Price of Smoking Tobacco vs Cost of E-Cigarettes

Price of Smoking Tobacco vs Cost of E-Cigarettes

This entry was posted on October 12, 2012 by Geoff Habicht.

Cigarette and Healthcare Costs Steadily Increasing For Tobacco Smokers

Across the country, tobacco cigarettes are costing smokers more money every year, prompting many people to buy e-cigarettes. In addition to higher costs for dry cleaning, dental cleaning and loss of resale value on vehicles and homes tainted by tobacco smoke, many smokers experience illnesses that require expensive treatments. And with many states charging increasingly higher taxes on tobacco cigarettes, buying e-cigarettes is a better choice.

E-cigarettes save money at half the price of tobacco cigarettes
Today, a single pack of tobacco cigarettes averages $5. That means a pack-a-day smoker spends about $35 per week and upwards of $1,800 per year. A three pack-a-day smoker spends nearly $5,500 a year on cigarettes. In a lifetime, those costs can exceed $200,000, which most people would rather spend on healthier things.

People who buy e-cigarettes spend roughly half the amount tobacco smokers pay per year. Both rechargeable and disposable e-cigarettes cost much less than tobacco to purchase and smoke. Each disposable e-cigarette is the equivalent of about two packs of tobacco cigarettes. With rechargeable products, smokers can enjoy an even longer life out of a single e-cigarette. Smoking e-cigarettes not only saves money, it allows users to enjoy a cleaner smoke in more locations than tobacco cigarettes offer.

Healthier workplace initiatives cost smokers more making e-cigarettes a better choice

Tobacco cigarettes cost tobacco smokers more in workplace insurance as well. According to a New York Times article, policies that force employees who smoke, are obese or have such chronic issues as high cholesterol, to pay financial penalties have doubled since 2009.

Today, employers can charge workers who don’t meet health standards to pay up to 20 percent of their insurance costs. The new federal healthcare law will increase that amount in 2014 to 30 percent of cost of the employee’s policy, with the potential to rise to 50 percent.

Additionally, diseases caused by smoking tobacco cost $96 billion each year, much of which is paid by U.S. taxpayers through publicly funded health programs.

Healthier e-cigarettes cost less, help tobacco smokers quit

E-cigarettes contain only citric acid, nicotine, distilled water, natural and artificial flavors and glycerin, making them a much healthier choice for smokers. E-cigarettes can help tobacco smokers quit without the discomfort of tobacco withdrawal, helping save employees who must comply with health standards a significant amount of money.

This entry was posted in Blog and tagged e cigarette cost, cost of cigarettes, e-cigarettes on October 12, 2012 by Geoff Habicht.