YOU KNOW? - SOME LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT SMOKING
The following facts have been
compiled by a gentleman who has had the misfortune of suffering a stroke,
He hope it will, perhaps, give others food for thought regarding smoking:-
30 cigarettes a day.
of each cigarette in 1999 was 16p.
of a day's cigarettes was, therefore, £4.80.
of a week's cigarettes was £33.60.
year was a leap year (366 days); 366 x 30 cigarettes =
10,980 cigarettes I smoked in one year.
a cost of 16p. each = £1,756.80! The cost of one year's cigarettes.
been smoking for 35 years.
10 years I smoked around 20 a day = approximately 73,000 cigarettes
25 years I smoked 30 a day = approximately 273,750 cigarettes.
means I would have smoked around 346,750 cigarettes in my life.
around 7 minutes to smoke one cigarette.
means I smoked for the equivalent of 3 1/2 hours each day.
years I have spent approximately 1,685 days or 240 weeks or 4 years
and 7 months smoking! Plus the time looking for a light.
length of a cigarette is approximately 4" x 346,750 = 1,387,000
end to end this would stretch for almost 22 miles.
cigarettes were purchased in packs of 20, I would have bought a
total of 17,337 packs.
on top of each other the packets would reach over 1800 feet high.
to end these packets would be almost 2 miles long.
first started smoking a packet of 20 cost around 4 shillings or 20p.
then cost £1.40 per week or £73 per year.
chosen to invest the money rather than spend it on cigarettes at an
annual interest of 4% per year I could have saved £36,133.80 over
the 35 years.
years of being weak willed in trying to kick the habit I finally
gave up on the 27th January, 2000.
really quite easy - for years I had read the health warnings but
thought I was invincible!!!!
If you are subscribers to our
monthly ezine (and if not, why not??), you will have seen some humorous bedroom
tips he has sent in, proof that he has been able to maintain his sense
of humour at this very difficult time.
He has very kindly given permission for us to reproduce some of
his material on Hints and Things.
Some more interesting
facts about smoking including the current eye
watering financial cost.
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