Is Public Opinion Turning Against Vaping?

May 27, 2015

As the FDA discusses how to regulate electronic cigarettes, multiple studies are being conducted to determine the effects and appeal of e-cigs, and how vaping compares to smoking traditional cigarettes. As vaping starts to catch on, it has become an increasing target of attacks. Some health advocates wonder if e-cigs will cause the same or similar health issues as regular cigarettes, or if they are just as addictive. Parents have become alarmed at the rate that teens are adopting the beautifully designed e-cigs with fun flavors. The increased scrutiny of e-cigs in the media merits another look at the facts and evidence that e-cigs are better for consumers than nicotine based cigarettes.

Although this is not a proven fact, thousands of former smokers claim that e-cigs have helped them successfully quick smoking. Many studies have proven that e-cigs are more successful in breaking addictions than nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and nicotine lozenges. Some anti-vaping groups state that e-cigs are just as dangerous as regular cigarettes because they contain dangerous chemicals. Traditional cigarettes have over 4,000 chemicals, however, and most electronic cigarettes only have nine. In fact, some e-cigs only contain 3 chemicals.

Despite the hype by some media watchdogs, e-cigs are not actively marketed to kids. There are no Joe Camel characters on television that are sporting e-cigs. Plus the majority of online merchants specify that users must be 18 or older to purchase merchandise. Although e-cig cartridges come in a variety of fun flavors, this doesn’t mean that they are trying to target children. Adults enjoy chocolate, bubblegum, and coffee flavors too.

Although vapors can choose to vape nicotine, they also have the option not to use nicotine in e-cigs as well. Electronic cigarettes also have positive financial effects on customers. Most people report a savings of $100 a month when they make the switch to e-cigs.

Despite the popularization of electronic cigarettes, many merchant profits are still encumbered because they can only accept cash. is the number one payment processor for your electronic cigarette merchant account. Contact us now to find out how your business can start accepting debit and credit cards today.

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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