Technology has indeed made life more comfortable and convenient. You have the Kindle, a portable way of reading books. Then come the iPad, a portable way of playing games, watching videos, surfing and many more. And when it comes to smoking cigarettes, there is now an alternative thanks to technology. An alternative that is healthier, cheaper, safer and more convenient to use too.
If you’re a tobacco smoker, you’ve heard of e-cigarettes for sure. But, you may not have made the switch yet. Aside from being a healthier alternative, there is another important reason to switch—the money savings. The heavier smoker you are, the more money you can save if you use e-cigarettes instead.
There are different factors to consider when calculating the savings: how much you spend on cigarettes, the cost of cigarettes in your area and the number of cigarettes you smoke. For now, let’s use $6 as the price of a pack of cigarettes (if you live in New York, savings will double).
Cigarette Smoking * The Light Smoker- Someone who smokes 5 cigarettes a day would consume 91 packs a year and will spend a little over $546. * The Moderate Smoker- Someone who smokes half a pack a day would consume 182 packs a year and will spend a little over $1092. * The Heavy Smoker- Someone who smokes a pack a day would consumer 365 packs a year and will spend a little over $2190.
Take note that with e-cig smoking, you only get to pay for the initial equipment once. The next thing you’ll pay for are the cartridges only, and replacement batteries should you lose one (happens more often than you think). Starter kits are usually priced between $50 to $150. The average cost per cartridge refill is $2.66.
- The Light Smoker- The 91 packs a year equates to 101 cartridge refills. The total cost is $386.66.
- The Moderate Smoker- The 182 packs a year equates to 202 cartridge refills. The total cost is $537.32.
- The Heavy Smoker- The 365 packs a year equates to 405 cartridge refills. The total cost is $1077.30.
Before we calculate the savings, let’s not forget to add the initial cost of the starter kit. Let’s use $100 as the average cost.
- The Light Smoker- Total cost with e-cigarettes is $486.66. Thus, total savings is $59.
- The Moderate Smoker- Total cost with e-cigarettes is $637.32. Thus, total savings is $454.
- The Heavy Smoker- Total cost with e-cigarettes is $1177.30. Thus, total savings is $1013.
The data suggests that moderate and heavy smokers can experience dramatic savings from switching to e-cigarettes. However, let’s not forget the most important thing you will save here—yourself. E-cigarettes are healthier alternatives and it will help you quit tobacco smoking. Not only will you save money with medicines and hospital bills, but you are saving your health as well. Now, that’s more important than anything else.
Most of this information are related to cartridge based e-cigs rather than larger ego style or tank style vapes. Some top e-cig retailers are blu cigs, v2, green smoke, vapor couture to name a few. You can find really great discounts this holiday.
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