Cigarette maker Lorillard’s 2Q profit up 10 pct on higher pricing, e-cig sales, lower costs

Obamacare driving down prices for small firms J.D. Harrison In Washington, competition on the citys new small business exchange has prompted three of four insurers to lower rates. More business news Excluding one-time items, earnings were 81 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations by a penny. That excludes a benefit of 2 cents per share in credits for disputed payments under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement in which v2 cig threading some cigarette makers are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Revenue excluding excises taxes rose nearly 7 percent to $1.29 billion.
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Smoke Safe Premium Vapor Lounge Opens

“Pulling out this at a baseball game or at a restaurant and taking a hit on this looks about as natural as anything,” said a man in a YouTube video touting ways to use e-cigarettes to avoid detection when using drugs. Because it releases a vapor, rather than traditional smoke, an e-cigarette does not have as noticeable an aroma as traditional marijuana or hash cigarettes. In the Tampa Bay area, law enforcement agencies say they haven’t made many arrests involving e-cigarette type devices so far, but it’s a trend they are closely watching, as e-cigarettes become more popular nationwide.
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E-cigarette vapor devices being used to smoke pot, authorities say

After Jason James switched from smoking cigarettes to e-cigarettes, he felt so much better he decided to open a vapor lounge to give people in St. Peters nicotine-free options. “I haven’t felt this good since I was a teenager,” James said.
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