There’s a new frontier in the world of smoking. Vapor-based technology such as vaporizers and e-cigarettes are steaming up politicians, concerned citizens, and entrepreneurs alike as the new industry grows at an exponential rate. High-risk merchants looking to open e-cigarette merchant accounts are at the forefront of the swirling argument over vapor-based technology.
Opponents to e-cigarettes and vaporizers argue that they act as a gateway to cigarettes. Yet, proponents of e-cigarette technology point to the multitude of smokers that are abandoning traditional combustion-tobacco products in favor of vapor-based smoking.
Traditional cigarettes provide a limited scope of customization and flavor to the smoking experience. While sophisticated vaporizers and e-cigarettes can provide multiple ways of heating a blend, different add-ons for inhalation, and different flavored blends. With control over the heating apparatus, many smokers find e-cigarettes to be a preferable alternative.
As an added benefit, vaporizers and e-cigarettes eliminate the most harmful byproduct of cigarettes to others: second hand smoke. This has, until recently, allowed vapor technology to be used in places where cigarettes can’t: clubs and restaurants.
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