Is There Danger In Restricting Vaping?


ANTHONY: DONNA AND KRISTA THINK

VAPING HAS HELPED THEM BREAK

SMOKING HABITS.

>> YOU CAN GO DOWN TO ZERO

NICOTINE BUT STILL HAVE THAT

THING LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A

CIGARETTE.

ANTHONY: THEY SAY THE FLAVOR IS

NOW BANNED FROM -- WHAT WAS

HELPING THEM STICK TO VAPING

OVER CIGARETTES.

>> LIKE SUGAR DRIZZLE, VANILLA

CINNAMON.

>> I LIKE THE FRUIT FLAVORS.

ANTHONY: THEY ARE DETERMINED TO

STICK WITH VAPING.

>> WE KNOW WHAT CIGARETTES CAN

DO TO YOU.

BEING LONGTIME SMOKERS, I WAS

LIKE, I THINK OF THE

ALTERNATIVE.

ANTHONY: THE PROFESSOR AT BOSTON

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC

HEALTH SEES DANGER IN LIMITING

THE AVAILABILITY OF LABOR VAPING

PRODUCTS AS MASSACHUSETTS HAS

DONE.

-- FLAVORED VAPING PRODUCTS AS

MASSACHUSETTS HAS DONE.

>> IT WILL STOP ADULT SMOKERS

FROM ACQUITTING USING THESE

PRODUCTS.

THE OVERALL EFFECT WILL BE A

NEGATIVE ONE AND NOT POSITIVE.

ANTHONY: MANY FORMER SMOKERS

QUESTION WHY FLAVORED VAPING IS

SINGLED OUT AS DANGEROUS WHEN

THERE IS FLAVORED ALCOHOL ALL

OVER YOUR SHELVES.

-- STORE SHELVES.

>> ALCOHOL, IF IT IS ABUSED,

HUGE PROBLEM.

THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS IF YOU

FAITH A FEW TIMES -- YOU KEEP A

FEW TIMES -- VAPE IF YOU TIMES,

YOU COULD DIE.

THERE IS NOT A LOT OF GREAT DATA

ON EXACTLY WHY AND WHAT IS

CAUSING IT.

THAT IS NOT THE CASE WITH

ALCOHOL.

ANTHONY: THE NEW LAW DOESN’T

IMPACT FORMER CIGARETTE SMOKERS.

SOME BUSINESSES HAVE CLOSED

INCLUDING THIS BAKESHOP IN

MEDFORD.

>> YOU PUT YOUR WHOLE LIFE

SAVINGS INTO THIS BUSINESS

HOPING TO GET A RETURN IN A FEW

YEARS AND WE DIDN’T MAKE IT THAT

FAR.

ANTHONY: SINCE OPENING IN 2013,

THE CO-OWNERS SAY THEIR GOAL HAS

BEEN TO HELP SMOKERS QUIT.

>> IF YOU ARE A SMOKER, DON’T

START VAPING.

>> WE HAVE SAID THAT REALLY FROM

THE VERY BEGINNING, BECAUSE WE

KNOW HOW ADDICTIVE NICOTINE IS.

>> I USE THREE MILLIGRAMS IN

THIS.

ANTHONY: IT IS STILL IN BUSINESS

BUT WITH ONLY TWO LOCATIONS DOWN

FROM FOUR.

THEY HAD LAID OFF EMPLOYEES AND

ARE STUCK WITH INVENTORY THEY

CAN’T SELL, A FROG -- FAR CRY

FROM THE EARLY DAYS.

>> WE WERE IMMEDIATELY

PROFITABLE AND DOING CLOSE TO $2

MILLION A YEAR IN THE FOUR

STORES.

ABOUT $2 MILLION -- OF THAT $2

MILLION, 60% WAS FLAVORED

JUICES.

ANTHONY: THEY STILL HAVE A BASE

OF PEOPLE BUYING TOBACCO

FLAVORED PRODUCTS BUT THEY ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT CIGARETTE

SMOKERS TRYING TO QUIT.

 BY THE GOVERNOR OVERREACHED

IS BEYOND ME.

ED: THE GOVERNOR SAID HE HAD TO

THINK OF CHILDREN FIRST.

>> FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, AND GET HAS

BECOME A MUCH TOUGHER PROCESS TO

ACQUIRE THOSE PRODUCTS.

I HAVE HEARD FROM PLENTY OF

TEACHERS AND SCHOOL NURSES AND

PARENTS THAT THIS HAS HAD A

POSITIVE IMPACT ON KIDS.

THAT IS A GOOD THING.

SHAYNA: THE FOLKS AT VAPE DADDY

SAY SOME OF THEIR CUSTOMERS HAVE

STARTED SMOKING CIGARETTES SINCE

THE NEW REGULATIONS WERE

IMPOSED.

ANTHONY: SOME ARE NOT WILLING TO

MAKE THE DRIVE TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

FOR FLAVORS.

AS FOR THE SHOP IN MEDFORD, WE

SPOKE TO LINDA AND HER HUSBAND,

THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO REOPEN AND

NO PLANS TO GO BACK INTO THE BIG

-- VAPING BUSINESS AND ARE

WEIGHING T

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