Vaping Business Is Booming in NH and Maine,Thx to the Mass. Ban
According to the Boston Globe, vape and electronic cigarettes sale have been on the rise in New Hampshire and Maine since the Massachusetts ban on sales. All along the border Massachusetts residents are buying and stocking up on vapes, vape juice, and electronic cigarettes. On September 24, Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts instituted a ban on sales of nicotine and cannabis vaping products because of the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries. Boston Globe.com reports that at Stoner & Co which is located in Biddeford, Maine, vape related sales rose a whopping 76 percent. I'm in the wrong business.
The interesting side effect of the ban has not only been the rise in Massachusetts residents traveling to nearby states to get their vaping products but a significant rise in those requesting the states free nicotine patches, gum, and other products to help them kick the habit.
A decline in tobacco sales has been nearly 10 percent year after year. The article quotes one user, Kevin Niemira from Harvard, Mass as saying “it’s putting me through so much extra hassle,” “I’ve come up at least four or five times. It feels better for me – I really don’t want to go back to real cigarettes because it’s that noticeable in my heath.” Hopefully, this ban will inspire more people to kick the habit for good.