Vapes, also known as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, are handheld electronic devices that simulate the experience of smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. They have gained significant popularity over the past decade as an alternative to smoking and a means to reduce or quit smoking altogether.
The availability of a wide range of flavors is another aspect that has contributed to the popularity, especially among younger users. E-liquids come in various flavors, including fruit, dessert, candy, and menthol options. This wide assortment has raised concerns about appealing to underage individuals and the potential for vaping to serve as a gateway to nicotine addiction.
The regulation of vapes varies across different countries and jurisdictions. Some countries have banned or heavily restricted the sale and marketing of vaping products, while others have implemented regulations to control their use and accessibility. Many places have age restrictions and regulations on advertising, packaging, and labeling of vape products.