Vaping Trends: ‘Vape’ Overtakes ‘Vaporizer’ In Search By Leaps And Bounds

When vaporizing first started, the go-to search phrase in English language search engines the world over was “vaporizer,” but in 2013, that all began to change with the invent of a new word: “vape.”

Then, in August of 2014, Oxford Dictionaries added a definition for “vape” while touting it as their word of the year.

Explaining why they chose this particular word, Oxford Dictionaries wrote:

“As e-cigarettes (or e-cigs) have become much more common, so vape has grown significantly in popularity. You are thirty times more likely to come across the word vape than you were two years ago, and usage has more than doubled in the past year.”

Today, the word vape has overwhelmingly displaced the word vaporizer as the go to word for vapers looking to not only describe the devices used, but also to describe the acting of vaping.

Here’s a graph showing the surge in “vape” interest in comparison to the slowly dwindling interest in the word “vaporizer” based on searches in Google’s search engine.

Vape And Vaporizer Search Trends Graph
This graph shows Google search trends for “vape” and “vaporizer.” The blue line represents interest in “vape” and the red line represents interest in “vaporizer.” Credit: Google Trends / Vaporizer Wire.

Today, with vape having become overwhelmingly more popular of a word than vaporizer, we can’t help but wonder what changes we’ll see next.

What changes do you think we’ll see next in the world of vaping? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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