Vaping & E-Cigs
3 Simple Answers to The Most Asked Questions About Vaping
Are E-Cigs Really Healthier than Cigarettes?
Ask any vaper and they’ll tell you how they feel as a result of switching from cigarettes to e-cigs. The truth is though, we are still waiting for more extensive research to be done. E-cigarettes are such a new product, that long term research simply doesn’t exist yet. What we do know is e-cigarettes contain no cancer causing carcinogens and far less harmful constituents than that of regular cigarette smoke and tar. For some people, they work really well as replacements for cigarettes, and therefore can give any user the opportunity to cut back on the harmful smoke that cigarettes produce. In addition, using e-cigarettes eliminates secondhand smoke and is better for the environment and the people around you, in general.
What Kind of E-Cig Should I Get?
Once you’ve decided to give vaping a try, this is the first question you begin to ask. The truth is, there is no blanket answer for this question, which is why if you talk to many vapers they have tried many different models, brand and types of e-cigs before settling on their favorites. That’s not really too much unlike cigarettes is it? How many smokers continue to puff on the same brand that they first tried?
The question you should really be asking is what kind of vaping experience you want, and that should lead you to a good place to start. If you are looking for a hand to mouth experience that is the most similar to regular cigarettes, you may try a disposable model or cig-a-like, that is activated when you take a puff. Other devices, like most rechargeable models, E-Gos and other Personal Vaporizers have buttons you push to deliver the vapor.
You can also consider how customizable you want your devices. With MOD’s you are allowed much more freedom, but they also require more maintenance than a disposable model. Consider these factors into your decision making, but remember sometimes trial and error is the best way to find what’s right for you.
Will Vaping Save Me Money?
While it may seem like it costs more upfront, the truth is vaping provides a huge cost savings over the long haul when compared with regular cigarettes. A pack-a-day smoker can spend anywhere from $1,500 a year in a low-tax state all the way to about $5,000 in New York where cigarettes average around $13 a pack. On average across the country, the cost of smoking regular cigarettes rings up at about $2,250 a year.
If you opt for the rechargeable e-cigarette option you can purchase e-liquid cartridges at their average price of $2.50 each and that a pack a day smoker using rechargeable e-cigs could save up to $1,800 a year.
You can save even more money by employing a refillable tank system. Rather than buying replaceable cartridges, you can buy vials of e-liquid and fill up your own tank or cartomizer. Just $8.00 worth of e-liquid can last for about 10 days for an average smoker. That means your savings is even greater, in fact for an average smoker using refillable tanks adds up to about $1,900 in savings a year.