Demand for steam products and e-cigarettes has surged more than 11 times since covid-19 and the ban on menthol cigarettes in the UK, according to one of the UK's largest retailers of steam products.
Each cloud vape store said sales of steam products, e-cigarettes and oil jumped 1150% in the three months (March to May) during the closure compared with the first three months.
In addition, sales of menthol e-cigarettes and cigarette oil rose 69% month on month in May.
"While the ban on menthol cigarettes is an overwhelming positive development, it's important to recognize that there are thousands of smokers there who have only used menthol cigarettes and that they may now find quitting smoking an unexpected challenge," said Jon Humphrey, operations manager at every cloud vape store
Cloud vape store is one of the largest e-cigarette retailers in the UK, with 27 branches in southern England and plans to open more than 100 stores in the UK by the end of 2022.