The days when tobacconists could be found in most towns and cities across the country are long gone. Rising prices, excessive taxation and a range of other challenges have put many smoke shops out of business, but e-cigarettes could give these stores a new lease on life.
Small businesses face many challenges, especially in today's hesitant economy. However, according to the Herald-Tribune, several retailers in cities across Florida have found that electronic cigarettes have breathed new life into their ailing businesses.
One proprietor whose store has been saved by the increasing popularity of e-cigs is Kimberly Hamilton, owner of RYO Tasteful Tobacco in Sarasota, Fla. Hamilton told the news source that restrictions on the sale of machines designed to help smokers roll their own smokes brought her business to the brink of failure, but electronic cigarettes have turned things around.
"We dropped prices on other merchandise just to compensate," Hamilton said. "We were on the edge of closing. While the e-cigarette alternative is getting popular, there are still a lot of people that are just truly unaware of it and don't know what's all involved."
On every corner
Electronic cigarettes are becoming so popular that many enterprising business owners are getting in on the action. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, the Green Forest Vapor Shop will soon be the latest e-cig outlet to open in southern Illinois, and the first of its kind in Belleville's metro east area.
"We think it will be a good market for us," proprietor Joe Barhoumi told the news source. "There are 10 or 12 of them over in [East] St. Louis, and we will be the first brick-and-mortar store in St. Clair County."
Join the revolution
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