E-cigarettes: the new fracking

Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

Websites for e-cigarettes note how they do not produce the smell, ash, and smoke that have led to workplace and public-space bans for tobacco cigarettes. But it is far from a clean smoke. E-cigarettes contain liquefied nicotine, which is heated into a vapor that is inhaled. Nicotine is addictive. Many smokers say they smoke e-cigarettes as a bridge to quitting.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Yet many of the alleged benefits of e-cigarettes are unproven and tighter regulations to ensure the quality of the product are needed to protect public safety. At the same time more regulation could slow down innovation and production — delaying the potential benefits a shift away from traditional cigarettes may yield, Neal L. Benowitz, MD, of the University of California San Francisco and Maciej L. Goniewicz, PhD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, suggested in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They explained the unknowns, weighed the agency’s options and made several recommendations for how to proceed in a Viewpoint published online. First introduced in 2007, e-cigarettes are the latest form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
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Seventy percent of those who quit smoking eventually gave up e-cigarettes, too. As evidenced in this study, when people switch to electronic cigarettes, it absolutely makes it easier to quit nicotine use completely, said Michael Siegel, a professor at Boston University School of Public Health who studies e-cigarettes. Its not as simple as saying people are substituting one addiction for another. In fact, Siegel said the quit-rate for e-cigarettes is comparable to rates in other nicotine-replacement therapy studies.
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FDA faces dilemmas in regulating e-cigarettes

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

But what about vapers, the name for people who draw on electronic cigarettes that spew no actual smoke? Instead, they inhale — and then exhale — e-juice as a vapor containing liquid nicotine, flavored with such tastes as fresh tobacco and cotton candy. Should they be subject to the same restrictions? Vapers argue that the emissions from a few ingredients must be cleaner than the thousands of charred chemicals flowing from the average cigarette. Critics worry that the devices and the components of their associated vapor are “untried, untested and unknown,” in the words of Stella Bialous, president of the San Francisco consulting firm Tobacco Policy International.
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Breaking News: R.J. Reynolds Vapor Launches ‘VUSE’ Digital Vapor Cigarette

Vapor shops growing in popularity in SWFL

With its digital technology, VUSE gives adult smokers considering e-cigarettes an innovative, high-quality product from a leading tobacco company. Unlike other e-cigarettes currently on the market, VUSE is completely designed and assembled in the U.S., and, as an additional quality step, VUSE incorporates automated manufacturing to ensure a consistently reliable cartridge every time. VUSE will be sold in a rechargeable format. VUSE has been designed to offer the affordability and convenience of a disposable e-cigarette, while providing on-going cost savings and reduced environmental impact by being rechargeable, Cordisco said. The VUSE Solo and VUSE System will be sold in retail outlets in Colorado beginning in July. VUSE Solo includes a flavor cartridge, original or menthol, a rechargeable VUSE PowerUnit and a USB charger. The VUSE System includes three flavor cartridges, two original and one menthol, a rechargeable VUSE PowerUnit, both a USB charger and an AC wall adapter, and a carrying case.
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“He’s tried the gum, he’s tried the patches,” Ratzmann said. He hopes vapor does the trick. “We’re hoping that he’s going to do this for a couple months and maybe get off the vapor and the cigarettes,” he added. For now, hoping is all he may be able to do. The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida says there’s really no concrete data E-Cigs will help people quit smoking. “We don’t really know for sure what the content of this particular E-Cigarettes often are we don’t know what’s in them” said Brendan Donohue, Tobacco Prevention Specialist with the Florida Department of Health.
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Antismoking groups push for veto of R.I. e-cigarette legislation

At the end of the day, what we feel is important is that Rhode Island enact a law that keeps this out of the hands of minors, said Hogan, who is also a former Rhode Island lobbyist. Bottom line. The North Carolina-based company has pushed for legislation banning e-cigarette use by minors in dozens of states, including Rhode Island, this year, as it prepares to roll out its own e-cigarette line, VUSE. Governor Chafee spokeswoman Christine Hunsinger says he is still evaluating the bill, which was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, D-North Providence, and had not been officially transmitted to his office as of Tuesday. Chafee has six days from when he receives the bill to sign it into law, veto it or let it become law without his signature. If approved, Rhode Island would join roughly two dozen other states that ban minors from using e-cigarettes, according to tobacco and e-cigarette industry officials. The legislation comes as more attention is being focused on the products, which have been widely distributed for less than a decade.
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E-cigarette stores boom in Minnesota after cigarette tax increase

E Cigarette Industry Emerges as Best Investment Trend Review DigitalSmoke.org

Four “e-cigarette” stores have emerged in the St. Cloud area in less than two months, The St. Cloud Times reported today. Smokers use these battery-powered devices to inhale a water vapor that is often flavored and usually contains nicotine. The vapor doesn’t contain tar or carbon monoxide, and users can smoke a pack for about $1 per day. The recent $1.60 state tax increase on cigarettes went into effect on July 1, meaning that traditional smokers now pay $2.83 in tax for each pack.
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Evaps Launches the New Vapor Intelligent e Cigarette

