May 22, 2014
Smokers asked to count the cost
Tairawhiti District Health wants smokers to count the financial cost to their families of their addiction.
Tobacco control health promotion advisor Aporina Chapman says an average 10-a-day smoker is spending over $50 a week, $250 a month or $3000 a year on smoking.
That’s equivalent to a block of cheese and two litres of milk a day, a tank of petrol every week, or a trip to Australia and back for a family of four each year.
She’s encouraging smokers to use World Smokefree Day on May 31 to trade in the cigarettes for a full tank of gas and quit for the good of their whanau.
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