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Vaping vs Smoking: Which is More Cost-Effective?

November 20, 2020

Seen as a better alternative to cigarettes in a number of ways, the e-cigarette or more commonly known as vapes, started in Malaysia and soon became a choice product for Malaysians.

One key distinction of vaping is, of course, the cost factor. With consistent price hikes for traditional tobacco products, vaping has become an alternative that is not just perceived as less harmful on your health, but also backed by independent studies conducted by national health authorities such as one conducted by Public Health England. but also less of a burden on your wallet. The potential long term cost savings of using vapes are also highlighted by the Ministry of Health in New Zealand as it illustrates reasons for switching to vaping.

Are Cigarettes Bad for Your Wallet?

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Before talking about real numbers, there is something you need to keep in mind when it comes to comparing cigarettes and vapes. A pack of cigarette costs on average MYR 600 each month, and can easily add up to MYR 7,200 a year. Depending on the user’s smoking habit, this amount can even be much higher. That’s not to mention that with consistent tax increases each year, the prices will be even higher in future. Is it bad for your wallet? Let’s compare it with an e-cigarette!

Compare that with the price of vapes, which despite its higher initial setup cost, is much more affordable in the long run

How Much Does an E-Cigarette Cost? 

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The e-cigarette cost is only one part of the equation. The next step is to consider what else you need to purchase. It will help if you take other things into account, such as the cost of an atomizer, e-liquids, coils or whatever other parts you need. Contrary to popular belief that vaping is not cheap, many products RELX Infinity can give you a better option. Let’s break down the numbers.

Buying a vape device alone will cost you an initial MYR 50. Then, add on another MYR 17 for a pack of the e-liquid pod. Altogether it comes up to roughly MYR 67 at the start. However, based on your long term usage, you will find the cost of pods to be around MYR 2,448 in a year,  or about 34% cheaper.

At the same time, vaping offers you one thing that cigarettes don’t – a completely smokeless experience. No more worries about having to look for your lighter. Vaping will be the best alternative for you without breaking the bank.

For RELX Club Members, there are special deals for Pod Cabin, Holiday Edition LanyardInfinity Device Case, and Essential Device.

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