Electronic Cigarette Business Exploding in L.A.

May 27, 2014


Electronic cigarettes are taking off across the United States. Analysts even suggest that sales of e-cigarette products could surpass tobacco sales in the next ten years.  This is no surprise as projected product sales could top $1.5 billion this year.

Meanwhile, this explosive growth has sent lawmakers into a frenzy to control the industry. In California, Assemblyman Roger Dickenson (D-Sacramento) proposed a new bill that would effectively place a ban on online retail sales of all tobacco and e-cigarette products statewide. He alleges that the ban could provide some regulation and safety, especially in regard to protecting minors and their access to these products.

The chief of the L.A. County Department of Public Health is also pressuring the California government. He feels that multiple large tobacco companies, which are behind some of the biggest e-cigarette lines on the market, are trying to deglamorize smoking. This would render years of work a waste he argues.

The Food and Drug Administration has found inconclusive results in regard to the health effects of e-cigarettes, though it plans to impose regulations regarding the manufacturing and sales of e-cigarettes and their products.

This all comes after many California city’s ban on the public use of e-cigarettes. Even the federal government is beginning to scrutinize the marketing of e-cigarette devices.

Meanwhile, many of these new laws and bans have left entrepreneurs in the vaping industry upset. Many entrepreneurs have joined the industry by creating small businesses in the last years to provide for an industry that is growing rapidly. The wave of new regulations could significantly impact these businesses providing e-cigarette products. The electronic cigarette merchant account is that their businesses are contributing to the economy and too many regulations would negatively impact not only their businesses but also the economy. The electronic cigarette merchant account of the situation is much more geared toward minimal regulations. Many feel that e-cigarettes aren’t nearly as harmful as tobacco products and feel the impending regulations are unfair.

Electronic cigarettes are a booming industry though lawmakers are seeking to rein it in and control it. Electronic cigarette merchants, paint a picture of people being free to use devices unrestrained as they wish.

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