E-Cigs: How Much Has Switching Saved You?
There is no doubt that smoking cigarettes is an expensive habit. Smoking a pack a day at $5 a pack can wind up costing you around $1,800 a year. (Click here to see the math) – And that’s only including the cost of the cigarettes. When you add in other expenses, like rising insurance rates, getting rid of that awful odor in your car, and other weird damages, the costs of smoking a traditional cigarette can end up being much more.
In fact, the folks over at CostofSmoking.com have done a little a math. And they estimate that a tobacco smoker, with all the added expenses, can wind up spending as much as $9,000 on their smoking habit.
So How Much have you saved?
In truth, the cost savings when switching to an e-cig can wind up saving you big time.
Using blu e-cigs as an example – A pack of five blu electronic cigarette cartridges costs around $12. (You can go to our website if you want an exact number) Each cartridge lasts approximately as long as a pack of cigarettes, so in effect you are paying $12 for five packs of cigarettes, or $2.40 a pack. If you smoke a pack a day of cigarettes, it would only cost you $873.60 a year after a switch to blu Cigs. That’s a savings of over $925 a year!
How do these e-cig saving add up?
Think of all the things you can buy by saving $925 a year:
- In 15 years, you could have a nice down payment on a house
- In ten years, you could purchase a fuel efficient, compact car
- In five years, you could take a two week trip to Europe
- In one year, you could have a really nice flat screen TV
- In six months, you could buy a tablet computer or smartphone
- In one month, you could treat yourself to a steak dinner
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