Originally Posted by Landmonster
This is a false economy.
You'd save far more money by simply avoiding smoking. You'd save by not buying all the packs per day, plus save on future expected medical expenses and insurance increases from the smoking-habit.
Also, smoking has hidden costs, like reducing the value of your car/home/clothing, etc, due to them being penetrated with cigarette odors.
I don't smoke, but I'm gonna play devil's advocate and say they know that, but can't or won't quit.
He's still got a point. Sometimes it's better to buy a decent something instead of several crappy somethings over time.