8 years ago I stopped regularly smoking dope for recreation and to prep myself for stopping smoking fags (had I actually fallen out with the dope buzz too)
The yearly cost had not really been a issue as I had known growers for years and never paid the market rate. Let’s say six to twelve ounce a year personal use (at a guess) = average £100 per Oz.
7 years ago I stopped drinking alcohol. Now this was a pleasurable habit acquired over 20+ years.
6x to 8+ cans of larger per day, 7 x days a week and enjoyed every drop. Est cost £6 per day.
Wine could supplement days without cans =average £5+ bottle.
6 years ago I finally stopped smoking fags. Never (very very rarely paid duty) bought in bulk and could consume 100g rolling tobacco per week average. Cost £14.
Stopping smoking fags lead me down the garden path of chewing gum. Drinking none alcoholic pop or sugary soft drinks and eating sweets soon wore thin.
I’ve tried long and hard to get back into drinking alcohol to no avail. I still don’t smoke. I regularly treat myself to a bottle of favourite none alcoholic fruit cider and a bag of sweets to indulge in with or without the kids.
What I’m getting at is, let’s say market research. For the past three weeks Ive tried to buy and enjoy alcohol. I’ve just got to a point where I can tolerate (maybe even enjoy) a bottle of cobra alcohol (just the one bottle) but I buy the bottles on offer in threes. I don’t ever want to be back in a position where head stabilisation costs me more per week than the average weekly running cost of a 55 foot narrowboat.
The price of tailer made fags has made me shiver for years and I don’t know how folk can afford that type of smoking habit.
I’m tea total nowdays and loving it, with no regrets.
So what does it cost you on a weekly basis to maintain your sanity.