Vaping vs Cigarettes – Save Money – Less Pollution – Fewer Fires

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Vaping vs Cigarettes – Save Money – Less Pollution – Fewer Fires. Which is better? Which is Cheaper? Why are so many people giving up smoking and starting to Vape Instead

Vaping vs Cigarettes

Vaping vs Cigarettes

Tobacco cigarettes have been used for centuries, but only recently has the process of vaporizing these substances become popular. Here is a few reasons why people are switching to e-cigarettes and quitting smoking for better health.

Vaping vs Cigarettes – Cost

Anyone using vaporizers or cigarettes, will naturally want to know the cost. When considering the true cost, it is easy to fall into the trap of saying vaping is much more expensive. You need to buy the hardware and the e-liquid. This is normally a few times the price of a single packet of cigarettes.

If this is a one off thing. I would agree the use of e cigarettes is much more expensive. The real truth of the matter is most people that use cigarettes or do vaping, do it on a continual basis, evidence shows this partly due to habits caused by addition. So a more sensible method of determining the cost difference would be over a longer period.

smoking costs


A pack of 20 cigarettes costs around $25 in Australia. For the sake of keeping this simple we will say the average smoker will purchase five packs a week ($125) adding up to around $500 a month. I have not included costs such as health or insurance in this comparison.


To purchase an e-cigarette starter kit that will last 12 months, approx $65. Once you’ve purchased a vape starter kit, you can expect to spend around $20 per week for a bottle of e-liquid (if you vape a lot), $80 a month.

From the calculations above, (I have used Approx Australian Dollar Costs) you can see that using e-cigarettes is much cheaper. You have more control over the e-liquid you’re using with your vaporizer, having the ability to have whenever you need it. Long term it is cheaper than regular cigarettes.

Vaping vs Cigarettes – Ingredients

Regular Cigarettes

The burning of the tobacco leaf in the cigarette begins the process of chemical reactions, which creates smoke particles that are full of carcinogens (cancer related) which are very toxic.

Cigarettes contain about 600 ingredients. When these ingredients burn, they generate more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the American Lung Association. Many of those are poisonous and at least 69 of them are linked to cancer.

Many long term studies have reported a strong connection to some leading health conditions.

long term studies

  • Cancer
  • Heart Problems
  • Lung Issues

When smoking cigarettes, the fire causes these compounds to change from a solid state to a vapor. In cigarettes, this releases nicotine, resources and study will show you this is not safe. Just do any search on google of things that contain nicotine and you will find this is a toxic drug you can do without.

Just Some Ingredients of Cigarettes

  • Nicotine
  • Hydrogen
  • Cyanide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Carbon
  • Monoxide
  • Nitrosamines
  • Polycyclic
  • aromatic hydrocarbons

Nicotine – Effects – Long Term Studies

  • Absorbed into your bloodstream through the lungs
  • Increased heart rate
  • Constricted blood vessels
  • Dopamine is released in the brain, and feelings of alertness.
  • Nicotine is a stimulant, once it’s no longer present, you crash and crave more.
  • Ultimately leading to bad habits like addiction in many people.
  • The Fact making quitting smoking for a smoker very difficult
  • Reported long term reduction in health

Cigarette tobacco products Effects

smoking related deaths

  • Smoking causes about 80% of all deaths in people from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Tobacco cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States.
  • Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths for people
  • Smokers are at higher risks developing heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer
  • Greater risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Can cause lung problems in people
  • Can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body
  • Smoking tobacco products harms nearly every organ of the body and affects a person’s overall health
  • Cigarettes can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant
  • .Cigarettes can also affect her baby’s health with this drug

Smokers create tar in the body from the tobacco in cigarettes that have cancer causing effects, blackens teeth and destroys taste buds. Some good reasons to stop smoking and quit cigarettes for good.



Vaping uses a battery-operated devices that resemble conventional cigarettes, except that they do not contain tobacco. Users can inhale nicotine and other chemicals in a vapor form instead of having to burn the ingredients.

Another reason why a lot of people are quitting smoking and switching to e-cigarettes is because of the flavor choices, some including no nicotine at all, which is fantastic for old and young people looking for a nicotine replacement.


