CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
One Year Anniversary West Fertilizer Blast: | Complete West Explosion Coverage


Richardson Sees Influx Of E-Cigarette Stores

(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Brian New
Brian joined the CBS 11 News team in 2013 after working a...
Read More

CBS DFW (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates:

Health News & Information:

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Richardson Sees Influx Of E Cigarette StoresPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Richardson Sees Influx Of E Cigarette StoresCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Richardson Sees Influx Of E Cigarette StoresViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Richardson Sees Influx Of E Cigarette StoresPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos


A man puffs on an electronic cigarette. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) - Richardson has seen an influx in recent weeks in new electronic cigarette stores opening in the city. In the past 10 weeks, at least seven new e-cigarette stores have obtained a permit to open a business in the city. As a result, the city council is considering requiring a special permit for e-cigarette retailers.

Richardson’s assistant city manager, Don Magner, said, “We just want to make sure that is appropriate for that location, that it will complement the other businesses, and it’s something we can be proud of that the community can support.”

Opened two years ago, Vaporescence was the first e-cigarette store in Richardson. Today, it is one of eight. Store manager Tim Faulkner credits the influx in stores with the exploding popularity of e-cigarettes. “It’s a healthier alternative than smoking,” he said.

However, Faulkner said that he is not surprised by the city’s apprehension. “I just think they don’t know what it’s about and they just associate it with cigarettes.”

Two weeks ago, Coexists Vapor opened at a strip mall in Richardson. Owner Randy Bayes said that he was sold on starting an e-cigarettes store when, after 30 years of trying to quit smoking, he finally did when he switched to vapor. “I come across a lot of people who had the same experience,” he said. “Most smokers don’t want to be a smoker, but they end up starting at a young age and they don’t know how to put it down.”

E-cigarettes are battery-powered products that allow users to inhale vapors from a liquid, often called e-juice, by simulating tobacco smoking. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco but some liquids contain nicotine.

Latest News:

Top Trending: