The target of this article is to show the economic aspect of the tobacco business in the UK in particular and in the World in general. As we know most of the biggest tobacco companies are state-owned as the sales profit and taxes are related.
For now, we are going to focus on UK market in this article to give you a prime view of the challenges that is waiting for the Vaping industry. We have seen many studies with conflicting write-ups about the advantages and disadvantages of Vaping. Even though we all agree that the E-Cigarette is safer than the conventional cigarette at some point but many think that it is too early to say if the E-Cigarette is harmless for our Health. The truth is there’s no guaranteed safe for anything as long as we over use it. Even water can kill. However, what we already know is that, at least Vaping in so many ways, is a cleaner, healthier and better option compared with the traditional smokes. Now, it is not anymore the issue of being safe or not but actually how it is relevant with the nation’s economy and how it can serve our politicians’ pathway.
We can see valid figures and how it is purely economic as I try to demonstrate with the report below:
TAX REVENUE FROM TOBACCO IN THE UK
From 1990 to 2013 the taxes from tobacco reached 220.3 Billion (That’s free money raised from an average of 100 thousands death/year×20 =2 million so 110150£ generated by each death)
Only for the year 2011, the tobacco tax revenue reached 9.5Billion£ as shown in this WHO (World Health Organization) report
It is good to note as well the significant movement per year of the Electronic Cigarette industry and the general move upwards indicating a growing and fighting market amidst continuous debates and scrutiny. The e-cigarette sales are predicted to pass traditional cigarette sales by 2047, report says.
It has never been about health but always about Economy. We should expect more taxes and regulations in the coming years — These regulations all begun with the first step of categorizing E-cigarette as tobacco product in many countries. This means to keep the E-Cigarette with the same state as the regular smokes.
And yes, we don’t expect them to entirely ban E-cigarette as it is too lucrative business. In fact, it seems like the government are helping promoting it through those measures taken or willing to take. It’s all part of the process in building a brand. color table They want the topic to be discussed everywhere and the more people knows about it, the more it can generate sales profit and tax income for them to benefit from.
It is a fact that Tobacco is harmful but still the exposure and sale around the globe is made possible by them. Moral of the story is for people like you and me while the profit from all these goes to the states and state-men.
You may wonder why? It’s that simple, just because the E-cigarette is not as popular as Tobacco the same aspect that goes to its advantages toward revenues. So until such time that the Vaping industry can earn as big as the Tobacco industry, we can see a stable and fair treatment to both. Moreso, until people are more than welcome to die and scared Vapers can still worry about stylish and socially fashionable electronic cigarette tools and gadgets while the tobacco companies keep their investment on promoting discretely the tobacco and usage of natural pure nicotine on E-liquid obtained from tobacco plant itself — we can see both sellers on electronic cigarettes and conventional cigarettes can keep the individual business growth and benefit from it.
Whichever the way towards the line, We at HiLIQ continue to stand with the Vapers in the brigade for a better smoking lifestyle.
Share your pulse and your current stand on this subject. Contribute your opinion and let’s make a discussing (while vaping) community.
Importation rules vary from country to country as the legal status of E-cigarette and E-liquids are currently pending in many countries worldwide due to several reasons that we may or may not agree. However, it is good to note that Vaping is still active and growing amidst on-going government approval, long-standing debates and general public scrutiny.
While buying on local stores can help avoid delivery and customs issues, oversea-online-shopping can also be a total convenience once done correctly with the right brand and information.
HiLIQ, as direct supplier brand delivering to over 160 countries worldwide has collected information of the legal status and importation rules per special country that one should keep in mind before buying.
In order for our clients to exactly know our current abilities in delivering to these special countries, we share our current experience as classified below:
Broad Experience Moderate Experience Limited Experience
United States: Broad Experience
Regulation profiles vary per state. The sell, use and advertisement of Electronic cigarettes are federally permitted but individual states have had their own restrictions. As of July 2014, 44 states had planned or enacted 74 regulations addressing e-cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, or vapor products.
