How Much Does Vaping Cost Compared to Smoking?

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Vaping has been proven to be a safer alternative to smoking, as published on recent studies. The thing is, is it a cheaper option, or will you be spending the same amount on smoking?

We would like to share some information for our readers to know how much you can save by making the switch. To give you a little background, I was smoking 3-packs a day before I finally quit, and here in the Philippines, smoking isn’t really as expensive as in other countries.

How much did I save by quitting?

We got survey data from the internet, and people say that on the average, a 10ml e-liquid is equivalent to around 5 packs of cigarettes for most ex-pack-a-day smokers, so it’s safe to say that one pack of cigarettes is equivalent to 2 ml of e-liquid.

In the Philippines, a pack of cigarettes costs Php 60 when I last smoked, it could be higher now since sin tax laws are already in place here.

A 30 ml e-liquid in the Philippines costs around Php 150, and a 50 ml costs around Php 200 on the average.

If 2 ml = 1 pack of cigarettes, a 30ml bottle of e-liquid is the same as 15 packs, which should have costed me around Php 900. That’s just about 16% of what I should have spent if I didn’t quit smoking.

In the USA, the difference is promising too. Take a look at this data we got from VaporHQ:

  • Average price of 1 pack of cigarettes = $6
  • 10 ml e-liquid bottle = $6.99/$1.40 a pack equivalent
  • 15ml e-liquid bottle = $9.99/$1.33 a pack equivalent
  • 30ml e-liquid bottle = $19.99/$1.32 a pack equivalent
  • 50ml bottle = $29.99/$1.19 a pack equivalent

From this information, you can find that the vaping is around 75-65% cheaper than smoking in the USA.

The data is so interesting that we would like to get more information from other countries where vaping is a popular smoking alternative. In this way, we can finally post hard proof that vaping is not only safer, but a cheaper alternative to smoking cancer sticks.

Although buying your first vape mod and maintaining it (changing coils, buying new batteries in case they die out, etc.) may be costly, it would be worth all the money that you will save in the long run, not to mention that amount that you’ll spend in case you contract any lung disease as a result of tobacco abuse.

If you would like to share information, please feel free to comment below or contact us.


Rafael Deramas

Rafael Deramas is a digital marketer and a vaping advocate. He started vaping to reduce smoking back in 2011, and has fully quit cigarettes for 2 years and counting. He is also an e-liquid manufacturer and vape shop owner.

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