Something that was banned from traditional cigarettes a long time ago. Menthol being the only flavor choice for cigarettes.

America the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given using e-cigarettes the seal of approval. According to ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), evidence shows almost half of the UK’s 2.8 million vape pen users are former smokers, suggesting they are helping people to stop smoking.

Some GPs have been advised to promote vaping “as widely as possible as a substitute for smoking”. More Long term studies are needed for more accurate health information on the long term use of e-cigarettes for smokers.

Other names for Vape Devices

Electronic cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), e-cigs, ecigarro, electro-smoke, green cig and smart smoker, vape pens

If you can heat the active ingredients enough to become a vapor without having to burn, then you can theoretically reduce the damage of these compounds while inhaling the smoke using e-cigarettes.

The use of electronic cigarettes removes the need to burn anything, removing a handful of the harmful chemicals listed above. With over 20+ cancer chemicals found in cigarette smoke compared to only a few in the vapor e-juices.

Thus helping with a lot of peoples safety concerns. Reducing health risks using this great modern tool.


Just Some Ingredients of E-Liquid

  • Nicotine
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Nitrosamines

Vaping vs Cigarettes

Vaping Health effects

The evidence suggests vaping, produce less harmful effects than smoking traditional cigarettes. A much better system of nicotine delivery and a much cleaner vapor is produced using e-cigarettes.

  • Reduced shortness of breath
  • Reduced cough
  • Less spitting
  • Reduced sore throat.

How are E-Cigarettes used?


E-cigarettes contain a solution, flavor and other chemicals, that can be replaced or refilled. Vaping uses heat to transform the solution into vapor which is then inhaled.

Reasons why people are switching to Vaping

  • To help them reduce or quit smoking tobacco cigarettes
  • Less intrusive than smoking conventional cigarettes around others
  • Less pollution and waste.
  • Reduces the risk to fires, which cigarettes are a major cause.
  • Cough less,
  • improve their breathing
  • Physical fitness improvements
  • For the flavor or sensation of inhalation
  • Reduced cost using electronic devices that produce the vapor
  • Less laws in place than conventional smoking of cigarettes
  • Easier habit to quit

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Scientists using existing data say that using e-cigarettes is harmful. Including possible carcinogens and irritants, though at a much lower level than common traditional cigarettes.

Public Health England (PHE) estimates using e-cigarettes is 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco cigarettes and that most of the chemicals causing smoking related disease are absent while vaping, and chemicals that are present pose little danger.

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I suggest you give vaping a go and help yourself, live a longer and safer. Enjoy the real saving on cost related to smoking. Enjoy the many favors that e-juice products comes in. Quit smoking conventional cigarettes today. Cigarettes are a drug we really want to remove from society long term for everyone s health and well-being.

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26 Comments on "Vaping vs Cigarettes – Save Money – Less Pollution – Fewer Fires"

  1. This is an interesting and informative article, as going into it, I wasn’t really sure what vaping was and how it was different from smoking cigarettes. Now I know there is a clear difference. It has always made me wonder, knowing what we now know about cigarettes, why anyone would get started on them. This only reinforces that wonder, as looking at that list of ingredients would be enough to put me off of the idea for good. 

    I do have a question about the nicotine in e-cigarettes. Though it seems there is certainly the lack of poisons, is there any long-term negative effects of the nicotine they contain? 


    1. From the research I have done, I believe their is some health effects from any consumption of nicotine requardless of how it is consumed.  Certain E-Liquids don’t have nicotine in them though.  As for Long term effects, that is still unclear as vaping has only been around about 10 years and more research is needed.  All I can say from reports I have seen is that Vaping is 20 times healthier than burning tobacco in cigarettes.


  2. Thanks for this wonderful write up about cigarette. Many people smoke cigarette without knowing the implication it has on their health and some smoke cigarette in the pretext of calming down anger and stress but the truth of the matter is cigarette has no major advantage in the body. If Vaping can help reduce some of these issues that comes a long with smoking cigarettes, then I think its a go for it thing.


