"My solution was to buy a large glass jar that is used for preserves, the kind that has the attached wire device that snaps the jar closed. Each day that I didn't smoke I threw two quarters in the jar with an additional quarter every fifth day since cigarettes were $.55 per pack back in 1975. I liked to watch the collection of quarters grow as they represented my successes in beating the habit. A feeling of victory was present each and every time I opened the jar to toss the quarters in and it soon became an obsession to make the pile grow as quickly as possible... Then, one day when the jar seemed to be getting full of quarters, I decided to once again count the coins and found I had a little over $100. I remember thinking I had to buy something I really wanted as a reward, but at this point I no longer remembered what the item was." — Gary M.
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