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New York’s State of Vape

New York VapingNew York has always been known as The City That Never Sleeps. But one might imagine how Frank Sinatra would have spread the news if it were declared The City That Never Smokes.

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.

The Details   

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.

IVG is at World Vapor Expo This Weekend!

IVG at World Vapor Expo! Right now, the World Vapor Expo is going on in Miami Beach, and if you happen to be local or in the South Florida area, there is no better place to be this weekend!

As far as vape conventions go, few are as exciting, well-executed, and as thoroughly done as this event, making it the perfect vaping con to hit and mingle with the industry at large. IVG brands VaporFi and DIRECTVAPOR will be there all weekend long, so be sure to visit and say hi, as well as check out what we’re up to; find us in Hall D. DIRECTVAPOR will be set up at Booth VIP 19A, and VaporFi will be at Booth VIP 19B. There have been rumors of schwag being given away, so be sure to come blow some clouds!

World Vapor Expo is an event of epic proportions, featuring over 100 different retailers, companies, distributors, and wholesalers repping the vape culture and industry, along with consumers who are eager to hit the event to explore the industry in person.

The event kicked off yesterday, however the day was reserved strictly for B2B/ business-professionals exclusively. So for those of you who actually are in the biz, be it as a vendor or some variety of an industry professional, it was a great day to network and communicate with others in the industry in person. The remainder of the weekend, however, will be open to all who are interested and intrigued; business folk and vaping enthusiasts welcome.

For all others involved in the vape industry, the event will be hosting the general public throughout the rest of the weekend. There will be three different industry speakers, so if you’re interested in hearing what they’ve got to say, by all means check it out!

Miami Beach + vaping conventions make for an insane weekend, so definitely make World Vapor Expo, and hanging with IVG your top priorities!

International Vapor Group: Who We Are

Who is International Vapor Group?International Vapor Group has risen to the top of the electronic cigarettes industry over the years. What started when the products were first emerging, has now blossomed into a massive, billion-dollar, thriving market, and like the market itself, this company has evolved right along with it, with every intention of serving the need. So, what makes this company unique, amidst a sea of vapor companies? Everything. Here is a little more about what we do, what our brands stand for, and why we are leading this industry, one cloud of vapor at a time.

Passion for the Product

The possibilities that lie in the technology and innovation of e-cigarettes amaze us, truly. This industry fills us with passion, because we live and breathe the ability to change people’s lives for the better. E-cigs are not merely recreational to us; oh no, quite the contrary. They offer the potential to have a major impact on lives of those who use them, for the better, offering greater convenience, exceptional options for controlling usage, and being extremely versatile. They are game changers in every way.

Tenure

IVG been rooted to this industry from the start, and we have been a part of the innovation as it has occurred. We know this industry, and we know our customers. We don’t just aim for pleasing; we aim to set the bar and then raise it, because when it comes to innovative tech products, such as our many different e-cigs, you need to be ahead of the curve.

Exercising All Possibilities

As the industry is so new and growing at such a rapid rate, as well as changing every minute, the present time is crucial to the development of the future. We are more than ready to handle the changes ahead, as well as ready to evolve where necessary to continue to assist in the long-term growth of it.

What IVG brands stand for is innovation in a new way, as it pertains to this industry. We ultimately believe fully in our product lines, and what they can do for the positive benefit of our customers. We look forward to forging ahead into the future, into new possibilities, and continuing to advance this sector in every way we can, and for the better.

The Near Future of Vaping: Where We’re At, Where We’re Heading

Vape IndustryThe vapor industry is a really exciting place to be at the moment. It is a movement thriving on the brilliance of its consumers, and the limits are constantly getting pushed passed preconceived notions. Right now, we are at a major crossroads for the industry, as the technology is getting seriously into overdrive, while government regulation is looming ahead in many places across the world. As the industry has grown from a seldom seen occurrence into a serious mainstream niche market, it shows how impressive and forward-moving these products have been.

However, at the same time, with progressing and success comes the necessity of rules needing to be rewritten, and in regards to the vapor industry, the game has changed so much, rules are being rewritten everywhere. With millions across the US and Europe having ditched tobacco cigarettes for high tech mods and powerful vaporizers, it has become quite accepted that vapor offers a tremendous experience, with no regulation.

As was noticed quite prominently at Vape Jam, which just occurred in the UK last weekend, the vibe was both excitingly progressive, as well as cautious in regards to the impending discussion of regulations we know will be started this year. The industry has become so technical on its own, as a movement by vapers, for vapers, one of the most impressive trending aspects currently is how dedicated to safety, and self-regulating the industry is. While many vapers are after the showy mods that boast incredible features and the largest capacities for power, behind the scenes is extremely technical and innovation-focused. All of the major companies in this industry are interested in creating the safest, most efficient, and the cleanest devices. It’s about pushing further into the unknown, and developing products consumers can trust are safe.

