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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. 7thCabal

    7thCabal Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2010
    808state
    I used to spend about $450 a month (damn!!) on analogs, now I'm spending less than $50 a month on my nicotine habit, probably took a little over a month to settle in after the initial costs. Happy to say bye-bye to that $15 a day suicide plan.
     
  2. Iwannaquit4good

    Iwannaquit4good Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2010
    USA Sin City
    I said more, because A I am tired and hit wrong button LOL Sorry . I think after all the start up money. It's cheaper, especially if you got some great vendors :)
     
  3. CritterBuddy

    CritterBuddy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    It was costing me about $180/month to smoke. My first month cost due to initial purchase of device and a few supplies was $140. Estimated monthly cost, including buying a battery and extra carts, will be around $75 or $40 if I mix my own.
     
  4. jigtg

    jigtg Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2008
    Sparta, Greece
    Id say the costs should compaired against roll ups since most refill carts etc. Secondly, if you would have bought the cigs from net from the first place they would have been cheaper. So really what most have done is exchanged personal effort to drive the costs down. That is not to say that I would consider e-cigs expensive but I don't think there is tolerance to collect any meaningful amount of taxes etc. without compromising quality.
     
  5. wanted

    wanted Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2009
    Minnesota
    Cheaper.... ESP. when you finally stock up for awhile...
     
  6. AlexTM

    AlexTM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Cologne, Germany
    I have stuffed my own cigarettes, and I really don't think that you can compare refilling your carts to that in terms of time and/or effort needed. I find that vaping is considerably less effort than stuffing your own. Probably even if I count my hunt for the perfect storage ;)

    And I don't really want to count the time I spend in forums in – because it is not exactly as if I had not spent time in forums before, you know.
     
  7. chrisl317

    chrisl317 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2009
    Warren, MI USA
    Even with the U.S. auto company's problems, I'm still a Chevy guy. I'd rather have a nice shiny new black Camaro, than a Mercedes, BMW or any other Euromobile.
     
  8. 420GypsyGirl

    420GypsyGirl Super Member ECF Veteran

    My first two months I easily spent around $250. Now I spend anywhere from $12 to $30 a month. Compare that to the $90+ I was spending on cigarettes a month and yeah...it is way cheaper.
     
  9. rtbob

    rtbob Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 20, 2009
    Austin, TX
    If the batteries and attys lasted as long as advertised it would be cheaper. If the cart was equal to a pack of cigs like some vendors claim it would be way cheaper. There are only a couple who claim that, it is a absolute lie.:evil: If someone claims there carts last that long do not buy anything from them. For me, so far it is about the same. Mostly due to faulty batteries and my atty abuse.:cool:
     
  10. Doublexl85

    Doublexl85 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2010
    Tacoma, Washington
    It's seems more expensive at first, but after you have the hardware the Juice is cheap. Save a lot after about a month.
     
  11. Timebender

    Timebender Full Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Central Florida
    One of the very reasons I switched!! I figure with the money I save from switching, I can have a nice downpayment on a new Camaro SS!

    :cool:
     
  12. thomas_mikel

    thomas_mikel Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2010
    Winterfell
    In WI, it's Waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy cheaper to vape.
     
  13. nightowl

    nightowl Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2010
    Quincy, IL
    For me I have to factor in both the 120 a month I spent on cigs and the 50 a month I was spending on primatene tablets. Even with my 20 yr old vaping off mine about 50 percent of his nic fixes I'm saving a bunch. But I haven't felt the need for a bunch of mods I'm pretty content with a basic set up.
     
  14. Haytoni

    Haytoni Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2010
    N.W. Florida
    Just started early this month, so I have nothing to base it on, along with the cost etc.......however, I have heard that another tax will be imposed on all tobacco products, before spring is out, now I don't know if this is just hear-say or factual. That alone would make me stick with what I started on. Here- where I live it's over 6.00 dollars a pack. In the north where my son lives, it's over 7, he decided to roll his own, I don't know if it's cheaper or not. AS of this date I have spent app. 260.. dollars, hoping in a couple months it will all pay off, least it has as far as my health, stopped coughing .... and what made me change over was the additive (fire retardant) they put in the things a few months back. Don't know what they have in those things anymore.
     
  15. antism

    antism Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Juice to Pack o' Analogs, vaping is MUUUUCH cheaper. $150-$200/month for analogs. Jeez. Now it's more like $15-$20/month for juice.

    Hardware, on the the other hand, is the real cost here. I generally spend ~$100/month on new HW (mods/batts/attys, etc). Thus I voted about the same. I'm sure once I build up more of a collection these expenditures will drop.
     
  16. CaptJay

    CaptJay Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    A Brit, abroad, (USA)
    I Put slightly more expensive because there IS a start up cost - with analogs there isn't, pricey as they are over time.
    So right NOW its slightly more but over time I don't know...yet :)
     
  17. BARENETTED

    BARENETTED Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2009
    NEW JERSEY, USA
    Depending on where you live, it could be cheaper or more expensive.
    The price of cigarettes in your area determine the bottomline.

    I live in NJ and cigarettes are quite expensive here. In the beginning I was obsessed with getting new toys every week, so I was just breaking even. After a while, the obsession will level off and you will start to save money. So far, I have saved about $1500.00 and will not need any supplies for a few more months. Naturally, each week my savings grow by $70.00.

    The real bottom line is - can you put a price on your health??
     
  18. AlexTM

    AlexTM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Cologne, Germany
    Maybe not, but most people's pockets have limits. If mine had not, I sure would not buy almost all of my food at a cheap supermarket …

    You need to calculate the cost of smoking, and very roughly what vaping will cost you at least. The latter figure will inevitably change, because before or at the beginning it's hard to estimate. Still, it does give you an idea.

    My initial calculation (which was way off) was:
    • 25-30 Euros per week smoking (stuffed myself.)
    • At the most, one new atty per week and one battery every two weeks: 14 Euros. (That was the bit where I was really off - they last a lot longer.)
    • 2ml of juice per day at around 50 cents/ml: 7 Euros.
    • Result: 21 Euro max vs. 25-30 Euros. Still saves money. Start to vape!

    Of course, I somehow did not add in my need for security, read, at the very least half a dozen spares, and that I would vape at least half a dozen flavours at any given time, which I do prefer in ready-to-vape PVs next to me. OTOH, of course, those will last longer than if I'd just use one or two atties or batteries.

    So in the end, I had a lot more costs at the beginning than I calculated. I will have a lot less, though, in the long run. Still a good deal.
     
  19. Tuesday

    Tuesday Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    USA
    I was smoking Capri cigarettes, very expensive at $70.00 per carton or 7.00/day. I know I am not spending that much on e-cigs. Once you buy your e-cigarettes then all you have to buy is e-liquid and extra parts for the e-cig.
    The e-liquids last for a week at whatever price you like, I have purchased very good liquids at 12.00-15.00 per bottle and that is VG liquid.
    I am happy with my savings over analogs, plus I am receiving a health benefit worth how much??? Not sure you can put an price tag on this. :cool:
     
  20. Skully7780

    Skully7780 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    hartford, ct
    whoever chose way more expensive, you have an addiction to shopping. Stop! For your own mental health.
     
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