EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

Chafee vetoes electronic cigarette legislation

By Martin Banks in Brussels 4:18PM BST 14 Jul 2013 The vote was intended to make tobacco smoking less attractive to young people through mandatory warnings, minimum pack sizes, and rules on flavourings. However, the revision of the EU ‘Tobacco Products Directive’ would classify most e-cigarettes as a medicinal product, despite the fact that in the UK alone 25 percent of all attempts to kick the habit are made using e-cigarettes, making them the most popular aid. The European Commission had proposed that e-cigarettes containing 4 milligrammes or more of nicotine must be classed as medicinal products but an EU parliamentary committee went further, voting to classify all e-cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, regardless of the nicotine content. Users of e-cigarettes (known as vapers) have protested, arguing that through e-cigarettes they were able to kick the tobacco habit.
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Eonsmoke Electronic Cigarettes Reaches 15,000 Retail Locations in USA

“We’re starting to go national by opening distribution relationships and people are really starting to notice; the company is starting to get intense investor interest after last month’s major Big Tobacco news of investment into electronic cigarettes.” Last month in June 2013, Phillip Morris announced they will launch their own electronic cigarette brand MarkTen in August of the same year. R.J. Reynolds has announced similar news with their brand, Vuse which is expected to go national later this year. Lorillard already sells an e-cigarette under the Blu Cigs trademark after the acquisition was made in April 2012. “The brand is really starting to expand nationally as we pursue an active growth strategy which involves continuous product development investment and vast marketing expenses,” says Michael Tolmach, the Chief Executive Officer of Eonsmoke, LLC. “Eonsmoke is being introduced by distributors both internal and independent to retailers every single day and our unique rechargeable brand continues to take market share,” says Mr.
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Katie Galan: Twenty-four is a little higher than your average cigarette, 16 is a little lower. Then, if youd like, add a flavor. Next, select the color of your stick the battery portion that looks like a real cigarette. Katie Galan: We can make it look like the cigarette youre smoking now or we can make it funky and blue. Adam Provenzano started using the device about a year ago. Adam Provenzano, E-cig user: I quit for a while and started back up again, smoking about a pack a day. Since I started this, I havent had a cigarette which is a good thing. I know that we dont know all the facts on whats in it yet, but I do know its a lot safer than regular cigarettes. But are they?
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Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

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