And in terms of regulations, the vape industry knows they are coming, and will begin to be implemented in May 2016 in Europe, and TBA in America, for better or worse. While many do not see regulations as a completely negative scenario, as they can work to the favor of the industry by offering standards and safety, it is within the hope of all vapers that they are of the more common sense variety.

Vapor Product Trends Outlook for 2016

2016 Vaping TrendsWith a new year right upon us, we are looking forward to what’s to come. Every year, we watch the vapor products industry evolve in new directions, unveil all sorts of new innovations, and experience the technology in action.

In 2015, the availability and options in regards to the most high-tech box mods, sub ohm devices, and exceptionally high quality e-liquids became extremely mainstream. What used to be reserved for only the most eager of DIY vape enthusiasts became accessible to any and everyone who wanted to experience the power of taking the control of a box mod into their own hands. In a few short months, the industry changed entirely. Trailing on this trend, we expect 2016 to offer even greater offerings in terms of technology, and making very advanced products available to those who want them, without having to construct them on their own, if they do not want to.

As for regulations, we are awaiting them because it seems rather imminent in the US. One way or another, (and hopefully they will be created with fairness and common sense in mind), it is only a matter of time before they are here. While we do not know what to expect exactly, we do hope that all regulations instituted are fair and not oppressing to the industry and its users.

It has been predicted that the overall sales of electronic cigarette products sales for 2015 would be somewhere in the vicinity of $3.5 billion; quite a legitimate market when you weigh all angles. In fact, current models show that by 2018, the vapor products industry is expected to reach the $10 billion range. The growth is imminent, and despite the impending regulations that are clearly an obstacle the vapor products market is contending with, this industry is way greater than a single trend; it’s a thriving niche.

So, 2016 is almost here and we are most definitely looking to the future with promise and optimism. We expect growth, innovation, and continuing to evolve with this ever-changing industry. From everyone here at IVG, we wish you a super, happy New Year!

ECC Expo Is Happening This Weekend!

ECC Expo 2015In the electronic cigarette industry, few events are as big and profound as ECC Expo. This major convention, regarding everything vape-related will be happening this week, from August 13 -16, in Pomona, CA at the Fairplex. It is the largest event of its kind, drawing in thousands of vape geeks, industry pros, and just about any- and everybody who has anything to do with the industry. If you are part of this community, whether as a vaper or an industry professional, this is an excellent event to be a part of, so if you’re local or in the area, we invite you to check it out!

The first two days of the event are open exclusively to those in the trade sector, while the following consecutive weekend days are for the public, 18+. The 13th and 14th are strictly for vape industry B2B professionals, making it the ideal time for businesses to connect with other businesses. Being able to view the industry as a whole in this manner, being able to meet others working within in it, and being able to meet and mingle among those who also live, breathe, eat, sleep vapor is an amazing opportunity. Hundreds of the industry’s top names will be present, making it an absolute must for any pros in this industry.

As a niche market founded on the premise of technology, this event, which is a meeting of the minds, a gathering of the community, and a viewing of what’s to come is of great significance. It allows everyone who is immersed in it to get a feel for where things are headed, as well as to simply experience all the amazingness that is occurring. For anyone in this culture, being able to be neck deep at an expo of this scale offers immense opportunities to meet, mingle, chat, and share in the awesomeness of it all! VaporFi will most definitely be present, so come check us out and say hi!

Vaping: Headed for High-Tech

vape industrySmoke and mirrors? No illusions here; vapor and mirrors is the real deal. Smoking continues to decrease in popularity, while vaping is soaring. Users have gone way beyond the days of processed tobacco burnt and smoked in little chemical-filled paper tubes. Today’s “smokers” are “vapers,” and they’re of a different breed. Tech-savvy, in the know about everything, and impossible to push half-truths past, the days of Big Tobacco are numbered now that vaping has hit the scene.

As the industry continues to progress, despite the continuous talk of regulations, bans, and restrictions, clearly this market is headed for further advancements, greater technology, and more innovative products available to customers at a moment’s whim. What originally started as an alternative smoking movement, as an effort to offer smokers more options beyond just tobacco cigarettes in the conventional method, has become an industry all on its own. More than a decade into the existence of electronic cigarettes, vaping, as it’s known, is its own phenomena, and continues to push the boundaries of what smoking can offer.

This dynamic industry is fueled by users who are equally innovatively-minded. Their ever pressing desire for better products, more advanced mechanics, greater performing devices, products that are continuously pushing limits and doing more of what they want is carving the niche even further. What was once an industry filled with electronically simulated cigarettes, where the point was to emulate a tobacco cig to the T, is now going in so many varied paths, the cig-a-like has become an almost vintage-like pastime!

That isn’t to say no one is using e-cigs anymore, that is far from reality, but the industry is certainly pushing ahead in different directions. Vape pens, mods, DIY vaping, dry herb vaping have all truly come into the scene, and more and more smokers are finding product options that resonate with their tastes. Modern smokers are looking for convenience. They are also very concerned with their health and prefer the clear conscience being smoke-free avails. Thought electronic cigarettes were just a fad? Think again; they’re here to stay!

