If you’re a smoker and you’ve thought about switching to using e-cigarettes, but are still on the fence, we’ve got some great information for you.
Vaping is more convenient and costs less than smoking, offers you more choice in how you consume nicotine, and gives you access to a community of people who are going through the same steps you are to move away from using traditional tobacco products.
If you are not already a user of tobacco products (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc.) we encourage you not to vape. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance, and we do not advise anyone to start using tobacco and nicotine products.
The reasons to switch to vaping below were shared by members of the Giant Vapes team who have used traditional tobacco products, and now exclusively vape or no longer use any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
Vaping is more convenient for me, and has improved my lifestyle.
1. You can use your e-cigarette inside your home or in your vehicle. The benefits? You don’t have to go outside in the rain, cold, and wind to get your nicotine, and you can keep your house and car smelling fresh and clean.
2. Your clothing, breath, and hair will no longer smell like cigarette smoke.
3. Using an e-cigarette won’t cause yellowing of your teeth or your fingers and fingernails.
4. E-cigarettes don’t produce ash or cigarette butts. That means you don’t have to clean out dirty ashtrays or pick up stray cigarette butts to keep your home and car free of soot and litter.
Vaping can cost less than smoking cigarettes.
5. Using an e-cigarette can be much less expensive than buying a pack of cigarettes. In Rhode Island, where Giant Vapes is located, a pack of cigarettes averages $9 before tax. If you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, you’ll spend about $63 a week and $252 per month on cigarettes.
While vape starter kits vary widely in features and price, a common beginner’s kit is the VOOPOO Vinci Kit, available for $32.99 at Giant Vapes (prices may change). This kit comes with everything you need to start vaping, except for e-liquid.
The non-replaceable part of the kit (the Vinci Device) has a built-in battery, and the average lifespan of the device and battery is a year, so you can plan on needing a new device once a year. We do also recommend picking up a second, backup device when you can – it’s always nice to have a spare in case of emergencies!
Replaceable parts of your starter kit include the pod, which holds your e-liquid and may need to be replaced every couple of months, and the coil, which turns your e-liquid into vapor and is replaced, on average, once a week. A replacement VOOPOO Vinci Pod is $11.99 and a pack of five VOOPOO PnP Coils ranges from $15.99 – $19.99.
You’ll also need e-liquid to start vaping, and the prices for e-liquids will vary depending on the type and brand of ejuice. A great starter e-liquid is Tobacco Row by AVAIL Vapor, which is $26.99 for a 60ml bottle, which will last (on average, and depending on how often you vape) a week.
This is the minimum recommended starting setup, with those products, for a full month of vaping:
1x VOOPOO Vinci Kit: $32.99
1x 5-Pack of VOOPOO PnP Coils: $18.99
4x 60ml bottles of Tobacco Row: $107.96
You’ve saved almost $100 by switching to vaping, instead of buying a pack a day of cigarettes – and that’s before any coupons, discounts, or other vape deals you’ll find at Giant Vapes.
6. In many localities, you can also order ENDS and vapor products online and have them delivered to your home, rather than having to drive to the store to make a purchase – saving your precious time and preventing wear and tear on your vehicle.
Vaping gives me a choice in my nicotine consumption.
7. E-liquids, in general, taste better than cigarettes. It’s difficult to find a flavor of e-liquid that actually tastes like burning tobacco because the flavor of smoke doesn’t translate into e-liquids. Instead, you’ll find a gamut of flavors from apple to whiskey and everything in between. Of course, that includes tobacco flavors – which generally taste of earthy, unburnt tobacco, not like ash or smoke and flavor-free eliquids are available too!
8. When you choose your e-liquid flavors, you’ll also choose the nicotine strength of your e-liquid. This means you can closely control how much nicotine you consume, and decrease or increase the amount of nicotine you consume, and decrease or increase the amount of nicotine you’re using each day.
Vaping has provided me with a community.
9. Switching to vaping comes with a lot of choices, and with choices can come confusion. Luckily, like many activities that have a hobbyist component, there are a ton of online (and in-person) communities of vapers.
You can find vaping groups on almost every social media site, like Reddit and Facebook, and in those groups are other individuals who, just like you, used to smoke cigarettes and now get their nicotine from e-cigarettes. While every community will be a little different, in each one you’ll find people who are happy to answer questions and share reviews of hardware and eliquids, as well as give you tips and encouragement on your vape journey.
We encourage you to join our Facebook group if you want to ask questions or share your experience with e-cigarettes!
Is there another reason you switched to vaping? Leave us a comment below!
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this information is general in nature. It may not apply to your specific products or experience. This information is not intended to address every aspect of vaping or e-cigarettes. Review the safety and operating instructions and other information applicable to your particular products. Giant X LLC provides this information as a service to its customers and disclaims any liability for your use of or reliance upon the information provided herein.