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Is vaping cheaper than smoking?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by triplxratd, Jan 22, 2010.

Is vaping cheaper than smoking?

  1. Its way cheaper than smoking

  2. Its a little cheaper than smoking

  3. Its about the same cost

  4. Its a little more expensive than smoking

  5. Its way more expensive than smoking

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  1. triplxratd

    triplxratd Senior Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    For those competely switched over to vaping from smoking. I used to spend around $200 and up a month for cigarettes. I totally quit this month and started vaping, and Ive stocked up with around $700 in supplies and juices. I will need to see how long that gets me before Ill know if its cheaper for me or not.
  2. SmilingSlasher

    SmilingSlasher Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 9, 2009
    After you get all the batteries you need for your unit of choice......I would say yes. I spend so much less on juice than I did on cigarettes.
  3. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    In the beginning it is more expensive, for a short period of time.

    That period of time becomes longer as you try to find the right juice and nicotine strength.
    That period of time becomes longer if you start messing with different models.
    That period of time becomes longer if you start looking at mods.

    That period of time becomes MUCH longer if you start stocking up.

    If you are satisfied with something that works, once you find it, then it is way cheaper than smoking.
    Because ongoing costs to keep you rolling are MUCH cheaper than smoking.
  4. starchelle

    starchelle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    I said it's a little cheaper because I just recently started and have probably already spent what I would in a month on analogs. Then again, I'm trying out all kinds of juices so I'm spending more now than I probably will after I settle all the way into it.
  5. cliff5550

    cliff5550 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    After 6 months of vaping we're staying $500-$600 pretty consistently under what we would have spent on analogs. It's been that way for a while now.
    Like everyone says, the first month or two will make you doubt you're ever going to save money vaping. It balances out. At least it's worked that way for us.
  6. warbdan

    warbdan Moved On ECF Veteran

    It's way cheaper. I've already shown my savings on my blog, so I'm not gonna bore you all with it here. It's in the neighborhood of $300/month savings though. I like USAmix and my wife likes Vanilla, so we don't order juice a lot.
  7. Elapid

    Elapid Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2009
    Even with buying a battery mod about every two months it's still cheaper. At $50 to $60 a carton which last one week at best, look at what you can get in PV's and supplies with that money and how long they will last. Granted I have spent a little over $2k in the last 6 months, but I have more than enough supplies to go for something like 2 years for both me and the wife. Cigarettes costing me over $350 a month, a modest figure, would be $8,400 in two years less the 2k I spent makes the savings at over $6,000 in two years! My cost for vaping wouldn't be as high as it is if I didn't think I have to collect battery mods like I do.
  8. triplxratd

    triplxratd Senior Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Well the $700 in my first month includes around 400ml of juice, a dozen batteries, and a pile of attys etc. Im pretty sure Im good for a while. Really though, I dont care how much it costs, I would pay whatever I had to...
    I plan on stocking up much much more soon soon soon...
  9. 5cardstud

    5cardstud ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2010
    After the initial exspense.
  10. cyberwolf

    cyberwolf Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Coral Springs, FL
    Absolutely cheaper. In the last 8 months I would have spent well over $1000 on cigarettes. I haven't spent nearly that much on vaping and that includes about a 6 month reserve of juice and atomizers and a whole bunch of spare batteries.
  11. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Of course its bloody cheaper than smoking :D :D Until the latest vaping gadget comes out that is :)
  12. mwahle1

    mwahle1 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 19, 2009
    Chicago, IL. USA
    At first it cost much more than smoking; especially because you want to try everything and find the e-cig that suits you the best. I have purchased many different e-cigs, and have at least a year supply of juice, cartomizers, and batteries. Calculating the cost of smoking over a year compared to my year worth of vaping supplies; vaping cost me between 20%-30% of what I would have spent on cigarettes.
  13. martha1014

    martha1014 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2009
    Delhi, LA USA
    If I could quit buying I would definitely save money. Right now I am in the red but if I figured up everything I have it would last for months or even a year or longer. If I would quit thinking I have to have anything new coming out I would save money.
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  14. chrisl317

    chrisl317 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2009
    Warren, MI USA
    It used to cost me $13 (usd) a day to smoke, now it cost me about $8.50 a week to vape.
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  15. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Nov 4, 2009
    Apple Valley, MN
    You'll be buying a new Mercedes with your savings soon at that rate :D

    My savings aren't that dramatic, but I have reduced my cost by about 50%. And if I start mixing my own juices, it's go down a lot more.
  16. Dudeman

    Dudeman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2009
    New Bedford, MA
    The purchase of my starter kit and juice cost approx. twice my average cost of analogs for 1 week. Since that purchase, I've only spent my weekly analog cost of $25 (I was a RYO guy for 10 yrs) and in 1 months time, I have enough supplies and juice to last me quite a while. I'm now planning on placing orders every other week until I'm overwhelmed with stuff. Then the "real" saving will begin.

    As long as juice doesn't end up taxes like analogs, it will remain to be a serious cost reduction.
  17. Heracleum

    Heracleum Full Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    Since my first e-cig (M201) was a present, my second (Joye501) is the prize of a contest I won in this forum :D and I spent 80$ for ejuices (13x20ml) that will last me for about 2 years :)
    yes I can easily say it's way cheaper than smoking analogs!
  18. Fishman7

    Fishman7 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    does it even matter if it cost more most of us dont look at this for a cost or savings

    its health i cant put a price on that
    ive spent a whole lot more on this vs analogs but im not sucking in all the tar ,carcinogens sp? and less likely to get cancer

    but i do own a mass of mods and supplies now
    2- prodigys
    1- protege
    1 BB
    1 X haler
    1- BB

    damn i had to build a battery charging rack lol

    its worth the extra money to me
  19. AlexTM

    AlexTM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Cologne, Germany
    I voted "a little less" but that is a long-term thought. So far it has been considerably more expensive, and probably will be for a bit. But then, I smoked fairly cheaply (stuffed my own), and I am seriously stocking up, because I don't want to go back again.

    In the long term, I do expect to safe money. Probably quite a bit, compared, but as I said - I spent fairly little to begin with. Like around 25 Euros a week, maybe 30, that's around 18-20$ I believe. So obviously, even a 510 starter kit sets me back. Lasts longer, though.
  20. Synf

    Synf Full Member

    Much cheaper. Im already feeling that after a few days. I bought my stuff on my credit card, and I buy cigs with pocket money. I'm really enjoying Whiskey and 555 juices right now, and probably wont switch for a while. But with a week only vaping, I have had more pocket money then I have had in a LONG time. Havent spent a dime of it really since pay day. :D I figure in about two weeks at most all the stuff I bought will technically be 'payed off' in sense. Then it will be time to buy some new attys, batts, and a few packs of samples :p
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