Growth phase starts for E-cigarettes

Sales of e-cigarettes rose 72% over the last 52 weeks, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Lorillard (LO) holds a formidable 40% share of the market with its Blue eCigs brand a powerhouse.

R.J. Reynolds American (RAI) and Altria (MO) are playing catch-up with new brands rolling out this year.

Early reviews of e-cigs by regulators have left plenty of channels for marketing and distribution for the growing industry.

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  • ehelpies
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    a warren buffet junior type with a portfolio to back it up.
    18 Jun 2014, 08:24 AM Reply Like
  • jelrod3
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    "Not so fast, Rodriguez"... goes the punch line to a joke.


    Current data is showing that "vaping" using VTM (vaping tanks/mods) devices is taking share from the eCig categories. Here is a quote from a recent CSP Dailey News article :


    "A new survey of convenience store retailers shows almost 92% of respondents believe vaping products and tanks are overwhelmingly taking share from electronic cigarettes. The Wells Fargo Securities LLC survey of tobacco retailers and wholesalers representing more than 30,000 convenience stores in the United States concludes that convenience retailers are excited about VTMs (vapor/tanks/mods)."


    Convenience store retailers are reporting that vaping devices are "hot" sellers, and are becoming more popular than eCigs.


    Reynolds is rolling out its Vuse product nationally next week. Here's a video all about this and the Vuse product
    18 Jun 2014, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • nativearizonan
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    Don't hold your breath on any of this being a long lasting trend. Regulators, and governments worldwide are going to put the brakes on this. Without a doubt it is unhealthy and highly addictive. There have been instances of small children coming in contact with the vials of liquid nicotine to no good end. Health care advocates and the government will want to get control of e-cigarettes before half the juvenile population of the world is addicted to nicotine and we are back to the middle of the 20th century where a majority of people was addict to tobacco. Hopefully, Altria has a better long term business plan for generating profits than trying to push nicotine addiction on the unwary youth of the world. So far all advertising related to e-cigarettes has target young people.
    I think Big Tobacco may have missed an opportunity in not becoming involved with marketing marijuana products with the country slowly trending toward legalization. Statistics show pot sales are already generating millions in sales and taxes in those states where it is either legal or medical pot is legal and several states are lined up to legalize it in the near future.
    I see the push into e-cigarettes as short sighted and full of eventual regulatory pitfalls.
    18 Jun 2014, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • Riskman
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    I am sure the tobacco companies can convert tobacco growers to pot growers. They have been planning this for over 30 years
    18 Jun 2014, 09:37 PM Reply Like
  • Sunshine123
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    Riskman - You are absolutely right. On all accounts.
    19 Jun 2014, 10:29 PM Reply Like
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