When people want to quit smoking the cost of quitting is often a major factor. When you really think about it the actual cost of the process to quit smoking is small compared to the other costs involved in smoking. Let’s look at these costs:Cost
Firstly, and more importantly is the cost to your health from smoking. How much is vitality and longevity worth? How much is the quality of your life worth? It probably can’t be measured. Even if the cost to quit smoking cigarettes is $1000 it’s a small cost when you compare it to quality, longevity and vitality.
Secondly, what is the cost to your family and friends. Smoking around them exposes them to second hand smoking. We now know that the effects of this can be as bad as actually smoking a cigarette. More importantly what is the cost to your family and friends when succumb to any of the numerous diseases caused by smoking? Once again it can’t be measured.
Thirdly and less importantly what is the cost of cigarettes. When you think about it you are literally burning money when you buy cigarettes. Can’t that money be for something that is more useful or essential? Like paying a bill or a mortgage?
If you are worried that the cost to stop smoking is too high, then I would suggest that you may not be ready to quit smoking. It’s a small cost when you consider all the other costs involved in smoking.

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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