Recently at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba, I have had several people questioning the cost of quitting smoking. It is pretty interesting as I have found that people are asking this question as they do not fully understand their choices. You always have choices, in this situation, you can either choose to pay and quit smoking or decide that it is too expensive and carry on smoking.
Let’s look at the consequences of these decisions.
By deciding to pay and quit smoking, you will become healthier and live longer, and your chances of heart disease and cancer will drop dramatically. All this for a one-off payment!! I believe a bargain in anyone’s thinking!!
Deciding to continue smoking because it is too expensive means that you will die earlier, and the probability is that it will not be a pleasant death. Not a nice thing to think of, but it is the truth. In every case, a person who chooses to pay to quit smoking will recover that cost in a maximum of two months by not paying for cigarettes. This does not consider the amount of money saved when your health improves.
I believe that the cost of quitting smoking is a great way to see if a person wants to quit smoking. Smokers will always find a way to get money to buy cigarettes, and if the will to quit is strong enough, you will always find and be prepared to pay the money.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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