How Technology Has Re-Invented The Cigarette
Cigarettes have a long history of fluctuating popularity, with smoking popularised during the first half of the 20th century due to mass advertising and becoming less popular as time progressed thanks to the realization of the health risks. Indeed, even the smokers of today understand they face an increased risk of strokes, numerous cancers, heart disease, and a range of other inflictions when compared to non-smokers. However, an addiction is hard to beat, and most quitters find they relapse shortly after abstaining from cigarettes.
In the modern day, most smokers try to quit their habit at least once, whether successfully or unsuccessfully, and this has led to the rise of products that are designed to help people put down their cigarettes, such as patches and tobacco chewing gum. But now we’re witnessing the rise of a new product that aims to completely replace the cigarette as well as help people stop smoking for good.
What we’re talking about, of course, are e-cigarettes, also known as vapers. While e-cigarettes can help people quit, they’re largely thought of as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. Since the mid-2000s, hundreds of companies have gained popularity thanks to selling e-cigarettes, and many of them have been bought out by major traditional cigarette manufacturers because their popularity is expected to grow further.
But why exactly have e-cigarettes boomed so quickly? Is it because they’re healthier, tastier, and cheaper? Or, is it because they’ve been marketed so well? This article will explore just a few reasons as to why technology is rapidly changing the tobacco industry.
The Rising Popularity of E-Cigarettes
There’s no doubt about it, electronic cigarettes have taken the world by storm – and they’ve done it extremely quickly. Here are a few of the main factors that have led to their rapid success.
Perceived health benefits – E-cigarettes are largely considered to be far healthier than their traditional counterparts, and many esteemed public bodies have attested to this belief. It should be noted that there have been few studies into the long-term effects of e-cigs at this time, but it seems as if using e-cigs is likely to be less harmful than smoking real cigarettes.
Many people believe they taste better – E-cigs are available in a wide range of strengths and flavors and because of this, many people agree they taste much better than paper cigarettes.
They’ve been marketed exceptionally well – It seems as if e-cigarettes were bound to become popular as an alternative to their counterparts given how much smoking is talked about in the media, but they’ve also been very well advertised through online campaigns.
On top of everything, even though many people think of e-cigs as a replacement for smoking, they are largely considered to be a great quitting aid. Either way, the revolution is here, and it just goes to show how the rise of technology can potentially improve almost every aspect of our daily lives.