Pubs are not doing well in Britain, it would appear. They are closing at a rate of 31 per week, down from a high of 52 per week in 2009, according to Pendle Today, a news source in the north of England.
It's official! Vapor-tank systems have moved into a commanding lead position in the vaping supplies market -- cigalike electronic cigarettes are eating dust...
The esteemed journal The Atlantic has issued a feature article on the vaping phenomenon, by journalist Leah Sottile, who calls it "a sport, a subculture, a political movement.
British vaping supplies dealer Totally Wicked has won the first round of its bid to challenge the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg. The case has been accepted for the docket, but will probably not be heard until 2015, in advance of projected implementation anyway.
If you're already bamboozled by conflicting claims about electronic cigarettes, don't look now but things may get worse before they get better. Observers have noted that the e-cig packages put out by Big Tobacco companies are now sporting lengthier and more ominous warnings, outdoing the warnings posted by independents, and in some cases even more dire-sounding that the warnings they place on deadly combustible cigarettes.
The forthcoming book A Congregation of Vapers: The First Decade of Electronic Cigarettes may have to be postponed...