Yocan just released the results of their national smoking study on potential savings.

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The point of the study was to learn which states could save the most money by quitting smoking. The study shows that Connecticut residents could be in for a big financial upswing if they resolve to quit smoking.

How The Study Worked

They calculated the cost of a year’s supply of cigarettes in each state, based on the current cost of a 20-pack and the typical consumption rate - which is 14 cigarettes daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What They Found 

In the end, Connecticut ranked #2 in the nation for potential savings with a total of $3,322. That is over $3,000 back in the average smokers pocket. The state with the highest number was Alaska at $3,577. Our neighbors in New York ranked 5th with a possible annual savings of $2,902.

Across the US, a 20-pack of cigarettes currently costs an average of $8.73, which translates to $6.11 daily for a typical smoker’s consumption (14 cigarettes, CDC). Over a year, this equates to a huge $2,230 that could be recovered by stopping smoking.

Overall, smokers in every state could save at least $1.3k next year if they quit smoking in January - with over two-thirds of states (39%) able to save more than the national average.

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What Could You Buy With the Money You Save?

Real Relax PS6500 Massage Chair Full Body 4D SL Track Zero Gravity Shiatsu with AI Care Voice Control Heating, Gold - $3,000

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Real Relax PS6500 Massage Chair Full Body 4D SL Track Zero Gravity Shiatsu with AI Care Voice Control Heating, Gold - $3,000

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HP Envy Desktop PC 4TB SSD 128GB RAM Extreme Win 11 PRO (Intel Core 12th Generation i9-12900K CPU - 3.20GHz Turbo Boost to 5.20GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060) Computer - $2,200 

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Why Did I Write This? 

I quit smoking over a year and a half ago and I didn't think it was possible. I still miss smoking but I don't miss worrying about every little thing my body does. Any time I felt something in my chest, arms, throat, any sensation in my body would trigger panic. Quitting smoking gave me some peace of mind, some comfort that I was heading in the right direction with my health. I'm wishing that for you in 2024.

P.S. Yes, those are the things I would buy right now if I had the scratch laying around and now you see why I don't have the scratch laying around.

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