    1. Yes I highly encourage any smoker to change to vaping instead.  I would add though buying these devices and e-liquids you should buy from trustworthy websites like the one I promote on my website.  Not all e-liquid is the same and not all vaporizers are built to the same safe standard.


  3. First WOW the cost of cigarettes in Australia is outrageous I thought here in the U.S. was bad at 7 to 9 dollars a pack,but $25 wow. Ok so I have tried both , I am a smoker and wanted to try vaping at one point. For me I just could not get into it for various reasons. One too many flavors , yes I believe we can have too many choices sometimes. And 2 the long term affects of vaping are still not known after all we are still putting something foreign into our lungs no matter how you look at it.


    1. I agree with you.  I do like to change what I vape myself from time to time though.  As one flavor you may enjoy straight away but in time it nice to switch it up a little.  Some flavors I probably will not try cause they don’t appeal to me but I still looking forward to trying a lot of them.


  4. Great article. I used to do both smoking and vaping. Thank god, I finally quit them both. I find vaping to be very convenient while cigarette isn’t. When I smoked, I remember that I had to cary the whole pack plus a lighter and you know that lighter is always missing (you know that one of your friends stole it right? lol the holy grail). People always bump cigarette from you as well, it got expensive! Plus, I hate littering but what are you going to do if you gotta get going? While vaping, all I had to do was making sure that the battery is fully charged or I get extra battery and that is it. I got to explore the flavors that I wanted as well one time I got this Twinkle flavor that was made by this blind guy in Catskills, NY. It was so amazing, it is like having the dessert and smoke after. 

    However, smoking is not good. It took me quite a few years to finally say that I quit for good. I hope all you smokers out there give vaping a try and slowly decrese your nicotine intake 🙂

    Will share this post to all my smoker friends.



    1. Awesome job giving up. I know it is not easy for some people.  Would agree the flavors are pretty nice. my wife has a blend of choc,cherry and vanilla is really quite plesant.  Even the worse e-liquid i have tried tasted better than the best cigarette I have tried.


  5. Thanks for this informative post I was shocked to see that people die alot from smoking and it got me thinking of when friends I know, they smoke till they can’t no more and reading through this post I realized the damages they would have done to themselves, I think I will get them this vaping  device as a gift but is it going to stop them from smoking cigarettes?


    1. Hey, I believe it will assit in helping them quit.  But I would be unwise to guarentee what anyone will do. people are different.  I can say it has helped a lot of people quite cigarettes and be more healthy.


  6. Vaping looks better than cigarettes but is it healthier?  I don’t mind the odd cigarette every now and then, but they have gotten really expensive here in Australia, so much to the point that 1 cigarette costs over 1 dollar!

    Vaping has always intrigued me, but I have never tried it.  It looks pretty cool and I love the benefits such as cost, better for you, less pollution in the way of cigarette butts and less of a hazard to the environment.

    I guess smokers still smoke real cigarettes because they like the way it feels and I am assuming it would feel a lot different to regular smoking.  This is probably the reason smokers are still using regular cigarettes still.

    I wonder what the future of smoking will look like when the millennials are the older ones? Interesting.


    1. A few my family members now vape instead of smoking.  They feel a lot better and have saved a bunch of money.  Part of the trick to quit smoking is getting the right e-liquid.  The link I supplied is what my own family use, my wife did quite a bit of research before deciding that company.  If you find you still getting the urge to smoke a cigarette you may be using the wrong dozes. If that the case suggest you try a stronger doze until the urge goes away then reduce the strenght as you go.


  7. I really think vaping is a good option for smokers. I have tried sometimes and it’s really tasty as well.

    For me at the moment it’s no option though, in Thailand, it’s not yet allowed. Here I smoke fresh tobacco from the region which is very cheap. A month of smoking is about $1.50 but I don’t smoke too much 🙂

    I’m sure vaping is less dangerous for our bodies but I just have to reduce my habit more and more for now.


    1. Thanks for bringing this to the attention of people that Vape.  I was unaware of the laws in Thailand before your comment.  I quickly did some google searhes to verfiy what you said and can confirm what you saying is true.  I urge all travellers to Thailand not to vape while in that country as heavy fines and possible jail time for use of e-cigarettes.  

