A glove named puff gloves promoted on Facebook and Instagram, designed to eliminate the chill of using e-cigarettes in winter, has caused a strong sensation.
The New York City based company boasted that the glove was “the first and only one with a convenient slot for electronic cigarettes”, not the only one to make money from electronic cigarettes.
Previously Amazon sold Juul cases for $10. Digital marketplace Etsy has a website selling Juul accessories, such as $7 fake brand decals and $30 electronic cigarette necklaces.
The electronic cigarette glove comes in four different styles and costs $19.99 to $39.99 on the electronic cigarette website.
The company declined to say how many have been sold since the product was launched last month, but a sales representative told Fox Business “A lot of success has been achieved”
The brand has more than 2000 followers on Instagram. Juul, Instagram and Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Federal law prohibits the sale of electronic cigarette products to anyone under the age of 18, and President Trump said his consideration is to raise the minimum age to 21.
Consumer advocates say using social media platforms to promote e-cigarettes related clothing will only perpetuate the habit of taking risks. E-cigarette gloves and many retailers that sell accessories related to e-cigarettes do not have a warning on their website or ask about the age of their customers.
A representative of the electronic cigarette puff glove company said the company condemned the use of electronic cigarette products by any minors.