While vaping as a whole is much cheaper in the long-run, as well a being a a better alternative to smoking, it can still have its costs. Whether it's your hobby or your alternative, there are a few ways to save money in your vaping budget, and some can really cut costs by a large margin.
This is not recommended for newbie vapers, and I recommend having an experienced vaper to help with the measurements the first time. That being said, if you are fairly proficient measuring ingredients in the kitchen, this shouldn't be too difficult to learn. By purchasing your ingredients online and creating your own e-liquid, you save dramatically on the primary cost of vaping.
Rewrap Your Batteries
An often problem of both beginner and experienced vapers is battery wrap tearing. Once the wrap begins to tear, it quickly deteriorates and can short out the internal battery and result in venting. This is unsafe and should never be used. Once the battery begins to tear, take it to your local vapor store. Most vapor stores carry the heat-shrinking plastic sheathing that you need to insulate the battery for usually less than $1. Most of the time, the employee will also be able to either wrap the battery for you, or tell you how to do it. The easiest way I've found is to slide the wrap over the battery, and then use a hair dryer to shrink the plastic.
Save Your Vaping Device!
Many people don't put much thought into the care of their device, but it is typically the single most expensive piece of equipment. If there is a protective case for your particular model, I highly suggest purchasing it. I've lost several hundred dollars to gravity and and a loose grip. Heat can also damage a device internally, which can come from something as simple as leaving your vaporizer in the car on a hot day. Always remember to keep your device in a safe, dry place at room temperature, and keep the tank pointed up.
Vaping is an expensive initial investment, but if you follow these tips, you can ensure it to be a cheaper alternative to smoking.