Shane Davis has been smoking for two days without smoking and has already saved nearly $ 80.
The 30-year-old Hamilton diesel mechanic quit smoking as one of his New Year's resolutions. He took his last retreat shortly before the end of 2018 on Monday.
He was one of the many who gave up tobacco, starting from the New Year. The Quitline smoking cancellation service received 215 calls, emails and text conversations on January 1, up to 50 percent the number that day a year ago.
Quitline CEO Andrew Slater said the busiest time of the year is early January following the influx of people who want to give up based on the New Year's resolution and the annual fate of tobacco prices.
Prices have increased significantly since January 1, reflecting a 10% increase in government tobacco excise tax. She is considering whether to continue the final of her currently planned increases next January.
Davis today feels honest, but blames the bottle, not the lack of cigarettes; his resolution to stop drinking has struck some turbulence.
But what he's happy about is that, although he had a little slip of drinking, he stayed out of smoking.
"When I drink, I want to have Dennis. I was drinking last night, but I did not have purses, so it was a good sign."
Neither, Davis suffer from strong desire for smoking.
"It's because I have not been around someone who smokes. I only have a few close friends and they do not smoke."
He is "strange" and they are on his case for it.
"I do not need to [smoke]. I was busy and took my mind into account. If I can do it for the first two days, I can certainly do it for the rest of my life. "
Davis smoked from age 12. Over the last 10 years he smoked around a piece of cigarettes a day. He bought the last Winfield Red package about $ 33. Today they are listed for $ 39.90 an online dealer and $ 38.90 for each other.
He does not want his 11-year-old son to smoke, and he is one of the reasons that Davis left.
"It's mainly because of my health – I'm not getting younger and I want to see that my son is growing up, and the price of it.
"Smoking can kill you – cancer and all that".
While his first two days of leaving a cold turkey went without a cry, Davis is a little worried about tomorrow.
"When I go back to work tomorrow, everyone smokes, and that's likely to be my test."
"Now I'm a cold turkey until I cry, and then I'll probably buy a chewing gum [nicotine replacement therapy, NRT] to take that border ".
He twice quit smoking: for the first time he used the NRT envelopes, for the second time he set on an electronic cigarette.
"I just was not ready to quit, I wanted to smoke, but now it's just too expensive."
He did not like it, saying that he felt bad.
Davis did not call Quitline for help, but he is thinking to do so.
Quitlin said he offered those who signed up for a personalized plan to quit smoking a four-week NRT patches, chewing gum, or pastilles that cost them around $ 5, with the option of free recurrence. Without a subsidy, the offer of eight weeks would cost more than $ 200.
"Using patches, chewing gum and tablets for eight weeks can double the chances of leaving."
Klein, Slater, said: "The cost of smoking as well as health problems are key factors for people who choose to give up. This time of the year is when many people put an added focus on their health and well-being."
He said about 10 percent of those enrolled in the Quitlin program last year used diving to help quit smoking.
"Vaping is typically cheaper than smoking cigarettes and can be beneficial to people who have not been successful using other methods."
Subsidized NRT can be ordered by registering with Quitline online, either by calling 0800 778 778 or by sending 4006. Quitline QuitCard Customer Quotcard Recipient Recipes at the pharmacy or can be sent by fax directly to their pharmacy.