The REAL COST of Smoking!
Tell the class you are now going to show them the REAL COST of smoking.
Ask the class the following questions:
1) Ok you are 12 years old and you have been smoking about 10 cigarettes (1/2 a pack) a day for a month. Cigarettes cost about $6.00 a pack on an average now right, how much do you think you have spent in one year?
(Have them make guesses and then flip the poster board over to show $ 1,095.00. If someone gets it right throw them a prize)
2) Ok now you are 16 and you’ve increased your smoking to about 15 cigarettes a day, how much do you think you’ve spent in 4 years?
(After they guess, flip over the board to show – $6,022.00
3) You are now 18 and you are now smoking one pack (20 cigarettes) a day, because you are heavily addicted by now (yea tobacco industry!), how much do you think you’ve spent in 6 years?
(after they guess, flip over the board to show – $10,402.00
4) Now after 10 years, you are only 22 years old, guess how much money you have spent on your tobacco use alone?
(after they guess, flip over the board to show – $19,162.00
Just imagine what you could have gotten with all of that money instead.
The tobacco industry has made a fortune out of you, and what do you have? You have no money and poor health. Remember if you never start, you never have to quit!