Vaping has been on an exponential growth path for the last few years. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the exponential growth rate of vape sales. The biggest one is that vape pods have become more affordable. Over the years, pod prices have been going down, while their designs and quality went up. This has made them a fashionable trend amongst teenagers, who can easily afford them at current prices. Besides, such youths are also more informed about the dangers of smoking, and as such, find the option of vaping much better than actual smoking.
Still, on the issue of awareness about the dangers of smoking, there has been a growing perception in the market that vaping is safer than smoking. That’s because, when one vapes, they do not have to deal with the negative ingredients of cigarettes such as tar and ash. One can easily take in the nicotine, without the highly carcinogenic tar that comes with normal cigarettes. This makes vaping very popular with those who are just getting into smoking, but don’t want to deal with the guilt of knowing that, they are using a product that may harm them later along. Then there are those looking to quit smoking, and are increasingly into vaping as a way to deal with it. This category has also been driving up the demand for vaping all across the U.S. That’s because vaping exposes them to a lower amount of nicotine, as compared to cigarette smoking. This enables them to gradually cut on their smoking levels, and ultimately quit. As awareness about smoking and its direct link to cancer growth, this group will lead the way in pushing up vaping sales.
Another contributory factor is the growing importance of the marijuana industry. The number of States legalizing marijuana is growing and this is pushing up its demand. Most marijuana users are health conscious, and prefer vaping instead of smoking a joint. By doing this, they get the benefits of Marijuana such as its anti-cancer properties without getting exposed to excessive smoke that may have negative consequences to the body.
A combination of these factors will continue to drive up vape sales all through the year. The trigger to this would be an accelerated rate of the legalization of marijuana in more States. Since the process has started, there is a good chance that more States will continue to legalize it, in line with a growing international trend to legalize it.
However, there is a reason for concern, even as vape sales grow. Teenagers are taking vaping as a cool trend, and could end up misusing it. This can be dangerous because, while vapes don’t have tar and ash, nicotine is not good for health either. Abusing it is addictive, and may lead to health complications later along in life. On top of that, vaping marijuana can be dangerous. Some studies show that vaping marijuana can lead to a stronger high than normal, and this can be catastrophic, especially to teens. As such, regulations are important, even as the vaping market continues to record high growth rates.