Are E-Cigarettes Cheaper than Smoking?

Thursday, 28 April 2016  |  Admin

Whilst long-term research into e-cigarettes is still underway, it definitely seems as though vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking. With no burning tobacco, tar, carcinogens or smoke inhaled by the user – only heated liquid vapour – there have been no known links made between e-cigarettes and lung disease. Quite the contrast to their smoky counterpart!

On top of this, vapour smells more pleasant than smoke, doesn’t cling to your hair or clothes and has thousands of more flavour options than cigarettes. All sounds pretty good so far! But what about the financial cost? Something has to give, surely: are e-cigarettes cheaper than smoking?

Electronic vs. Analogue

We’ll admit it, if you placed an electronic cigarette and an analogue cigarette side-by-side, it’s pretty obvious which one is more expensive. I mean come on, one is made of essentially paper and leaves whilst the other is a state-of-the-art model more akin to Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver than a cigarette!

And it’s true, up-front an e-cigarette will likely be more expensive than your traditional cigarettes. The average 20-pack of cigarettes costs around seven to nine pounds, whilst a single e-cigarette can cost anything from seven to ninety pounds, with vape starter kits typically retailing for £35 - £45. 

But wait! Before you run away from Vape Mountain screaming with nothing more than a trail of smoke in your wake, hear this: CHOOSING VAPING OVER SMOKING SAVES YOU MONEY! 

A Long-Term Relationship

That’s because e-cigarettes are far more cost-effective long-term. If you consider the initial cost of an e-cigarette as an investment, as well as the odd future cost of replacement liquids and parts, you’re going to be saving far more in the long-run than if you continued to buy traditional cigarettes.

Here are the statistics:

  • On average, smoking 5 cigarettes a day will cost £548 a year, 10 a day will cost £1,095 a year and 20 a day will cost £2,190 a year. 
  • A 20-a-day smoker will spend about £50 a week on cigarettes.
  • Comparatively, the average vaper will spend about £5 a week.
  • This saves you over £2,000 a year if you make the switch – around the same as the average monthly salary! Think of what you could do with that extra money!
  • The NHS estimates that e-cigarettes are 20% cheaper than regular cigarettes, saying that this may even be an underestimate. 

Let Your Purse Breathe

If the health risks associated with smoking aren’t enough to put you off then perhaps the never-ending cost will. Whilst smokers will be constantly running out and re-buying packs of cigarettes, purchasing one vape, as well as refills, could potentially be all you need.

It’s estimated that a refill cartridge is equivalent to anything from seven to twenty-five regular cigarettes in terms of puffs, depending on usage.

So let your purse breath a healthy, clean sigh of relief and watch your savings build as you switch from smoking to vaping. Perhaps you’ll use the extra money to treat yourself – quitting smoking is hard, you deserve it!

Explore the range of e-cigarettes available from Vape Mountain's online store.

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EDGE Blackcurrant E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Blackcurrant E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Fruity blackcurrant flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
OK Vape Tobacco Extra-High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (20mg)

OK Vape Tobacco Extra-High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (20mg)

£5.49
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  • Tobacco-flavoured electronic cigarette refill
  • Suitable for the OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Extra-high nicotine strength of 20mg
  • Each pack contains 5 refills, with bulk offers available
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
OK Vape Tobacco High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (18mg)

OK Vape Tobacco High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (18mg)

£5.49
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  • Tobacco-flavoured electronic cigarette refill
  • Suitable for the OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • High nicotine strength of 18mg
  • Each pack contains 5 refills, with bulk offers available
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
EDGE Very Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Very Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Menthol flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette Starter Kit and High Strength Menthol Refill Cartridges Saver Pack

OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette Starter Kit and High Strength Menthol Refill Cartridges Saver Pack

£32.49
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  • Starter kit containing everything that you need to start vaping
  • Menthol flavoured and ideal for those who want to cut down on smoking
  • Contains a total of 26 high strength refills (18mg) and one medium strength refill (12mg)
  • Includes a USB charger, K1 Battery and an OK Vape carry case
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
EDGE GO E-Cigarette Device

EDGE GO E-Cigarette Device

£10.00
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  • E-cigarette device for use with EDGE GO pods
  • Sleek and slender device is discreet to use
  • Buttonless design for easy activation
  • Petite 10.5cm length perfect for on-the-go use
EDGE Strawberry Milkshake E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Strawberry Milkshake E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Strawberry milkshake flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

£32.99
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  • Polished stainless steel vape pen with e-liquid capsules
  • Pre-filled capsules allow for easy flavour changes
  • Powerful battery lets you vape all day long
  • Includes 18 x Tobacco Refill Capsules (18mg strength)
EDGE Strawberry and Lime E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Strawberry and Lime E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Strawberry and lime flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

£5.99
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  • Ergonomic mouthpiece for consistent vapour
  • Top-filling design makes refills quick and easy
  • Clear window shows how much e-liquid is left
  • Designed exclusively for Blu Pro to ensure compatibility
OK Vape E-Cigarette Medium Strength Tobacco Menthol Refill Cartridges (12mg)

OK Vape E-Cigarette Medium Strength Tobacco Menthol Refill Cartridges (12mg)

£5.49
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  • Tobacco menthol blend flavoured refill cartridges for the OK Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Each pack contains five cartridges and lasts for the equivalent of 125 traditional cigarettes
  • Medium strength with 12mg of nicotine in each cartridge
  • Bulk offers available starting at £4.50 per pack
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
Blu MyBlu Golden Tobacco Liquidpods

Blu MyBlu Golden Tobacco Liquidpods

£5.49
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  • Classic golden tobacco flavour
  • Nicotine strengths: 0mg, 9mg, and 18mg
  • VG: 35%, PG: 65%
  • Bulk purchases available from £4.70 per pack