Quit & Save

Don’t let your hard-earned money go up in smoke

We all know that smoking is an expensive habit. With the average pack of 20 cigarettes in New Zealand costing around $18, a pack-a-day smoker spends over $126 a week – which adds up to almost $6,500 a year5 ! Pretty scary stuff and, with Government taxes increasing each year, smoking is only going to get pricier. The cost to your health is, of course, even higher!

Just imagine what you could do with all the money that you used to spend on cigarettes. How about nice holiday, a new car, something special for the kids or just savings for a rainy day? However you decide to spend it, by quitting smoking you could not only add years to your life, but dollars to your wallet. What better incentive is there?

How much could you save?

Use our clever Budget Calculator to see how much you spend on smoking, and how much you’ll save when you stop for good.

Setting a savings goal

We’ve collected some great tips to help you see the financial benefits of quitting smoking.Find out more.

Saving every day adds up

Every day you don’t smoke you’re saving yourself precious dollars. Check out our Budget Calculator for better ways to spend your hard-earned cash

Ready to stop smoking?

Whatever your reason for quitting, you’re twice as likely to stop with NICORETTE® (vs. willpower alone)2. Why not find out where to buy NICORETTE® stop smoking NICORETTE® quit smoking products or get your personalised quit plan?

5Based on a 20-cigarette-a-day smoker and an average pack of 20 cigarettes cost of $18 as at September 2014.

2Stead LF, et al. “Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation”. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008 Issue 3