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 created 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.