UK Smokers Could Save More Than £1450 a Year if They Quit Smoking

The cheapest pack of 20 cigarettes sold by ASDA costs £7.35 (36.8p each) as of October 5th, 2017.

According to the Office for National Statistics, people in the UK smoked 11 cigarettes a day on average in 2016.

Therefore, the minimum cost of smoking in the UK for 2016 was an average of:

  • £4 per day (36.8p x 11 cigs = £4.04) 
  • £121 per month (£4.04 x 30 days = £121.2)
  • £1454 per year (£121.2 x 12 months = £1454.4)

Imagine being able to save £120 a month and over £1450 a year without harming your body? What would you buy? Think of all the numerous ways you could spend those money and the amount of happiness you could bring to yourself and others?



  1. Hi Vlad,

    Firstly, let me say that material that you have posted is really helpful. Can you please tell me, if you were able to provide / collect data regarding absence from UK and, if not, if it is acceptable to have some data missing.

    Kind Regards,



    1. Hi Pawel

      Yes, I was able to provide data regarding my absences, for example, periods I flew back home to see my relatives, by searching for old emails of plane tickets I had bought from RyanAir, EasyJet and others.

      I think it’s important to provide as much data as possible. Up to a month of missing data a year may be acceptable. I think you are allowed about 90 days of absence from the UK per year but you must accurately date your outbound and inbound journeys.


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