Holiday Stress & Smoking

smoking-prevention-300x300Are the holidays a stressful time for you? If so, you are not alone.  Many report feeling higher levels of stress during the holiday season.  For some it may be the extra pressures of hosting gatherings and for others it could be the financial burden the holidays bring.  Approximately seven in ten Americans report money as a significant source of stress.

Smoking over the holidays can prove to be pretty costly so you may want to consider cutting back or even quitting all together to save some money.

If you are currently smoking one pack per day (20 cigarettes) and were to quit smoking this holiday season you could save:

  • $8.00 per day
  • $56.00 per week
  • $243.33 per month
  • $2,922.00 per year
  • 29,220.00 after 10 years

Now that you know the impact smoking can have on your finances, why not set a goal to reduce the amount of cigarettes you smoke each day or quit all together?

Quitting can be hard but you can increase your chances of success with some help from the Wisconsin Quit Line.  The Oneida County Health Department encourages individuals who smoke or use other tobacco products to call the Wisconsin Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW because the quit line offers free assistance from trained professionals.  In addition to receiving personal coaching, Quit Line callers can also receive a starter pack of quit smoking medication.  So what are you waiting for?  Try calling the Wisconsin Quit Line today and start saving your money this holiday season!

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