Therefore, tobacco companies are facing drastic decline on their sales. Involvement of celebrities with electronic cigarette also increasing the popularity of these battery operated devices. Many people are there who are looking for best electronic cigarette brands but with the emergence of many brands, it has become quite difficult for customers to choose one among the best e cigarette brands says reviews. DigitalSmoke.org is an e cigarette review website that provides reliable and realistic reviews about different brands. It is advisable to choose the brand only after reading the customers reviews given by review website.
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Strawberry, kiwi is the popular flavors in e-liquid. As the charging decreases the essence of flavors in the vapor subsides to some extent. The liquid in the e-cigarette can be changed immediately as per choice.
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With e-cigarettes, where vapors rise, so does debate

Smokers can puff pie, cheesecake and more from Henderson Vapor

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In response, anti-smoking activists are pushing to have them regulated like tobacco. Stan Glantz, a professor of tobacco control at UC San Francisco who supports Corbett’s bill, said e-cigarette companies brought the increased scrutiny upon themselves. The companies, he said, “talk out of both sides of their mouths. When it’s convenient to be a cigarette to avoid FDA (medical) regulations, they’re a cigarette. And then other times, they say, ‘We’re not a cigarette.’ ” In 2010, Corbett succeeded in passing legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
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Vapor shops growing in popularity in SWFL

“We don’t want anybody in here to continue using tobacco. Everyone that comes through that door, they are current smokers. I want them to quit smoking,” Harrigan said. It’s just what Brian Ratzmann wants to hear. Ratzmann was shopping for his 19-year-old son, who currently smokes a pack a day. “He’s tried the gum, he’s tried the patches,” Ratzmann said.
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By MICHAEL LYLE VIEW STAFF WRITER Sitting in Henderson Vapor, a new shop in the Water Street District, owner Todd Sanford took a puff of his electronic cigarette as he pulled out his iPhone to check the mobile application My Last Cigarette. Its been two years, 146 days, five hours and 28 minutes since my last cigarette, he said on June 27. And honestly, I havent even craved one since then. Ever since he found vapor smoke, an electronic version of cigarettes, Sanford, who smoked for 20 years, has been able to quit. His discovery also led him to open Henderson Vapor, 115 S. Water St., in February. The shop sells supplies for electronic cigarettes.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

“I just don’t feel comfortable going into public places and vaping, because it looks like you’re smoking,” says Brian Worthy, owner of the Vapor-Mart in Los Angeles. He doesn’t want to upset bystanders, so he vapes only indoors at his home or store. Many vapers aren’t particularly worried that their habit might be outlawed in public places. “I don’t think it will affect me too much,” says Lee Madeloni, a musician who was trying flavors in the Vapor Spot, not far from UCLA, on a recent afternoon. “I’m pretty respectful anyway.” He already avoids vaping when dining with others, for example.
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E-cigarettes gain fans and critics

Writing to Matthias Groote MEP, the e-cigarette users state that they are genuinely concerned that proposals to regulate e-cigarettes as a medicinal product and to ban flavourings will effectively constitute a ban on a product they use as an alternative to deadly tobacco cigarettes, an opinion supported by the European Parliament’s own Legal Affairs committee. David Dorn an e-cigarette user from the United Kingdom said, “E-cigarettes are not a medicinal product and as users we do not see ourselves as ill or in treatment; we are not. Users do however enjoy the benefits of using nicotine, and nicotine when not combined with cigarette smoke is relatively harmless. I hope that MEPs will vote this week to either remove e-cigarettes completely from the Tobacco Products Directive or that they will ask the Commission to go away and do a lot more research, fund some unbiased studies and come back in two or three years and report on the situation at that time. Policy makers will then have a lot more information at their fingertips to make a decision that is not going to result in 700,000 lives per year being terminated early because MEPs voted to effectively ban e-cigs as they currently are from the market in Europe.” The key health benefit of e-cigarettes is determined by how many smokers switch to them or use them as a staging post to quitting completely.
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Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

Unlike a cigarette, you don’t actually burn anything and pretty much all you inhale is a bit of water vapor and the flavor of your choice. Everything from chocolate, to fruit, to bacon, to tobacco, you can get eJuice in pretty much any flavor you can imagine.” Vapor Jedi’s line of Canadian eJuice with nicotine or without is available exclusively on the new website. Made with certified kosher and food grade ingredients of the highest quality and purity, Vapor Jedi eJuice is made entirely in Canada with great love and care and only the most positive vibes according to company founder, Mitch Tarala.
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Electronic Cigarettes Retailer Vapor Jedi Launches New Canadian Website

He felt so strongly about the health benefits of the products that he started his own business making refill cartridges for the devices. Many people feel the way Sena does about the health benefits of e-cigarettes, claiming they can notice the difference in their personal health. However, e-cigarettes face critics. Melissa Watson, a Columbia health counselor, has witnessed different results when others pick up e-cigarettes. Watson, who works with smoking cessation courses at Palmetto Health Baptist, has dedicated a good portion of her career to helping people quit smoking. In her opinion, e-cigarettes might not be as helpful in the quitting process as some claim.
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