Vaping Searches Trending
E-cigarette and ‘vaping’ searches are taking over the internet. The number of searches related to tobacco vaping products on engines like Google are increasing every year. In 2014, there were 8.5 million e-cigarette related searches. These searches included terms like ‘best e-cig,’ ‘buy vapes’ and ‘shop vaping.’ In 2015, this number increased 62 percent.
These searches occurred all across the United States, as e-cigarettes are now common everywhere. Almost all of the searches were about how to secure vaping products. Very little, only about 1 percent, were about safety concerns of the products.
Another trend found by this study, which will be published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, was that consumers are now using the term ‘vaping’ to refer to all e-cigarette products. This trend should be recognized so that education and awareness on the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes can be updated.