Smokers who switch to vaping save nearly £350 a year, research suggests

More than 50 percent of smokers who take up vaping do so to save money, poll says

Alice Hughes
Tuesday 02 April 2019 18:33 BST

Smokers who have switched to vaping save on average £346.32 a year after kicking the habit, a new poll has suggested.

The financial implications of buying packets of fags is one of the main consideration for those who now vape instead, the survey found.

As well as saving money, smelling better and no longer having smoker’s cough were also hailed as reasons why people have switched.

The poll of 1,790 Brits who are in the process of, or have made the swap from smoking to vaping, found more than half switched to save money.

Other positives of abandoning cigarettes included having better teeth and breathing easier, according to three in 10.

A total of 43 per cent said they felt less stressed and over two thirds said they would "never" go back to smoking.

“There are now over three million vapers in the UK who have made that life changing decision to switch from smoking," said Dr Christian Jessen after viewing the results from the survey which was commissioned by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA). “But yet, according to Public Health England, an incredible 40 per cent of smokers have never even tried vaping.”

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The research also found since saving money, three in 10 have saved up for a holiday and put money into a savings account.

Eighty per cent of respondents would recommend converting to e-cigarettes to those who are trying to quit.

On average, those polled used to get through a staggering 5,216 cigarettes a year.”

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