I did four to five months of research before I jumped in, Dan Reinke said. Since it hit the market, sales have tripled each year since. Last year it reached $500 million; this year they are predicting $1 billion dollars in sales. Put simply, an e-cig is an alternative to conventional cigarette smoking, where the smoker, or vaper, inhales from an electronic device that vaporizes a liquid solution into an aerosol mist. The mist is sweet-smelling and not harmful to those nearby. The electronic cigarette contains nicotine, just as smoking cessation patches and gum do.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming
And on an airplane, he sneaks a quick puff and blows the vapor down toward the floor fellow travelers may not even notice. The bustling Vapor Spot attracts 18-year-olds to seniors, but mostly people in their 20s and 30s, Jenkins says. The blue-and-orange-walled store, which opened in 2009, was the first brick-and-mortar vape store in the country, he says. Customers can sit at one of six “bars” with a bartender to try the different flavors of juice.
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