Growing e-cigarette trend raises safety concerns
In 2013, it could triple, reaching nearly $2 billion. Staff Phoenix Business Journal Scottsdale electronic cigarette maker Njoy is in he middle of a controversy about the lack of oversight by the federal government of the products, which contain nicotine. KPHO CBS 5 reports the FDA has said more research is planned. Read More at
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E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol
“I have a lot of nieces and nephews who asked me if I’d be smoke-free, and this is the closest to attaining that.” James Demetra opened Vapes of Wrath about three months ago. A transplant from Houston who moved to California about eight years ago, he was running a guitar-repair business at 4103 N. Viking Way, Suite D, until Blake Robinson, a 20-year-old vaper, walked into the store one day. Robinson was vaping, and Demetra grew interested. The shop was soon transformed into a hub for vapers, with one guitar encased on a wall, and Robinson behind the counter, sharing his zeal for vapes. “There weren’t many shops at the time, so I decided E-cigarette vaporizers for sale at Vapes of Wrath in Long Beach on July 18, 2013.
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They’re selling an addictive product that contains nicotine. As long as you don’t quit altogether, they’re happy.” Tobacco lobbyists are a powerful force at the state Capitol, Matheny said. According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission reports, contributions to Oklahoma state legislative campaigns from the Reynolds American Inc. political action committee increased by 70 percent in the 2012 election cycle.
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