Guns vs. Vapes

Guns or vapes — which deadly device has taken longer to spur political action in America?

There are an estimated 390 million guns in the United States

Guns vs. E-cigarettes in America. Following 12 vaping-related deaths, multiple states-initiated bans on e-cigarettes. President Trump even chimed in. Meanwhile, there have been over 280 mass shootings in 2019 alone and no new federal gun-regulating legislation in 25 years based on a report from the Gun Violence Archive.

JUUL sold over 16 million devices in 2017 and Guns sold over 25 million in 2017. Not counting online and gun show sales. Over 4% of Americans use e-cigarettes. Roughly 30% of Americans say they own a gun. To purchase an e-cigarette there’s an age limit and you have to show ID. For guns, it’s not even close. In September 2019, Walmart completely stopped selling vapes in response to the spate of deaths — but around the same time only limited their sale of ammunition. Walmart supplies roughly 20% of the nation's ammunition. For over 20 years, the CDC has been effectively blocked from researching gun violence. Walmart’s share of the market was not immediately clear, but data from market research firm Euromonitor shows the business of e-vapor products in the U.S. has grown from $1.1 billion in 2013 to $6.8 billion in 2018.

Research into vaping deaths was personally encouraged by Trump. Even the federal government has weighed in. In a new National Youth Tobacco survey, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the U.S. has 5 million underage e-cigarette users, who are drawn to flavored products in particular. That’s why the Food and Drug Administration plans to remove all flavors other than tobacco from the market. There are an estimated 390 million guns in the United States. Retail analyst Bruce Winder agreed e-cigarettes do not have the political baggage of guns and ammunition. Instead, an e-cig ban reinforces Walmart’s role in protecting America’s youth, so the risk of alienating customers is low.


10/07/2019 11:58 AM
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  • Johnny K.
    10/07/2019 13:16

    This makes no sense 🤣 its sad!

  • Oscar A.
    10/07/2019 13:29

    TRUMPF is a scumbag

  • Brut
    10/07/2019 13:35

    E-cigarettes hit the U.S. market over a decade ago, but there's a reason why the vaping revolution has picked up steam over the past few years. 🌬️ 5

  • Yep L.
    10/07/2019 16:58

    But if you use pro-guns arguments on vape, they should know this is not the vape device who push the button itself 🙃

  • Don F.
    10/07/2019 18:15

    And yet the government allows cigarettes that are proven to cause illnesses.. go figure

  • Chris R.
    10/07/2019 23:45

    Pro gun Pro vapor Pro constitution The government can shove it and all these media outlets slandering it all can too

  • Dranco S.
    10/08/2019 00:58


  • Gene H.
    6 days

    Why does r j renolds the tobacco king still aloud to put addictive drugs in his products.please only Republicans reply.i don't wanna read winebag excuses

  • Vincentraymond R.
    6 days


  • Samuel S.
    6 days

    All about the $$$ period

  • Blake G.
    6 days

    You people don't get it it was an unregulated cash cow

  • Blake G.
    6 days

    And the problem with guns is not the gun it's the point they do not push already written laws and punishments

  • AJ P.
    5 days

    Simple, vapes are not under Constitution...Weapons is...The real question do we need to buy strong weapons??? And allow everyone to carry one...When we teach in the schools respect living beings, we could allow everyone to have weapons...But asking for firing every possible immigrant , is not Tolerance is Killibg permission ..

  • Bill D.
    5 days

    How about not telling people what they can put on their own bodies and read the Constitution. There, I fixed both for you.

  • Billy A.
    4 days

    Funny cause both are being condemned for people using them for unintended purposes.

  • Hoke F.
    3 days

    We do not need more guns legislation. There are plenty already. Stop punishing law abiding citizens for the crimes of others.

  • Paolo A.
    3 days

    Good old smokescreen

  • Andrew T.
    2 days

    This is laughable