Merry Christmas From My Vape Box
As 2019 draws to a close we would like to take a moment to thank all of our customers for your continued support over the year. We hope you all have a merry Christmas and a very happy new year. For many of you it might be the end of another year that you've been completely smoke free and we'd like to congratulate you for that personal achievement. For some of you it might be your first Christmas as a non-smoker and we'd like to celebrate that too, well done to you all, you are brilliant!
The negatives of 2019
Vapour products have seen a lot of press this year and unfortunately most of it hasn't been exactly positive. Our first blog of the year back in January was about the reports of e-cigarettes exploding or catching fire. Thankfully that minor hysteria died down very quickly and we hope that our blog helped to put some sensible perspective on it. Those stories were part of a larger media problem that only wanted to talk about and exaggerate the negatives while completely ignoring the vast positives of e-cigarettes. We talked about that press coverage back in March, most of which was unreasonable and out of context.
The positives of 2019!
Thankfully there have been many positives over the year too, vape shops in hospitals, supportive statements, reports and studies from The Royal College of Midwives, Cancer Research, The NHS and various other professionals that we had the pleasure of talking about and reporting on in the UK. It's a pity that the mainstream media doesn't feel the need to share these positive headlines nearly half as a much.
Uncertainty about vaping in America
Sadly on the other side of the pond things were not going quite as well for our American cousins in 2019. For many of us here in the UK it was a confusing picture and there was a lot happening that most of us didn't really understand. It really was difficult at times to keep up with everything that was going on, in both individual states and nationally. Listening to US vapers like Nick Green, Matt from SMM and Phil and Dimitris from 'The Smokers Show' on YouTube, it was pretty clear that it was serious and whatever happened, things would be changing over there.
They could be looking at product bans, flavour bans and a lot of job losses and upheaval for the industry. All of which will affect both current vapers and even more importantly could seriously affect the number of people switching from smoke to vapour in the future. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that it's a crisis, how it all pans out we'll just have to wait and see. All we can do is send our thoughts and support to everyone in the US who is fighting hard to save this important product for the future.
Over Christmas most of us will see a fair bit of our family and friends, some of them might be thinking about quitting smoking in the new year. It's the perfect time to encourage them to try vaping, especially if they've tried to stop smoking and failed before. Every one of us are the living proof that it works. If you wish you can direct them to our free e-liquid trial to get them started or our blogs that have covered many topics already and will continue to do so into 2020. If you have any questions on the products we sell, or ideas for topics you'd like to see covered here on the blog pages, don't hesitate to get in touch. The vaping industry has been a bit of a roller-coaster this year, but we will continue to promote vapour products as an important tool in helping smokers quit and to keep them and their families smoke free in the years to come.
Wishing you all the best for 2020,
My Vape Box Team