If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you’ve h it the jackpot for saving thousands of dollars every year. A pack of cigarettes costs $4 to $10 or more, depending on your brand and state taxes. Let’s say it’s $7. Multiply that by a pack-a-day habit and $2,555 of your hard-earned dollars are literally going up in smoke. Smoke more than that? You’re spending more. Stop burning money! Think what you could do with that extra money each year. Take a trip, put a down payment on a car or put the money away for a rainy day. If you add in the potential health risks related to smoking, and costs that go with them, you stand to save even more. While you’re at it, consider how much money and grief you can save the people who look up to you. Studies have shown that children of parents who smoke are more likely to also smoke. How to quit? Smokefree.gov offers some basics to get you going. Also have a look at Cancer.org’s guide to quitting smoking. Coloradans can get help from https://colorado.quitlogix.org/. It’s FREE.