Profits of electronic cigarettes sellers beast off
Currently electronic cigarette gain popularity, however, it doesn't frighten huge tobacco sellers. The biggest seller of electronic cigarettes in Estonia OU Elgery Group at present moment has increased its' profit on the sale fivefold as compared to 2011.
The member of the Board Oliver Lehtsaar forecasts that to the end of 2013, profit on the sale of the Company will grow significantly. Net profit in 2011 has made 8886 euro, in 2012 - 13499, writes Eesti Paevaleht.
According to the data of commercial register in Estonia electronic cigarettes sell several Companies, mainly they have been created during the last 2-3 years.
According to Lehtsaar words popularity of such smoking devices gain popularity as technology of electronic cigarettes has made headlong jump lately.
However the head of corporative relations department of the biggest Estonian sellers of tobacco products OU Philip Morris Eesti Maris Leemets doesn't see in electronic cigarettes sellers dangerous competitors for sellers of usual tobacco products.
Expert of Health Development Institute Tiyu Hyarm warns that though in electronic cigarettes there is no nicotine and tar, it is impossible to name it safe. Moreover, electronic cigarette can also cause dependence.
"Electronic cigarettes contain propylene glycol - substance that may be irritant for respiratory tracts. Besides, it is not clear yet, how chemical substances that electronic cigarettes contain may react with each other in person's body", - adds expert.