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How to guilt your parents into giving you money

It’s easy! And, you’re already doing your part.

Here’s how: take the following info to your parents and, hopefully, cash in.

The average price of a pack of cigarettes in Tennessee is $5 – enough to make you think twice about picking up the habit.

By NOT smoking, you're saving around $1,825 a year! That's money in YOUR pocket!

By NOT smoking, you’re saving around $1,825 a year! That’s money in YOUR pocket!

Not to mention it’s smelly, gross, addictive, and unhealthy.


The average smoker is going to smoke a pack a day, right? If you multiply the average cost of a pack of cigarettes, $5, by the number of days in a year, 365, it comes out to be $1,825.

That’s a lot of money.

That’s a lot of money you’re saving by NOT smoking.

Here’s where we cash in.

  • Approach mom and/or dad
  • Give them the facts of the price of cigarettes
  • Remind them how proud they are of you for not picking up the habit
  • Propose a deal
  • Tell them you’ll never pick up the habit
  • Instead, have them pay YOU for not smoking

Maybe ask them to give you $5 a day for a year, or just the $1,825 up front

No matter how you approach it, it’s a win-win.

  1. You’re not smoking – hurray!
  2. Hurray for you because you’re healthy!

It’s worth a shot.

But whatever they say — don’t smoke. Because even if you don’t get the money upfront, in the long run — it’s a lot cheaper!

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