Why are vapes so popular? May 24 2014, 1 Comment
Just a few years ago, vapes were only used by a small group of vaping enthusiasts, now there are vape shops on every corner in major cities, and it seems like you can't go anywhere without seeing people puffing away on a mod or a vape pen. What's the reason behind this trend? Why did vaping become so popular?
Vaporizers are a relatively new way of delivering nicotine, and at first most people were hesitant to try them out. Any time a new product is introduced into the market, only a small handful of "early adopters" start using it. Well, those early adopters realized that this was finally the most efficient way to quit smoking. Word spread. Now vaping is widely considered to be one of the most effective methods to help someone quit smoking. The e-liquid that is turned into vapor comes in a variety of different nicotine levels, allowing the former smoker to start with an extremely high level of nicotine and work his way down. There are even e-liquids that are nicotine-free. The e-liquids also come in an abundance of different flavors, so there's always something new and exciting to try to help keep them interested and motivated to not go back to smoking.
There's also the hobbyist aspect of it. Generally, people start off with a vape pen such as an Atmos Optimus 510 or a Cloud V. But after vaping for a while, they start to want the ability to customize their vaping experience to their exact needs. That's when they enter the world of mods. There are entire online communities dedicated to discussing the latest mods. It's become extremely easy to connect with other vapers, both on the Internet and in the real world, and share the latest tips and tricks to get the best vaping experience. Some people even like to build their own mods. In short, vaping can become an extremely addicting hobby.
Of course, popularity leads to more popularity. Now that you can't drive across town without seeing at least ten different vape shops, and you can't go to a bar without seeing dozens of people vaping, even people who previously had no interest in vaporizers are getting on the bandwagon.
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by Robert Pagano