#3. E-CIGARETTES WILL PROBABLY SAVE YOU MONEY
Kevin Frija, CEO of Vapor Corp, a leading supplier of electronic cigarettes, says the money you’ll spend on e-cigarettes is less than you’d spend on regular cigarettes, but largely depends on the type of unit you buy. “Disposable e-cigs are the least expensive and cost less than a pack of cigarettes,” he says. “However, once they are done, you have to buy a new pack. If you decide to go with the rechargeable model, you will pay more upfront ($50-$150) but will get your money back within days, depending on usage.” The units recharge via a USB charger, and the cartridges that you refill — with more liquid or a dry product — cost a fraction of the price of a pack of Camels. Currently, the national average for cigarettes is $7 per pack.
#4. E-CIG MARKETING CAN BE DECEPTIVE
Some manufacturers market e-cigarettes as a “stop smoking aid.” They’re not. How can they be if their main ingredient is still severely addictive? The FDA has spanked at least five companies with the honesty paddle for such practices. Dr. Loki Skylizard, a New Jersey Thoracic Surgeon who is hands down the best-named MD this side of Dr. Doom, agrees. “Marketers are now pushing vaporizers as ‘safe alternatives’ to smoking,” he says. “The best up-to-date data we have shows that inhaling combustion products, even through vaporization methods, is not good for the body or lungs.”