The Real Cost of Smoking Cigarettes
Saving money on the brain? Here’s how traditional cigarettes cost you a whole lot more than you may be aware of! Substantially overpriced as they are, their additional and long term costs add up big time too! Need a reason to switch to vaping? Let money be your motivator!
Daily: $7-$12 depending on where you live.
Weekly: $49-$84 for a pack per day, plus a few dollars, give or take for gum, lighters, and extra expenses used to cover the smell.
Healthcare: Cigarettes weaken the body’s defense systems, so smokers can expect more complications from minor illnesses such as colds and the flu, which can lead to more frequent doctor visits, more money spent on medications, and more frequent sickness. Not to mention all the risk placed on the health from constant cigarette smoke exposure, which can lead to cancer, heart disease, and pulmonary diseases.
Insurance Costs: Life insurance, health insurance, and car insurance premiums can all be higher (and typically are) for smokers. As these costs are based on risk, smoking is a huge determining factor in calculating costs, as smokers are known to have compromised health, typically get into more car accidents, and are known to live shorter lives as a result.
Income Loss: While you can’t be fired simply for being a smoker (that would be discrimination), you can be at risk for employment termination if your smoking habit leads to continuous absences. Also, in the long term, when it comes to Social Security income, less work over the years, as is the typical case of smokers, means less contributed to the system. In turn, this yields less income during retirement. Long term outlook yes, but it’s something to think about.
So while a pack a day may not seem like much, $4,000 yearly will look much nicer in your bank account, your IRA (since we were just on the subject of Social Security and retirement), or spent on your next lavish vacation! And since the initial cost of vaping is usually your biggest expense, and there are so many ways South Beach Smoke offers you the ability to save money, switching to e-cigs could be the best thing you ever do for yourself when it comes to your finances!