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6 Vape Trends of 2022 So Far
At the very beginning of the year, we predicted the Vape Trends to look out for in 2022, so it’s only right that we look at what’s really happening in the vape world so far! We’ve noticed a few trends such as the rise of CBD e-liquids as well as smartphone controlled devices becoming increasingly popular, and success for vapers in terms of regulations and licensing (just as we thought).
1. Environmental-friendly Devices
Vaping devices such as disposables have previously come under fire for their detrimental impact on the environment. There have been numerous calls for disposables to be banned altogether due to the single-use nature of the device, however, many manufacturers have responded this year by creating longer-lasting devices, rechargeable and recyclable devices - for example, the Riot Squad Q Bar Disposables are carbon neutral. This move could result in a rebirth of the average disposable this year.
2. CBD E-liquids
Although CBD e-liquids aren’t new to the market, they have taken off tremendously this year. CBD e-liquids have been crowned the most efficient way to take cannabidiol. This is because e-liquids absorb faster into the bloodstream through blood vessels. So it’s no surprise that brands are rushing to create their very own CBD vape juice. CBD is popular for their many healing properties such as pain relief and alleviating certain health-related symptoms.
3. Caffeinated E-liquids
Whether caffeinated e-liquids will be able to touch the UK market has been debated for many years. 2022 may be the year that the law on caffeine-based e-liquids is lifted as vapers continue to express their desire. With the introduction of CBD e-liquids, we aren't ruling anything out.
4. Smartphone Controlled Devices
Just as we predicted in Vape Predictions 2022, smartphones and tech have influenced yet another industry - that being the vape industry. Vapers can now purchase devices that can be operated from their smartphones; and most vape manufacturers are set to follow this trend.
5. Synthetic Nicotine Usage
If you’ve been keeping up with the vape industry, you will probably remember when the manufactures of the ‘Puff Bar’ were ordered to stop selling flavoured e-cigarettes. Well, last year the manufacturers of Puff Bar returned to the market with synthetic nicotine disposables instead of tobacco-derived nicotine, and of course, this year manufacturers followed suit.
6. Regulations Review
We didn’t doubt for a second that 2022 would be a big year for vape regulations - the UK Vaping Industry Association recently reported a successful year in 2021, whilst the MHRA gave a nod to e-cigarettes being approved on prescription. With the backing of the health sector, it is expected that many industries will begin to endorse vaping as a safer alternative to smoking.