Recently, I forced myself to face up to a horrifying reality. I sat down with a family member and worked out how much money I had spent on tobacco/cigarettes in total during my lifetime. It turns out that, had I not become a smoker and saved that money instead without ever touching it, I would have now been in possession of over £40,000! Yep, that's how much money I wasted on smoking... and that's without lighters/matches/gas! That was a realization which literally made me feel sick to my stomach.