Is the electronic cigarette here to stay?

It is exciting time for the e-cig makers as they excitedly look into a promising future. The raging debate on the electronic cigarettes appears to have done little to inhibit the growth of the new industry. Sale of this cigarette type has increased by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. If anything, the raging debate has probably given some free publicity to the vapour-emitting gadget. A number of celebrities now use e cigs and common people seemed to have interpreted the actions of celebrities as an endorsement of the products. Every year, more people are taking to this cigarette type with gusto. As the industry continues its climb, several studies have pointed out that electronic cigarettes enjoy several benefits over traditional cigarettes. They are cheaper, healthier and at least for now, more acceptable than paper cigarettes.


Some facts and figures

As experts engage into a debate over the benefits and drawbacks of the e cigarette, the industry has continued to flourish for the last few years. The future, according to credible estimates, looks even more promising. According to a Wells Fargo survey, e-cigs are here to stay. The survey further reveals that the current average annual revenue of the industry is more than $300 billion and is poised to reach 1 billion soon. In 2010, 4 in every 10 adults took to electronic smoking while in 2011, 6 in every 10 adults took to this smoking form. According to the survey, 90% of the respondents have observed that the use of e cigarettes have significantly increased in the first quarter of 2013, compared to 2012 last quarter. The industry has been growing at a scorching pace of almost 30% annually. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Trace Cyrus and Dennis Quaid now use electronic cigarettes.

Health benefits of electronic cigarettes

Although there is still some confusion over the actual effects of this cigarette type on the health of its users and policy makers are still exploring ways to regulate its proliferation, if necessary, no one yet has reported health complications directly because of smoking e cigs. As experts assess the benefits and disadvantages of this cigarette form, some credible studies have already pointed out electronic cigarette benefits. Here are some benefits of this cigarette type, based on different studies.

• In a study, three persons with a history of failed attempts to quit smoking, tried e cigarettes and quit smoking almost immediately after that.

• According to Maciej Goniewicz, an oncologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York with research experience with electronic form of cigarettes, it is unlikely that someone will take an overdose with this type of cigarettes. While Goniewicz accepts that strong and well-organised research on this form of smoking or inhaling is still pending, it is established that an electronic cigarette can never be as harmful as paper cigarettes.

• According to Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), at least 57,000 lives will be saved over the next few years because of a shift from traditional smoking to electronic inhaling.

The future

The future of e cig seems quite secure for at least the next ten years. According to observers and analysts, the electronic cigarette is not a fad and is here to stay, just make sure you buy the best e-liquid, and not cheap brands. More people are taking to this form of smoking or inhalation and it will be quite some time before the industry growth slows down. Of course, the industry will be under the purview of laws and regulations just like the tobacco industry. The government will impose taxes which will drive the prices up. However, these factors may not be able to prevent more people from taking to electronic cigarettes.

How To Find The Best Electronic Cigarette For You

vapingIf you want to join the millions of people who have tried electronic cigarettes, you may have found yourself baffled by the range of devices on offer. Here we will look at some of the points you should consider when making your selection, to help you find the best electronic cigarette for your personal needs.

Charging Options

If the battery is running low on your e-cig, it will seriously impact on your vaping experience. Should the battery go completely flat, you may also find yourself turning to regular cigarettes to get your nicotine hit – which can be a problem if you were attempting to give them up. Purchasing an electronic cigarette which has multiple charging options will reduce the risk of finding yourself in that situation. Look for one which comes with both a wall adapter and a car adapter.

Battery Life

The better the quality of the battery, the longer you will be able to go without recharging it. You want one which will at least take you through the day (around 300 puffs). If it is not obvious from the product information how long the battery will last, try and find some online reviews. Someone will be sure to mention if the battery life is poor.

Cartomizer Life

To save money in the long run, you will also want to buy a device with a cartomizer that will last for a minimum of 350 puffs. Opting for a well known brand will help to ensure that you are getting quality.


When you buy an electronic cigarette, you are going to need to make a choice about its ongoing use. Do you want to use pre-filled cartridges, or do you want to refill the device yourself? If you want your vaping experience to be as easy and enjoyable as possible, ready filled cartridges are probably the way to go. Depending on the e-cig you have opted for, you will need to pop in a new cartridge approximately every 5 uses.

The downside of this type of e cigarettes is that convenience comes at a cost. If you want a cheaper option, choose an e-cig where you can refill it with a bottle of e-liquid. To minimize hassle and wastage, you want to make sure that this is as easy as possible to do. Carefully scrutinize the product details and read some user reviews – this type of electronic cigarette is a false economy if more e-liquid goes on the floor than in the device.


One of the big appeals of electronic cigarettes is that you can try different flavors. Opt for a brand which has several different varieties available. Even if trying multiple flavors doesn’t appeal to you, try to at least choose a brand which has a good reputation when it comes to its regular tobacco flavor. It can have a big impact on your vaping experience.

With these simple pointers, you should be able to find an electronic cigarette which suits you perfectly.