      I really unsure why Thialand would prefer people to not have a healthier option.  Maybe they will change laws in the future


  8. A lot of young and old people now prefer vaping to burning cigarettes. vaping is cleaner and fashionable with a lesser risk of health challenges as compared to the old fashioned way of Smoking cigarettes. It also involves spending less money as analysed in this article for a much cleaner method of recreation. It is the way to go, and this generation is doing exactly that.


    1. Yes I agree.  I have tried both and money aside and also health risks aside I still prefer vaping as it just tastes so much better.


  9. Hi there Sam

    Thanks so much for sharing this post.I have been a smoker for over 20 years and now that I`m 40, I`m starting to feel it on my lungs, cant run for the bus like I used to, climbing stairs is now starting to be a problem thanks for a pack a day.

    Did I mention that they are so expensive, a pace here cost $9 and I smoke a pack a day, some serious money there.

    Now last week I went to a shop to ask for vapes but unfortunately, they did not have any. I have a vacation coming up in March and thought I`d use the time to quit(out of work stress)Now having smoked so long, I did not know cigarettes are filled with all the nasty things, no wonder they are addictive. Now I know all the dangers so I`m not going to talk about that, we all know how expensive they are too.

    I think anyone serious about their health should stick to vaping.

    Cheers Roamy


    1. Thanks for sharing Roamy, 

      I personally would suggest you look at where my family gets them.  We are pretty picky about where we buy, and not all e-liquids are the same.  I know the link I provided for you has quality products and they available in most places in the world that allows vaping


  10. Although I don’t smoke, I still think e-cigarettes are better than cigarette. Judging from daily life experience, cigarette is more smelly than electronic cigarettes. Moreover, cigarette will cause environmental pollution, which is very bad. Also, I think your video is good. It shows us the difference between e-cigarette and cigarette simply and clearly, which also makes your point more convincing. Although … the picture of cigarette experiment a little disgusting.


    1. Thank you for your time.

      Totally agree with the comment about the cigarette experiment is a little disgusting.  It is crazy how much goes into your body, I know the body cleans a little of it but yeah not a pretty sight


  11. This was very useful as i am wanting to stop smoking, as it is really starting to affect my breathing and I am tired of smelling like cigarette smoke.

    I have heard that some of the vapes or e-cigs had antifreeze in them so I wouldn’t give them a try.

    Two of my adult kids have started vaping and they love it. I on the other hand thought I was going to choke to death when I tried to hit it.

    No matter how many times I have tried, it makes me cough with even the smallest hit.

    I really want to stop for my sister. She has been in the hospital for almost 2 months. She was a smoker before this and now she wants nothing to do with smoking nor does she want to be around it.

    What would your advice be to help someone like me to be able to switch to vaping and get rid of cigarettes?


    1. I definately suggest using the one my family uses. The link is one the sidebar and also down the bottom of this post. I suggest you try either getting a weaker doze, or maybe a different type of vaporizer. Some of them can create a huge amount of vapor which some people just love, Is quite a large variety to choose between. Maybe try one that does not create as much smoke. hope these 2 suggestions help


  12. I definitely learned a lot about e cigarette or vape. As a nurse I have a lot of experiences with patients that are smokers or ex smokers. Cigarettes definitely does not kill an individual right away, it slowly makes one’s health suffer until it becomes worst.

    As for Vaping, with what you have mentioned..If I am a smoker I will go for it due to cost and the lesser risks that it gives.

    Thank you for the detailed info. Good job, keep it up.



    1. Definately appreciate all nurses, what a wonderful profession
      I honestly wish vaping was 100% safe, but being 20 times safer than a cigarette
      at least is a step inthe right direction


  13. Great Website. Very educational and informative. I myself and a former smoker that now vapes. I have not touched a cigarette since November of 2018. after reading your website. I am more confident now than ever that I will never go back to smoking. Thank you I really appreciate the education you are putting out there for people to either quit smoking or never start in the first place


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