How the vaping industry evolved to where it is today
Today, Vaping is among the fastest growing industries that is centered around the millenials. The first e-cigarette made its way to the Chinese market in 2004, and since then the industry has been rapidly evolving around the globe. The global market for the vaping industry was valued at approximately $14 billion in 2017, and it is (not surprisingly) predicted to grow to $50 billion by 2025.
Vaping is preferred by a large group of people because of how closely it simulates the smoking experience. It is discreet and easy and you will still find places where smoking is explicitly forbidden but vaping is not. It has been cited as being safer and less harmful than cigarettes, by many experts.
Going back to the first generation of e-cigarettes - they were far from what we see in today’s vaping scene. With heavy vape models, lack of flavors and short battery life span, the first generation phased out very fast as we moved to second generation vape devices, which provided more options. The vaping experience has since then been getting better consistently. You’ll now find devices that are sleek and easily portable, with longer battery life and rechargeable batteries, and a plethora of e-liquid flavors. What stands out is how the vaping experience can now be customized and personalized to your smoking preferences. Today, the third generation of products - mod kits and Advanced Personal Vaporizers (APV) - have come a long way from the first set of e-cigarettes. Some companies have created atomizers with nickel or titanium wires.
Among the most recent and advanced trends are the sub ohm vapes. These provide massive vapor clouds and are a hit among the younger crowd. Some of the newest features on vapes are digital displays, temperature setting control, higher wattage, sub ohm tanks, etc. The developers of cutting edge vaping technology are continually optimizing their products to bring a more sensory vaping experience to their customers. Another trend in vaping is the use of organic cotton coils (OCC). Compared to the standard traditional cotton coils used commercially, which may be bleached and adulterated, OCC is clean and free of impurities.
What’s next for vapes? Vapes with LCD displays and built-in software integration features to sync with your phones and wearables, perhaps. Vaporizers will likely be more compact with a focus on product design, higher efficiency and reliability, and have intuitive and user-friendly features. Vaping technology has only just started showing us the possibilities and we can certainly expect a range of innovative ideas and features in the next-gen vape products.