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Jul 29, 2015

In rise of U.S. vape shops, owners eye new marijuana market

NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – When Matt and Jen Osmun opened
their vape shop in Bethel, Connecticut, last December, they
didn’t expect to get a boost from the local medical marijuana
outlet.

“Sales are going really well, and getting better every
month,” said Jen Osmun, who started the business with her
husband, a former plumber, after he was injured in an accident.
Most customers at Grassy Plain Vape & Smoke buy electronic
cigarettes to help them quit smoking tobacco, but a growing
number are referred by medical marijuana commissaries in the
neighborhood – the nearest is about five miles away.

Jul 10, 2015

With feds slow to act, states target e-cigarette sales to minors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Frustrated by the slow pace of federal
action, state attorneys general are waging their own campaigns
against the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes to minors.

More than a dozen AGs, including those in New York,
California, Indiana and Ohio, are using new state and local laws
- some of which they helped craft – to put pressure on the
industry at all levels, from neighborhood vape shops to big
tobacco companies like Altria Group and Reynolds American
Inc.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: With feds slow to act, states target e-cigarette sales to minors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Frustrated by the slow pace of federal action, state attorneys general are waging their own campaigns against the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes to minors.

More than a dozen AGs, including those in New York, California, Indiana and Ohio, are using new state and local laws – some of which they helped craft – to put pressure on the industry at all levels, from neighborhood vape shops to big tobacco companies like Altria Group (MO.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Reynolds American Inc (RAI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Jun 10, 2015

cigarette usage surges in past year: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver nicotine, rather than giving up traditional cigarettes altogether. Researchers are studying many questions about the potential benefits and dangers of e-cigarettes and U.S. health regulators are still working on their first set of rules governing the products.

Jun 10, 2015

Analysis: E-cigarette usage surges in past year – Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver nicotine, rather than giving up traditional cigarettes altogether. Researchers are studying many questions about the potential benefits and dangers of e-cigarettes and U.S. health regulators are still working on their first set of rules governing the products.

May 29, 2015

(OFFICIAL)-INSIGHT-Millennial ‘NOwners’ follow Uber with new fashion trading model

NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) – Allison Armour loves fashion,
but doesn’t need to keep it in her closet.

The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads
Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a
discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh
her look.

May 28, 2015

Insight – Millennial ‘NOwners’ follow Uber with new fashion trading model

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn’t need to keep it in her closet.

The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh her look.

May 28, 2015

Millennial ‘NOwners’ follow Uber with new fashion trading model

NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) – Allison Armour loves fashion,
but doesn’t need to keep it in her closet.

The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads
Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a
discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh
her look.

May 1, 2015

As youth vaping rises, teens cite the allure of tricks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – On a recent morning, Roger Tarazon and several friends gathered a few blocks from their Queens, New York high school. Some smoked traditional cigarettes, but Tarazon and a few others puffed on electronic vaping devices.      

“Sometimes I use it to relax,” the 18-year-old senior said of the device. He also uses it to perform tricks with the vapor, blowing smoke rings or creating funnels of smoke that look like miniature tornadoes.

Apr 8, 2015

Insight – Toy business attracts private equity as kids go green and retro

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Striding confidently through Matty’s Toy Stop in Manhasset, New York, Catie Tepedino, 7, is the sort of consumer who may hold the fate of the U.S. toy business in her own little fists.

Finding that her top toy choice, Shopkins – tiny grocery store characters made by Australia’s privately-held Moose Enterprise – was sold out, Catie went directly to the Barbie row and picked out one of Mattel Inc.’s iconic dolls. Next stop: the arts and crafts section, where she selected an Alex Brands jewellery-making set.