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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.

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!

 

How Have E-Cigarettes Changed the Smoking Landscape?

e-cigarettesIn a relatively short time, electronic cigarettes have done a feat that many consider to be revolutionary. They were introduced at a pivotal moment, when globally, smokers as well as the general public, began looking for alternatives to unhealthy habits. E-cigarettes came at a time when people were hungry for options, and becoming fearful of the future if they continued to maintain their destructive ways. Here are the factors that have set the tone for the e-cigarette industry to prosper.

Changing Mindset

Less youth start smoking every year, and trends have shown more teens making an effort to stop smoking. Along these same lines, more adults are also looking to quit the habit, instead of stubbornly assuming they have no choice but to remain tobacco smokers their whole lives. More and more people, regardless of age are concerned with their health and making intelligent decisions to benefit their long term health, and electronic cigarettes have enabled many to change their ways from tobacco to electronic smoking.

More in Line with the Digital Age

The digital age has made digitizing every aspect of life in sync; why store files on discs, CD’s, or hard copies anymore when you’ve got the cloud and the option of remote storage? Streamlining everything has become the norm, and electronic cigarettes fit this lifestyle way better than old school cigarettes. In fact, cigarettes seem rather synonymous with the old Marlboro icons of cowboys on horses in the Wild West, pre-industrial revolution. Why smoke when you can have so much more with vaping? There’s a reason those images are more fitting of a bygone era.

Options, Endless Options

Today’s customer is hard to please and wants options. The digital age and the advent of internet shopping has enabled everyone to get exactly what they want, when they want it; without compromise. E-cigarettes are part of this equation, offering the features smokers want, in whatever format they want, at better prices.

Every so often, something comes along and changes the way things have always been done. No, it cannot be predicted, but that lightbulb moment of change and progression is what propels all major movements. It’s amazing to see what the electronic cigarette has done for smokers.

How VaporFi is Changing the Electronic Cigarette Industry

vf_pro_vaporfi_1VaporFi, our unique brand that combines state of the art vaporizers and electronic cigarettes, coupled with state of the art retail locations has completely altered the course of the industry. FIlling a void in the market where the majority of e-cigarette stores were less than spectacular, VaporFi has given vaping connoisseurs not only a retail space where they can purchase everything they need, but also serving as a place to discover all the latest happenings in the industry, along with the hottest products.

VaporFi has brought the best vaporizers and e-cigarettes to the market, enabling customers to find products that meet their expectations of quality and performance at truly reasonable prices, they have tapped into the retail sector and given users the kind of retail experience they’ve sought. VaporFi locations are staffed with industry experts and people who not only use the products, but are fully knowledgeable about how they perform and function at every level.

Before VaporFi, the market had no single source of high quality products and locations. There were individual products being sold by a variety of different brands, and retail spots that ranged in quality and diversity in every possible way. With VaporFi, however, the concept is streamlined. Users know what to expect, know what they’re going to get, and know to expect excellent service. VaporFi handles every aspect of their products; from development through manufacturing, so there is no mistaking anything.

For those considering entering this market on a retail level, this brand is one of the most exciting ways to get involved. With a variety of different options for those interested in franchising under the VaporFi name, having the solid reputation of innovative quality, a wide range of products that cater to all reaches of the e-smoking culture, and a highly advanced team with excellent expertise behind the scenes, VaporFi is changing the landscape of this fledgling industry at a rapid scale.

If you are interested in embarking on a highly lucrative business within the e-cigarette industry, contact us about working with this revolutionary brand; the industry is only just heating up!