An article on MarketWatch referred to data obtained by VaporFi, a retailer of vaping products, from an analysis of 55,000 people by analysing tweets during the period from January 2015 to March 2017.
Nevada topped the charts for tweets related to vaping, while Florida came in second. On the other hand Montana and Mississippi are the states that scored the lowest.
Nevada topped the charts for tweets related to vaping, while Florida came in second. On the other hand Montana and Mississippi are the states that scored the lowest. Interestingly 12 of the 25 cities that topped the list are in California including West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Arcadia and Orange. Additionally a variation was observed from the West, to the South and then the Northeast.
The most common tweets were those relaying success stories such as celebrating an anniversary of quitting smoking. Others spoke of positive vaping experiences and/or argued against the unreasonable existing vaping regulations.
Why Americans tweet about vaping
The most common tweets were those relaying success stories such as celebrating an anniversary of quitting smoking.
It comes as no surprise that Americans feel the need to discuss vaping so much. After the FDA implemented its deeming rule
in August 2016, both the vaping industry and its consumers are suffering serious repercussions, in some states and cities more than in others. And while countless studies
have indicated that vaping is significantly safer
than smoking, the FDA insists on demonizing vaping products
and classifying them as tobacco products.
The closing down of the small vape shops that cannot afford to pay the ridiculous licence fees imposed by the agency, is leading to big tobacco, (who are now also branching out to vaping products), having the market all to themselves once again. A move that is detrimental not only to the economy, as the rich tobacco companies get richer, and small vape shops and their employees are finding themselves out of jobs, but more importantly to the vapers who turn to the products in a bid to quit smoking, and have to pay ridiculous prices to purchase their favourite smoking cessation aides.