Many people battle with the actual savings involved with smoking electronic cigarettes instead of smoking traditional tobacco products. While people generally make the switch for the ability to smoke “Anywhere,” some make the move to e-cigarettes to enjoy a cost savings.
I have a close knit group of friends that has a stern argument that says NO. They feel e-cigarettes are on par or even more expensive than traditional tobacco smokes.
However, I’ve debunked that notion and even made a calculator to show people my math.
Sure, some people DO spend more money smoking electronic cigarettes. The reasons are plenty, but here are a few of them.
1. They don’t shop around for the best price, buy at the right time, or use the bulk discount options offered by most of the electronic cigarette brands.
*I’m an advocate of passing around coupon codes. (I have included these in all of my e-cigarette brand reviews here.) I also buy in bulk. Furthermore, many companies have store-wide sales at certain times of the year. These are the best times to make your purchases, as you can save up to 30%. Imagine taking your cost down on ANY fixed cost you have by 30%? That’s serious savings.
2. Some electronic cigarette cigarette smokers will actually smoke electronic cigarettes more often than they would a traditional cigarette. The reasons are many, abut being an e-cig smoker myself, here are a few. For starters, you can smoke them anywhere and they don’t run out as fast as a cigarette. Meaning, I spend many nights on the computer or on the sofa where I will vape for hours on end. With a cigarette, I constantly have to light, then re-light the cigarette, often times stopping to get new ones. This doesn’t make it very efficient or desirable to continue smoking. With an e-cig, I can put it down on my lap, in my pocket, or wherever else I want to place it and not have to worry about the risk of fire. Second, many times I’ll smoke an e-cig in places where I would not have been able to have a drag of a cigarette. This makes it easy to continue vaping and the mere act of smoking is something my life needs. It’s become a habit I won’t ever break. That constant sweeping motion of smoking won’t ever be something I’ll be without, so enter the e-cigarette and now I have the ability to do that with much more frequency.
3. Just do the simple math. I have made a calculator, albeit a very scaled down version of one, but it works like a charm. Do the math, and when you compare apples to apples, you’ll find out just how much money is being saved with e-cigarette use.
The math doesn’t lie – electronic cigarettes will save you money. If you don’t believe me, use the e-cigarette calculator on the right. People are finding electronic cigarette smoking as a nice alternative without many of the carcinogens, tar, and obvious second hand smell of smoke lingering around at all times.
I’m Darren Peterson, and I’m an advocate of electronic cigarettes. Thanks for reading.