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Whenever a new year begins, many people choose a mantra to help them stick to their goals.

At VapeMentors, we’ve got one for 2021: New year, new vape!

But how will the vaping industry fare in a post-COVID landscape? We’ve put together a few predictions that we expect to see in 2021:

More User-Friendly Devices

Given the number of different vaporizer types on the market, vaping can be confusing for new users. They have questions like: When do I need to change the coil? And how do I change the coil?

New vapers will be happy to see the latest features on devices. Coils are easier to change, e-juice tanks are easier to fill, and some vapes even have self-cleaning capabilities.

Technology has come a long way since the first e-cigarette. As the vaping community continues to grow, we can expect that more accessible devices will become available. There’s certainly a demand for vapes that are easy to assemble and maintain for first-time users.

If you have a hard time configuring your vape, keep your eye on the market for more user-friendly devices.

The Rise of Harm Reduction

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 swept the globe and changed our lives forever. The widespread outbreak of this respiratory illness caused many smokers to rethink their habit and consider alternative methods. Many switched over to vaping to reduce the harmful effects of cigarettes and help them quit nicotine altogether.

As vaping becomes more popular, more scientific studies are comparing the effects of smoking to vaping. Vaporizers reduce the harmful chemicals that result from combustion. This has convinced many tobacco-users to switch from cigarettes to vapes.

Longer Battery Lives, Shorter Charging Times

Imagine a vape that never ran out of battery power. You’d never have to deal with a dead device again (which always seems to happen at the worst times!).

With the latest smartphones and laptops, batteries last longer than ever. This trend is spreading to the vaping industry as well. Vapers are willing to pay more for devices that have more juice (and no, we aren’t talking about the e-liquid in your device).

Flavor & Marketing Bans?

With many government-regulated products, there are strict regulations about how substances can be marketed and sold. Take Canada, for instance, where each package of cigarettes must have pictures of health warnings. Laws could be implemented that restrict the way vapes are marketed to consumers.

To discourage youths from smoking, some suspect that certain flavors may be banned. Vapers might need to mix their e-juices to get their own unique flavor combinations!

Resilient Devices

How many of us have dropped our phones on the pavement, or spilled a glass of water on our laptops?

It happens to the best of us. We take our vapes with us everywhere we go, from the office to a backyard pool party. There’s bound to be an accident sooner or later.

Vapers, fear not! In 2021, we can expect to see more waterproof, shatterproof, and even shockproof devices. The next time you drop your vape, you won’t need to hold your breath.

Industry Growth

Many businesses were hit hard during the pandemic. However, the vaping industry is expected to stay strong.

Market research anticipates that in 2021-2026, the industry will grow by 25%. Despite the implementation of PMTA (which you can learn more about in this blog post) and shutdowns, the vape business continues to thrive.

Recyclable Vapes

You may have noticed the rising popularity of disposable vapes, which offer unmatched convenience to users, yet create excessive waste. We’ve seen a pushback to counter this trend, with components like biodegradable filters and recyclable vapes. If you love vaping and the environment, there’s a product on the market for you.

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a crystal ball that allowed us to see into the future? So many mistakes could be avoided—like accidentally leaving your vape in a hot car. We can’t see the future, but we can make predictions based on market research. We hope that this industry forecast helps you navigate vaping in 2021.