It’s been over a decade since e-cigs were introduced to American shores and, as we settle firmly into 2018, the path for e-cigs seems to only go in one direction: up. Vaping trends have been very innovative as this activity has grown in popularity and the trends in 2018, while remarkable, are not entirely unforeseen. For the most part, they are a continuation of the growth vaping has enjoyed over the past decade.
Regulatory oversight is somewhat mixed, with countries like the UK becoming more lenient about vaping while places like New York still consider it with a lot of caution, altogether banning vaping in public areas. That said, here are some solid predictions for what to expect in 2018.
1. A Better Understanding of Electronic Cigarettes and Vapes
Vaping and e-cigs are traditionally considered with caution. A lot of it has to do with the duck test: if it looks like a cigarette, produces smoke like a cigarette, and feels like a cigarette for the smoker, then it must be a cigarette, right? Unfortunately, this is just plain wrong.
Regulators and the general public are starting to open their eyes to the fact that e-cigs are a lot safer than conventional cigarettes. The research is overwhelming, and advocates are finally getting their voices heard. The current attitude to vaping is like the attitude to caffeine in its earlier days. Vaping will follow pretty much the same trajectory. Soon enough, vaping as a health tip will become mainstream.
2. There will be an increase in Mouth to Lung Kits
These are the best e cigarettes out there. They are quickly becoming the prevalent form of vaping, and for good reason. This is how smoking should ideally be. When you pick up a cigarette, you should be able to draw from the mouth to the lungs directly.
MTL kits simulate actual smoking very accurately and are perfect for those looking to switch from real smoking to vaping. They’re cleaner, healthier, and greener. MTL kits will likely flood the markets in 2018 and become more accessible as the prices go into affordable territory. As a result, a lot of recovering smokers will see their new-year resolutions fulfilled.
3. Vaping Technology will continue to Evolve at a Rapid Pace
Vaping is one of the fastest evolving technologies I know. It has seen an evolution that can only be compared to the evolution of computers in rapidity. A lot of this progress has been due to the innovation of e-cigarette companies, but much of it has also come from the vaping community, as they build numerous mods to create the perfect custom vaping experience.
Lots of new batteries and coils have been developed, as well as a move from the traditional 3-piece technology to newer 2-piece e-cigarettes. Vaping has also become a more affordable pastime as the prices of kits have been driven down by the improved accessibility. This trend will continue in 2018 with the industry seeing even more innovation and progress.
It’s a Bright Future
As you can see, the future is bright for vaping. We’re going to see more happen in 2018 than in the past couple of years and much of it will be for the positive. With the progress the industry is making, we hope more and more people will come to accept vaping as a legitimate and safe pastime. Happy vaping!