In 2019, the vaping industry was reportedly valued at USD $14.6 billion with around 41 million active vapers worldwide. Their mass appeal has knocked traditional tobacco cigarettes off the top of the list due to the growing awareness that there is an alternative. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2014 was “vape.”
Certainly, vaping and the e-cig has disrupted the tobacco industry. Year on year, the figures show that there is a steady drop in volume from old school combustible cigarette sales, by about 3-4 per cent. This is usually combatted by a price increase from manufacturers, which not surprisingly, is one of the many reasons why more people are turning to vaping.
What else is driving the market? VapeKing has the answers. Here, we list 5 reasons why vaping is becoming more popular than cigarettes.
1. It’s cheaper than traditional cigarettes
We briefly touched on this earlier, and one of the main reasons why people love to vape is because it’s considerably cheaper than tobacco. A pack-a-day smoker will spend an average of $10,500 a year on their habit. On the other hand, the average vaper will spend around $1100 per year. Think about what you could do with that extra cash!
2. It’s an alternative for people looking to give up smoking
Adults who jump from tobacco cigarettes to vaping usually do so for the benefits. No more smokers’ fingers, no more clothes smelling of odour or stained fabrics, and most importantly, no more ash or smoke. Plus, because e-cigs imitate the look and feel of a traditional cigarette, it’s effortless to insert it into your daily routine.
3.There’s a subculture
Not only do they look sleek, but they are also stylish. As vaping is more socially acceptable than smoking, there’s no need to leave buildings or hide away to take a drag. In fact, vaping is so popular that enthusiasts hold ‘cloud chasing’ competitions over who can release the biggest and longest billows – and yes, they measure against each other. Not only that, but the more creative types are constantly looking for ways to improve their vape gear using repurposed materials – known as mods, it’s a competition to have the coolest one-of-a-kind vape tank.
4.They’re safer than cigarettes
We won’t bore you with a whole laundry list of carcinogens found in tobacco cigarette smoke (there’s over 7000 chemicals), but we’ll address you with the ones you’ve probably heard of: acetone, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and lead, to name a few. On the other hand, the chemicals in an e-cigarette vapour include vegetable glycerine and pharmaceutical grade propylene glycol. Also, we do not supply or sell nicotine – ever. So, there’s that.
5. Premium flavoured e-cigs: need we say more?
Fancy a taste of Tiramisu? Or how about something more exotic like a Double Apple Shisha? With vaping, you can choose from a range of flavours to suit your taste buds. From fruit to desserts, alcohol and mints, you have an endless option of e-liquids to try.
Get the best vaping experience here at VapeKing
Want to learn more about e-cigs? Browse our products or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. From starter kits for beginners through to mods for the vaping enthusiast, we’re your one-stop shop for all your needs. Shop online and enjoy free shipping across Australia for all orders over $150.