Growing e-cigarette trend raises safety concerns
Pulling out this at a baseball game or at a restaurant and taking a hit on this looks about as natural as anything, said a man in a YouTube video touting ways to use e-cigarettes to avoid detection when using drugs. Because it releases a vapor, rather than traditional smoke, an e-cigarette does not have as noticeable of an aroma as traditional marijuana or hash cigarettes. Local law enforcement agencies tell the I-Team they haven’t made many arrests involving e-cigarette type devices so far, but it’s a trend they are closely watching, as e-cigarettes become more popular nationwide. Instructional videos are popping up on YouTube showing people how to use e-cigarettes to take drugs, even reviewing certain models. There’s a lot of people who try to abuse it, said Barry Gray, who owns Smokers Vapor in St. Petersburg.
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(Stephen Carr/ Los Angeles Newspaper Group) to give it a go,” said Demetra, a soft-spoken, 31-year-old with a full beard and tattoos on his arms. Between re-rigging vapes and talking with customers — ranging from punk rockers to college kids to middle-aged women–Demetra recalled quitting smoking a couple of years ago, when his daughter, then 4, would pull away from the smell of smoke. “I didn’t quit because I didn’t like the nicotine,” he said. E-cigs were introduced to the U.S.
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Lorillard profit up 10% on e-cigarette sales
With many cities and states proposing legislation intended to ban indoor use of e-cigarettes, many companies have hesitated to invest the capital needed to open an e-cigarette store in Manhattan. However, according to Bonnie Herzog, Wells Fargo Financial Analyst, We believe consumption of e-cigs will eclipse consumption of traditional cigs over the next decade as e-cig technology improves and awareness and trial continue to accelerate. The urgent need for a Manhattan location outweighed the risk involved in Vape New Yorks decision to invest in the new location. “We are very excited to bring vaping and e-cigarette culture to Manhattan. We love exposing new people to e-cigarettes and educating people about the product. Honestly, it changes peoples lives. Says Spike Babaian, Co-Owner of Vape New York.
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Manhattan’s First Advanced E-cigarette Store Opens on Lower East Side
Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected a profit of 80 cents a share. Sales jumped 4.2% to $1.8 billion. Gross profit jumped to 37.6% from 35.4%. Sales volume for Lorillard’s Newport brand, which represents a bulk site web of its sales, slid 1.3%, though its retail-market share climbed to 12.6% from 12% last year. Lorillard, which last year spent $135 million to buy electronic-cigarettes maker blu eCigs, reported net sales for that business totaled $57 million in the latest quarter, matching the first quarter’s total. The company spent $169 million to repurchase 3.9 million shares during the quarter.
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