School's no place to vape – Citizentribune

As the old rock diddy goes, “Everybody knows that smoking ain’t allowed in school.”

The same goes for vaping.

It’s been almost a decade since the first electronic cigarette and vape pens hit store shelves. The Sharpie-sized devices, which vaporize liquid nicotine rather than burn tobacco and create tar, are designed as a healthier alternative to cancer-causing conventional cigarettes.

Local school officials have seen a trend towards student use of these e-cigarettes and are trying to crack down. That’s a good thing.

Because of its relatively short existence, there hasn’t been a lot of scientific evidence on the effects of vaping. But a study released last month provides solid evidence that vaping is, in essence, a gateway to cigarettes for young people and should be prevented.

The report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said that while vaping may help adults quit conventional cigarettes, the practice may also encourage young people to start smoking. In fact, the study found substantial

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Who says vaping isn't a sport? – Lynchburg News and Advance

Though the Winter Olympics are in full swing Lynchburg“cloud-chasers” had another competition in mind when gathered at Dapper Dan’s Vapor Things for a night of competitive vaping.

Saturday night’s event was Dapper Dan’s first sanctioned cloud competition — a tournament thatrelied on the ever popular electronic cigarette.

The night’s contest was overseen by the Cloud Competition Sports League, an organization devoted to standardizing the rules of competitive vaping.

“We appeal to the cloud-chaser,” said CCSL Vice President Hoyt Adickes. “Really, all we do is come into the shop and we make sure all the judges are unbiased, all the rules are stuck to and everything runs just like a professional sport.”

Adickes, who is from Virginia Beach, said vaping enthusiasts are more than willing to drive from hundreds of miles away to take part in the sport.

Over 70 people attended the tournament, a showing Dapper Dan’s owner Dan Davis said is common for vaping competitions.

“It’s a spectacle,” Davis said. “I think

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Your Simple Guide to Tobacco Stocks – Fox Business

Tobacco stocks are among the most controversial on the market. On one hand, tobacco companies merely provide a common consumer good, appealing to customers’ demand for the products they make. Yet the negative health impacts of smoking make some investors vehemently opposed to the businesses that produce cigarettes. That has prompted a trend among some socially conscious investors of divesting their portfolios of any exposure to tobacco, but it has also pushed tobacco giants themselves to see out alternatives to traditional cigarettes that could potentially have reduced risks.

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The tobacco industry includes a number of areas, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and cigarette alternatives like e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products. A few big companies control substantial market share in the U.S., and just a handful of players have big positions globally. By understanding the entire industry, you can make a better decision about whether tobacco stocks are appropriate for your portfolio.

Top tobacco stocks

Stock

Market Cap

1-Year Return

Altria Group (NYSE: MO)

$124 billion

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Does NAMASTE TECH ORD (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) Have Gas After Even More Sellers Involved? – Frisco Fastball

February 17, 2018 – By Dolores Ford

The stock of NAMASTE TECH ORD (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) registered an increase of 326.63% in short interest. NXTTF’s total short interest was 282,000 shares in February as published by FINRA. Its up 326.63% from 66,100 shares, reported previously. With 4.27M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 0 days to cover their NXTTF’s short positions.

The stock decreased 5.86% or $0.0913 during the last trading session, reaching $1.4677. About 367,816 shares traded. Namaste Technologies Inc. (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) has 0.00% since February 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Namaste Technologies Inc. develops, makes, and distributes vaporizers and accessories for aromatherapy purposes worldwide. The company has market cap of $375.92 million. It primarily offers Guru, an improved vaporizer capable of seamlessly vaporizing liquids, concentrates, and dry herbs from a single portable unit. It currently has negative earnings. The firm provides its products under the brand names of Namaste Vapes, Green Vapes, Grizzly

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Lakewood vape shop sold marijuana from back room, documents … – The News Tribune

State Liquor and Cannabis Board agents arrested a Lakewood vape shop owner who clandestinely sold marijuana from his South Tacoma Way storefront, an agency spokesman said.

The 25-year-old University Place man was arraigned Friday in Pierce County Superior Court on charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was released on his own recognizance.

“This is the first time I’m aware of in the state that it happened to be a tobacco and vape shop that was selling marijuana out the back door,” Liquor and Cannabis Board spokesman Mikhail Carpenter said.

According to charging documents:

The Liquor and Cannabis Board received a tip that Smoke Supply, 8904 South Tacoma Way, had bought a bulk order of marijuana and was selling it from the store. The store was licensed to sell cigarettes, vapor products and other tobacco products, but not licensed to sell marijuana or marijuana products.

About 11 a.m. Thursday, a board agent came to the Smoke Supply and asked to buy some marijuana. The owner told him to come back in

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