Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by an electronic device, such as an electronic cigarette. The vaping device heats a liquid at certain temperatures until it turns into an aerosol using a part called an atomizer. Vaping is different from smoking, which burns tobacco leaves creating a toxic smoke containing carbon monoxide, tar, and many harmful substances that cause the most negative health effects. That’s why vaping is considered a safer way to get nicotine than traditional smoking. However, vaping is not completely harmless.
Vaping products have multiple names, including vape mod, pod, electronic cigarette, e-cigarettes, vaping pens, vapes, disposable vapes, or puff bars. They can also be known under different brand names.
How much do vapes cost?
The cost of vapes differs greatly passed on their design, purpose, size, material used, battery length, and heating apparatus. Vapes can be for general use, low or high quality, and even disposable. Here are some of the well-known and used vapes and their average prices:
- Vape pens for general use cost $25 to $100;
- Disposable vapes cost $11 up to $25;
- High-quality equipment vape cost $110 up to 230;
- A cig-a-like or e-cigarette costs $20 to $100;
- Pod system vapes cost from $20 to $120;
- Vape mods cost from around $30 to $95, but you can also find more expensive or cheaper ones depending on what you are looking for.
An e-liquid is the liquid we supply the vape to produce steam. It can have different flavors that can be alternated, have a lower or higher concentration of nicotine, and is produced by several brands recognized in the world of vaping.
The process by which the liquid turns into steam is relatively simple. The battery will transmit power to the safety that will heat the liquid in the filling container. As a result of heating up, the steam that smokers want will come out making the process of e-smoking complete. The amount of steam is given by the battery power, the electronic cigarette model we use, but also by the settings we use for this device.
In order to use the vape you will need Juul pods, which will cost you about $25 per week, or e-liquid, for those that are refillable, which will cost you around $32. Depending on how much you vape these costs may be smaller or higher.
In a prefilled device
You can purchase e-liquid in prefilled devices or by the bottle. If you choose to buy prefilled devices, whether you buy in a multi-pack or not, expect to pay between $3 and $7 per 1ml.
By the bottle
When you buy e-liquid by the bottle don’t expect the price to be according to the bottle size. They come in bottles of 10ml up to 120ml, and the prices go from $12 to $34, depending on the flavor, or nicotine concentration.
Also, read our article about the cost of QuitBit.
You should also take into your calculation the coils, the small heating element from the cartridges, and pods, all of them being parts of the vape. They need to be changed around once a week and cost up to $5 each.
Cost of a battery for vape
The price of a vape battery is between $20 and $75. This is an internal battery that you cannot repair or remove from the box.
If you buy an e-cigarette that includes an internal battery, you need to replace the entire mod when the battery is out.
How can you save money?
If you find that you are consuming too much cash and e-liquid and that your expenses are significant, here are a few ways to save money. Reduce your monthly expenses by using the vape correctly and by having a low consumption, which always meets your needs.
Our tips for reducing your monthly budget:
- Go for indirect inhalation (MTL vape);
- Purchase resistors greater than 1 ohm;
- Set your e-cigarette battery on a low wattage;
- Choose your nicotine dosage well so that you don’t crave more, or vape too much.
If you are a beginner in vaping you can always check for discounts on older devices in specialized shops, which would save you some extra money. Another idea is to look for second-hand vapes you find on vape-related Facebook groups or forums.
When it comes to e-liquids, the market offers you a vast alternative, and there are many excellent flavors that don’t cost as much as the premium ones do. Another idea is DIY shops for e-liquids. Making your own liquid allows you to determine the flavor, the power of nicotine, and, most importantly, how to effectively distribute the costs of vaping. This way you have your own personalized liquid, according to your exact tastes and needs.
The coil is one of the most important components of a vape because it heats the e-liquid. In other words, coil vapes are electric mini-heaters that produce steam from the vaping process, needed for amateur and professional vapers to satisfy their appetite. Here you have another chance to save money. You can build your own coils by using organic cotton, wire, and some tools. You can do your own research as there are many tutorials on both e-liquid and coils DIY.