As we continue to learn more about the pandemic that’s sweeping across the country, we’re starting to come to terms with the fact that things will be quite different for the time-being. Many of us are starting to get used to the idea of self-isolation, while making changes surrounding our daily routines in order to play a role in the flattening of the curve, so to speak.
As we’ve come to learn, the coronavirus is impacting our society in ways that we didn’t first anticipate. So, it’s not surprising that vapers are starting to wonder about the impact that this pandemic will have on their daily hobby, as well as the industry as a whole.
Now, bear in mind that we, nor anyone else, can give you any definite answers in regard to the ultimate consequences that this disease will have on the vaping industry. That’s because we don’t know much more than you do at the moment, as a lot of questions remain unanswered. But, allow us to do our best to give some insight into what’s possible over the coming weeks and months.
Question #1: Can I Still Go to My Local Vape Shop?
This is probably the easiest question to answer. It’s looking more and more likely that small businesses will be forced to close their doors temporarily in order to curb community spread of the virus. That being said, we do, unfortunately, anticipate seeing local vape shops closing around the country in the coming weeks.
Question #2: Can I Still Order My Vaping Goods Online?
As of now, we’re not as worried about online vape retailers as we are local vape shops. Online retailers are more contained in terms of people who come in and out of their facilities, so it’s likely these will stay open longer. Of course, we can’t say anything for certain, because we don’t know if possible lockdown measures could halt production.
Question #3: Should I Still Be Vaping During This Outbreak?
Right now, there is no evidence that vaping puts a person at greater risk of serious coronavirus symptoms. Of course, both the coronavirus and vaping involve the respiratory system, so it’s up to you if you wish to play it safe and cut down on vaping for the time-being.
Question #4: Should I Be Stocking Up on Vaping Goods Now?
We’re going to go ahead and say that stocking up on vaping goods now is a good idea, just in case it becomes harder to obtain your e-liquids and coils later on.
Question #5: Will Vaping Events Be Canceled?
You can definitely expect vaping events such as conferences to be canceled for the time-being.
There Will Be an Impact Indeed
No one can deny at this point that the coronavirus will, at the very least, be inconvenient for a while. This means that we as vapers should expect some changes to take place within the industry that affect our daily vaping routines. But, at the end of the day, as long as we all cooperate with local and federal guidelines, we can hopefully return to a sense of normalcy sooner than later.