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Vapor Corp. launches store-in-store concept

BY Ryan Chavis

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Vapor Corp., a U.S.-based electronic cigarette company, will unveil a store-in-store "authorized dealer" retail concept at the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas, which is set to take place with the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2014.   

The store-in-store concept is designed to support retail sales of VaporX’s line of vaporizers and accessories. Vapor Corp. earlier this year unveiled patent-pending fingerprint technology to enhance parental controls and improve theft protection of its line.

"The knowledge gained from years of maintaining a diverse national retail presence has pointed towards the real need for a branded ‘authorized dealer’ concept where consumers can shop the full line of  VaporX vaporizers and accessories," Vapor Corp. CEO Kevin Frija said. "Our goal is to bring the authorized dealer store-in-store concept, pop-up vapor lounge experience to retailers everywhere. The design of the kiosk will greatly enhance the visibility of the VaporX brand with consumers, who in turn will gain broader access to a variety of disposable and rechargeable vaporizers and accessories."

In addition to the full line of VaporX products and new model, Vapor Corp. also will showcase its line of disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes from its flagship brand, Krave.

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Report: Flu vaccine proposal for RI preschools gets backlash from ACLU

BY Antoinette Alexander

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A proposed state health department regulation that would require children up to ages 5 years and older to get an annual flu immunization and would keep those with medical exemptions out of school or day care during flu outbreaks has received opposition from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, according to the Associated Press.

The group has called the regulation a “serious intrusion” on families and the ability for them to make their own health care decisions, the AP reported.

‘While we understand the frustration of public health officials who have been unable to convince parents to willingly vaccinate their children against influenza, state intervention in the medical decisions of families must be limited and rare,’’ ACLU policy associate Hillary Davis was quoted as saying at a hearing this month.

According to the report, the health department has also proposed mandating the human papillomavirus vaccine series beginning with students entering 11th grade.

 

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2014 Scattergood Design Challenge seeks ways to integrate mental health care into retail clinics

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Recognizing the vital role that retail-based health clinics play in today’s healthcare system, the Scattergood Foundation is exploring the most effective way to integrate mental health care into retail clinics through its 2014 Design Challenge.

“By integrating mental health care with existing physical health care in a retail clinic, we are addressing the health and wellness of the whole person, mind and body. A study from the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concluded chronic conditions, such as hypertension and asthma, are more likely to occur with a mental health condition and that the average number of impaired days per month for chronic diseases increases with a mental health condition,” the Foundation stated.

The Scattergood Foundation awards targeted grants to address critical behavioral health needs in innovative ways.

The winning solution will be considered for implementation at QCare, the first retail clinic in North Philadelphia. QCare is operated by Family Practice and Counseling Network.

Submissions are accepted until March 2 and all interventions submitted must have the potential to be implemented by May 14.
 

 

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