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Smoking is expensive. For this reason, one of the most common questions that smokers ask us is: “How much money can I save by making the switch to electronic cigarettes?”
The answer is a lot. With perpetually rising taxation, smoking is only going to become an ever-more pricey habit. And, when you consider that tobacco kills two in three smokers, it seems even more foolish to continue spending so much money on something that could end your life early.
With those thoughts in mind, here’s an overview of how much money you could save by switching to electronic cigarettes, while enjoying a healthier hit of nicotine.
At first glance, in comparison to buying your favourite packet of fags, purchasing an electronic cigarette starter kit may seem expensive. Yet on closer inspection, there are still considerable short-term savings to be made by making switch.
According to The Telegraph, in the UK, the average price of a packet of cigarettes across the most popular brands is now £7.98. Think about how much money you spend on cigarettes per week. Even if you smoke less than 10 cigarettes a day, over the course of seven days, the number of pounds will soon build up.
Our cheapest electronic cigarette kit costs £13.99, but it includes three refill cartridges that collectively contain the equivalent amount of nicotine found in 100 traditional cigarettes. In comparison, if you take £7.98 as the cost of 20 cigarettes, it’ll cost you just under £40 to buy 100 traditional cigarettes that contain the same amount of nicotine.
Therefore, you can make a considerable instant saving by making the switch to e-cigs. But, if you can make the transition stick, the savings can become even greater over time.
We sell refill cartridges in packets of 10, 50 and 100 – and the savings per cartridge when buying in this quantity is significant. For this reason, if you can make the transition from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs stick, you can enjoy even bigger savings by buying refill cartridges in bulk.
For example, a packet of 100 refill cartridges costs £114.99. Each cartridge contains the nicotine equivalent of 20 cigarettes. This means that you effectively pay just under £1.15 for each cartridge and the equivalent amount of nicotine found in one packet of cigarettes.
When you compare this to the average price of £7.98 for a packet of cigarettes, the difference is massive.
Now, consider how much money you could save on cigarettes over the course of a year by making the switch to e-cigs. The sum will be massive, so if you’re struggling to do the maths, you can use the ‘How Much Will I Save?’ calculator on the left-hand side of the Electroniccigaretteinfo.co.uk homepage.
When you light a traditional cigarette, you are committed to smoking the entire thing, when really you might only want a couple of drags. However, with electronic cigarettes, you can take the exact amount of drags you desire at any time. For this reason, many of our customers have revealed that they have successfully reduced their usage, which, of course, can help you save money in the long-term.
As discussed, tobacco kills two in three smokers. If you are unfortunate enough to get terminally ill, you could have to pay expensive medical bills. However, because e-cigs provide a healthier hit of nicotine, they can reduce your chance of becoming ill.
E-cigarettes can also help you to make a series of smaller savings you might not have considered. For example, you will no longer need to purchase lighters and ashtrays, or gum and perfume/aftershave to cover up the smell of stale smoke.
Everyone enjoys saving money, but doing so while switching to a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco is even more pleasurable. This is why millions of smokers across the world have already made the switch electronic cigarettes.
Our aim is to make your switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs as simple as possible. Therefore, our electronic cigarette starter kits are designed to be incredibly easy to use and include everything you’ll need to join the vaping revolution today.