While all this remain confusing to US buyers, HiLIQ still consider US as one of the biggest market to import E-liquids overseas and speaking on behalf of our experience, US buyers can still products from us without problem.
Canada: Broad Experience
Unlike US, Canada seem to have a firm stand on E-cigarettes and E-liquid as it posed a strict ban on it on importation. Canadian Customs and Health Canada officials has the right to confiscate all e-liquids (Nicotine and non-nicotine) being imported over their border.
In general, the use of E-cigarette and E-liquid in CA is legal but importation takes a hard time. If you want supplies, the local store will be your best way. On the other hand, if you are really considering an oversea-import, HiLIQ has extensive and broad experience.
Europe: Broad Experience
European countries are very particular with declaration of ingredients in bottles, warning labels and general packaging of the product. The European Parliament approved last February of 2014 regulations for tobacco products which Electronic cigarettes are including as classified. The new regulation includes forbidding of E-cig advertisement, limiting nicotine concentration, limiting of liquid bottle volume to be sold and requiring child-proof and tamper proof bottles package among others. Cross-border distance sales will not be banned at EU-level, but individual Member States may choose to ban such sales. So far, HiLIQ is able to deliver to EU union as the import, sale and use is permitted in general. Let’s see how each country in EU status.
Austria: Moderate Experience — Catridges / E-liquids with Nicotine containing cartriges are considered as medicinal products and E-cigarettes are classified as a medical device.
Bulgaria: Moderate Experience: Sale and Use of E-cig is legal as well as the sale of liquids with nicotine. No Specific Regulation from Europe.
Czech Republic: Moderate Experience — Use is legal but sale is regulated the same way with conventional smokes. Online sale is said to be illegal due to impossibility to confirm buyers’ age but this rule is not imposed strictly and many E-shops has been around.
Denmark: Broad Experience — E-liquid with Nicotine is considered Medicinal Products. Authorization is required.
Estonia: Limited Experience — Previously had E-cig ban by the Estonian State Agency of Medicines but was overturned in court on 7 March 2013.Now. Only low nicotine is allowed.
Finland: Broad Experience — No E-cig/E-liq adverstisement but non-nicotine E-liquid can still be sold. Importation overseas is allowed for 3 months supply.
France: Broad Experience — Use and Importation is allowed. Nicotine levels should be low or 0. 20mg/ml and higher need medical advice or special permit.
Germany: Broad Experience — the sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal.
Hungary: Moderate Experience — Sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal but liquids with nicotine is illegal.
Ireland: Broad Experience — Sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal.
Italy: Broad Experience — Import and use is legal but strictly for adult use only.
Latvia: Limited Experience — E-cigarettes and E-liquids are legal.
Lithuania: Limited Experience — E-cigarettes and E-liquids are legal.
Netherlands: Moderate Experience — Use and sale of electronic cigarettes is allowed, advertising is restricted.
Norway: Moderate Experience — Sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal, but E-liquid nicotine should be only purchase in EEA member states like UK.
In Poland: Moderate Experience — the sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal.
In Portugal: Moderate Experience — E-liquid with nicotine it is restricted, without nicotine it is not regulated.
In Romania: Moderate Experience — Use of electronic cigarettes are legal however it is a courtesy rule not to sell it to minors.
Switzerland: Broad Experience — Non-nicotine E-liquid is legal. Importation is allowed and as of December 2011, the tobacco tax does not apply to e-cigarettes and respective liquids containing nicotine.
Turkey: Moderate Experience — E-cigs and E-liquids are legal but is supervised. Can’t be sold to minors and prohibited to use indoors.
United Kingdom: Broad Experience — Use, sale and advertising of electronic cigarettes and e-liquids are legal and is covered by smoking bans. Strictly for adult use only.
