The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment sponsors a website, www.tobaccofreeco.org, that is filled with resources to help smokers quit. Just this week, a new feature was introduced on the site, a downloadable app that can give smokers a powerful incentive to quit. The app is called “Quit and Save” — and it shows smokers just how much money they are spending on cigarettes, and how much they can save by quitting. According to CDPHE’s news release, the average “pack-a-day” smoker spends about $2000 a year on cigarettes. There are numerous other tobacco- and health-related resources on the Tobacco Free website, including statistics and marketing resources, so check it out and start saving money — and lives — today.
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