By AP StaffReporting by Associated PressAssociated PressThe Associated PressNew York (AP) — A growing number of retailers are getting in on the electronic cigarette craze, selling electronic cigarettes online for as little as $15.
The moves by online retailers have come in the wake of a new FDA rule that bans the sale of e-cigarettes on the Internet, which is expected to lead to an explosion of e)-cigarette sales in the U.S.
A big factor in the increase is the ease with which consumers can purchase electronic cigarettes in their local stores.
The electronic cigarette industry has thrived in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why: The devices use electronic components that vaporize nicotine into a liquid, creating a much more appealing alternative to traditional cigarettes.
The new rule also allows people to purchase e-cigarette accessories online.
Electronic cigarettes can be bought at most retailers, and many of the products available for purchase have already been banned by the FDA.
However, there are still some retailers that aren’t offering e-liquid online, including Amazon, which announced last week that it would no longer sell e-liquids in its online store.
But there are also online retailers like Walmart, Target and Walmart.com that sell both e-cigs and e-juice.
In some cases, the e-cig industry has been trying to stay ahead of the FDA by creating its own e-store, a service that allows users to buy the ejuice directly from the manufacturer, or from one of several e-smokers who have the ability to order e-products online.
But the industry’s effort has been met with resistance from some retailers who fear that such a model would disrupt the traditional cigarette business.
The e-smoking community is also worried about a potential backlash from anti-smoking groups.
A survey released this month by the Electronic Cigarette Association found that a majority of Americans, and a majority in the states with the highest e-vaporization rates, oppose allowing e-grocery sales to be permitted on the eSmoke online store, and support a ban on e-tobaccos.
While some of the ecig industry’s supporters have said e-pipes are the future of e cigarette sales, the industry has faced backlash from some anti-todays groups, including the American Lung Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other anti-vaping groups.
The FDA’s new e-ecigarette regulations will go into effect July 1, with the intent of helping manufacturers comply with the new regulations.