Electronic cigarettes have become one of the biggest trends not just in the United States but all over the world. There is a number of different types of electronic cigarettes as well as different styles, sizes, and colors. Even though e-cigarettes are becoming more socially acceptable, there are still individuals who do not truly understand what e-cigarettes are and why they are so popular.
Most people have a hard time understanding that e-cigarettes are not cigarettes at all. They have none of the harsh chemicals, the smell, or the health risks.But it is difficult for someone who has smoked traditional cigarettes for so many years to figure out a reason why they should all of a sudden switch to e-cigarettes. Here is a little history and important information about e-cigarettes and what makes them so popular.
E-cigs have been available since 2003 and come in three different parts, the battery, the cartridge and the mouthpiece which is made of silicone. It was designed to have the same look and feel of a real cigarette. When you inhale your e-cig, there is a red LED light that lights up as you inhale which simulates a real cigarette. The cartridge and atomizer contains the e-liquid and is able to be thrown away when it is empty. The advantages of the e-cig are as follows:
- Feels and looks like a typical cigarette
- Come with cartridges that are pre-filled so you never have to worry about refills.
- It is much less expensive than your standard cigarette.
- No scent, no health risks, less problems with breathing as well as respiratory illnesses.
As with every new product, there are some disadvantages to the e-cigarette.
- You cannot easily see when the cartridge/atomizer is empty or close to being empty.
- Has a very limited battery life as well as a tank capacity due to the size.
- The delivery of nicotine is inconsistent.
- You can only use e-liquids on these products.
Vaporizers have only been available for the past few years and are very popular on the e-cig market right now. What makes them different from the typical e-cig is that they are designed to look like a fountain pen and do not really look like actual cigarettes. These e-cigs take up about 50% of the market right now. It consists of a reservoir tank, a mouthpiece, and a battery on the opposite end. When you pressthe button at the end of the battery there is an element of heat that makes the e-juice vaporize and release the vapor. There is no need to worry about offending friends with the smell of smoke or your bad smelling clothes or hair. It is vapor, it does not smell like smoke at all.
Here are some of its advantages:
- It has a much longer battery life.
- Has a variety of different flavors and can be customized.
- Smoother nicotine delivery
- Easy to see when it needs to be refilled.
- It is vapor so it is not going to be offensive to smell, and it can come in so many flavors you are sure to find the right one for you.
Here are some of the disadvantages:
- Larger than regular e-cigs.
- They do not look like typical cigarettes.
- Cost a bit more and need to be refilled.
Are E-Cigarettes Just a Fad?
So what most people are wondering is if the e-cig is a fad. There are more than 30,000 tobacco wholesalers and retailers, so most experts say that the answer is no, it is not a fad. It is a $300 million industry and has the potential to triple over the next 5 years. More people are putting down traditional cigarettes are turning to the e-cig for the health benefits as well as the social acceptance of it.
Right now there are more than 2.5 million people who have switched over to vapor smoking. This number has the potential to triple. 2 out of every 5 smokers have tried the e-cig and are using it as a substitute to the regular cigarette. That means about 6 percent of smokers have tried the e-cig which is only going to go grow as the social acceptance for e-cigarettes explode as well. This number doubled in a year’s time so imagine what could happen over the next decade.
The people who still are not on board with the e-cig are people who simply do not know the facts surrounding it. Most people believe that it is just the hype around it that gets people
wanting to try them, but experts know the real truth. The truth is, e-cigs are less damaging than regular cigarettes and are becoming more socially accepted especially more so than the traditional cigarettes.
The Future of E-Cigs
When you go out into a public place you are more likely to discover more and more people turning to the e-cigarette. This is not only because of the health benefits, but also because in most places you cannot smoke a regular cigarette. Smokers enjoy the fact that you can smoke your e-cig in public places and not have to worry about offending others. Most e-cig smokers find that they are vaping a lot less than they would if they were smoking, so that has to count for something.
In 2014 alone nearly 10 million people were vaping instead of smoking which is truly astounding. The people who believe that vaping is simply a trend may have another thing coming. E-cigs will save you money and are also better for you when it comes to your health. So why wouldn’t they be more socially acceptable? Just because famous people are doing it doesn’t make it a fad. They just simply see what the rest of the world is seeing.
Vaping has become socially acceptable for many reasons which have already been stated. E-cigs are truly changing the way society and even long time smokers look at smoking. It has the ability to decrease the sales of cigarettes and increase the lives of people who smoke regularly. These are just some of the many different reasons why vaping has become socially acceptable and in some cases even likable. Hopefully you understand why e-cigarettes have become so popular.