Not only does smoking cigarettes waste your money, it also wastes your time.
Let’s see how much time.
The average time to smoke a cigarette is 6 minutes, and there are 20 cigarettes in a pack. If you’re a pack a day smoker, you burn 120 minutes (or 2 hours) a day smoking. Let’s see how that squandered time adds up over time:
1 Day: We’ve already calculated the time of one day at 2 hours. That’s enough time to watch a movie.
1 Month: 2 hours a day times 30 days means 60 hours. That would be the equivalent time-wise to a nice weekend get-away.
6 Months: 180 days at 2 hours a day means that you’ve consumed 360 hours smoking cigarettes in 6 months. You could drive the entire distance of Route 66 in that amount of time.
1 Year: After a year you’ve wasted 720 hours (30 days) on your habit. That is the typical amount of time it takes to learn a new language.
Use this Monday as a day to quit smoking and stay quit. Maybe you can use the 2 hours you’ve gained on Monday to start planning all the activities you can do with your newly found free time.