6. The E-cigarette Industry.

The first e-cigarette is believed to be launched in 1963 by Herbert A. Gilbert, who defined his patent as a smokeless, non-tobacco cigarette, where he replaced tobacco and paper with heated, moist-flavoured air. The modern e-cigarette design is patented by Hok Lik, a Chinese pharmacist and inventor, in 2003.
It was first launched in China in 2004 and then sold globally with the help of internet.
Previous Facts
1) Millions of tweets were analysed with relevant keywords, like the electronic cigarette, e-cig, vape and others.
2) There were two primary reasons for people to choose e-cigarettes, i.e. firstly, it helped them quit conventional cigarettes and secondly, it enhanced their social image. Other reasons were as follows:
a) Variety of flavours to choose from
b) Safe to use indoors
c) Low cost
Recent Facts
1. There are over 20 million vape users worldwide
2. The highest growth in vaping industry is seen in Europe. There are over 2.8 million vape users
3. The UK is considered the supermarket for vapes because over 17 million vapes units were sold in 2016-17, and it has also seen an annual growth rate of 50%
4. Over 2.9 million adults in Britain use electronic cigarettes
5. Over 1.5 million vapour users are ex-smokers
Smoking Kills
The following are some essential facts about smoking cigarettes:
1. Smoking conventional cigarettes cause more deaths around the world than HIV, alcohol & illegal drug abuse, motor vehicle injuries and firearm-incidents combined
2. It causes 84% of all lung cancer deaths and is also the major reason for breast cancer in women
3. Over 93% of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by smoking
4. It causes impotence in men and reduces the fertility in women drastically
5. Smoking increases the risks of cot dead by 25%
6. Regular smoking ages the skin prematurely. It becomes 2-3 times more likely to experience facial wrinkles.
7. Passive smoking is another severe result of smoking. Each year, over 600,000 people are killed due to secondhand smoke or smoke-related-diseases.
Switch to E-cigarettes
The benefits and facts mentioned above show why people are shifting towards the vape industry. The conventional cigarette market still owns a massive share of the pie, but as the new market is growing at this rapid rate, the world is not far from swapping the two industry; encouraging safer personal health and environmental health.
If you are a smoker, then switch to e-cigarettes right now!