Are you one of the many former smokers who feel like cigarettes should simply be phased out and completely be replaced with vaping?
I know a couple of people (myself included) who don’t mind Big Tobacco going bankrupt, or for corporate tobacco to shrink incredibly. Fortunately for us, we might not have to wait too long for that to happen.
According to a US based non profit organization Reason Foundation, e-cigarettes could possibly replace smoking within 30 years. This can only happen if vaping products improve in quality and become more cost-effective when compared to smoking.
Reason Foundation has also noted that smoking sales have taken a big hit ever since the introduction of e-cigarettes. They foresee cigarettes sales to be slashed in half in the next 20 years, and then eliminated completely within 30.
With the recent FDA regulations however, it looks like there could be a bump in the road when it comes to improving vaping products.
Since August 8th of this year, all new vaping products must get certification first from the FDA. This greatly delays the innovation we need to overcome cigarettes. We’re basically at the mercy of the FDA now.
Is it too late to turn things around? Will vaping continue to gain popularity or were these set of regulations the first step to the death of vaping?
Only time will tell.