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Smoking one $5 pack of cigarettes a day for…
1 Week = $35 = Rice maker or movie tickets for the family
2 Month = $300 = Karaoke machine
6 Months = $900 = Week at the beach with family or money to send home to relatives
1 Year = $1,825 = Computer
2 Years = $3,650 = Semester of college tuition
3 Years = $5,475 = Car down payment
4 Years = $7,300 = House down payment
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012