Costco, Target, and Walgreens Set To Carry Electronic Cigarettes

costco carry e cigaretteThis really is exciting news in the world of electronic cigarettes. Scottsdale based “NJOY Electronic Cigarette” is really making a name for themselves in the electronic cigarette industry (See our NJOY Electronic Cigarette Review). In case you haven’t read anything about electronic cigarettes, they’re a new way for smokers to enjoy a “smoke” without having to deal with tar, tobacco, lighting a cig, or any of the 4,000+ carcinogens you find in a regular tobacco cigarette.

Jim Palasota, is the vice president of sales  and marketing for NJOY which opened their doors in 2007.

Currently Target and Costco sell the NJOY electronic cigarette online, but Walgreens is set to have them on their shelves shortly. The company recently released a new model of electronic cigarette called the “NPRO,” a shorter version of their electronic cigarette which looks and feels more like the real thing.

Like all other electronic cigarettes, NJOY is a battery powered e-cigarette which contains nicotine, water, flavoring, and propylene glycol ( an odorless substance found in toothpaste and cosmetics ).

Now this is the interesting part, because this product does not contain tobacco, it doesn’t fall under most states anti-smoking laws. Which means, while you might raise a few eyebrows when you use this inside of a restaurant, it technically can be smoked there!

Founder of NJOY, Ron MacDonald says the company is growing by leaps and bounds!

The cost for the NJOY starter kit is around $80 and if you want to go ahead and buy refill cartridges as well, those go for about $10 ( which is equivalent to 2 packs of traditional cigs ).

Jim Palasota made sure to note that electronic cigarettes are not a type of “smoking cessation.” The World Health Organization has warned, electronic cigarettes do not have enough scientific evidence to confirm their effectiveness. All we know is, they definitely don’t have the things in them that traditional tobacco cigarettes have and they don’t produce secondhand smoke like traditional cigarettes.

Dr. Jonathan Winickoff of Harvard Medical School proclaims an Electronic Cigarette is, “A thousand times safe than traditional tobacco cigarettes.”

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4 Responses to “Costco, Target, and Walgreens Set To Carry Electronic Cigarettes”

  • Time on June 17, 2011

    I saw the much better brand South Beach at walgreens this morning

    • packlder@att.net on October 13, 2012

      I’m sick of the Enjoy, can’t stand the liquid that comes out of it! and I would like the option of a wall charger.

  • Jason Healy on September 7, 2011

    Actually Walgreens is selling blu cigs

  • Bridgette Meyer on September 22, 2011

    It’s a shame that all of the chain stores are selling crap e-cigs. NJoy, Smoking Everywhere…it doesn’t matter. Any of the ones that have the prefilled cartridges and are really small are no good. V2 and BluCigs are the good models. I have been vaping for 2 years and I have a closet full of this crap. Such a shame. At least they are carrying something to get people started though.

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