you could buy a second hand gallardo (if your lucky) for that kind of money, 600k cigs is a hell of alot to

good luck quittng

Geoff

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