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There are a lot of reasons for people to move from smoking to vaping, including the fact that vaping carries far fewer health risks and improves your chances of quitting cigarettes completely. But the difference in cost between vaping and smoking can also be a consideration.
The cost of smoking has only increased in recent decades with the price of traditional tobacco cigarettes at an all time high. A lot of this cost comes in the form of taxes as there is an extra 77% tax on tobacco products on top of the usual VAT. It is argued that the steep taxes on tobacco products are intended to discourage smoking and push smokers toward quitting. But for many it just means they’re spending large amounts of money feeding their addiction.
Even if you’ve only just started vaping, you’ve probably already noticed the price difference between smoking and vaping. Using disposable e-cigarettes costs almost half as much as traditional cigarettes per year and re-usable vaping equipment is more than 75% cheaper. This can make a huge difference, especially if you have been a pack-a-day smoker.
In many ways comparing the price of vaping and smoking is incredibly simple. Just take a look at the high cost of smoking and the price you would pay for the same experience from vaping. Even a basic vaping starter kit will serve you well for a long time and comes with enough juice to last for weeks or even months. And after that it is simply a matter of buying new refills which cost a fraction of the price of cigarettes.
Check out the great selection at the Medusa Juice Vaping store to find everything you need for a great vaping experience at fantastic prices. We have a wide range of kits available, from functional and easy to use starter kits to the more specialist, high-end equipment. The incredible variety of e-liquids from Medusa Juice is sure to include something for everyone, from traditional tobacco flavours to nostalgic delights and fun treats. And all for a price that’s significantly cheaper than smoking.
A quick search through the Medusa Juice Vaping Store will make it clear how much cheaper vaping is when compared to smoking. But it can be surprising how much cheaper vaping is in the long term. And there are other factors that make vaping cheaper, aside from the obvious difference that the same amount of vaping enjoyment comes at a far lower cost.
Cigarettes today cost more than £10 for twenty, which means that anyone who smokes twenty a day is spending almost £4,000 per year on smoking. The average smoker in the UK smokes about eleven cigarettes per day, which costs them around £2,000 per year.
The amount of e-liquid used during vaping varies depending on the individual vaper and the e-liquid. But on average a 10ml bottle of juice is the equivalent to around one hundred and eighty traditional tobacco cigarettes. So, someone who smokes twenty cigarettes a day would go through a 10ml bottle of e-liquid in around nine days.
Explore the Medusa Juice Store and you’ll see that most of our 10ml bottles cost less than £5. When you take into account the benefit of buying multi-packs and the great offers and discounts available then a 10ml bottle can be £2 or even lower.
The price of each e-liquid can vary a lot, with premium juices being more expensive. But it is easy to see that £5 is an incredibly low price for the equivalent of one hundred and eighty cigarettes worth of vaping. In fact the cost of vaping is actually 90% cheaper than smoking when you compare the price of low-cost juices and traditional tobacco cigarettes.
While vaping can be 90% cheaper than smoking there are other factors that should be considered. In addition to buying bottles of juice, there is also the cost of vaping equipment and there are plenty of vapers who prefer the more expensive, premium e-liquids. When you take these factors into consideration on average using disposable e-cigarettes costs around half as much as traditional cigarettes per year and re-usable e-cigarettes are more than 75% cheaper.
Buying cigarettes is expensive enough on its own, but there are indirect costs to keep in mind, like the healthcare price associated with smoking.
Smoking tobacco produces thousands of harmful chemicals which can cause health problems. These chemicals include hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, arsenic, ammonia, carbon monoxide, benzene and many more connected to cancer, heart disease and lung disease.
These health problems are horrific to deal with and they also cost the healthcare system billions of pounds. It is difficult to get an exact price as there are so many health problems that can be caused by smoking. But in England alone the cost of smoking on the NHS is estimated at around three billion pounds per year and the true cost is possibly twice as high. This includes millions spent on consultations with GPS and nurses as well as millions more on GP prescriptions and hospital treatments.
While the high cost of smoking is usually a secondary concern for people when choosing to move from smoking to vaping, it is still a factor. Not only does vaping have significantly fewer health risks and has been shown to help people quit smoking for good, it can also save thousands of pounds each year.
To discover more great juices and vaping equipment, take a look at the selection at the Medusa Juice Vaping store. We have everything you need for the best vaping experience at fantastic prices. Our store also has a wide range of kits available, from simple starter kits to more specialist, high-end vaping equipment. The incredible variety of juices is sure to include something for everyone, from tobacco flavours that recreate the experience of traditional, tobacco cigarettes to nostalgic delights and fun treats.