E-Cigarette retailers often shout about the money people can save with the electronic cigarette, and we are no different. But it’s nice to hear from users for a change, which is why we held a survey recently into how much money people were saving. As we were asking for comments, I haven’t put all the results here (you can view those here) but I have picked out the most interesting (in my opinion – feel free to disagree!), which you can find below:
Please note, all comments were anonymous, although we have added date and time of the response.
How much money do you spend now on vaping, and how much money does it save you on an annual basis?
I’ll spend £44.95 per month on Vaping compared to £143.00 per month on conventional cigarettes. That would be a saving of £1,176.60 per year!!
less than £27 a month, I save nearly £2000 pounds annually
A cartridge usually lasts two days so that would equal two packs of cigarettes; that equals out to about £12 for cigarettes verse around £2 per cartridge!
about 1 pkt = £9 per week or £468 per year. cigarettes approx £2800 saving at least £2300
vaping would work out at approx £10 to £12 per week, based on the Cigarettes i smoked that would work out at around £3,600 per year – vaping would work out to £600 per year ( not including extra batteries etc ) therefore a saving of approx £3000.
What difference does it make to your lifestyle?
It’s incredible. I’m 50 and after more than 30 years of fags I knew that this habit was going to start causing me serious problems if I didn’t to something about it. The 600 yard walk to the bus stop felt like I’d just completed the half-marathon. After stopping smoking it only took a week to feel so much better with my breathing. Nowadays, a 2 mile round-trip walk to and from the supermarket is a total breeze – something I couldn’t even consider doing when smoking.
more money to pay off my mortgage, more money in my pocket
First thing we noticed was more cash to spend at the regular foods shops, and buying better quality items.. less coughing, and not out of breath as often as I used to be.
I feel free, I don’t feel like I don’t have control. I used to feel kind of ashamed because I had to have a pack at all times. If I didn’t I would panic and I felt stupid for allowing tobacco to rule my life, smell up my car and my home.
How do you feel about the money savings?
It’s amazing. I wonder how I afforded smoking to begin with.
I feel very pleased about the savings. I can now afford driving lessons.
It’s wonderful not to have budget daily and cringe everyday when you do!
After working for over 30 years for one company, I’m now unemployed after the company sadly went into administration and closed down after more than 80 years in business. Simply put, I doubt that I could even afford to smoke anymore, even if I wanted to, which I don’t, and every-time I go to the supermarket and pass the ciggy kiosk in the entrance, it’s a nice feeling to know that I am no longer giving the Government around 80% of the cost of a packet of fags in terms of taxation. If that’s not a incentive, I don’t know what is……
Any other comments/stories you would like to pass on?
When I started vaping, I took out $35 in $1 bills each week from the bank. I put $5 a day into a box. In a month I couldn’t believe the stack of cash in front of me. After switching to $5 bills since I was running out of room, I spent it all in December 2010 on Christmas presents for my family and friends. I felt amazing, and will never look back.
Many times i get the weirdest looks and I am asked to not smoke in a public place, but when i explain the product, most of the time i am told not to worry, and other times people still cannot understand that this is not tobacco. I’ve met plenty of people with the e-cig, especially some very pretty ladies (; Since I am a comical person, its a great ice breaker to meet people and to make them laugh real hard. (one person literally wet their pants) /-:
It’s great when friends come round to get comments such as: “ooh love the new incense your using” – and then replying that it’s actually a new e-juice! Have started jogging, and am much more physically active, sleep and eat better and have a much improved sex life!
One story that still raises a smile – I’m a big tea drinker and probably drink no more than one, maybe two cups of instant coffee a week. After four days of vaping – and four days off the fags, I decided to make myself a mug of coffee. Kettle boiled and I poured in the hot water but I remembered than I needed to go upstairs and change over my e-cig batteries on the chargers. After spending a couple of minutes upstairs I made my way towards to stairs to go back down and I noticed a terrible burning smell coming from below. I made my way downstairs into the lounge and the smell became even stronger as I approached the kitchen. That foul odour which I’d picked-up upstairs was nothing more than that coffee I’d made slightly earlier. This proved to me that I was starting to get my sense of smell back – amazing.
being diagnosed with COPD I now seem to be able to breathe easier and can walk further and hills aren’t so threatening any more. If this continues I may re-discover the word ‘run’…and not use my stick for long walks.
For me the most important benefit of vaping is the improvement in my health, which almost a year ago was very poor and gave both me and my GP a lot of concern.
Congratulations to John (Tractor50!) who wins a HALO electronic cigarette – I’ll be contacting your shortly to get your address! And thank you to everyone who submitted your comments and stories, which I found fascinating!
How much have you saved by switching to the electronic cigarette?