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August 4, 2014

Can e-cigarettes save smokers money?

  • A pack-a-day smoker can spend anywhere from $1,500 a year in a low-tax state to about $5,000 in New York City.
    AP Tobacco Writer

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    One smoker who spent at least $200 per month on regular cigarettes says his e-cigarette costs him about $45 a month — after an initial investment of $200 for a rechargeable battery and refillable tank. But the savings may not last if new state taxes and federal regulations are imposed.

    RICHMOND, Va. — It's difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year.

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