5 Groups That Should Love E-Cigs

Klaus Kneale
by Klaus Kneale
February 5, 2013

It’s easy to focus in on the repentant, nicotine-addicted smoker as a potential consumer of electronic cigarettes.  But there are certain groups that might benefit from the existence of an electronic cigarettes market in some more subtle ways.  Here’s a few.

Video Gamers
Many gamers have a proclivity for staying inside — particularly those ingrained in massively multiplayer online games.   These games don’t generally offer a pause button.   Some gamers simply smoke at their desk.   This isn’t always the best option.  Prolonged exposure to smoke can have really bad effects on your computer system (image).  In addition to being cheaper than conventional cigarettes (gamers can be a financially shaky crowd), electronic cigarettes can be far easier to use while gaming.  Your online party won’t get tired of waiting for you to come back from a smoke break either.

The days of smoking in a bar are largely gone.   And for many bars, it was a serious hit to business.   Smoking and drinking had quite a lifestyle when flawlessly married together.   The health aspects might have been problematic, but smoking in a bar was a part of the culture.  But now, smokers have to go outside.   For many bars, this even means leaving their drink inside.   Not only does this break up the steady purchase of alcohol for the individual, but the cold shock of the outdoors in winter time can sober up someone all to fast and end their night early.  Bartenders and bar owners should love the idea of electronic cigarettes.   Keep your patrons inside, comfortable, and making purchases.

Smoking damages living spaces.  Having a resident that smokes inside is a surefire way to end up with a hefty cleaning bill when they move out.  Many landlords nowadays won’t rent to smokers (whether they admit it or not).  Research into the vapor of electronic cigarettes, however, finds very few constituents that would otherwise destroy living space.  Similar to the health effects, the removal of smoke from the equation dramatically reduces the environmental harm.  The vapor dissipates before any real damage is done.

Non-smoking Spouses and Partners
Smoking tends to be a major point of contention between spouses or partners when one smokes and the other doesn’t.  This happens particularly often when one half of the pair quits.  As sense of smell returns, the non-smoking partner begins to realize just how much the smell of cigarettes can invade a house or vehicle.  In situations like these, electronic cigarettes can be a nice option.  Given that flavors are diverse enough to match almost any taste, the non-smoking partner might find the aroma of their partner’s nicotine habit isn’t too bad.  Family members stuck in the same house might even find they’re treating their smoking members less like lepers.  And on the brighter side, research is finding that the secondhand effect of e-cig vapor causes no discernible harm.

The Tobacco Industry
The tobacco industry has been struggling for quite a long time to outgrow the death rate of its consumers.  In the U.S. alone, smoking deaths reach about 440,000 a year.  Experts have said that if all smokers in the U.S. transitioned to electronic cigarettes, then the annual deaths due to smoking would plummet to around 4,000, maybe even 400.  Less harm also means their customers are spending less on health care and quitting aids and more on their product.  This is likely a contributing factor towards companies like Lorillard and R.J. Reynolds buying into the market.

Honorary Mention: Anyone That Pays Taxes
Smoking-related health care costs the U.S. more than $150 billion annually.  Smoking is considered the most harmful health related decision an individual can make.  Ideally, that money would not be a necessary expense in a future with less smokers and could go towards more interesting and useful programs and efforts.


32 Responses to “5 Groups That Should Love E-Cigs”

      robovape on February 5th, 2013 10:45 pm

      drivers should love this… no fussing with windows or lighters or ashes flying everywhere…

        sandi on February 6th, 2013 3:20 am

        Employers too if they thought about allowing their workers to vape whilst at work. production would be better as no having to nip outside for a ciggie

          Clawfield on February 6th, 2013 5:06 am

          I agree completely

            Ralph on February 6th, 2013 5:50 am

            tax payers? kinda hard to eat that, they also make alot of jobs and their companies pay a ton in taxes…gamers, i seen so much dust in peoples machines smokers or not, never noticed if it was more with smoker or not, could be. bars, screw that i hate the nonsmoking ban in bars, just stomping on smokers rights, damn ct.

              slap_maxwell on February 6th, 2013 5:54 am

              Most excellent screed, sir. And in a rational world, i would add “The Government.” Fewer smokers means less medicare and medicaid outlays for smoking related illness and an increase in GDP as productivity rises. But no one has ever accused politicos of being rational. 🙂

                TheCrookedOne on February 6th, 2013 12:53 pm

                Interesting…and spot on:)

                  GhOsT DoGg 79 on February 6th, 2013 1:22 pm

                  a gamer I am and I loved this!

