In today’s world, vaping is a popular way to take either tobacco or marijuana products. In this article, we examine the use of vape products and the new emerging trends in the industry.
What is vaping?
Vaping is the process of using a mobile electric device to inhale nicotine vapor into the human lungs. It involves the use of an e-cigarette/vape pen, or any ENDS. ENDS is the acronym for electronic nicotine delivery system.
This system works by heating liquid nicotine, mixed with special flavors, propylene glycol with some other constituent, all together these constituents are transformed into an aerosol via the heating process which is then inhaled.
What is a vape pen?
A vape pen or an e-cigarette (an electronic form of cigarette) is a device that helps to heat liquid nicotine and flavor content, generating vapor in the process which is then inhaled via its mouthpiece. A
Vape pens entered the market in the year 2003 and since then the use of the products has increased drastically. In 2011, it was estimated that at least 7 million people worldwide were using vape pens. This number increased to 68 million people in 2020 and 82 million in 2021. In 2023, this figure is expected to exceed at least 100 million users worldwide. The use of vape pens is prevalent among young adults and teenagers. They are estimated to account for 75% of the users of these products.
And this brings up the big question often asked by observers what are the various factors propelling the widespread vape pen?
Recreational smoking has been identified as the leading propelling factor in the use of vape pens in 2023 worldwide. Young people are particularly increasingly buying into the idea of recreational smoking more than ever before and these groups of people who account for the highest demographic users of vape pens see vaping as a way out. Also contributing to the rise of the use of vape pens are groups of people who wish to quit smoking or circumvent local smoking laws. Technophiles (Technology freaked individuals) have also been fascinated by the use of these products.
Generation of vape pen
Vape pens have undergone different types of modification over the years since it was first launched in the year 2003. Since 2003 there have been at least 4 generations in the designs of vape products,
The 1st generation was the disposable e-cigarettes
The 2nd generation
These were the generation of e-cigarettes with a typical feature of an already-filled cartridge that could be refilled after exhaustion.
The 3rd generation of vape pen
This was the generation of e-cigarettes with refillable tanks and mods
The 4th generation of vape pen
These generations of vape pens had a slight improvement over the previous generation. They still had mods and tanks which can be prefilled.
Components of a vape pen
Vape pens irrespective of their different generations come in varying designs, shapes, and sizes but usually have almost the same features. The basic feature of a vape pen include:
The battery is a basic feature of modern vape pens, it is made up of a lithium-ion battery that could be recharged. The battery provides the energy needed to heat the atomizer to a high temperature sufficient enough to heat to generate vapor.
The sensor is the button that is used to switch on and off the new cigarette. However, older e-cigarettes do not have this feature and as such would have to be inhaled to work.
The atomizer is a coil that helps to heat the e-liquid, converting it to aerosols or vapor which is then inhaled.
The part of the vape pen that holds up the e-liquid
Other features include
This is usually found in 3rd generation vape pens, it allows the e-cigarette to be recharged
It is a transparent plastic or metallic casing that shows what is left in the liquid content
The e-liquid is the nicotine and flavor content of the vape pen which is heated and converted into aerosols
The latest vaping trend in 2023
With the development of new vape pens backed up by advances in technology, a new clear trend is emerging within the vaping sector in 2023. Here are some of the new vaping trends in 2023
The widespread use of disposable e-liquid vapes
In the year 2022 particularly towards the end of the year, the number of users of disposable e-liquid vapes increased sharply, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. This trend is set to increase more in the year 2023 as more people are open to the use of these products. Experts have predicted that in the year 2023, there would be an upsurge in the demand.
The adoption of eco-friendly vape pens
In the world today, there is an increasing emphasis on the production of eco-friendly products and this emphasis is spurring the production of eco-friendly products across all industries. The vaping industry is also not left out as we are seeing more and more eco-friendly products hitting the markets. Consumers are always responding appropriately to this, embracing the use of eco-friendly vape pens
Ice Flavors would be the rave of the moment
A new clear trend is rapidly rising within the industry, and the use of ice flavors is getting more popular. In times past you would find menthol flavors being in use, but things are changing in 2023. Ice floors used to be “koolada” because they bring about slush flavors but it does not come with the minty taste associated with menthol flavor. Ice flavor is gaining momentum due to the cool breeze it adds to the vapor generated. It is also an excellent addition to nicotine flavor as it makes the vapor smoother when inhaled. This has made it a top choice for people going into 2023.
Tougher vaping legislation
The year 2023 may witness tougher regulation on vaping, but whether this is good or bad for the industry. But there is a high probability we might have witnessed this.