Electronic Cigarettes Over Time

An electronic cigarette displayed next to its carrying case. The public opinion of tobacco is obviously very divided. Some Americans are very against the smoking and use of tobacco, while other citizens have decided that the want to use the product anyway, despite the research and evidence against it.

Despite the continued use of tobacco, smoking rates have in fact, decreased in recent years. Many organizations have launched anti-smoking campaigns to bring the public’s attention to the dangers of tobacco. Overall, these organizations have mostly succeeded. Less than one out of every five people in the United States smokes cigarettes or cigars now, compared to double that fifty years ago. One could say that these campaigns have worked.

In contrast to the decline of cigarette smoking, e-cig smoking has been on the rise since 2008. Even though the electronic cigarette business is still not even close to the size of the big tobacco industry, it is expected to surpass it in about 10 years.
Whether you use it in tobacco or in a vaping device, (or not at all) you have to accept that it is an addictive substance. Many smokers long to quit smoking, but the hold nicotine has on them is too much for them to overcome. One of the major reasons so many smokers have switched to electronic cigarettes is because it allows them to use nicotine, without all the harmful adverse side affects of tobacco.

Electronic cigarettes have a kind of liquid in them that is flavored nicotine. This is placed within a metal basin inside of the e-cig that is burned and turned into vapor, which you inhale. This is similar to smoking tobacco, but in fact, no tobacco is being inhaled. There is no tobacco at all in e-cig products. Because of this, e-cigs are a much safer choice for nicotine.

Sales of electronic cigarettes have jumped quite a bit in the last couple of years. New e-cig companies are createdThe future of e-cigs. and founded all the time, and with them come new e-cig models and e-juice flavors.

The FDA has yet to finalize all of its regulations on electronic cigarettes, and there is potential for a lot of this growth to halt. Certain taxes may be imposed on them that severely harm their sale numbers. Bans may be placed on where you can use them, and big tobacco companies may take over.

Only time will tell what will happen to electronic cigarettes, but for now, the growth of e-cigs seems huge. If things go unchanged for e-cigs, we may see the industry tripling in size over the next 10 years.

E-Cig Laws

Man smoking his vape indoors. When making a decision to buy something, there’s always a lot of research to be done. E-cigs are an interesting case though, because like regular cigarettes, there are specific legal regulations surrounding them. This is a common inquiry for many first-time vape users. Many first timers fear that they will be met with the same adversity that they were met with when they smoked analog cigarettes. Things like this make one wonder, what exactly are the regulations of electronic cigarettes?

While there is some confusion about what exactly the blanket regulations are for e-cigs, it is abundantly clear that they aren’t nearly as regulated as traditional cigarettes. It is common knowledge that the FDA requires health warnings on every cigarette pack, but those same warnings are not going to be found on e-cigs. In addition, local legislature restricts where you can smoke in a public place, and some governments even do this for e-cigs. Usually, it is a private business that will do this because its employees have all decided they do not want to breath e-cig vapor.

One regulation that is probably the most popular for e-cigs is how they are illegal to sell to minors. This is exactly the same as traditional cigarettes, and there’s basically no debate about this regulation. It is accepted on all forms of government.

Even though there are little to no laws governing e-cigs now, that does not mean that those laws are not being formed. From the years 2008 to 2010, organizations like the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act have allowed authorities like the FDA the power to limit these devices. Some of these bans have been brand-specific to enhance certain economic states of other companies. These organizations have successfully sued thno smokinge FDA, and now all brands of e-cigs are supposed to be regulated properly. It is going to be interesting to see how these regulations will affect the e-cig market.

On some state levels, indoor bans may come into effect on e-cigs. Many local governments are considering imposing the same taxes that traditional cigarettes have on them. This will heavily affect the sales of e-cigs. As an example, Delaware has a 30% tax in e-cigs.

There are even some states that are considering banning sales of e-cigs outright because they feel like the wide variety of e-cigs and e-juice flavors attract teens and kids to them. This may seem incredibly difficult, because the sheer volume of e-cigs out there would make this difficult.