Is vaping cheaper than smoking?

There’s no way of denying it; smoking is an expensive habit. Especially for UK residents, as we see some of the highest prices and taxes placed on cigarettes compared to other countries around the world. 

As smoking became more and more popular over the years, suppliers and big-name brands took advantage and soon began to introduce small price increases to match demand, resulting in the tobacco market growing to a worth of billions.  

Then, as we became more aware of the health consequences and the harmful impact smoking has on individuals, further government taxes were introduced, pushing the price of a packet of cigarettes up further. 

Now, we see the introduction and promotion of vaping and the significant health and financial benefits making the switch to vaping can offer. 

But is vaping cheaper than smoking? 

At Suck it Vapes, we have a vast selection of vapes available for customers. Providing an effective solution if you’re trying to quit smoking altogether and a cost-effective alternative if you’re trying to save money. 

Cost of Vaping vs. Smoking 

The cost of smoking can range between £4,000 and £5,500 per year – and when we look at the total sum like this, it’s quite staggering. 

Even when our team carries out some quick calculations, we know that vaping costs are much lower in comparison. 

In fact, since 2007, the price of 20 cigarettes has increased by a whopping 150% from roughly £5.33 to £12.72 and even over £14 for some premium brands. 

These continued price increases have made smoking unaffordable; of course, the point of  

the government is to help protect people’s health and well-being. 

However, as smoking is addictive, seeking out a cost-effective and suitable alternative can be vital. 

In comes vaping. 

By making the switch from smoking to vaping, you can save considerable sums of money each week. 

For example, a £3.99 10ml bottle of nic salt e-liquid will last roughly between 2 to 3 depending on your smoking habit. Based on this scenario, assuming you smoke a packet of cigarettes a day, you will save around £30 every 3 days. 

Of course, we’re aware that with vaping, there is an initial setup cost as well as ongoing maintenance. However, this is still minimal in comparison. 

If you opt for a starter kit (cost can be anywhere between £14.99 and £34.99) you will also need liquids (less than £500 per year for those using a 10ml bottle every 3 days), coils, batteries for the vape, and you have the option of any other accessory that you may want to go with your vaping device, the annual cost to vape sits anywhere from £500 to £1500 annually. The estimated average cost of smoking cigarettes is generally estimated to be between £4000-£5500 a year per person. 

Meaning you could save THOUSANDS by making the switch from smoking to vaping. 

Cheapest way to vape 

Of course, the cost of vaping and exactly how much cheaper vaping is compared to smoking will depend on your smoking habits, the type of vaping device and vape liquid that you opt for, and the quality of the product (it’s important to note that you should only buy vaping products and liquids from reputable companies like Suck It Vapes to guarantee the safety of the product in question). 

However, a single bottle of 10ml nicotine salts can deliver, on average, the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes and will work out considerably cheaper than your standard packet of cigarettes as it works out at a lower cost per puff. 

Benefits of switching to vaping 

As well as being cheaper to purchase, vaping is also a more cost-effective solution than traditional nicotine replacement therapies. 

This means you can manage your withdrawal symptoms, control your nicotine intake, and successfully quit smoking by opting for a vaping liquid and compact vape rather than nicotine patches (which often come with their own side effects) or gum. 

Vaping also helps to reduce the cost to the NHS due to the health problems caused by smoking. Positively affecting budgets and finances in this area, too. 

Smoking or Vaping – that is the question. 

So, how much does vaping cost? 

Thousands less than smoking! 

Depending on your lifestyle, the choices you want to make, and the reasons behind these, i.e., health or financial, will depend on whether you choose to continue smoking or opt for a healthier and, let’s face it, cheaper vaping alternative. 

With reports showing that by day 4 of making the switch from smoking to vaping, you will start to save money and feel the many health benefits of reducing your nicotine intake; most people can’t wait to get started. 

Having all the information to hand and understanding the cost differences for your circumstances can help you make the most informed decision and the best cost-savings for you. 

For further information on the different types of vapes available, starter kits, various vaping liquids, and more, email us at – we’d be happy to help. 

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