Australia: Broad Experience
The sales of nicotine based e-cigarettes are prohibited by Australian Federal Laws. Shops in Australia may only sell ecig with no-nicotine. While the retail sale of E-cig is illegal, federally, consumers can purchase nicotine-based E-cigarettes/ liquids for their own personal use as long as it is from international online vendors like HiLIQ. Under the Therapeutic Goods Personal Importation Sheme — a consumer is allowed to import up to 3 months supply per delivery and no more than 15 months supply imported over a 12-month period. There will be no GST (Goods and Services Tax) Fee once the order is placed over international supplier and under $1000 purchase threshold. So, if not all, most of our Australian customers enjoy tax and duty free package delivery with door to door service.
*Check your most recent state laws governing the purchase of E-cigs with nicotine content from international sources as it varies per state and from time to time.
New Zealand: Broad Experience — Unlike in Australia, the nearby county, New Zealand got their E-cigarette and E-liquids regulated. E-liquids with Nicotine are considered medicinal products while E-cigarette is considered as medical device
ASIA: Broad Experience
In general, Asia is starting to follow US and EU standard and rules. E-cigarette and E-liquid are mostly accepted and is only dedicated for adult use but individual countries in Asia has set their own restrictions on sale, use, advertisement and importation.
Korea: Broad Experience — The sale and use and importation of non-nicotine e-liquids are allowed but there is corresponding tax when nicotine is imported.
Japan: Broad Experience — The sale, use and import is allowed.
Thailand: Broad Experience — The sales and use is regulated. Import on E-liquids with nicotine is upon discretion of customs and may pay tax.
Malaysia: Broad Experience — The sales and use is regulated. Import on E-liquids with nicotine is upon discretion of customs and may pay tax.
There are other countries which we deliver to, thus this document needs continuous update. Place new information and rules relative to this in the comment section below and together, let’s build a closer and more possible vaping community for everybody.
Vaping has been around for about 12 years and have evolved significantly since its conception way back then. People who got involve in this smoking lifestyle run around from all walks of life. Even celebrities are getting into the good things Vaping is promising. May it be for cigarette craving remedy, pleasure solution or social aid, one thing is for sure, people have found answers in Vaping.
Let’s have a look on a gallery where in E-cigarette is present and enjoyed by famous celebrities.
Please click on the info button at the topmost right of the gallery to view the celebrity’s name and background description.
Celebrities spotted with their vapes!
These are only few of the spotted famous personalities in the entertainment and media industry who have come to love Vaping the same way we all fell in love with it. The community is wide and it’s becoming bigger as the E-cigarette and E-liquid market continuously innovates products for an even more advanced market, all for Vapers’ benefits.
Still a lot of celebrity vape enthusiasts out there, if you come to spot one of them, feel free to comment and add their pics on this gallery!
While taste is subjected to personal preference and flavor selection depends mainly on individual tongue’s palate, finding the perfect e-liquids for us can be done through tailoring down our choices to major categories then to taste groups then finally to specific flavors.
*Categories: Fruit, Tobacco, Menthol Blended, Herbs and Beverage
*Taste Group: Sweet, Tangy, Citrus, Tarty, Light and Heavy flavor notes
*Specific Flavors: As shown in each category below
If you are into the sweet, citrusy, tangy and tarty flavor notes, light on the taste buds and generally smooth in the inhale and exhale, then you may consider yourself as a fruit Vaper.
If your taste buds is hungry for bold, exotic and weighty flavor tastes and have the passion for bittersweet and fine yet sharp backnotes, you should consider Tobacco choices on your top list.
You may wanna read: HiLIQ’s Big Four Ingredients
Menthol Blended Flavors
If you are looking for something that can cool you down yet fire up your sense of clarity, something that is fresh and clean combined with some sugary and tangerine palate jots from other categories, you gotta be into Menthol blended flavors.
Food and Beverage
If you are craving with that velvety, creamy and delectable flavor lines, basically thick and flavorful on the taste buds with satisfying finishes, you can count on the Food and beverage or Dessert category.
