Quit smoking, start saving Iqaluit NU
Quit smoking, start saving
(NC)-Becoming smoke-free can save more than your health! For the 19 per cent of the Canadian population who smoke, quitting is an important step on the road to a healthier life - both physically and financially.
With the cost of cigarettes ranging from $76.27 to $93.09 per carton across Canada, there's no doubt that smoking is a huge hit to the wallet. Smokers are well aware of the money they are shelling out on a daily or weekly basis, but who takes the time to add up the cost over the months, years and even decades? The fact is the average 45-year old smoker, who quits today and puts the money into savings, could have more than $100,000 to spend during retirement starting at the age of 65, while they enjoy the benefits of smoke-free health.
Quitting smoking certainly has a financial impact, but there are also immediate health benefits, like improved blood circulation, better senses of smell and taste, increased lung capacity and, in the first year of quitting, a person's risk of heart disease can fall to half of that of a smoker.
A bright financial future means nothing without good health. Remember, it's never too late to quit smoking, but it's up to each individual smoker to decide when it is time to quit, paving the way for a healthier and richer life. To start the quitting process a doctor can offer support, advice and information about the options that are available to support successful quitting.