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Gulfport man claims Samsung vaping battery exploded, caught fire

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When someone switches from cigarettes to e-cigarettes they hope to lead healthier lives. No one expects the change to cause them more harm. Gulfport resident William Switzer began using e-cigarettes in 2013. He believed they were a safe alternative to aid in him quitting cigarettes. On Dec. 2, 2015, an e-cigarette, or vaporizer pen, blew up in his pocket. Switzer suffered second and third-degree burns after both the pen and its battery caught fire. Switzer is now suing all parties…

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E-Cigs can help you dodge the new tax

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On February 4, 2009, the death knell for cheap smoking sounded with a ridiculous law called CHIPRA. While it’s actually about health insurance for children, part of its provisions (and funding) concern the fact that cigarette taxes across the country have pretty much doubled since early 2009. And if you have been smoking for any length of time, you know that it is anything but a cheap habit. In some states, the price of a pack of smokes has gotten…

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