Smokers can puff pie, cheesecake and more from Henderson Vapor
In response, anti-smoking activists are pushing to have them regulated like tobacco. Stan Glantz, a professor of tobacco control at UC San Francisco who supports Corbett’s bill, said e-cigarette companies brought the increased scrutiny upon themselves. The companies, he said, “talk out of both sides of their mouths. When it’s convenient to be a cigarette to avoid FDA (medical) regulations, they’re a cigarette. And then other times, they say, ‘We’re not a cigarette.’ ” In 2010, Corbett succeeded in passing legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
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Vapor shops growing in popularity in SWFL
“We don’t want anybody in here to continue using tobacco. Everyone that comes through that door, they are current smokers. I want them to quit smoking,” Harrigan said. It’s just what Brian Ratzmann wants to hear. Ratzmann was shopping for his 19-year-old son, who currently smokes a pack a day. “He’s tried the gum, he’s tried the patches,” Ratzmann said.
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By MICHAEL LYLE VIEW STAFF WRITER Sitting in Henderson Vapor, a new shop in the Water Street District, owner Todd Sanford took a puff of his electronic cigarette as he pulled out his iPhone to check the mobile application My Last Cigarette. Its been two years, 146 days, five hours and 28 minutes since my last cigarette, he said on June 27. And honestly, I havent even craved one since then. Ever since he found vapor smoke, an electronic version of cigarettes, Sanford, who smoked for 20 years, has been able to quit. His discovery also led him to open Henderson Vapor, 115 S. Water St., in February. The shop sells supplies for electronic cigarettes.
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