Dear ABC News Fixer: Burning Over E-Cigarette Problem

PHOTO: The owner of a shop that sells electronic cigarettes demonstrates how to use one on March 1, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

Then I found out visit here I was charged an additional $109 to my credit card and would be charged more money each month for replacement cartridges. I immediately had them cancel my order. Now I’m being told that since I did not cancel within the trial period, I cannot get a full refund. Their terms and conditions state that you can receive a refund, but only if the kit is received with an authorization number within 30 days. The rep refused to give me an authorization number, and my 30 days will be up soon. I would just like a refund for something that did not work.
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Electronic cigarettes gaining popularity in South Florida

While the e-cig market is still nascent, independent stores are moving to make huge profits before the tobacco industry bigwigs can move in and eat up all the market share. One of the biggest players here in South Florida, Vapor Shark , which was founded in 2010 and opened its first brick-and-mortar store in 2012, was the subject of our February story. See also: – — Ex-Smokers Organize to Keep E-Cigarettes on the Market Now Vapor Shark’s parent company, the Hand Media, is suing a competitor, Vapor Hog , claiming deceptive this link and unfair trade practices and unfair competition. In a complaint in federal court, Vapor Shark claims that “Vapor Hog has siphoned, and continues to siphon, customers away from Vapor Shark by utilizing strikingly similar marks and a trade name that… infringes upon and dilutes the value of the VS marks and damages Vapor Shark.” It points out that the “hog” in Vapor Hog “refers to a Hog-Snapper fish, not…
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Electronic Cigarette War: Vapor Shark Sues Vapor Hog

“The problem is the FDA has done a number of studies and they have found that the vapor does contain some cancer causing chemicals, and they have found some toxins in them,” said Block. Leading manufacturers like Vapor Shark welcome greater regulation and oversight. “There are a lot of people out there just making this stuff on their own and selling it.
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Health officials worry about electronic cigarette push in Colorado

Since at least 2009, the federal Food and Drug Administration has warned about potential health risks associated with e-cigarettes. In addition to nicotine, the products contain substances such as propylene glycol and artificial flavors that may, the agency warns, penetrate deeply into the lungs. However, the products – at least for now – are not regulated. More than a dozen states, including Colorado, have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. But Walton and others are concerned that advertising, and the tasty-sounding flavors, will directly appeal to young people. “We would love to see the FDA look into this, especially with some of the larger tobacco companies really taking an interest in these products now,” Walton said.
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