Will stronger regs save vape shops?

UP IN SMOKE: White Horse Vapor employee Joey Chen shows some of the products the vape shop carries. Owner Dino Baccari said a recent statewide ban on flavored e-cigarettes forced him to close his White Horse Vapor location in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
UP IN SMOKE: White Horse Vapor employee Joey Chen shows some of the products the vape shop carries. Owner Dino Baccari said a recent statewide ban on flavored e-cigarettes forced him to close his White Horse Vapor location in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
White Horse Vapor expanded quickly over the past six years, growing from a single store in North Providence to three in Rhode Island and five in other states. That trajectory changed suddenly in late September, when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo ordered a temporary ban on flavored vaping products. The ban was justified, the R.I. Department…

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