Third quarter figures are in, and the stock market analysts at The Motley Fool report that Blu makers Lorillard have dealt with plummeting sales of cigarettes, and loss of e-cig market share to rival Altria and soon-to-be parner Reynolds, is to raise prices. Does that sound like typical Big Tobacco policy? You can say that again!
- Gary Cox
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For several years now, vaping advocates have been pointing out that sensible policies of "harm reduction" would save lives in the war against smoking deaths...
The health department of the city of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, the other China (the one that didn't invent e-cigarettes) has issued its first report on vaping products, which are illegal under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, according to Commissioner Lin Chi-hung.
Perhaps it is a sign of the entrance of the personal vaporizer into normative popular culture. Or perhaps it is the means for a do-it-yourselfer to create a disaster, which the vape-bashing press will gleefully blame on e-cigarettes...
The Michigan-based vaping supplies company Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG), formerly Victory E-Cigarettes, will be offering 33.3 million shares of stock on Nasdaq beginning this Friday (24 October). Until now, the rapidly expanding company has been available as an OTC ("over-the-counter") stock.
Reason Magazine editor Jacob Sullum blogged recently on the New York Daily News opinion page...