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Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You?

What does this tool help you learn?

This interactive tool calculates how much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past or how much you will spend on them in the future.

What should you keep in mind?

This interactive tool allows you to compare temperatures taken by mouth (oral), anus (rectal), underarm (axillary), and ear (aural).

Temperature readings can vary depending on which method you use to take them. No tool can give an exact match for temperatures taken from different parts of the body. But you can use this tool as a general guide.

It's important to remember:

  • Each child has a normal temperature range that may be different from another child's.
  • Rectal temperatures are thought to be the most accurate way to check a young child's temperature.
  • The maker of the temperature device you use provides information on how to use it. Be sure to read and follow the instructions to get an accurate temperature.

Leduc D, et al. (2000, reaffirmed 2013). Temperature measurement in paediatrics. Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement. Available online:

What's next?

Quitting smoking can be difficult, especially if you have been smoking for a long time. It may take several tries before you succeed. But even if you have a strong dependence on nicotine, it is still possible to quit. And even if you have smoked for many years, quitting smoking now can still increase your lifespan and improve the quality of your life.

The best way to stop smoking is to get help and to follow a plan. You can increase your chances of quitting if you:

  • Take medicines such as bupropion (Zyban) or varenicline (Champix).
  • Use nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges, patches, or inhalers).
  • Get counselling (by phone, group, or one-on-one).

Both taking medicine and getting counselling works even better for quitting smoking.

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Current as ofSeptember 26, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
John R. Hughes, MD - Addiction Psychiatry
Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry

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