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The Real Cost of Quitting Smoking

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-13T21:41:32Z

Photograph by Phil Boorman/Getty Images

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Wacky Aids

John Mellencamp had a heart attack in 1994 but kept on smoking. His son, Speck, created a Facebook group in 2009 and said that if it attracted 1 million people (it did), his dad promised to quit (he didn't). Along with family and peer pressure, all kinds of creative aids -- some silly -- can help you reach your goals.

$5: Coffin ashtray key chain, an ongoing reminder -- EBay.com
$8: Eggsercizer, a squeeze ball for when you feel the urge to smoke -- Amazon.com
$60: LifeSign QuitKey handheld smoking cessation computer key chain -- QuitKey.com

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