The average US retail price of cigarettes hovers around $7.00 a pack, when you factor in the most expensive states, like New York and Connecticut, that charge a whopping $10.50 per pack. If you smoke a pack a day, that's over $200 per month, and over $2,600 per year. Two packs a day, on average, costs nearly $5,000 per year.
Over a lifetime, that could easily add up to a quarter million dollars, wasted, and that's just the money spent on cigarettes. Added costs of smoking include: extra laundry and/or dry cleaning bills, teeth whiteners, extra dentistry, more sicknesses and time missed at work, air fresheners, lighters, plus the cost of failed quit methods (like patch, gum, lozenges, prescription medications).
You may or may not know this, but quitting smoking or vaping and choosing "nicotine alternatives" that still contain nicotine, for the most part, is a scam. Big Pharma works directly with Big Tobacco to keep you addicted to nicotine and buying their nicotine-laced products, knowing how hard it is to quit, if you're still using nicotine. It's like telling an alcoholic who drinks whiskey all day that they can quit if they just switch to beer, because it has less alcohol. Go figure. Check out these costs for "nicotine alternatives," and then compare them to natural remedies that offer better results for less money and less time.
Nicotine Gum (contains between 2mg and 4mg of nicotine)
Average cost per box: $59.99 for 100 pieces
Weeks 1-6 Recommended use: 1 piece every 1-2 hours
Average number of pieces chewed per week: 70
Average cost per week: $42.00
First 6 weeks cost: $252
Weeks 7-9 Recommended use: 1 piece every 2-4 hours
Average number of pieces chewed per week: 49
Average cost per week: $30.00
Weeks 7-9 cost: $90
Weeks 10-12 Recommended use: 1 piece every 4-8 hours
Average number of pieces chewed per week: 28
Average cost per week: $17.00
Weeks 10 - 12 cost: $51
Total Cost to Quit Smoking (with only 6% average quit success rate): $393
Nicotine Patch (contains 7mg, 14mg, or 21mg of nicotine)
Average cost per box: $59.99 for 14 patches
Recommended use: 1 patch per day for 10 weeks
Average cost per week: $30.00
Total Cost to Quit Smoking (with only 9% average quit success rate): $300
There's a natural way to boost dopamine by consuming the extract from a tropical bean called mucuna pruriens, that assists in recovery of normal dopamine levels in the body when trying to quit vaping, cigarettes, or other so-called "nicotine alternative" products that are still laced with nicotine, like the patch and the gum.
A new functional beverage called Krave Kicker contains a non-addictive, potent extract of mucuna, plus vitamin B12, to help balance the nervous system, while boosting and elevating mood. The best part is that Krave Kicker won't damage your wallet or purse like the patch or gum, and there's no withdrawal or "crash" because it's a natural remedy.
Krave Kicker (contains zero nicotine)
Retail cost for a 12-pack of 2.5 ounce liquid "shots": $64.00
Recommended use: 3 bottles per day for 4 days, then 2 bottles per day for about a week
Total cost to Quit Smoking (with about 35% average quit success rate - based on recent survey): $64 - $128
You don't have to feel trapped by nicotine anymore, and you don't have to break the bank to end the addiction. The true physical nicotine addiction is broken in 3 to 4 days, and then it's just behavior modification after that. Get ready for a healthy 2023.
Special Note: This article was authored by Herbal Remedy Insider, a researcher for Krave Kicker, the manufacturer of a functional beverage that contains a natural, herbal remedy for nicotine and sugar cravings. This publisher was NOT compensated in any way for carrying this article. It is not a sponsored article, but the author is receiving publicity of this news item in exchange for providing the article at no cost.
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