Consumer Buying Trends

VF Pro Consumer Buying TrendsBuying trends among consumers are currently at a new period in time. Times have completely changed and today’s customer is quite different from decades past. The Great Recession had an astounding impact upon, and really changed the way consumers think and spend their money. So where does this place today’s buyer in terms of spending their money? Here is a look at the themes surrounding where modern consumers are at currently.

Times Are A-Changin’

What worked in the past, does not hold a candle today. Not only do consumers know what they’re buying, they typically research everything they look to get into. Old business techniques and tactics are no longer relevant in today’s era of Internet sourcing, which enables information at everyone’s fingertips. Social media, and the ability to research any and everything give consumers the upper hand, and you bet these consumers have the potential to know more about your products than even you know about your products. In sales, middleman are of little use and are virtually nonexistent now.

Low Prices

Consumers watch every penny now, even if they have is a surplus, they remain cautious. The average consumer is willing to search and fight for the lowest price possible. The demand for low prices is very high as customers demand it to be.

Abundant Knowledge

What also defines this era is that consumers are no longer in the dark. In today’s day and age, businesses cannot assume the consumer knows nothing. Customers have in-depth product knowledge, so businesses best not try to get things past.

How Businesses Get Ahead

What gives e-cigarette brands the upper hand nowadays is offering their consumers the best of the industry; offering the best innovations, the best quality, the best experiences, and providing an exceptionally enjoyable sales process. Give them what they can’t get elsewhere, and they’ll be back!

In addition to the changing climate among consumers, the e-cigarette industry has evolved alongside as well. Niche industries, such as this one, have become quite mainstream, and maintaining prominence depends on understanding where your customers are at. At IVG, we always seek to stay on top of these industry trends, and you can expect to find us always at the forefront.

Health: A Healthy Reason to Switch

E-Cigarettes and HealthMore and more people are switching to electronic cigarettes every day because more and more people are concerned with their health. While there has been no approval publicly by any major health organizations endorsing electronic cigarettes as a valid alternative to traditional tobacco, many users are confident, based on their own intelligent judgement, that vapor is simply better than smoke.

While we are in no position to make claims on either behalf, what we do know is that smoke is extremely detrimental to the body. It has a negative effect on most major organ systems, can contribute to a wide variety of deadly cancers, and can greatly reduce the quality of life for those who smoke by compromising health. Cigarette smokers are acutely at risk for a wide range of cardiovascular risks, including aneurysms, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, chest pain, high blood pressure, damage to the arteries, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, and heart attacks. Also of importance, smoking can impede the lungs and one’s ability to breathe, putting smokers at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and asthma.

For smokers who are looking to better their lives, and avoid the risks smoke (not nicotine) put them in line for, switching to electronic cigarettes enables an incredible way to have nicotine without the smoke. Vapor smoking allows smokers to continue the lifestyle they enjoy, with an alternative that allots all of the same experience and pleasure, without touching tobacco.

Millions have made the switch, and millions more will do so as a result of the benefits of vapor. As an e-cig brand who has been at the forefront since the earliest days of this industry, we could not be more proud of all the smokers out there who make the conscious choice to better their lives by choosing to live without smoke. Vapor cigarettes offer endless amounts of choice, variety, and excitement for smokers who want an alternative. We are beyond passionate about what these products are doing for people’s’ quality of life!

Spotlight on SBS

South Beach SmokeAs one of the most exciting brands in the e-cigarette industry, South Beach Smoke is always on the move. This brand has earned its success due to an ever expanding drive to meet the needs of the market, while focusing on the aspects of innovation and being ahead of the trends. One of the founding principles is constantly being aware of what users want, and what they’re going to want in the coming weeks, months, and years.

As one of the first companies to specialize in high quality electronic cigarettes, with a signature look, feel and attitude designed specifically for those who want style as much as performance, South Beach Smoke is always up to something good. If you are looking to wholesale with a solid brand that has great reach with electronic cigarette users while appealing to all levels of the market, here is a look at what this hot brand is up to at the moment!

High Tech Vaporizers

The past year saw the expansion into the market of vaporizers, and it added an additional aspect of growth. Recently, South Beach Smoke launched their Custom Vaporizer Builder on their site which offers their full line of advanced personal vaporizers, in a clean, easy-to-use setup that allows users to custom build their dream devices with all available accessories and colors in a few convenient steps.

E-Liquids

Also knowing how popular using nicotine e-liquids has become, South Beach Smoke released an exceptional line of liquids that took off instantly. Comprised of thousands of singular flavors, with the option of custom blending all of them into thousands of new flavors, users have unlimited options of flavors to choose from. The standout feature is the quality; make no mistake, there are no liquids like South Beach’s; they are made under the strictest industry standards, in the USA, of the finest ingredients.

Understanding the need for continuous advancement, the brand is always debuting something new to keep up with their customer base! If you are looking to work with a brand with a serious reputation and a never ending commitment to quality, South Beach Smoke is at the top of their game!