As most of you know we measure statistics of our quits by the amount of cigarettes not smoked and by the money not spent on them. My husband is a 'numbers' type guy since he was a helicopter and fighter jet mechanic. He has been the manager of the machine shop where if the metal parts are off by even a 10,000th of an inch it has to be remade. So I told him how many cigarettes I hadn't smoked and he decided to figure out some different metrics that blew my mind.

So here's mine:

I'm 2 years quit and that is 14,600 cigarettes I haven't smoked. I used to smoke 100s lengths.

14,600 cigarettes equals **73 cartons**

If a carton of 100s is about 4" tall 73 cartons is a stack almost **24' tall!**

If a 100s cigarette is about 4" long that's** a line almost a mile long** (9/10 ths) if laid end to end.

For me that's another great motivator and something to be proud of as I add more miles and height every day. I think it would be cool if you calculate yours and share them here. Even one cigarette has a measurement so post it and be proud!

I am NOT a math or numbers person, so this exercise made my head hurt, but.............after over eight years, I think (and take this with at least a grain of salt) my lovely totals might be:

At about 25 a day, that is 74,975 cigarettes not smoked

That would be 3,749 packs. At 10 packs to a carton; that would equal 374 cartons.

A carton being 4" tall each, the stack of them would be 124 ft.

Measuring 3.3 inches (Marlboro Reds), end to end they would measure 2,474,174 inches or 389 MILES!

WOW! I could lay them on the road to the ocean, drive there and back, and still have about 89 left!!