Electronic Cigarettes ('e Cigs')
WOW what potential this area has!! The FDA wants their mitts on this but it just isn't panning out like that!!
I hesitated to mention this several weeks back, upon realization of the implications of this market, because i had every intention of getting into distribution myself (or production, as I have some novel engineering ideas for these little gizmos!), but at this point I think i'd rather be an unofficial lobbyist/sales rep for the industry than sell them (you cannot really do both... see, these items cannot, in any way/shape/form, be sold in the US as having anything to do with smoking cessation. Our country keeps the Nicorette Inhalers as a precription-only item, but the electronic cig / ecig / personal vaporizor movement is negating the FDA's "nicotine replacement therapy inhaler" medical device product-class. You cannot really endorse these things as they deserve and sell them, or you'll shoot yourself in the foot. I'd rather evangelize, because these things truly have the potential/likelihood to be a health revolution of sorts (and will likely devastate big tobacco)
Would love to hear ppl's thoughts on this stuff, i mean even for ppl who don't personally have smoking-demons or have ppl close to them w/ such problems, these products are just bad-ass delivery systems in general (most are unaware that nicotine itself is both ergogenic and, in terms of safety, on-par with caffeine. Burning/combusting tobacco, to get nicotine, is quite obviously terrible for you. Consuming a safe dose of pure nicotine is completely fine (whether a patch, gum or inhaled vapors), and is actually an ergogenic)
Right now most gas stations have $7-10 disposable units (that you can get for $3/unit if buying by the thousands), and most of the refillable kits are on the order of 30-100$ (at which point the person spends half what they would have on cigarettes).
I have to say i'm very shocked that Blu or Njoy, two industry leaders, aren't trying to expand too aggressively (although njoy did run television ads of people vaping, and while the FDA tried to stop this under the pretense of 'no cigarette ads', the courts didn't agree with them ;P