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Blog Post created by pir8fan on Jan 8, 2010

Today is day eight!! The first 6 were not that bad. Day 7 was tough. Today everything I start to do make me want to stop and have a smoke first.

This is hard. I do not feel like someone who quit smoking, I feel like someone who us being deprived of his cigarettes. I have smoked for more than 40 years ( pack a day at age 13 ).  I have had cancer and a heart attack. I can give you every reason in the world not to smoke, but I still don't really want to quit. This is a monetary thing. In the past year, federal and state taxes in Florida have added $2.62 to the price of a pack of cigarettes. I was in San Francisco three week ago and a carton of my brand was cheaper there than at home in Naples. Cigarettes higher in Florida than California, Who would have ever thought that? Also Insurance rates changed as of the first of the year. Smoker rates are more than 3 times as high for a lot less coverage, and they will do blood test to make sure you are not smoking. If you need another reason to quit and stay quit think about those numbers for a few minutes!! Between the price of cigarettes and insurance it would cost me about $14,000 a year to continue smoking. And it is only going to get worse!!! If these numbers have not hit you yet, stand-by, they are on the way! Think about your age and what you would prefer to buy with all the money it will cost you to smoke.

Good luck to all.