Question by Ann: How are electronic cigarettes effecting the tobacco industry?
I know that for many people, they have quit tobacco cigarettes and switched to electronic. It seems to be working more than the patch and stop smoking aid pills. I was wondering if it has taken effect on the tobacco industry yet?
Answer by adairnolan
It has taken an effect on the Tobacco Industry. 3 big name tobacco companies have started to make their own disposable cigarettes, but they refuse to endorse the concept (hope that makes sense). What big tobacco does not realize is that rarely do people quit off of disposables. I was not able to quit smoking off of disposables. I eventually went to the common rechargeable ones and was able to quit.
Experts are saying that if the current trend continues then in 10-15 years the electronic cigarette industry will bring in more money than big tobacco. A lot of media outlets are throwing out gross income for the e cig market to be around 1.5 – 2 billion dollars. These figures are not including the over 5000 brick and mortar shops that are located around the United States (vaporsearchusa.com). I personally know of multiple stores that are doing 10 million in sales a year.
What do you think? Answer below!