By Andrew J. Seaman and Matthew Stocksman The future is bright for vaping, and that may not be just because of the government.
The future of vaping is bright because there’s so much demand.
A quarter of a billion people have tried e-cigs in the past year alone, and most are happy to report that they haven’t lost any sleep over the technology.
In fact, nearly one in five people now vape regularly, according to a report published by the Pew Research Center in November.
“The vaping revolution is happening,” said Matthew Stacksman, a professor of management at MIT Sloan School of Management.
“There’s an abundance of people with a desire to try vaping.”
There are a number of reasons to think that vaping is on the upswing.
First, the industry has grown at a much faster rate than tobacco cigarettes in recent years.
In the United States, tobacco sales fell by 9.5 percent between 2014 and 2020, according the CDC.
This is partly due to the advent of new forms of e.g. nicotine gum and nicotine patches, but also the increasing number of people who use them to reduce the risk of developing lung cancer.
E-cigarettes are the latest technological development in an increasingly personalised health care environment.
There are now more people using them to help control chronic pain, reduce their risk of smoking, and to reduce their cholesterol levels.
The devices also have the potential to be a cheaper alternative to traditional medicines, as more people use them as a form of alternative therapy.
For some, however, vaping isn’t about vaping as much as it is about vaping.
“It’s all about the feeling of a good buzz,” said Samuels, a 33-year-old from California.
“E-cigarettes give you that feeling.”
What makes e-cigarette users feel good about vaping?
There are three main reasons people vape: the way they use the product; how they treat the product with care; and the way the product itself feels.
“The experience of the nicotine is the most important part,” said Paul Smith, the president of Vaporware, a UK-based company that offers e-cig replacement cartridges and batteries.
Eli Lilly and Co, the makers of the popular e-liquid known as Vaping Milk, make a number on the front end of this equation.
Its nicotine content is as low as 15mg per millilitre, making it one of the lowest in the world.
Its taste is pleasant, although not as strong as cigarettes, but is easily recognizable.
Vaping Cream, a product made by Reynolds American, also contains only 10mg of nicotine per milliliter.
Easily identifiable as a tobacco cigarette, however… “Ease of use is the key,” said Mark Siegel, a nicotine expert at the University of California, San Diego.
“If you have to press a button and have to push the button and then press it, you’re going to have a hard time getting the right level of buzz.”
But this isn’t all about nicotine.
“It’s not just about the nicotine, it’s about the way you use it,” said Smith.
“I’m not trying to get you to use your inhaler, but it’s also about what the vape experience is like and how the product tastes.”
A good vaping experience is something that people are talking about, said Stacksaman.
“When people think about what they like and don’t like, the first thing that comes to mind is nicotine,” he said.
The nicotine itself is also important, as there are chemicals that can affect the concentration of nicotine.
For example, e-liquids that contain nicotine tend to have lower levels of acetaldehyde, which can lead to lung irritation and even death.
“People who use a lot of e, even if they don’t want to, tend to be very careful about inhaling the e-juice, because it can get into their lungs,” he explained.
But, Stacksmen said, e liquids are far from the only place where e-pills, refillable cartridges, and vape kits are available.
“Many people are finding that vaping offers an alternative to smoking,” said Stocksmans.
“They’re finding it to be as easy as getting a pack of cigarettes and just using a device.”
This has been good for the industry.
As more people start vaping, they’re buying more and more of the products, and this has resulted in a more robust industry.
E-cig companies are selling more and better products.
“Vaping is a safe, safe way to try nicotine-free cigarettes, as opposed to traditional cigarettes,” said Adam Goldstein, chief executive officer of eSmoke.
“That’s good news for consumers.”
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