This year passed in the blink of an eye. Multiple notable things were accomplished, and small but mighty steps were taken towards the growth of the vaping industry. Today let's take a closer look at the most important events in the e-cigarette world of 2018.
Vaping has hit the record while smoking is at its lowest rates
This became one of the important news for the UK community this year. The number of vapers has reached a remarkable figure of 3.2m people, according to a survey led by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). This makes 1.7m ex-smokers. Smoking continues, by this day, to be considered the biggest killer of the population, while the choice towards vaping has proven to bring advantages to the world. Unfortunately, there still remain 50% of smokers who, due to lack of knowledge, are afraid to use e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy.
VApril became a thing
This campaign was organised with the initiative of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), involving thousands of people across the country. VApril is about offering support to those who are trying to quit, promoting e-cigarettes as the starting point to success. The mission consists in persuading smokers to switch to vaping for at least the month of April. There were created video materials and educational packs to show the benefits. Masterclasses were held as well in specialised shops throughout the UK to inform regarding the existent devices, how they work and what starter kits are better to choose.
Vape expos were bringing the community together
Such conventions were created for the meet and great purposes. The visitors get a chance to know better the leading brands or discover the new members on the market while testing their current inventions. Businesses get to create a name for themselves, engage with their customers in person, learn about their needs and preferences. Through the years, these events have become 'must see' for vapers around the globe by making them into full-on shows with competitions, awards and workshops for any taste.
The biggest one in the UK by far is the Vaper Expo. These guys bring entertainment to a new level. They are considered the most important biannual event in the vaping industry in Europe being visited by companies and visitors from the whole world.