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Employee Mac Tracy shows off his mechanical personal vaporizer, also known as and "e-cig" or "mod" at ElectroNicStix, in Boise, Idaho on Oct. 22, 2013. The $1.5 billion U.S. vaping industry tripled sales this year, but new federal regulations could put a damper on future sales, according to Bloomberg News. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce how it plans to regulate electronic cigarettes soon. Cigarette sales in the U.S. have been falling for decades, but the tobacco industry still does $90 billion in sales each year. Because cigarette use is declining, it's hard to measure how much vaping is impacting sales, said Ed Franklin, marketing director for Tobacco Beverage Co. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green) LOCAL TV OUT (KTVB 7)