Have you been thinking of making the switch? Then you’ve come to the right place. We believe a pod system is an ideal place to start. Why? Because of their portability, user-friendliness, affordability, etc. Choosing a device that resembles the former experience of smoking can be a good place to start for some. Using cigalikes proves useful to those who don’t particularly enjoy the aesthetics of most pod systems. In our research, we receive comments like, “they’re too boxy”, “too ugly”, “they don’t sit snugly between my fingers as a cigarette does.”
There are many reasons why you should use a pod system, but the one we’re focusing on in this article is to make the dreaded switch. Sure, there are better devices out there in the wild, but going from nothing to a mechanical mod and a sub-ohm tank may sound like unnecessary overkill. Fret not, my friend, we will cover some of the benefits of using a pod system and why you should quit cigarettes for good. Let’s start with a very important one: money. Saving money is a good incentive.
To save money
The average price for a pack of cigarettes is $6.28. In the article, “How Much Money Does Smoking Cost You?” author Alaya Linton outlines the following, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is $6.28, which means a pack-a-day habit sets you back $188 per month or $2,292 per year. Ten years of smoking comes with a $22,920 price tag.”
This brings an important point concerning price, but vaping isn’t free either. If you switch to a product like Juul, you’re looking at an average of $20 plus dollars for a 4 pack of replaceable cartridges. An important factor to consider is your very own consumption threshold. If you vape a cartridge a day, that’s an average of $150 per month. Anecdotally, most Juul consumers vape about one cartridge every two or three days placing the average cost at $60 – $75 per month.
A pod system, on the other hand, provides refillable options, which you can choose a product like the Caliburn and experience the same feeling of holding a cigarette while being able to refill your pods for a fraction of the price. The price of an e-liquid bottle ranges from $10 to $25 per bottle, and the sizes vary. One 60mL bottle for $17.99 can last you for about a month on average. That’s $0.60 per day, which is a hell of a lot cheaper than cigarettes.
For better flavor
While cigarettes have their own distinct flavor, pod systems offer e-liquid reservoirs you can refill with the vape juice of your choosing. The variety of flavors available makes this a more desirable experience for your taste buds. Rather than being stuck with one flavor forever, you can switch between mint, dessert, fruits, and tobacco – hell, even Cuban cigar flavored e-liquid exists. The choices are endless.
The experience of holding a pod system between your fingers like a cigarette, whether you opt for a cigalike or not, can make all the difference. It is known that the ritualistic aspect of an addiction perpetuates said addiction. But turning it on its head, you can use its own design against it – by tricking your brain you’re smoking a cigarette when in fact you’re lowering the intake, while simultaneously inhaling better flavor minus all the 10,000 carcinogens contained in a cigarette.
How’s that not a win-win?