I was thinking about this the other day and I started to wonder, is there a difference between asian ecigs, european ecigs and american ecigs or are they all the same thing. Is an Asian ecig better than an American Ecig or do the brands just all get their product from China.
In America electronic ecigs are on the rise and brands are growing. In fact you can buy brands like Blu and Njoy disposable ecigarettes in stores today. I have even seen TV commercials which have interesting marketing appeal.
This made me start wondering what are electronic cigarettes like from other countries. When you think about cigarettes, French cigarettes, Canadian Cigarettes and American cigarettes all taste very different. In Asian cigarettes even have a charcoal filters. So if there a difference in ecigs as they take off around the world?
I tried to find out but it is not easy to tell. The construction of most electronic cigarettes that I have seen is pretty similar. There are disposable and rechargeable ecigs, some that look like real cigarettes and some that look like boxes or other smoking devices.
From what I could find it seems like right now most ecigs are manufactured in China and rebranded by the ecig companies. That is why you see so many electronic ecig kits that look so similar, even have similar looking accessories.
Without regulation there is not restrictions or rules on how ecigs are manufactured or where they come from. So it is really hard to tell what you are getting when you buy and electronic cigarette despite what brand you go with.
As regulation takes place around the world is this going to effect ecigs and how they are manufactured. Will ecig brands discover new better or healthier ecigs over time?
Can electronic cigarettes help improve public help and cut down on cigarette smokers in heavy smoking Asian Countries? Smoking in Asian counties is mech less regulated and more excepted in the US. With health benefit to ecigs there is a lot of opportunity in Asian countries. Japan and South Korea are both in the top 20 for smoking rates. Smoking is much more excepted, cheap and mor accepted socially as it is part of the culture.
To put things in perspective South Korean ranks 13 in the world with 1,958 cigarettes per adult per year, Japan ranks 17 with 1,841 and China is 21 with 1,711 cigarettes per adult. That is a a lot of cigarette smoke and cigarettes being consumed. That is also a lot of cigarette butts and second hand smoke floating around.
Unlike the Unites States cigarettes in asian countries are much cheaper and you can still pretty much smoke them anywhere. In the US it is becoming more expensive and harder to find places it is acceptable to smoke. This is part of the reason e cigs are taking off and gaining in popularity.
With that many asian smokers out there, potential for e cigarettes is high. Just imagine if you could convert jsut 10%-20% of those smokers to electronic cigarettes smokers. That would be a significant reduction in second hand smoke and harmful carcinogens in the air. Not to mention changing the culture as most bars and restaurants in Asian countries still allow smoking inside.
Electronic cigarette adoption could greatly improve public health and living conditions in crapped cities all over asia. No only do Asian smokers smoke a lot on average they also smoke more frequently. That is a lot of added second hand smoke and air pollution that could be remedied with electronic cigs.
The problem is adoption, will the e-cig fad catch on in Asia? It will only take on big push from a electronic cig brand in Asian countries and they could take off like crazy.
Unlike other nationalities and race, the Asian community in United States is the lowest race to smoke which is somewhat surprising. According to a few studies, only 9.9 percent of Asian American smoke. This is a very low number compared to other races.
For example, 22% of white people smoke. 21.3 percent of blacks smoke while 15.8% of hispanics smoke.
I know these numbers will not hold up if we look at the Asian population as a whole and include those outside of the United States but it does give you a general break down of how many people smoke in the United States – who are Asian.
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