Can I Buy an E-Cigarette in Stores?
A while back, the Associated Press estimated that as many as 2.5 million Americans have switched from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes. So far, e-cigarettes have largely been an online phenomenon; vendors primarily sell them online and give affiliates small commissions to help spread the word.
However, for e-smoking to become truly mainstream, it needs to be possible to buy an e-cigarette in stores — and that’s starting to happen.
My favorite e-cigarette company — V2 Cigs — just signed a deal with the maker of Zig-Zag papers and will be introducing an e-cigarette in stores around the country soon. This makes it a great time to buy a V2 starter kit, since you’ll soon be able to buy your refills locally. V2 isn’t the only brand getting in on the action, though.
Since Big Tobacco is now selling e-cigarettes, you’re likely to find the e-cigarette in stores a lot more frequently in the near future. It is important to note that while you can buy an e-cigarette in stores, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should. The e-cigarette brands that you most commonly see in stores — brands such as Blu and NJOY — aren’t exactly known for providing a great deal of value for the money.
Blu’s Premium starter kit costs $79.95, and refills for the kit cost $12.00 per five-pack. NJOY’s kit costs $71.99, with refills costing $21.99 for five-pack. You can get an e-cigarette for significantly less than this from other companies, and get a higher-quality product to boot.
Although there’s certainly nothing wrong with grabbing a cheap disposable e-cigarette from the local convenience store so you can get an idea of what e-cigarettes are like, you should understand that you’re only getting a small part of what e-cigarettes have to offer. Learn more in my article about the best e-cigarette for beginners.