I have several vices but smoking isn’t one of them.
Hand on heart, I can say that not a single cigarette – tobacco or anything eLse has ever touched my lips.
Now, more than ever I’m thankful for that.
The latest tax increases make it a very expensive habit:
A pack of cigarettes costs about $14 and A daily pack habit will cost over $5,000 a year.
That is set to rise to $20 a pack by 2016.
Smoking is also an increasingly difficult habit to maintain as smokefree initiatives restrict.
Difficult to maintain though it is, most people find it even more difficult to give up.
But today is World Smokefree Day, when tobacco addicts are implored to reclaim their lungs and stub out the habit.