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E-Cigarette Sales Drop Off

An electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago on April 23, 2014.  Illinois state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, is sponsoring a bill that would extend the state ban on indoor secondhand smoke in public places to electronic devices, which are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking. Measures like this, as well as inventory issues and safety concerns, have led to a drop in e-cig sales. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)
An electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago on April 23, 2014. Illinois state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, is sponsoring a bill that would extend the state ban on indoor secondhand smoke in public places to electronic devices, which are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking. Measures like this, as well as inventory issues and safety concerns, have led to a drop in e-cig sales. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

Sales of electronic cigarettes have been falling in recent months, as the industry deals with inventory issues, increasing safety concerns and some new state laws targeting e-cigs.

CNN’s Maggie Lake speaks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about what’s happening to the e-cig industry and what this means for big tobacco.

Guest

  • Maggie Lake, business anchor and correspondent for CNN International. She tweets @maggielake.
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