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Is vaping cheaper than smoking? American Cancer Society facts debunked

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In the latest fight of smoking facts, e-cigarettes are getting stubbed by blatant mistruth.

A recent study by the American Cancer Society claims that e-cigarettes are more expensive than regular cigarettes. It concluded that 
normal cigarettes on average are half the price of the fancy electronic versions—that is, around $5 vs. $8.50.
When compared in a vacuum, yes, you could pay a little more for one bottle of vape liquid than you will for a pack of cigarettes. They've got us there. Totally. But back in the real world, where the rest of us live, they couldn't be further from the truth.
If you vape, you know exactly how valuable e-cigarettes are -- not only to your well-being but also your wallet.

Let's do the math.

A typical bottle (10-15 ml) costs between $8.50 and $10. That is definitely more than a $5 pack of cigarettes. The difference that the study neglects to report is a bottle will last at least three days. Smokers, on the other hand, can easily go through at least one pack in one day. Over the course of a week, it's clear how things actually stack up, even when using the more expensive $10 bottle:

Day    Pack  /  Bottle

M       $5  /  $10
T        $5  /  ----
W       $5  /  ----
T        $5  /  $10
F        $5  /  ----
S        $5  /  ----
S        $5  /  $10
___________
Total $35 / $30

It doesn't take the Harvard Mathematics Department to see that $8-$10 every four days will either cost less or the same as $5 a day—never more. In fact, the absolute only time vaping will be more expensive than cigarettes is when you first get started and need to purchase a new setup or device. Once you do that your wallet and health will quickly realize the truth. Math doesn't lie. Biased studies do.


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