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|As I have read the various posts on smoking, I wondered what amount of money it would have cost me had I not given up the weed in 1984, ( I must admit not without pressing urgency) this morning in the Newsagents I glanced along the array of ciggies, and was astonished at the price of buying a 20 pack, from leaving the forces I always smoked Senior Service, then in the 60s when the health issue came to the fore I tried various brands of filtered cigs, but the only one I could find that satisfied my taste was Players Gold Leaf, which I smoked until Christmas 1983/4, at that time I was purchasing 3 packs a day.|
Assuming that I had carried on buying at that rate until the present time, starting off between 60/70p per pack, and adding the approx increases in between until present time, at a rough approximation I think I would have had an outlay in excess of £40.000, a frightening amount. At todays prices I would have been spending
close to £150 per week, £7.800 per year.
So not having to buy fags, at the moment I am not feeling the pinch.
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