All of these are only basic guides on choosing the flavors that suit our appetite for Vaping. Generally, something that makes us drool and crave is worthy to acquire and try. Rediscover your most favorite today and try as many HiLIQ flavors as you can. Each bottles are made to satisfy.
Comment down which Flavor/s you are into and get a chance to have it for free!
Many of us who are in the Vaping community do Vape business out of passion and love for Electronic Cigarettes and Liquids. Who would not want to run a business wherein you get to enjoy what you actually sell and you get to exchange life experiences to various people from all sorts of life?
It’s a bonus when you get too much income from it or the least to make it work out of the thousands of other Vape businesses operating and other hundreds that are opening up each day. But you know what? You can make the most out of your Vape business when you’ve got a right supplier behind.
Here are 5 requirements in choosing the perfect wholesale supplier for your business. It may sound too basic but this are what you need inorder to survive.
1. Tested Quality
As a client, you must know your own standards in terms of the general performance and output of a product. You should be able to try first its value and competence before letting your clients pay for it. If its quality is something you’ll find and get again in your next online shopping, then it is be the product worth selling.
2. Low Prices, Discounted
It is not enough that your supplier offers you low prices nor gives you discount. Low price and discount should dance together in one paper. Don’t be tricked when a high priced item gets discounted and make it looks like under wholesale when in fact the base price is lower. Find a direct supplier who takes away third party fees and hidden charges so you’ll run happy getting the best business pricing.
3. Capacity to Produce
It is important that your supplier can support your needs may it be in small or big portion. That is an attestation that they have the perfect equipment and the right people to get the products done as many as you want them.
4. Ability to Turn-over on time
Time is money, as we always say. This is especially true when you are importing products from your supplier and running after a strict timeline. Having your products delivered on time not only allow you to create opportunities over opportunities but also gives you peace of mind.
5. Account Manager involved
Pre-sales, mid-sales and post-sales. These are the services you can expect when you do have an account manager involved and is hands-on helping you to reach a certain business goal. Getting an account manager from your supplier is a guarantee of long-term support which is something to take advantage of.
Put your investment to a company who have a clear promise to deliver satisfaction. A supplier that can stand against the test of time and bestride on the innovation of the growing Vaping Market.
HiLIQ is a professional direct wholesale supplier who are committed 100% in supporting Vape businesses regardless of current size. Experience HiLIQ service and Join our ever competitive wholesale program!
AFFILIATE in the business lens is defined as a marketing program turned business opportunity that allows you to earn money by helping a partner merchant to generate sales. Now, let’s see why more and more people are getting into this trend and why this is considered as a Golden Business Opportunity.
1. INTERNET GENERATION
At this stage where most people rely on the internet to address their various needs, it is truly the time where businesses are taking it up to the online media to reach buyers and make money. Buying almost anything from the internet is as easy as clicking one like button from Facebook. If you have the online platform to do so, you’re off to a fruitful business considering Affiliate opportunity.
2. NO MONEY CAPITAL REQUIRED
Take note, you don’t need that 5 to 6 digits money capital to get your clients satisfied with excellent yet affordable products. You need a perfect partner merchant who can offer the same vision you have in mind to run in to your website. You do the bridge and they’ll take care of the traffic.
3. SURE INCOME
Getting online has never been this productive. When we say productive, it means earning. You get to help your website visitors get the best online deal and you get to receive sure income. How’s that sound?
4. YOUR OWN TIME
Imagine sitting on your own comfort chair, watching a TV show you desire, drinking the quench you crave then at the end of the day getting the commission right on your account from the sales made through your site. Just after one site update and another, you’ll be surprised how much money you’ll be withdrawing from your partner merchant.
