According to a recent, and first of its kind study conducted by NYC’s Health Department, more than a half million city adults say they use electronic cigarettes. The findings, published by the New York Post, indicate a significant shift in the amount of younger people who prefer “vaping” over old fashioned tobacco smokes. The report also signals an already rapidly increasing trend as to just how much sales are far better for e-cigarettes and far worse when it comes to traditional cigarette today as opposed to yesteryear.
According to the newly annual Community Health survey, around 14% of New Yorkers ages 18 to 24 acknowledge having used e-cigarettes or nicotine-infused vapor mods within the past year. Those who identified within the ages 25 to 44 made up roughly 11%, while the total number of adults surveyed found that 8% say they have vaped over the past 12 months.
The study also reveals Staten Island leading all boroughs with 12% going the way of the vape, and when broken down even further, Staten Island’s North Shore and the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst led all New York City areas – topping over 14%. Such results clearly indicate millennials and generation X-ers take a particular liking to e-cigs over tobacco and that the trend has unlimited potential within older age groups seeking an alternative to smoking.
So without further delay, it is fair to say that vaping is here to stay. And though hurdles still remain, large, progressive cities such as New York continue to have a profound influence on both the social acceptance and financial persistence fueling its ever-growing market popularity and profitability, well into the foreseeable future.