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The Real Cost of Quitting Smoking

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

Photograph by Charles Gullung/Getty Images

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Substitute Fixations

One strategy for those kicking the habit is to pop a mint or some other kind of candy instead of lighting up. While it certainly isn't good for your teeth -- or your waistline -- it often helps. When Ronald Reagan tried to quit smoking before taking office, he turned to licorice.

$14: Licorice candy twists, 5-lb. container --
$25: Wrigley sugar-free gum, 10 packs (15 sticks in each) --
$50: Lolly Lites sugar-free lollipops, 5-lb. box --