Unlike putting up your own business in which you’ll need hefty amount of time, effort and money plus insane documentations you need to secure before counting either wins or losses along the way. In affiliate, you remove the risk of being in big trouble as you transfer all of those to the merchant. All you have to do is to select a dependable and stable partner where your trust and your business is ensured.
HiLIQ can be a perfect partner merchant who can get this business done with you, instantly and successfully! If you have a website or a selling platform geared towards the vaping community and the likes, we have a systemic Affiliate program waiting for you.
Here’s an easy infographics to understand our Affiliate process.
There are many ways to open fast yet legit source of extra income while enjoying what you love the most. If these all sounds golden for you, we are happy to extend this opportunity right away.
Click this and let’s get started!
Since the conception of E-cigarette and E-liquid way back 2003 by a Chinese Pharmacist named Hon Lik, the product has come a long way seizing a lot of markets worldwide, capturing cigarette users in all classes and snatching substantial numbers of pro and anti-fans.
E-cigarette is another by-product of technology’s global advancement. It is created not to help cessate the use of cigarette products but to offer users an alternative way of smoking without the tar, the ashes and the possible burns and second hand smoking. cirrus cloud . Benefits are countless with Vaping but it takes only 4 ingredients – a finger countable materials to get going compared to the over 4,000 materials found in Cigarette products.
We know you are conscious on what you are putting into your body, so let’s get to know more on what you are actually inhaling when you buy HiLIQ’s Pre-mixed E-liquids.
Safety Quality goes on board with Taste Quality when we hand-over fresh handcrafted pre-mixed E-Liquid to our Global Clientele. It is a must that we, ourselves can be free of any harm with the ingredients that use as a brand provider and inhale as the end-users as well.
Now that you know the Big Four that HiLIQ uses in its everyday E-liquid production, might as well help other users to be informed. Vaping amidst being significantly young has been getting a lot of support globally not only from Vapers but also from many communities who believe on its purpose. This makes the market and the community a caring ground with continued progress to behold.
(VG) http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-vegetable-glycerin/ (PG) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol (Nicotine) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/nicotine-in-vegetables_n_1597087.html (HiLIQFlavors) http://www.hiliq.com/masterpiece-page
Quality, Price, Stability — These are just 3 key factors, among of the many, why vendors are staying and trusting a supplier brand amidst the vastness of the E-cigarette and E-liquid market.
The Vaping industry is wide yet limited. While there are numerous vendors, both offline and online, offering relative services to the vaping community to enjoy, there are only limited sources where they can get what they need all at once with the promise of Quality and Affordability. HiLIQ comes into the scenario to offer vendors what actually matters in the business. E-liquid content, solutions, accessories and other supplies – Name it and HiLIQ can professionally provide.
It happens easy as HiLIQ administers the most convenient way of communication. It’s the Human Connection. A business to business, people to people communication that transcends plans into reality.
Here are several ways on how HiLIQ can actively communicate to you!
TOLL FREE CALL
Give us a ring and we’ll listen to help you out. Your voice is important, one call means one love! Our call center is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8:30AM – 5:15PM APT.
Talk to us, live. Make conversations out of your favorite juice or tell stories about your smoking neighbor nearby or ask product details of the items you like to order. Let us know all of them and be friends.
Contact forms are available anywhere in the site, so feel free to drop your information for us to reach you. We’ll go straight ahead to your needs and help you get it done.
We’re not online? Send all your queries and request delivered to our service mail boxes and expect a response in the soonest possible time.
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY
Drop some comments or message on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instragram and Google+ and we’ll make sure you’ll get noticed. Together let’s spread the vaping love in the social media community!
HiLIQ prides itself for having proficient and professional account managers willing to share their experience and expertise to your business. English, Korean, Flamish, French, Japanese and Chinese speakers are in so you can comfortably talk and depend on them!
When communication is valued, there’s a headway. HiLIQ is the Supplier brand where the element of communication is highly regarded – and it does make a big difference.
Choose HiLIQ and rediscover a partnership of forever.