Studies: Vaping is Cheaper and Healthier Than Smoking

No U.S. health authorities want to endorse vaping as a way to quit smoking for obvious reasons. At the same time, CNN Money reported upon studies that demonstrate that vaping is cheaper and healthier than smoking.

That may not mean that you will find vaping cheap or healthy, but it’s worth looking into if you’ve tried to smoke and failed with other stop-smoking replacements or therapy. After you understand the arguments on both sides, you can make an informed choice about vaping vs. smoking.

Studies Find Vaping is Cheaper and Healthier

Is Vaping Healthier Than Smoking?

British Public Health conducted a study with findings that prompted UK researchers to announce that vaping was 95 percent healthier than smoking traditional cigarettes. The study also refuted the claim that vaping commonly leads to smoking and in fact, tends to help people reduce or even stop their smoking habits.

This may be good news for people with valid concerns that vaping will lead to teenage smoking. Again, few people can argue with the idea that it’s probably better to stay away from inhaling any chemicals. There have also been plenty of stories of vaping leading to teen nicotine addiction. Still, when you have to decide between vaping and smoking, then vaping looks like a safer alternative to smoking.

Is Vaping Cheaper Than Smoking?

It’s true that some people who have started using closed-system pod devices, like Juul, may have found that they spend more money on vaping pods than they used to spend on cigarettes. At the same time, the CNN reported upon studies that found that people should spend about half as much or less on vaping supplies than they used to spend upon cigarettes.

For instance, a Juul pod that’s supposed to replace a pack of cigarettes costs about $4. Estimates of the average price of cigarettes in the U.S. range from about $6 to $8. At the same time, you could find refillable pods and devices that would give you the same amount of vaping liquid for pennies.

Juul was used as an example because it’s been criticized for the cost of using it more than refillable devices. It’s also the most popular brand and often suggested as a good choice for smokers who are new to vaping.

A typical bottle of nicotine salts contains 30 ml. and costs less than $20. Meanwhile, a Juul pod only holds .7 ml, so you can see how much money you could save with refillable pods. After you buy your device, you may be able to enjoy the equivalent nicotine of a pack of cigarettes for about a dollar or less. There’s a lot to like about the Juul, but using them as the manufacturer intended isn’t the most economical strategy. You can also buy refillable Juul-compatible pods from third parties or use another kind of vaping deice.

Is Vaping Healthier and Cheaper for You?

Naturally, you will need to make your own decisions about your health, enjoyment, and pocketbook. Maybe it’s best not to do either. On the other hand, vaping has taken a lot of heat, so it’s fair to provide a balanced argument that research has demonstrated that vaping is cheaper and healthier than smoking.

13 thoughts on “Studies: Vaping is Cheaper and Healthier Than Smoking

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  • April 4, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    Wow, this clears up a lot of information about vaping vs smoking!

  • April 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    I’m still one of those people who argue with the idea that it’s probably better to stay away from inhaling any chemicals. I mean, even if one is healthier than the other, it still doesn’t mean that they both are not harmful. My opinion though.

    • April 6, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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      Thanks for your comment. I agree with you 100 percent. It’s better to avoid inhaling chemicals. As a former smoker, I can tell you that I tried chewing nicotine gum to take the edge off, and I just was too weak to stick to that. Vaping has helped me stop buying cigarettes because the experience is closer to smoking. I guess it’s a lesser of two evils thing.

  • April 6, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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    Juul has really been criticized for the cost of using it more than refillable devices. I remember watching an argument by some teenagers in the block and a lot of them were all kicking against the fact that Juul is not in any way cheaper. I bet they didn’t do proper research before concluding that.

    • April 7, 2019 at 2:24 am
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      Of course, teens shouldn’t vape anyway, but that’s another story. Anyway, some people find that using a Juul and the pre-filled Juul pods does cost more than their old smoking habit. It pays to shop around for sales online. Also, there are quite a few third-party vendors who sell refillable pods that work with Juul vaping devices. Of course, lots of people simply pry the top off their Juul pods and refill them with cheaper nicotine salts from a bottle. You can usually do that two or three time before you wear out the coil. Some folks even use the cotton off of Q tips or buy cotton to re-wick the pods, but IMO, that’s a lot of trouble.

  • April 7, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    Wow. I’m grateful to my friend who share this page with me. Recently I’ve been working hard to quit smoking but it looks like I get more addicted each time I try. But this looks like something I could take seriously. Thanks for clearing the air.

  • April 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Oh. The points are valid and so I guess I’ll have a change of mind. I’ve always felt that it’s not a healthier option though I have no idea why. It’s clearer to me now.

  • April 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    Juul is actually the most popular brand and I often suggest it as a good choice for smokers who are new to vaping. From all the studies I have seen, it still stands to be a healthier option.

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