Smokers Save Thousands Each Year By Switching to Ecigs

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There are a lot of good reasons to consider trading your old cigarettes for ecigs. For starters, you could eliminate the tobacco, tar, and carcinogens that put your health at risk every day. You could get rid of the ashtray smell and stop bothering others with secondhand smoke. But you might be surprised that you could also save a lot of money. Experts suggest that smokers could save thousands each year just by trading out tobacco cigarettes for ecigs.

Smoking is an expensive habit and rising tobacco taxes are taking a huge toll on smokers around the country. Just 20 years ago, the average price for a pack of cigarettes was $1.76, but today’s national average is $6.15. In some areas, it is much higher with New York City charging a whopping $13 per pack. Not only does smoking drain your budget each week, but it also adds extra financial burden with higher insurance premiums and additional medical expenses.

Pack-a-day smokers suffer a heavy burden from the rising cost of cigarettes and those in New York City spend around $5000 each year just to buy their daily pack of smokes. On average, pack-a-day smokers in the United States are throwing away $2250 each year for cigarettes.

Switching to electronic cigarettes can give immediate relief to this financial burden. Depending on the style and brand you choose, it’s possible to save thousands of dollars every year. For maximum cost savings, it’s wise to invest in a rechargeable ecig starter kit. Your initial cost will be anywhere from $10 to $200 depending on the brand, but it is well worth it to get a quality kit in the long run. After that one time purchase, you will only need to buy cartridge refills or e-liquid and this will cost a fraction of the price of cigarettes.

Analysts suggest that a pack-a-day smoker can purchase enough e-liquid to last for 10 days for only $8. On the other hand, the same individual would spend over $60 for cigarettes in the same amount of time. Saving $52 every ten days is nothing to laugh about and that extra money can add up quickly.

Jim Craig, a long time smoker from Salt Lake City, managed to open a savings account with the money he is saving since he switched to vaping. At 52-years-old, he had been smoking since he was 18 and the rising cigarettes costs were draining his budget. He was spending about $200 per month of cigarettes before he switched to ecigs. “Cigarettes were getting horribly expensive… I’ve thrown endless thousands of dollars away,” he said.

Last year, Craig threw away his cigarettes and bought an electronic cigarette. He instantly went form spending $200 per month on smoking to spending $45 per month on vaping. He is excited to watch those savings add up in his bank account. “What we’re going to do with that money down the road, I don’t know,” he said. “I may save it for retirement or we might decide to take a vacation or something like that.”

A handful of states have started taxing ecigs at higher rates, but they are still much less expensive than cigarettes. If you are still smoking or you have friends that haven’t yet joined the vaping movement, it’s time to spread the word about the financial savings that ecigs could provide.

Have you noticed a big difference in your monthly budget since switching to ecigs? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment and tell us how much money you are saving each month by vaping.

Jimmy, lover, blogger, vaper and ex-smoker. I’ve been blogging about and supporting Vaping since 2009. They changed my life and I think history will show them as one of the most significant public health invention of the 21st century.

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2 Responses

  1. Vista Vapors Inc says:

    People often dismiss vaping due to the start up costs but the price difference between a bottle of ejuice and a pack of cigarettes quickly shores up that gap.

  2. Daniel says:

    I wasn’t interested in chasing clouds and decided to try a Kanger Vape Pen. Purchased a 60ml bottle of original Boosted E-Juice. The first couple of weeks I was hitting the pen quite a bit. I went online and purchase an additional $45 on a good supply of coils. As every week went by I was hitting the vape pen less and less. That bottle of Boosted lasted me 2 1/2 months. As for around $85 dollars I was able to quite smoking regular cowboy cigs. I would have spent around $450 dollars on my pack a day habit. That’s a savings of $365 the first 2 1/2 months.

    I purchased an additional bottle of original Boosted and a bottle of the Rear Diff for $35 from my local vap shop. I’m set with enough coils and e-juice now, I’m guessing will last me for five months. I figure I will save an additional $565 from buying those damn cowboy smokes. Like I said, I’m not interested in bellowing out clouds. I just now want to take the edge of when I feel I need to. Don’t get me wrong, theirs guys out in the warehouse going through a 60 ml bottle of juice every 7 – 10 days with those high powered modes. That’s not me.

    After almost four months of just vaping I feel a little better. I’m not going to BS anybody about how great I feel. After smoking a pack/day for roughly 35 yrs. I know I have COPD. Lung damage is irreversible. But I give credit to vaping for helping me quit smoking, extending my life and saving me huge amounts of money.

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