                    Amanda on February 6th, 2013 1:33 pm


                      crystalT64 on February 6th, 2013 2:43 pm

                      of all you spoke of the bar business i think would benefit the most !!!! for so many people a drink at the local pub isn’t nearly as satisfying w/o a ciggy in the other hand and also no second hand smoke for all the non smokers to cry about.

                        Holden on February 6th, 2013 4:37 pm


                          Morrinb on February 6th, 2013 5:15 pm

                          This is very true. These groups definitely would benefit from vaping. I’ve seen what my own smoking did to my poor computer. Sure dust gets in regardless, but add smoke and that dust becomes a sticky nasty mess that’s really hard to clean. My gaming system might have survived if I’d been vaping and not smoking. Lesson learned!

                            michellebastin on February 6th, 2013 6:52 pm

                            I agree

                              jimpo42 on February 6th, 2013 7:25 pm

                              It’s kind of annoying that my health insurance makes me pay more because I smoke. Now I don’t and still have to pay almost double for my premium and can’t lower it until next year.

                                Holden on February 6th, 2013 9:08 pm


                                  Johnathan Brown (Sepsis) on February 7th, 2013 12:15 am

                                  I completely agree with every single statement made here. Just some of the plus sides of vaping on the community and life.

                                    chuckss on February 7th, 2013 3:42 am

                                    They should, though sometimes they dont.

                                      Sara Hoten on February 7th, 2013 12:34 pm

                                      Great points that I haven’t thought of. I wish I could vape at work, it would be as beneficial to me as it would be to my employe… maybe someday!

                                        saboinia on February 7th, 2013 10:50 pm

                                        inTersTing posT….Ty for posTing

                                          Courtney on February 8th, 2013 12:04 am

                                          great topic!

                                            Moxie on February 9th, 2013 4:06 pm

                                            oh gag… Thanks for the reminder. I am going to open my computer and vacuum out the crud… I know it’s dusty in there! It shouldn’t be that bad, since I don’t smoke indoors, it’s one of the reasons I so love vaping. No more standing in the cold and rain. And when it’s windy and raining, I can walk my dogs and still vape! Truly awesome!

                                              robovape on February 12th, 2013 8:26 pm

                                              as a veteran chef, let me add cooks to this list… the difference in your sense of smell and taste as a smoker is incredible and while vaping still has some effect on these senses it’s nowhere near as profound… also, it’s really easy to take a couple quick puffs in the walk-in or the mop closet or wherever when you don’t have time to go outside and rip a butt… just remember you still gotta’ wash your hands…

                                                brianwilson on February 14th, 2013 7:35 pm

                                                Nice topic

                                                  i on February 14th, 2013 7:41 pm

                                                  Im in all those topics..

                                                    Chad on February 16th, 2013 5:30 am

                                                    this is a great blog! thanks!

                                                      Philippe Caron-Boutin on February 19th, 2013 8:47 am


                                                        Aaron on February 25th, 2013 8:53 am

                                                        I agree as well.

                                                          NonFat on March 6th, 2013 8:26 am

                                                          As a gamer, I love my new E-Cig because I can sit inside, at my desk and smoke away with out discoloring my walls and stinking up the place!

                                                            Mike Z (WindLvr) on March 25th, 2013 3:01 am

                                                            Now that I vape I am glad there is a ban on smoking in bars lol. I didn’t agree with it at first though. Tired of being a grown man with a nanny. I would like to make some of these decisions on my own.

                                                              tiffany on April 11th, 2013 1:56 am

                                                              big thumbs up for the gamer mention! when i was a smoker, i would light a smoke, take 2 drags, play and the ciggy would be gone, or i would get smoke in my eye…

                                                                Andrew on April 20th, 2013 3:14 pm

                                                                As a gamer I strongly agree, and my wife doesn’t mind me vaping either 😉

                                                                  Tyler on April 22nd, 2013 1:05 pm

                                                                  great post!

                                                                    nick on April 26th, 2013 3:35 am

                                                                    im a gamer & vaping is a huge plus. friends would start giving me shit for taking a break or smoking in the middle of a match. and i agree with 1st post–vaping & driving is real convenient. i quit smoking while driving the day i got my $50k truck. now, after a long drive or rough day, im not tweaking out when i stop.

Feel free to leave a comment...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

* Email
* = Required Field
Email Marketing You Can Trust
73 queries in 0.773