Aside from the myriad of health risks, one of the biggest downsides of smoking is the high price of tobacco cigarettes. When you actually do the math, however, the true costs of smoking can add up quicker than you might think. Lighters, ashtrays and higher health insurance premiums make tobacco an expensive habit. If you are stricken with a smoking related illness such as lung cancer, your medical bills could literally bankrupt your family. Then of course, there are the intangible costs: How much time do working smokers spend running outside for a smoke break? If this is sounding familiar to you, it might be time to try vaping instead.
How Much Do E-cigs Cost?
Depending on where they live, average pack-a-day smokers can easily spend at least $200 or more on cigarettes every month. In New York, the average smoker can spend over $4,600 on cigarettes every year! In contrast, a pack-a-day smoker who transitions to White Cloud’s Cirrus and ClearDraw line would spend only about $60 per month. This is a HUGE difference–so not only is vaping a safer alternative to tobacco as research suggests, it can also save your bank account.
Another huge advantage of e-cigs over traditional cigarettes leading to more cost savings is the ability to customize nicotine intake. Most e-cig companies offer varying levels of nicotine to allow users to choose which strength is most satisfying. For example, if you’re using an e-liquid with 2.4 percent nicotine and find yourself vaping a little too often to satisfy your cravings, you can try a higher nicotine level and vape less while still satisfying those cravings. If you’re not sure where to start, check out White Cloud’s guide to choosing the right nicotine strength based on previous smoking habits.
Vaping vs. Smoking: The Price of Healthcare
You can’t put a price on your health, but your insurance company certainly can. Tobacco cigarettes contain thousands of harmful chemicals that have been linked to increased vulnerability to chromic respiratory infections in smokers; in fact, approximately 80-90 percent of COPD diagnosis stem from smoking. Insurance providers use this as an excuse to charge smokers more. On average, smokers pay 15-20% more on insurance premiums, while some insurance companies charge as much as 50%!
The e-liquid in e-cigarettes, on the other hand, contains less than a handful of ingredients; therefore, when you make the switch to vaping, you can rest assured you’re no longer inhaling thousands of unneeded chemicals. While some misleading studies have tried to link e-cigs to respiratory infections, their results have been either inconclusive, misinterpreted or are inapplicable to humans as seen with the case of a John Hopkins study that subjected caged mice to high volumes of vapor.
Similar studies without the use of lab mice have actually concluded that e-cig vapor has the same effect on human lungs as ambient air. A 2014 Italian study suggests that asthmatic smokers can greatly reduce their risks of asthma attacks by switching to vaping, while a study published in 2015 found that tobacco users who switch to e-cigs may actually reverse lung damage sustained from smoking. While most health organizations insist more research is needed, the majority of legit studies on e-cigs thus far all point to vaping as a better alternative to smoking.
Vaping vs. Smoking: The Price of Time
To employers, time is money, and smoke breaks are notorious for cutting down on productivity. Smokers usually finish their tobacco cigarette in one sitting, so going outside for a nicotine fix can easily take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes every couple of hours. Plus, the time spent watching the clock while waiting for the next smoke break decreases productivity even more as the smoker becomes anxious and less focused.
Vapers, on the other hand, can satisfy their nicotine cravings in just a couple of puffs, and in some cases they don’t even need to go outside. While you’re not allowed to vape everywhere, studies have suggested e-cig vapor is far less harmful than tobacco smoke and poses no danger to bystanders.
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White Cloud: The Economical E-Cig Choice
Abstaining from tobacco isn’t just good for your health; it’s also good for your wallet. Making the switch from smoking to vaping could save you thousands of dollars a year, and with White Cloud you can be sure your journey into vaping doesn’t break your bank. All of our vaping products are affordably priced to give you more e-liquid, longevity, and value so you can enjoy more and spend less. So go ahead and experience the many benefits of White Cloud as you step into the exciting world of vaping.