Is vaping more cost-effective than smoking?
While e-liquid is relatively inexpensive compared to a pack of cigarettes, it depends on your consumption and setup. According to NerdWallet, vaping amounts to an average cost of up to $1,387 per year (if you are a pack-a-day-smoker) which is considerably less than the $2,569 equivalent yearly cost of cigarettes.
If vaping is a hobby, your overall cost might increase when purchasing parts, hardware and other accessories. However, if you're vaping as a means to quit smoking it is affordable.
Here are easy ways to make vaping cost-effective:
- Buy what you need, not what you want
If you buy the right setup and equipment for what you need, the cost will stay relatively low. If you're buying the trendiest devices, vaping costs will increase.
- Don't overspend on e-liquid
Find prices that suit your budget and limit your daily usage. This should ensure overall lower costs.
- Try Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
If you're looking for the most economical option, DIY is your best bet. It's also a very rewarding experience when you create your own e-juices and you'll save in the long-run.