Life Span and Cost: Are E-Cigs Worth It?

smoking-electronic-e-cigarettes-500x500There is much debate about e-cigarettes, their cost, and whether or not smokers should switch due to the cost. Are alternative cigarettes really worth it?

In this piece, we will look at the different costs involved, and why e-cigarettes are the better choice for the money spent.

Cigarettes are expensive, that is a fact well known. They are a really pricey habit for most because the majority of smokers are not sticking to just a few a smokes day; it’s usually a habit that stretches to a pack a day, or more. Cigarette packs, involving typically 20 cigarettes per pack, start around $7 a pack, and are known to go up to around $12 a pack in certain metropolitan areas. Doing the math, it can be anywhere between $49 and $84 weekly, or $200-$335 monthly. Ouch!

The thing with electronic alternatives is that there is an upfront cost. You pay for your initial products, however this does not need to be a high cost. You may want to splurge on every accessory you see, but they are not necessities.

How Long do E-Cigarette Batteries Last?

With 2 sizes of batteries, they have different life spans. Generally speaking, with average use, and basic good care, a single e-cigarette battery lasts around 250 charges. We always recommend that customers have at least 2 batteries at a bare minimum. High Capacity batteries go for about 350 puffs between charges, and how often you charge them is based on how frequent you are vaping. Constant use will mean your battery will probably need recharging after about 2 hours, while a less frequent user will be able to make their battery last about 8 hours.

How Long do Cartridges Last?

It all depends on how individual users vape. A single cartridge lasts about 1-2 packs of traditional cigarettes, making them largely cost effective. Even heavy users find that one cartridge lasts about the same as 1 pack of cigarettes, equating one cartridge to a minimum of 20 cigarettes! Cartridge packs are sold in sets of 15, 30, and 45, so this is one instance where you really see how far your money goes with e-cigarettes compared to traditional.

Yearly Costs

For smokers who smoke one pack a day, the cost comes out to at least $2,000 yearly, while using the equivalent in cartridges is about $800, so the difference in price is more than 50%.

In the end, e-cigarettes save smokers a lot of money. Sure the cost if a starter kit stings compared to a $7 pack of cigarettes, but it gets made up in no time. Want save money while you smoke? Choose electronic and feel free to browse our great selection of products!