"Blimey, going through this thread reminded me of my chain-smoking days...
I quit 7 years ago, and now I cannot even remember what I smoked back in the day. I do remember I started with PalMal, and then went on with several varieties of Ronhil, which cost around 2 euros, then. It amounted to me spending around 40 / 50 eurs per month just on the damn ciggies. The funny thing is that I quit by accident, not because I wanted to. I contracted some nasty stomach flu, which gave me a bad case of vomiting, diarrhea and fever that lasted for 10 days. Did not even think of lighting a ciggie, that's how bad it was. When I did light it, on the 11th day, it felt disgusting. I guess my body cleansed itself of the toxins in the meantime. And since it felt nasty and I did not enjoy it any more....I decided to not force myself into smoking again and just stop. It was hard during the first 2 months or so cause I had strong cravings, especially after lunch and in the evening but I soldiered on, and eventually did not feel them any more.
I'd be lying if I said that a thought of being healthier is what kept me off ciggies. It was mostly the thought of saving tons of MONEY, muhaha!! Sorry for the long post, but the point is - save your pennies for better stuff, people! Cheers :)"