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Vaping: The Affordable Smoking Cessation Method

Posted 30th Aug 2016 to Vaping News


Vaping is the affordable way to quit

There are many ways you can quit smoking. But where does vaping fit in the affordability spectrum? The answer lies in how much you end up vaping, and how long-term you plan to make vaping a part of your life.


What vaping will cost


Traditional smoking cessation products may or may not have a cost associated with them, depending on the benefit package you or your family has through employers. If you have no benefits available, drugs are cost-prohibitive, and in this case most will turn to nicotine patches and/or nicotine gum. If you add together the initial cost of a vaping kit with the amount of eliquid you will need to wean yourself off of smoking, vaping costs about the same as using gum or the patch to quit smoking. Our starter kits range from 15 to 30 pounds, and the bottles of eliquid you will buy to fill your vape pen can cost between 4 and 8 pounds. Generally, you will need 1-3 bottles per week to start if you were a heavy smoker, and this all comes down to individual preference.


More efficient than smoking


For smokers looking to make the switch, you may be looking at the size of the bottles and wondering how long they will last, since you’re used to going through so many cigarettes in a day. Under the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), the maximum size of bottle any retailer in the United Kingdom is allowed to sell is 10ml, so this can look small in comparison to a pack of cigarettes. But the key to how long the liquid lasts is in efficiency - a little goes a long way. When a cigarette is smoked, only a certain amount of nicotine is actually inhaled - the rest burns off in the ashtray or while you are holding it. When you are vaping, you are using 100% of the product since it only burns off when you hit the button on your vaping device and inhale.


As far as how much you will vape, this depends on you as an individual - some are heavier vapers than others, and this doesn’t necessarily correlate to how many cigarettes you smoked before you quit. An average smoker making the transition can vape about 1-3 10ml bottles in a week depending on personal habits. With most eliquids - with the exception of premium brands - costing between 4 and 6 pounds, this is still much less than the cost of smoking, with an average pack of cigarettes costing around 8 pounds. In addition, various taxes are rumoured to be placed on cigarettes in the future, which could drive the price up significantly and make the idea of switching to vaping not just a health consideration, but a long-term investment.


Ramping off of vaping


If budget is a concern as well as health, you’ll have added incentive to ramp off of vaping. The key to ceasing vaping once you’ve quit smoking is to gradually reduce your nicotine levels, just as you would with a traditional smoking cessation product such as gum or the patch. Heavier smokers of 15-20 cigarettes a day will want to start with our highest strength eliquids which contain 18mg of nicotine and ramp down according to their comfort levels. This process can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, again depending on the individual. If you are making a hard effort to quit smoking, try pairing vaping with a free local quit smoking service - according to Public Health England, doing both leads to greater success.


Our subscription service can help


If you are interested in controlling the cost of your vaping, we suggest our subscription service. You can change everything about your subscription on the fly - amount of bottles per month, nicotine level, flavours ordered, and more. And it grants a small cost savings over purchasing bottles individually. Find out more about it here.


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