What does 2018 hold for the future of e-cigs?
2017 was an exciting year for the industry of vaping, with new studies finally showcasing the health benefits of making the move from smoking, and new products and innovative ideas being launched, a lot happened.
Now we are in 2018, many of the industry’s experts are considering what might unfold this year, will we still see incredible growth?
We have rounded up some of the most exciting predictions for 2018 that we feel reflect the exciting things to come for our industry…
Smoking to continue its decline, with vaping on the rise
Clive Bates, Director at Counterfactual Consulting Limited, predicts that others will follow the UK’s example in promoting vaping as an alternative to smoking. In 2018, he believes, that we will even become more confident in promoting e-cigarettes to the public.
He also went on to say, “I’m expecting to see some new technologies in the year ahead – e.g. something other than coils for heating liquids and there will be more interest in usability, especially for first time users. Heat-not-burn will be a growth area and will really ramp up in Europe in 2018.”
Vaping to go back to basics?
Phil Busardo, owner of Taste Your Juice, hopes that 2018 sees the industry go back to basics and focus on the needs of the smoker-not-yet-vaper.
When highlighting his thoughts for 2018 he says, “For a long time, I feel we strayed and forgot about the most important vaper out there… the smoker who has not yet converted. I’m happy to see that change a bit at this point.”
Vaping needs to highlight the stark distance from tobacco
Founder of Vaping Post, Ghyslain Armand, calls for the vaping industry to truly distance itself from tobacco.
It has been a difficult fight to get the public to understand that vaping is worlds apart from the harmful risks that smoking poses, however Armand feels that during 2018 the difference must be made even more evident by industry leaders.
He explained, “Vaping is not smoking, vaping is even the opposite of smoking. This red line is the only weapon we have left to prove our good will, and we know that authorities are very sensitive to this position. Fivape in France or IBVTA in UK play a major role for that. We need to support them and be careful with who we are dealing with.”
What do you think 2018 holds for vaping?
The above are just a few ideas from industry experts of what they feel will happen in 2018 in the e-cigarette industry, but what do you think will happen?
We know that 2017 was a fantastic year for vaping, so here’s to 2018 and lets hope more exciting revelations are made that benefit our industry and it’s consumers.
These quotes originally appeared on ecigaretttedirect.co.uk.
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