Electronic cigarettes, a smoking hot national trend, have found their way to Galveston County and the Clear Lake area, where retailers are setting up shops to tap into a $1 billion market.
How hot is the market? Cindy Milina and Steve Salisbury opened Island Vaporium at 2001 61st St. in 2013. Less than a year later, they opened Island Vaporium downtown. E-cigarettes helped Milina and Salisbury kick their traditional tobacco habit, they said.