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Altria profits flat in 2nd quarter
23 Jul 2014

Altria profits flat in 2nd quarter

The eagerly awaited second quarter report for Altria has come out, and industry honchos are energetically trying to hype it as positive. The best they can say is that revenues are "flat", with falling sales offset by price hikes...

Winnipeg hosts vaping expo
22 Jul 2014

Winnipeg hosts vaping expo

Winnipeg, that metropolis on the broad Canadian plains of Manitoba, is getting the vaping itch. And scratching it. A vaping expo last Sunday, 20 July, in the stylish downtown nightclub Opera Ultralounge, drew a healthy crowd of curious Canucks eager to try an array of vaping devices...

Levels of risk debated again
19 Jul 2014

Levels of risk debated again

What degree of risk is acceptable? The question is of vital importance, since everything we do involves risk. Life has been described as a sexually transmitted disease with 100% mortality...

Victory (ECIG) - Mansour deal bodes well
18 Jul 2014

Victory (ECIG) - Mansour deal bodes well

The gargantuan deals of the tobacco merchants were not the only economic events of the week in the nicotine products sphere. A deal involving $60 million may have more long-term impact on the future of vaping. 

Big Tobacco spin docs doing damage control
16 Jul 2014

Big Tobacco spin docs doing damage control

Bloomberg Business Week has reported a "slide" in the use of electronic cigarettes, and quotes market analysts to the effect that this means vapers must be returning to combustible tobacco cigarettes.