The 27-year-old from Minnetonka wasnt breaking the law: He was using an electronic cigarette. Still, Jamnick said he felt uncomfortable vaping (the e-cigarette term for lighting up). Photo by ANNA REED SH13G197ECIGARETTES July 23, 2013 — Linda Holmquist, far right, tries out her newly repaired e-cigarette as her friends, Danny Eastman and Baubbi Jo Odle, watch at the ECig Crib in Coon Rapids, Minn. (SHNS photo by Anna Reed / Minneapolis Star Tribune) (Newscom TagID: shnsphotos147237.jpg) [Photo via Newscom] Photo by ANNA REED SHNS photo by Anna Reed / Minneapolis Star Tribune Leah Overbaugh, a sales representative at the ECig Crib in Coon Rapids, Minn., works the counter of the juice center, where customers can pick out flavors. Its been, what, six years now since they passed the smoking ban in Minnesota? he said.
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Electronic Cigarette War: Vapor Shark Sues Vapor Hog
While the e-cig market is still nascent, independent stores are moving to make huge profits before the tobacco industry bigwigs can move in and eat up all the market share. One of the biggest players here in South Florida, Vapor Shark , which was founded in 2010 and opened its first brick-and-mortar store in 2012, was the subject of our February story. See also: – — Ex-Smokers Organize to Keep E-Cigarettes on the Market Now Vapor Shark’s parent company, the Hand Media, is suing a competitor, Vapor Hog , claiming deceptive and unfair trade practices and unfair competition. In a complaint in federal court, Vapor Shark claims that “Vapor Hog has siphoned, and continues to siphon, customers away from Vapor Shark by utilizing strikingly similar marks and a trade name that… infringes upon and dilutes the value of the VS marks and damages Vapor Shark.” It points out that the “hog” in Vapor Hog “refers to a Hog-Snapper fish, not… a pig, boar, or other variety of swine” and alleges that the logos, color schemes, and store layouts are all copycatted.
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E-Cigarette Shop Hopes to Convert Smokers on Lower East Side
“You can use them in most places because they don’t produce smoke.” The high-tech devices feature a rechargeable battery and a choice of dozens of flavors of vapor, including berry, vanilla mint and tobacco. E-cigarette smokers looking for a nicotine rush can add that in as well, choosing one of five different levels depending on how much they want. “They don’t produce carbon monoxide. They don’t produce tar. There is no ash because there is nothing burning,” said Babaian, of why she believes even vapors with nicotine are still healthier than a cigarette.
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Smoke Safe Premium Vapor Lounge Opens
“I haven’t felt this good since I was a teenager,” James said. James opened the Smoke Safe Premium Vapor Lounge with co-owner Herschell Ivory July 20 at 1235 Jungermann Road in St. Peters. The shop is open from 9 am to 9 pm, Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday and 12 to 4 pm Sunday. The store sells vapor cigarettes and e-liquid in 15 flavors, made in the US, James said. E-liquid can be nicotine-free or contain some nicotine.
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