I've been wanting to talk about things that I'm confused about people still do for a while now.
I've finally gotten around to doing it.
Okay, lets get this out of the way: smoking does in fact cause lung cancer which happens to be a very painful and unpleasant way to die. Most people pay to cure themselves of cancer or try to avoid it. If you smoke cigarettes you are paying for lung cancer.
Now lets get to the cost. Take someone who smokes a pack a day. Here in Massachusetts the cost of a pack of cigarettes averages around $9.95; let's round that to ten, and let's round each month off to thirty, so smoking a pack a day will set you back 300 dollars a month, and multiply that by twelve and you get $3,600. That is the yearly cost of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. You are paying OVER THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TO KILL YOURSELF SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY. Then add in the whole, winded after a half a flight of stairs, the whole horrible smell. Also the effects are extremely well known. Why on earth do people even start smoking?
2. Drink Bottled Water
This is a fact; most bottled water is just plain old tap water. A lot of people drink it all day but the fact is it's the same water they could get from the tap. So lets talk about the whole portability thing. Why not just buy a reusable water bottle?
They are fairly cheap. They are reusable so you don't shell out a bunch of money every week buying a bunch of Poland springs bottled water or whatever brand you get. Seriously, its cheaper to just get a reusable water bottle. Plus you can fill it up with ice and then fill it to keep it cold.
3. Get their News from the TV
This isn't about politics; this is just about the time it takes to watch the news. So you can watch one hour's worth of news and you'll get the same amount of information that you'd get in fifteen minutes or less by searching and reading the news on the Internet. Hell, depending on the source you'll probably get far more accurate news. So if you can get the same information faster and easier, then why watch the TV news? Then you have another forty-five minutes to do other things with your day. That seems like a pretty good deal to me.