Smoking is a habit that, luckily, I never got into. However, there are several people whom I know that fell into that black hole of smoking, and are still trying to make their way out. The money that is spent on cigarettes every year is amazing. It is estimated that on average, Americans spend about $44 billion per year on tobacco related products. This is a huge amount considering how many low income families are found in America. But what else can a person do? To stop smoking means having to deal with the mood swings, the cravings and the many mental states that accompanies stopping an addiction. But, there is another option.
After researching and looking at what e-cigs are all about, this seems like the most viable option for those who smoke, yet are looking for a way to cut down on the expense that accompanies smoking. While not cutting down on the actual feel of smoking that is what most people miss. E-cigs do contain nicotine, but they do not contain the smoke, tar or other odors that come along with cigarettes. And, the main selling point for me, is that they are much more inexpensive than regular cigarettes.
Each e-cig that is out there has a different price. However, on average, you can get an e-cig cartridge which is the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes for around $2.00. The average cost of a pack of real tobacco cigarettes on the market ranges depending on brand, but can be as high as $8.00 per pack in some areas of the US. With e-cigs you could see a 60% savings on what you are spending for cigarettes.
Other Benefits of E-Cigs
There are several other benefits of e-cigs besides saving you money. These benefits include:
- Avoid the harmful smoke of regular cigarettes with an e-cig
- No foul smelling breath associated with e-cigs
- Overall, e-cigs are the more healthier option for a person who smokes
Getting Started with Electronic Cigarettes
For those who are smokers and are ready to stop spending all their income on this habit, then getting started with e-cigs has never been easier. Most major brands have what they call a “starter kit”. This starter kit is going to include several different flavor cartridges, the actual body of the e-cig, charger kits and whatever else that brand may feel a new e-cig smoker will need. These starter kits offer a great way to test different flavors to find the one that meets your approval, while also being a more cost efficient way of trying out different brands.
You can continue to go through life blowing countless dollars on real cigarettes, if you want. However, if I were in your shoes, I would suggest e-cigarettes as a more cost effective way to deal with the nicotine addiction and habit that you have. Plus, this method has been said to be healthier since it removes all the toxins that cigarettes often contain. It is a win-win situation for you all the way around.