The Real Cost Savings of E-Cigarettes

Do you smoke? If so, have you ever wondered how much money could you realistically save if you switched to e-cigarettes? Smokers don’t have to quit smoking if they don’t want to, but they now have a choice to spend less and gain more.

Let’s say that an average smoker smokes about one regular pack of 20 tobacco cigarettes per day. If the median tobacco pack price is about 6 dollars, then we calculate: 6 x 365 = $2190. Let’s not forget to throw in the cost of lighters in there at $1 apiece, one per week (knowing how often I would lose mine or have my lighters inadvertently taken by other smokers) that’s: 1 x 52 = 52 $. The grand total now being $2242.00 per year or $187.00 per month.

Compare this with a vaper who uses electronic cigarettes instead of tobacco:

The initial investment for a good quality e-cigarette starter kit, like a V2 Standard Kit (which includes 2 batteries, the USB & wall chargers and 10 cartridges) is $55.21 using the 15% off coupon, plus a 10 Flavor Sampler pack for $16.95, for a total of $72.16 (shipping is free). The 20 cartridges will last an average smoker about 2 weeks and will give you a chance to try all the flavors to see which ones you like best.

A single cartridge is equal to about 3/4 of a pack of cigarettes depending on the e-cigarette brand. The average cartridge price is $2 a pop or less when purchased in bulk. If we need the same equivalent to a pack-a-day of cigarettes, we need to buy 40 cartridges per month at a cost of $64.95 (V2 Flavor Cartridges 40-Pack).

What would you rather spend on a monthly basis on smoking: $187 with cigarettes or $65 with e-cigs? That’s 65% cheaper than the cost of tobacco cigarettes! You can do a lot with an extra $122 in your pocket every month or $1464 saved per year. Not to mention the savings from avoided health care costs down the road, now that you’re inhaling water vapor instead of smoke and tar.

Cost Savings with E-Cigarette Cartridges

More importantly, it has been scientifically proven that “the electronic cigarette is up to 1,400 times safer than the leading brand of cigarettes” (Prof. Michael Siegel, MD, Boston University). It is now a fact that vaping electronic cigarettes is close to 99% less harmful than smoking tobacco. Even if a smoker doesn’t want to quit, he doesn’t have to: all he has to do is switch to electronic cigarettes to immediately start improving his health. There are no excuses not to switch to e-cigs: you improve your health by quitting tobacco and you save money while you’re at it.

We don’t like to repeat the obvious, but sometimes it’s necessary: tobacco kills, literally. In the United States one fifth of all deaths are attributable to cigarette smoking. A non-smoker’s average life expectancy in a developed country is 80.5 years for men and 85.8 years for women, while for smokers: 73.1 years for men and 75.5 years for women 1. How much sooner would you rather die? Decide now before it’s too late.

1. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/010622/dq010622a-eng.htm

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After many previous failed attempts at quitting smoking I stumbled upon electronic cigarettes and decided to give them a try. It has been five years now that I smoked my last tobacco cigarette and I am 100% nicotine-free!

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