NY Observer Investigates The E-Cig Phenomenon

Klaus Kneale
by Klaus Kneale
October 17, 2012

The New York Observer has published an in-depth piece on the atmosphere surrounding electronic cigarettes in New York City.  It’s a generally positive look at the industry and willing to go out on a limb and admit that e-cigs are a promising answer to the losing battle against smoking addiction.

Read the complete story here.

The article does jab at the inherent lack of cool that e-cigs suffer from.  This is, however, one of the reasons e-cigs are unlikely to catch with teens the way that conventional cigarettes do.  This, combined with a higher initial cost point, means that it’s unlikely minors will use e-cigs as a gateway to cigarettes.


4 Responses to “NY Observer Investigates The E-Cig Phenomenon”

      Mike on October 26th, 2012 12:08 pm

      That makes sense. Kids can come up with $3 for a pack of smokes. I dont think e cigs would become a gateway for kids to smoking.

        Johnathan Brown on October 27th, 2012 1:59 pm

        I agree, i find it extremely unlikely that new smokers or teens will ever use ecigs as a gateway to smoking. Even a disposable is like 2.5x the price of a whole pack of smokes (and i personally dont feel like a disposable even lasts as long as a while pack of cigs)

          Holly DeLain on October 30th, 2012 11:22 pm

          Lots of things in the whole article that I’m not really liking but at least someone has finally recognized that this is not a product that teens are going to be grabbing up!

            Steve Mitchell on November 19th, 2012 10:32 pm

            kids that will do this will get them if they really want them. The price of start up helps but will not stops them completely. It will be up to vendors to make sure they only sell to adults.

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