Switch to Vaping During the cost of living crisis 

We all know too well that it’s getting more expensive to live in the UK currently, The cost of living crisis is well and truly here. As food and energy bills rise (along with everything else!), we are all having to make sacrifices, though for most of us, quitting smoking or vaping isn’t really an option. Many know that vaping can be a considerably more cost-effective alternative to smoking, but before you rush to your nearest convenience store to purchase an Elf Bar, we have an even better idea that can help during this cost of living crisis.

As you can imagine, disposable vapes like Elf Bar & Elux are likely much cheaper than smoking, but they come with some unfortunate downfalls. The environmental impact of single use disposable vapes are significant, so our solution for you is The Disposable Killer Kit. 

Smoking Inflation & Cheaper Alternatives to Disposables 

Firstly, Lets discuss the cost of smoking compared to vaping. If you’re a smoker, you know all too well that the cost of a deck of cigarettes has increased significantly over the last 10 years, in fact they’ve nearly doubled. In 2022, the cost of a pack of 20 cigarettes was, on average, £12.61 in comparison to £7.10 in 2012.  That’s an increase of around 89% in ten years. If you’re a smoker, then this has added to the cost of living crisis for you personally.  

Figures collected from: http://healthsurvey.hscic.gov.uk/data-visualisation/data-visualisation/explore-the-trends/smoking/adult/median-smoking.aspx and https://www.statista.com/statistics/414973/cigarette-prices-in-the-united-kingdom/  

On average, smokers consume 10 cigarettes a day, meaning it costs £191 every month (£2,299 a year!). That’s a cost we could all do without.  

In comparison, disposable vapes are much cheaper, averaging at £5.99 per unit. Now, it’s very difficult to compare smoking to vaping in terms of how much does one disposable compare to cigarettes. There are many variables like; strength of Nicotine, how much ml of liquid, how it inhales, the list goes on.  

To save us some time, we’ll say one 600 puff Elf Bar is equivalent to 10 cigarettes (some research suggests its closer to 20!). Meaning this will cost £149 a month (£1,796 a year) based off 25 disposables consumed a month. 

Concluding that vaping disposables is at least 30% cheaper. But there is a more cost-effective alternative, the Disposable Killer kit, developed to help you through the cost of living crisis. 

  • Cigarettes – £191 a month, £2,299 a year 
  • Disposables – £149 a month, £1,796 a year 
  • Disposable killer kit – £15.90 a month, £190 a year (1 x starter kit, 11 x refill kit divided by 12) 

The numbers speak for themselves! Make the switch easily and alleviate the cost of living crisis for yourself!

Disposable Killer kit vs disposable vape elf bar

Elf Bar vs Disposable Killer Kit 

We’ve spoken about the numbers; as the cost of living increases, the killer kit will help you save £1,606 a year! So, if you’re looking for a reason to stop vaping Elf Bars, look no further. If you need a little more convincing, keep reading! 

The killer kit offers 50ml of premium eliquid from our Pocket Salt range, available in 5 different flavours; Fizzy Cherry Cola, Blue Razzberry Sherbet, Dragon Fruit & Mango, Red Buffalo & Vimto Crusher. A typical 600 puff Elf Bar has around 2ml of ejuice per disposable, five of our flavoured Nicotine Shots are equivalent to 25 disposables.  

The vape juice included in the disposable killer kit is made to the highest standards, going through numerous stages of development to ensure the best quality for the consumer. The Pocket Salts are also manufactured right here in the UK, made to UK regulations, meaning you can support and trust that the product is to an excellent standard. 

As mentioned above, 5 Pocket Salts are the equivalent to 25 disposables. As you can imagine, the pocket salts have a much lower impact on the environment, not to mention the fact that we don’t use single use plastics. You may have seen the recent issues regarding Elf Bars and the negative effect they are having on the environment as they have a single use lithium battery as well as single use plastics. Most of which are disposed of incorrectly and end up in landfills, or littering the streets! 

Convenience is arguably one of the most important factors, the killer kit is delivered directly to your door and 1 pack will last for the same length of time as 25 disposables. Not only saving you money, but meaning you need less emergency trips to the shop. Not only does the Disposable Killer Kit get delivered direct to your door, we are developing a subscription service, meaning you set it up once and it will arrive at your door every month. Now that’s convenience! 

Another great advantage of the disposable killer kit is that you have one device that can be recharged and reused easily, making changing flavours as simple as adding a different flavour to your device. If you look after your device, it could easily last 12-18 months, to put that in to perspective, that’s the equivalent of 300 Disposables! 

The Environmental Impact of Single Use Vapes 

Not only do disposable vapes affect the cost of living crisis on an individual level, they’re also terrible for our environment. We’ve spoken briefly about the impact disposable vapes have on the environment, though we are going to delve a little deeper. 

Most vapes contain plastic, copper, rubber & lithium batteries. Some parts can be recycled, like the battery. The difference with disposables is that they are a single use, and they are not designed to be taken apart easily. Making it extremely difficult for them to be recycled, also, most disposable vape users are unaware of this, and tend to through them out as general waste.  

‘Vapes are classed as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This means that consumers should dispose of them at a household recycling centre or at the shop where they bought the device.’ – https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2022-0216/. Disposing of single use vapes is incredibly dangerous as they have a chance of exploding, one of the many reasons they should be carefully recycled or, even better, not used at all. 

More than half of disposable vapes are thrown directly in the bin, up to 1.3 million single use vapes every week! According to Material Focus. This is a very disturbing figure, the UK Government are looking in to this, due to campaigners calling for a ban.  This could be good news for UK made e-liquid and reusable vape device manufacturers! 


Can switching to reusable vapes help during the cost of living crisis? 

Ultimately the answer to this question depends on your situation. If you’re going through one disposable vape a day than definitely, switching to a reusable style vape will help.  

What is a disposable vape? 

Put simply, it’s a vape designed to be used until either the battery dies or the reservoir of ejuice is depleted. How long either will take also depends on useage. For some people a disposable may last a few days, and for others they may not last through a single day.  

The device comes loaded with eliquid at a predetermined nicotine strength, a battery that cannot be charged, and an automatic pressure switch meaning you don’t need to press a button to fire it. Simply inhale!