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Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, CHT

The Monetary Benefits of Stopping Smoking

I am writing a little differently on this blog, but I just feel compelled to make note of something.  We talk about the health benefits of not smoking, and there are many, but we don’t often calculate the savings of hard earned cash.   So I wanted to pass on something that is quite amazing to me.
A husband and wife came to me nearly two years ago.  Both smoked a pack of cigarettes a day and both stopped smoking using hypnosis.  Naturally  they were both delighted, as was I, though not surprised as I had seen hundreds of clients stop smoking using the power of their subconscious mind.
They recently contacted me and invited me to their home for lunch, which was lovely.  However, the shock for me came when the wife told me how much – to the cent – they had saved by not smoking for just two years. It was a staggering $8,854.42 per person – a total of $17,704.74!  
She sent me a chart showing exactly how many days hours and minutes since her  last cigarette and the savings. She was enthusiastically telling me  how much better she felt health-wise too, but it was the actual saving in dollars that was the surprise to me.  They have saved that money to put  towards buying a house, but my thoughts went to all the other things one could do with it, a couple of wonderful vacations for a start.
There is just no upside to smoking, it only begins when you stop. GOOD HEALTH IS FREEDOM!
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