PUBLISHED: 08:54 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 14 November 2018 Rhiannon Long Thieves stole raffle prizes going to a charity fundraiser for a boy with cancer from A Star Vapes in Reede Road. Picture: Claire Ellis Archant Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of raffle prizes which were going to a fundraiser for a boy with leukaemia. Thieves stole prizes which were going towards a fundraiser for Micky Bennett, who has a rare form of Leukaemia. Picture: Lisa BennettMatt Marsh, who owns A Star Vapes in Reede Road, Dagenham, received a call from Claire Ellis just before 10am on Saturday, after she’d arrived at the shop to sort out the donations - only to find it completely empty.Thieves had stolen more than £10,000 worth of vaping equipment, including raffle prizes which had been donated to raise money for 11-year-old Micky Bennett, from Dagenham. Matt, 48, from Rush Green, said: “With my stuff, it happened but it’s … [Read more...] about Heartless thieves target vape shop and make off with charity raffle prizes
Vaping is the hotly-debated subject of our Cover Story reported by Tony Dokoupil: Nicole Crumley grew up in tobacco country, and tried her first cigarette when she was barely out of middle school. "It's kind of what you did in the South, when you're 13 years old. I think things are a little different down here." For the next 20 years, she couldn't kick the habit. "I tried the gum, I tried the patches, I've tried the lozenges, and none of that stuff worked," she told Dokoupil. What ultimately did work is called an e-cigarette, or vaporizer – an electronic device that heats what's called an "e-liquid" containing nicotine, but producing vapor, not smoke. "I immediately realized I was feeling better," Crumley said. "I could breathe better. It doesn't take long for your lungs to kind of heal themselves." Dokoupil asked, "Did you feel like there were changes going in your lungs?" "I did," she replied. "I wasn't coughing when I woke up in the morning any more. That was a big thing. … [Read more...] about Clearing the air: Controversy and cautious hope over vaping
Multiple surveillance cameras captured men wearing animal masks smashing the doors, windows and displays of a vape shop in Miami before taking off with tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. The owners of Vaporizeme Smoke & Tobacco on SW 8th Street in Miami say the family-owned business was burglarized twice in 48 hours, this past Monday and Tuesday. "It's really disheartening to not feel safe," said owner David Marquez. Three burglars -- one of them wearing a bunny mask and the other a bear mask -- are seen on surveillance late Tuesday smashing the window with a hammer. At first, the alarm scares them off, but they returned and helped themselves to $30,000 worth of various vaping merchandise. "We've been here six years," Marquez said. "Never had a problem. I don't feel safe leaving here at night." Vaporizeme was also burglarized on Monday, and the masked thieves took off with $20,000 worth of merchandise. "How am I supposed to continue to open up my business … [Read more...] about Surveillance Video: Men in Animal Masks Smash and Grab From Miami Vape Shop
MANY smokers have swapped traditional cigarettes for e-cigs in recent year - and now there are calls to relax the rules around vaping. Vaping devices are designed with the goal of helping smokers quit and are billed as a healthier alternative. Here's all the info on vaping and e-cigarettes... What is vaping? Vaping is the process of smoking e-cigarettes, allowing a person to inhale nicotine without other harmful substances in tobacco. The term is used as e-cigarettes do not produce smoke - instead releasing a vapour. The vapour is produced from a material such as an e-liquid. Millions of Brits now get their nicotine hit via e-cigarettes, and they are growing in popularity. What is an e-cigarette? E-cigarette is another name for electronic cigarette. It is a handheld device that gives you the same feeling as smoking a normal tobacco cigarette. The first modern e-cigs were developed by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik who wanted to create a safer alternative to smoking. E-liquid is the mixture … [Read more...] about Are e-cigarettes bad for you, what are the laws on vaping and is it safer than regular tobacco?
By Kara Carlson (Reuters) - Proposed tariffs on U.S. imports from China of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping products, could not come at a worse time for the industry. New levies would increase prices just as the industry is facing slowing growth and as it begins to add new health warnings to packaging. The Trump administration has threatened 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, including vape devices and parts, in addition to tariffs on $50 billion already imposed. As a result U.S. vape manufacturers, who depended on China for 91 percent of imported vaping products in 2016, find themselves caught in the middle of a growing trade war. Vaping which is often cheaper than smoking, has surged in popularity in recent years. Viewed as a healthier alternative to smoking, users inhale steam from the nicotine-filled devices, rather than burning cigarettes with byproducts of paper, tobacco and a range of other chemicals. The potential negative impact of tariffs … [Read more...] about Tariffs on Chinese goods could batter the U.S. vaping industry