Considering purchasing your very first vape kit? Fantastic! Well done on trying an alternative to smoking. There’s no better time to get your hands on a brand new vape kit and get vaping to go smoke free.
One of the great things about vaping is that inevitably, if you’re in the UK, you’ll save money when you switch from smoking. Cigarettes and tobacco products are notoriously expensive in the UK, but in the long run, e-cigarettes will leave more cash in your pockets and less tar in your lungs.
An investment in you
Switching from smoking to vaping does require a small investment to start you off in the form of buying a vape kit. Sometimes, potential vapers are put off from the switch due to the apparent cost of having to buy a starter vape kit and that’s a real, real shame.
When I say small investment, I really do mean that. The long term cost benefit far, far outweighs the cost of forking out for a new vape kit. Seriously, it really does – keep reading to find out just how much.
Regardless of the budgetary pros, though, even if vaping didn’t offer smokers massive potential savings, investing in your first vape kit would still be an intelligent, well-thought out decision. Buying a vape kit isn’t just a step towards saving money in the long run – it’s a step towards saving your body from awful consequences. You could be saving yourself sick days from work for re-occurring bouts of bronchitis, for one thing.
Save money with a vape kit
In the good ol’ UK, a pack of 20 cigarettes will cost somewhere in the region of £8.50 – £10. If you were to smoke a pack a day, it would be an annual cost of £3100 – £3650, which is more than 15% of the average salary that us Brits take home every year. That’s a pretty appalling amount of money to spend essentially killing yourself.
Vaping isn’t free, but it’s certainly cheaper than smoking. I’ve done a couple of calculations myself to estimate the costs of vaping, which I’ll share right here with you lucky folks. Of course, there are differently priced models which require different replacement coils, so in this example I’m going to work from the costs of maintaining the Mist Endura T22 – a great higher end starter vape kit.
If you’re a heavy vaper, getting through an impressive 7ml of e-liquid per day and two coils per week, you would spend no more than £1100 a year, including the cost of the initial kit. That’s a pretty high estimate, and yet the savings are still pretty significant.
More realistically, most vapers tend to get through roughly 2 – 3 ml of e-liquid per day and one coil per week and that adds up to no more than £430 a year, including the cost of the initial vape kit. The savings there are more than significant, wouldn’t you say?
Regardless of how you look at it, vaping is simply a smarter choice money-wise, and pretty much any other wise, than analogues.
The cost of a vape kit (UK)
With all this is mind, theoretically, spending upwards of £500 on a vape kit would be justifiable? Spending all that on a starter kit, though, would probably not be the best idea – partially because I don’t even think there’s an APV in existence that costs that amount of money, let alone a starter kit!
When you’re thinking about how much you should spend on your first vape kit, you need to first work out how much you spend on smoking. How many cigarettes do you go through a day and how much does it cost you?
If you’ve set a quit date, it might be useful to start making a record of how much you smoke every day and how much you spend. Once you’ve got a good idea of how much you smoke on a day-to-day basis, you can start looking into buying a vape kit with a little more knowledge on your side.
Here’s how much your first vape kit (UK) will cost:
For heavier smokers, spending a little more initially will most likely be necessary. With the extra cost comes larger tank space for e-liquids and a higher-performing battery, meaning fewer refills and recharges are needed. Once the prices start to get higher than about £35, you might be looking at too complex a model, or too expensive a shop!
You will ALWAYS save money with a vape kit
You never need to worry about the cost of vaping, or the cost of a vape kit, if you are already smoking analogues. I can’t emphasise enough just how much money you save with vaping – even though initially it feels like you’re spending a great deal, it’s very much worth it.
With vaping, you save money and save yourself.
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me…