As their popularity soars in stores, electronic cigarettes are the target of the new smoking ban and tax laws.
After the supposed to be a passing fad, electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity and sales, and rushing to the transformation of the main product. Celebrities with Leonardo DiCaprio to Britney Spears were spotted “vaping”, continued to attract public attention to trends in e-cigarettes. As the trend takes hold, government regulators at both the local and federal levels are lying in the weeds waiting to pounce on the good times.
The market of electronic cigarettes is expected to quadruple in the period to mid 2014, according to Thomas Kiklas, co-founder of the Association of tobacco cigarettes electronic pair. “In 2010, it sold 750,000 and jumped to 2.5 million units sold in 2011. In the U.S., about 20 million rounds of ammunition and nearly 10 million one-off sale on a weekly basis. ” A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 2.7% of U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes in 2010, compared with 0.6% a year earlier. Annual sales of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. rose in the range of $ 250 million and $ 500 million since arriving from China, five years ago, the report says Wall Street Journal.
If the electronic cigarette is not shining through the bars and restaurants near you, it can do with your location, but be sure that they are on their way. Studies show that the product seems to be catching on fast in the south, with 33% of electronic cigarette users who live in the southern states, compared with 19% of electronic cigarette users who live in the North State, in accordance with the ECH research in conjunction with the June Opinionnaire in 2011.
There is even a World Day Vaping March 22 to celebrate the success of e-cigarettes, and to encourage new smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit switching to electronic cigarettes.
C-Stores Search Room
As the product grows in relation to the mainstream, C-stores get in on the action. Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes in Canastota, New York began offering electronic cigarettes when they were first. “It was a $ 60 kit, and frankly, they’re not very good,” said Matthew Paduano, vice president of category management at Nice N Easy. “Over the past few years, we have some of the less expensive kits and supplies.”
Nice N Easy now stocks NJOY brand that bears his wholesaler. “I am worried about some of the other manufacturers in the market, because I do not know where they are made, and, therefore, concerned what would happen if one of those hurt the client in any case,” Paduano, adding that he looks at his wholesaler supply reputable brands that he can trust.
Demand for electronic cigarettes at Nice N Easy market is growing slowly but consistently. “I think these questions are still alien to many customers, even if it was the press and the media around them. There is no clear number one brand out there in our market now, but there are many options”, Paduano said. “I expect that the cost goes on, more customers will judge them. It’s a niche item that will receive the recognition slowly, but will not change the actual tobacco at any time in the foreseeable future.”
Couche-Tard became the first Canadian C-store electronic press tobacco, when it released Blu electronic cigarettes, which he now offers more than 500 stores in Quebec. She plans to release a line of its other tobacco stores across Canada in late 2012. Couche-Tard sells zero nicotine Blu in disposable electronic cigarette-budget alternative to traditional cigarettes, with a one-time equal to approximately 20-30 cigarettes.
In the U.S., Couch-Tard in the Circle K Stores Inc., FIN offers electronic cigarettes in each of the eight regions of the chains. In addition to conducting FIN disposable electronic cigarettes, which are equivalent to more than two packs of traditional cigarettes, Circle K stores also offer battery accessories FIN.
Since the electronic cigarette nicotine without the tar and 5300 other chemicals and carcinogens found in regular cigarettes, they are often reported safe. American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) defended his product.
“If we get all tobacco smokers to switch from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, we will eventually reduce the loss of U.S. death from more than 400,000 per year to less than 4000, can be as low as 400,” said Joel L. Nitzkin, chairman of the Tobacco Control AAPHP target group. “AAPHP contributes to a permissive approach to e-cigarette, because it is possible to save the lives of four million eight million current U.S. adult smokers who would otherwise die from tobacco-related diseases over the next 20 years.”
Nitzkin also noted that smokers can reduce their risk of future tobacco-related deaths is 99.9% or better to switch to nicotine only to deliver products such as electronic cigarettes. While retail stores report it is too early to determine if smokers tend to e-cigarette for health reasons, CHE Research in conjunction with Opinionnaire found in the June 2011 survey of 200 respondents from 70,000 households, 62% of smokers reported electronic they stopped smoking traditional cigarettes or smoking fewer cigarettes, from e-cigarettes.
Obstacles to Success
As with other types of cigarettes, anti-smoking groups are arguing that the flavored electronic cigarettes could attract young people who could use the device as a gateway to cigarette smoking. As a result, state legislature to deal with devices with proposals that would ban everything from buying the device vaping in public places. Among the measures which have recently been proposed include:
Hawaii. Legislators in Hawaii have been discussed in the e-cigarette bill, SB2233, aimed at limiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, as well as electronic cigarette tax for the same price as traditional cigarettes (70%). But after receiving more than 1,000 written submissions, many of which are electronic cigarette users against the measure, the Hawaii Senate Ways and Means Committee voted to remove language that requires 70% tax to the bill. At the same time the main part of a bill restricting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, remains unchanged.
Vermont. Rep. Bill Frank of Vermont introduced a bill banning the sale of electronic cigarettes at the age of 18 years and prohibits the purchase, sale and delivery of electronic cigarettes on the order of the Internet, phone and mail, and penalties for each violation of imprisonment of up to five years, $ 5000 and the criminal fine of $ 5,000 civil penalty. In March, however, the Vermont Human Services Committee announced that they will remove the section H. 747, which would have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes in order Internet, phone and mail.
Utah. The bill passed the legislature of Utah, which adds the use of electronic smoking cigarettes as defined in Utah Clean Indoor Air Act, which banned only to “plug tobacco.” The bill frees the electronic cigarette from stores ban for five years. After passing the House and Senate, he went to Utah Governor Gary Herbert who must sign the bill.
New Jersey. As the cities of Seattle and Boston, New Jersey has banned electronic cigarette smoking in public and is also considering a law that would ban smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes in the car, if children 16 and under are present. Violations will carry fines of $ 100. Alabama. Alabama smoke free air correction, 2012 will be a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in any public place where smoking is prohibited. Wisconsin. The Bill aims to indicate the term “smoking” in an attempt to release electronic cigarettes on the premises smoke-free state. The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Glenn Grothman, is currently looking for sponsors. There is an identical bill that was introduced in the Wisconsin home. Groups like the American Lung Association of contacting legislators against the bill.