Public health officials and legislators might all be acting against electronic cigarettes by putting up bans and prohibitions, but all these efforts seem to have no negative threats on the cig industry as in continues to grow. This industry boom is clearly obvious through the increasing number of stores opening their doors to ecig purchasers. Online sales are also rising faster than ever. With v2cigs.com hitting over 1 Million customers, their V2 Cigs discount code has became popular saving customers on every order.
In Gloucester, UK
The first E-Vapor shop has been opened by Ferenc Vamosi, who was once a heavy smoker. His life changed when he found electronic cigarettes, which are devices powered by batteries to vaporize a liquid solution (may contain nicotine) to create aerosol mist that users could inhale. These ecigs are not promoted by many former smokers as great smoke quitting tool.
E-Vapor Shop is located in Westgate Street and Vamosi is calling out on other smokers to try these new smoking devices. Vamosi used to smoke 40 cigarettes in just one day. He also tried giving up using other methods before. He said he is confident about not touching a cigarette again.
The store sells over 30 different flavors of liquid solutions or e-liquids. Lemonade, fruit and tobacco are just a few of the flavors offered.
These e-liquids in different levels of nicotine cost £5. Ecig devices sold at E-Vapor Shop are worth £20 to £50. The £5 liquid can be used by a smoker who can consume 20 cigarettes per day in about one week. At such a price, anyone can see that vaping is more cost effective as one pack has an average cost of £7.
With Stoptober from the NHS running this whole month of October, smokers are all invited to give up smoking in 28 days. Ecigarettes are widely promoted to these smokers willing to give smoke cessation a try.
In Phoenix, USA
In the area of Phoenix in Arizona, the boom of ecig industry is quite evident. You could try doing an online search and you can find at least 20 stores there.
One of the recently opened businesses in the Valley is Vape Escapes. You can find it inside the shopping center along the corner of Cactus Road and Tatum Boulevard. Two more shops of the same business nature can be found with some miles.
Vape Escapes has opened three months ago and one of the employees, Joel Vinson stated that those two other stores nearby are newer.
Vinson said these stores opened less than two months ago and their grand openings were scheduled on the same day.
With the number of stores opening in the Valley area, one might think they are becoming overly saturated. Yet, Vinson does not think so. The target customers of the ecig industry are smokers.
Right now, the industry is only about 1% of the total tobacco industry value. This means that only a small part of the smokers’ community are turning to electronic cigarettes. As long as there are smokers, there will be customers to keep ecig businesses alive.
As the industry is not covered by any federal law, vapers would be wise to carefully choose which vendors or dealers they must deal with.
Vinson described the ecig business as a lake with little sharks in it when it started. Due to the absence of strict regulations, some vendors are not as scrupulous as others in doing their businesses. These anomalous dealers must be avoided at all costs as they are like sharks that will eat unknowing and careless customers right away.
Vinson advises customers to buy only from reputable sellers in order to avoid rip offs.
Scott Atkins is one of the many users of electronic cigarettes and he said he is using the device as aid in quitting. He said he used the nicotine patch before to which ecigs are comparable to; but ecigs are better as they address the oral fixation of a smoker. He also added that as he decreases his nicotine level, his expenses were likewise lowered.
According to Vinson, another reason why ecigs are more preferred is because of the variety of flavors to enjoy, which is not available in traditional smoking. Vapers can enjoy not just tobacco flavors, but other tantalizing flavors such as chocolate mint and banana cream pie.