The Culture of Vaping in 11 U.S. Cities — Part 1
Vaping may have begun life as one of many smoking alternatives, but it has since evolved into a cultural phenomenon that spans the globe.
The landscape of nicotine consumption is changing exponentially as the vaping market booms and the cigarette industry declines with increasing speed.
As vaping has become more popular, communities and advocacy groups have sprung up around the country.
For example, CASAA, which is free to join, is an all-volunteer, non-profit group with a stated mission of ensuring “reduced harm” alternatives to smoking remain available to the public.
Trade associations like SFATA, and VTA comprised of companies involved in the vaping industry, lobby for a “reasonably regulated market place” that “allows our member companies to provide smoke-free products to adult consumers that are an attractive choice.”
Vapers have even begun to develop their own language and terminology to describe the products they enjoy and depend on every day.
In this series of three articles, we will be exploring the vaping culture of 11 U.S. cities.
Atlanta’s Expo Center has been home to one of the largest vaping conventions in the country, Vape Showcase, for the past two years. For a nominal fee, Vapers can mingle with manufacturers and distributors, sample the latest products, and meet their creators.
Vaping is moderately regulated in the state of Georgia. Four cities have imposed restrictions on vaping, though Atlanta is not one of them.
2. New York City
There are currently an estimated 700 vape shops in the state of New York, with many of those situated in New York City.
Although the entire state is subject to a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in any public area where smoking is also prohibited, neighboring Brooklyn will welcome the Vapevent New York trade show for a third year in March 2019.
Massachusetts is one of the more heavily regulated states in the U.S., with 116 locations currently imposing restrictions on vaping.
Nevertheless, there are several vape shops in the city where vapers can congregate, purchase devices and e-juice, and seek advice on vaping practices.
Look out for part two of Vaperite’s series on The Culture of Vaping in 11 U.S. Cities, coming soon. Meanwhile, customers can visit our website at www.vaperite.com. Businesses can get in touch via our online contact form or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.