States and local governments continue to push bans. Trump also now pushes to ban flavored e-cigarettes which will carry an economic toll. But, most importantly, an emotional one. Vape shop owners now assess the coming damage by making advanced plans to close their doors and layoff employees. The following is a dispatch from my travels across the United States. As I traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, my mind was unsettled. This is what happened, who I spoke to, and where my mind was in the days leading up to my arrival in D.C.