How Much Does Vaping Cost?
Compared to smoking, vaping can be a much better financial decision. But how much does vaping cost? Here's what you need to know.
Back in the 1960s, it was classy to puff on a cigarette; however, cigarette popularity has decreased by 68% among adults. In today’s world, 1 out of 20 Americans use vape products.
If you are unsure about this new trend, you are not alone. One of the first questions people ask is, “how much does vaping cost?” We will answer that and a few other beginner questions you may have while comparing the price of vaping with traditional tobacco use.
What Is Vaping?
Vaping is the use of an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), which refers to pods, mods, tanks, electronic cigarettes, and vape pens. The purpose of these products is to simulate the use of a cigar or cigarette.
Instead of smoke, the device uses an aerosolized vapor and heating element to vaporize a liquid, allowing it to be inhaled. The liquid contains a combination of propylene glycol, flavoring, glycerin, and nicotine, allowing the user to receive the same benefits they do from traditional smoking in a cleaner, more flavorful product.
How Much Does Vaping Cost?
The price of vaping depends on the frequency of use and the product you select. Vape product pricing begins as low as $13.00 for a 4500-puff rechargeable disposable vape and up to $169.99 for a 10-pack of 1,000 puffs disposable vape.
You will surely find something that matches your needs and budget with a wide selection of products between those two extremes.
Buy a Vape Device
Buying your first vape device may be intimidating. There are a lot of options to consider when making a purchase.
- Flavor—the amount of sweetness is one consideration; smokers may prefer a tobacco flavor
- Size—select from large to compact, depending on where you will be using it
- Puffs—how many do you want to get out of your device?
- Substances—do you want juice, oils, wax, or herbs?
- Battery—how many hours of use can you get out of your device?
If you are new to vaping, pick a product that offers you a variety of flavors to try. You can decide the taste you prefer, then purchase more special flavors next time.
If vaping frequently, you may want a larger vape pen for home. Smaller pens are suitable for use when in public or at work.
The type of substance you plan to use in your device determines whether a pen that uses wicks and coils is better or whether you need an atomizer and tank. A chamber is better for vaping wax. Combustion or convection heating is better when vaping herbs.
Select a device that fits the image you want to put forth. You may want a smaller, more sleek look for special occasions or the office. Vapes with larger batteries may need recharging less often but look clunkier.
Battery life is only a serious consideration if you are a frequent user and need access to outlets where you can plug in a charger.
Vaping liquid is available in a variety of flavors. Pricing varies depending on whether you select nicotine salts or regular juices. You will also see pricing variations depending on the bottle size and how much you use.
When you first buy e-liquid, you may be surprised at the wide range of flavors available. Enjoy the taste of pineapple whip, green apple, sour watermelon strawberry, grape strawberry, kookie krunch, lemon, honeydew melon, and more.
Most flavor selections are available in both e-liquid and salts.
Vaporizer pods are a simple system that uses a rechargeable battery unit in which a “pod” containing oil is dropped into the unit. If you buy vape pods, be aware that you must have a device specifically for this vaping.
Each vape pod will usually last between 4-5 days if you vape a few times daily.
Coils are essential if they are not built into your pod. When you notice a drop-off in the taste of your vape, it is time to replace your coil.
The average replacement time is about every ten days to a month, depending on usage. A package of replacement coils will cost around $11.00. You may also select disposable coil vape products.
Vape Cell Batteries
Many vape devices use a non-removable, rechargeable battery cell. You use a USB cord to plug in your device for charging.
The lifespan of your battery depends on your vaping frequency and charging process. Depending on usage, a battery will last between 1-3 years.
The Final Cost
The average cost for vaping refillable e-cigarettes is $30 per week or $126 per month. This works out to about $1,512 per year. While you may think that sounds expensive, it is more economical to have a vaping lifestyle than a tobacco habit.
Financial and Health Risks of Tobacco Products
Many people consider tobacco healthier than a vaping habit because tobacco is a natural product. This is only partly true.
According to the Action on Smoking and Health Organization, tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, and more than 20% of all U.S. deaths are from tobacco. Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people every year worldwide.
In the United States, cigarette packs contain a minimum of 20 cigarettes. This is because the government hopes that by keeping the cost of cigarette packs high, fewer teens will be able to purchase them. Price does vary by location, with the average cost being $6.96 per pack.
When purchasing tobacco, several factors affect pricing, including taxes. The federal tax is $1.01 per pack. You then need to add to your cost state and local taxes. There are some savings for those who purchase a carton containing 10 packs of cigarettes, or 200 cigarettes per carton.
Vaping Is a Lifestyle
While we all know that smoking is a habit, vaping is a lifestyle choice. Now you know the answer to “how much does vaping cost?” You can now move into a lifestyle where your significant other will enjoy kissing your vaping flavor instead of a cigarette.
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