Many smokers don’t realize how much they spend on cigarettes each month, but if they took the time to figure it, they would be most likely be shocked at how much they’re actually spending. Electronic, smokeless e-cigarettes are not only better for your health and the environment, they are better for your pocketbook too!
Many consumers report saving over $100 per month, and some, over $200 per month, using low priced electronic cigarette cartridges; and, if you choose to buy e-liquid and refill the cartridges yourself, your savings will be even more!
Prefilled cartridges cost around $10 – $15 for 5 cartridges, and each cartridge is equivalent to a pack of traditional cigarettes. Basically, you’re spending $10 to $15 on half a carton of cigarettes, and, for $20 to $30, you get 10 cartridges, which is equivalent to a carton of cigarettes. We all know a carton of cigarettes cost much more than $20 or $30.00! Someone has made a handy little savings calculator, located here. Just type in the number of cigarettes you smoke per day and the cost of a pack, and the calculator will figure your monthly and yearly savings. Pretty clever!
If you purchase e-liquid to refill your cartridges, each refill is a little less than $1 per filled cartridge (based on 20-drops “1ml” per refill). A 10 ml bottle of e-liquid will fill approximately 10 cartridges, and a 25 ml bottle will fill approximately 25 cartridges. That figures out to less than $25 for 25 packs of cigarettes. Amazing! E-liquid is a great option for those who go through cartridges frequently.
You may be thinking the cost of a starter kit is expensive, but most starter kits include the electronic cigarette, carrying case, an LED battery (some kits include an extra battery), a battery charger (some kits have two – one for the home and one for auto), and between 5 and 10 filled cartridges. Starter kits typically range anywhere from $45 to $110, depending on the number of batteries, chargers, and cartridges in the kit.
But once you purchase the starter kit, all you’ll ever need to purchase are either the refill cartridges, at approximately $1 or $2 each, or the e-liquid. The average cost for a 10 ml bottle of e-liquid is slightly less than $10.00, and remember, 10 ml of e-liquid fills 10 cartridges!
When you first begin using the electronic cigarette, you’ll probably smoke at least a few traditional cigarettes. Unlike prescription medications, patches, and other smoking cessation products, it’s safe to continue smoking traditional cigarettes once you begin using the electronic cigarette.
Just don’t do both at the same time, as you’ll be getting double nicotine. After 1-2 months, your smoking will likely be reduced to one or two cigarettes a day, and some days, you probably won’t smoke tobacco at all. Eventually, you may even give up smoking for good, as many people have done with electronic cigarettes.
The electronic cigarette will satisfy your nicotine craving, and at the same time, save you money. The savings will quickly add up. Start a savings account for the money you save each month, and by the end of the year, you’ll be totally amazed at your savings. You’ll finally have peace of mind about your financial situation. You can save the money for a rainy day, or splurge on something you’ve always wanted but couldn’t really afford. When you look at the facts for electronic cigarettes, it’s impossible to deny the huge savings.