Quitting on the Cheap
The financial stress of paying for smoking cessation programs, pills, and patches can make an already daunting task feel impossible. But you may not realize that the government mandates insurers to offer some level of smoking cessation assistance. There are also many free and low-cost methods to quit smoking, from reading self-help books to online smoking programs. To help ease the process, we’ve provided five of the cheapest ways to quit smoking cigarettes (plus one to avoid). Even if you spend some money, you’ll save in the end. According to the American Lung Association, people who quit smoking save between $1,380 and $2,540 a year — not to mention the health benefits.