It recently occurred to me that i've never really had a full wage packet to myself. I've always ended up handing over a few hundred to random shopkeepers to keep myself stocked up with cigarettes.
I started thinking, how many times have i done without things i really wanted, not gone on holiday, stayed in at weekends because i "can't afford it"?
Yet i never did without smoking. I'd take £100 out of the bank & wonder where it had all gone a week later!
All those years, all of the experiences & fun i could have had, i've put aside so i could blast away 20 smokes a day, & what do i have to show for it? Shortness of breath, a sore throat & an increased risk of life threatening disease. Excellent.