Study Finds That Switching to Vaping Could Save Smokers an Average Of £780 Per Year
Aside from the fleeting sense of relief you experience from nicotine cravings, the act of smoking is pretty much a long list made up entirely of disadvantages.
First off, there’s the cocktail of potentially lethal chemicals and toxins which seep into your bloodstream and wreak havoc on your body each and every time you light up. Then, there’s the issue of premature aging and damage to the skin caused by a deprivation of oxygen to the skin tissues. Next, the increased risk of illness and infection due to your immune system being compromised by the tar and chemicals present in traditional tobacco. Add to this concerning list the deterioration of your sense of smell and taste, the perpetually-musty stink of stale tobacco on your clothes and hair, the risk of sexual dysfunction and the danger you pose to everyone around you whenever you make the decision to smoke.
If these unpleasant repercussions aren’t enough to make you seek alternative options for your nicotine fix, then the eye-watering and ever-increasing cost of smoking might – especially when a recent study found that
“a third of smokers list cost as an important factor driving their desire to quit.”
University College London
The study, carried out by the University College London and published in the journal Addiction, found that smokers spend an average of £1,200 a year on cigarettes and tobacco products.
That’s the equivalent of a holiday abroad, a new car and around four Flatscreen HD televisions. However, the study goes on to state that people who use nicotine replacement therapies such as gums, patches, and oral sprays only spend an estimated £523 a year on keeping their cravings at bay, with an annual saving of £680 compared to cigarettes.
Whilst these savings are impressive, they are not quite matched by the savings that can be enjoyed by switching to e-cigarettes. Those who choose to vape as their method of smoking cessation or nicotine replacement are reported to save around £780 per year, which in turn is an estimated saving of £15 a week.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK’s tobacco control manager Kruti Shrotri stated that "quitting smoking is the single best thing a smoker can do for their health. And e-cigarettes are one of the many tools that can help. We need more research to determine the long-term effects, but studies so far have shown that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco. With a more affordable price tag, it’s an alternative option for smokers looking to quit and make savings.”
Starter Vape Kits
So if you’re looking for your very own ticket to freedom from tobacco, you might just find it in amongst our impressive collection here at Vapestore. We’ve got a huge selection of starter and all-in-one pod kits which are ideal for making the switch from smoking with as much ease and simplicity as possible. The Smok Nord pod kit, for example, is a great option for beginners with its compact, simplistic design and can be used with different types of e-liquid for fantastic versatility. The complete kit is available for just £25.99 – the equivalent of two packs of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Disposable Pod Kits
We also stock amazing disposable pod kits such as the VGod Stig which has absolutely no settings to adjust and simply requires you to inhale on the device like a normal cigarette. When your Stig pod reaches the end of its lifespan, just throw it away and open a new one. There are three pods included in a pack and each one is pre-loaded with 1.2ml of 20mg e-liquid for immediate relief from the irritation of cravings. Find these kits and many more in our carefully-curated Starter Kits section.
Sub Ohm Kits
We also stock a large collection of advanced sub ohm setups to give you the option of progressing on your vaping journey by upgrading to a kit which offers more personalisation and greater user control.
So take back control of your finances and, more importantly, take back control of your health with the help of Vapestore. Our customer care team are available to offer expert advice regarding absolutely any area of vaping and can help you decide on a device which meets your needs and pleases your pocket.
And with the massive savings you’re likely to enjoy from switching to vaping, all that’s left to do is find an e-cigarette which matches your flip flops as you plan the idyllic summer holiday that the cost of smoking prevented you from enjoying.