E-cigarettes an emerging alternative

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Tribble said the vapors helped her quit a 28-year, pack-a-day habit by supplying nicotine minus the harmful chemicals in cigarettes. I no longer put smoke in my body, or carbon monoxide or tobacco, said Tribble. She said she does not plan to quit e-cigarettes after years of frustrating failures to quit the regular kind. I was stressed the whole time. I was craving the cigarettes, said Tribble.
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EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

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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. They say classifying them as medical devices will mean they must undergo a costly and protracted authorisation processes before marketing.
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Electronic cigarettes gain popularity in our area

The Food and Drug Administration has said it is generally safe for use in food. However, the long-term risks of inhalation are not clear. A German cancer institute reviewed research on e-cigarettes and said secondhand exposure may raise a child’s risk for asthma. Further, the German study said: “Adverse health effects for third parties exposed cannot be excluded because the use of electronic cigarettes leads to emission of fine and ultrafine inhalable liquid particles, nicotine and cancer-causing substances into indoor air.” As the devices are touted as an aid to quit smoking, U.S. cigarette makers are jumping into the market with flavors that include strawberry and pina colada. Meanwhile, the FDA is studying e-cigarette health effects and whether to regulate the devices as it regulates tobacco.
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Editorial: LIRR is right to ban e-cigarettes

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E-cig sellers jockey for market position before FDA issues regulations

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Electronic cigarettes gain popularity in our area

“It should lead to better product performance and reduced variability,” he added. Altria has not disclosed details of its MarkTen campaign, and Sylvia declined to answer whether the company would advertise on TV or radio. But Altria is holding the product to standards similar to those for its traditional cigarette brands, he said.
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Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota don’t cover them under their smoke free laws. Instead, it is up to individual owners and managers to decide if people can use e-cigarettes inside. And, this is just one reason why the sales have taken off. “It’s been pretty much a steady climb ever since we opened up,” Revolver Vapor Shop Owner Patrick Gill said. “Business is doing good.
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EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

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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.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Other NRT methods include nicotine patches and nicotine gum, but e-cigarettes have surpassed these methods in popularity as they mimic a real cigarette in appearance and absorption method. E-cigarettes also enable those who want to quit for health reasons to retain smoking culture. E-cigarette proponents say the product facilitates smoking fewer cigarettes and may help users quit entirely, but a longitudinal analysis using population-level data show no difference in quit rates among e-cigarette users and regular smokers. “Controlled clinical trials and population-level observational cohort studies are needed to establish the utility of these cigarettes to facilitate smoking cessation. Research is also needed regarding the role of e-cigarettes in harm reduction, including reduced cigarette smoking and associated reduction of tobacco toxicant exposure,” Benowitz and Goniewicz recommended. Although e-cigarette vapor is likely less toxic than cigarette smoke, calling it safe is a stretch.
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FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

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. And on an airplane, he sneaks a quick puff and blows the vapor down toward the floor — fellow travelers may not even notice. The bustling Vapor Spot attracts 18-year-olds to seniors, but mostly people in their 20s and 30s, Jenkins says. The blue-and-orange-walled store, which opened in 2009, was the first brick-and-mortar vape store in the country, he says.
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E-cigarettes an emerging alteratnive

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‘Vaping’ a healthier way for NZ

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E-cigarettes emit water vapor. The department is considering the need for a statutory change in the Illinois Smoke-Free Act to address e-cigarettes, said Arnold, since the law speaks to lit tobacco products, not something that is ignited, or emits vapor and not smoke. E-cigarettes are treated like general retail merchandise for tax purposes, said Sue Hofer, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Revenue. But she said the agency is studying the issue. We looked at the regulations and saw no mention of e-cigarettes, said Hofer.
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Wirral MEP vows to fight for e-cigarette users

John Hogan, director of government relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco says, At the end of the day, what we feel is important is that Rhode Island enacting a law that keeps this out of the hands of minors. Advocators of e cigarette say that proper precaution should be taken while buying and selling of these devices. Different e cigarette companies have pushed for a legislation banning usage of these battery operated device by minors in different state of U.S. As per the tobacco and e cigarette industry officials, if this bill becomes a law then Rhode Island would join approximately two dozen other states that has ban minors from using e cigarettes.
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R.I E Cigarette Legislation to Undergo Veto Reviews DigitalSmoke.org

MEPs agreed to treat e-cigarettes as medicines, reducing their availability compared to tobacco and putting big costs on users. Vaporising nicotine to be inhaled by the smoker, the e-cigarettes give addicts their hit without many of the harmful chemicals and second-hand smoke produced by regular cigarettes. The issue will now be the subject of a vote by the full European Parliament in the autumn. And Mr Davies joined other Lib Dem MEPs as well as Conservative and UKIP members to vote against the change while Labour voted in favour. He said: In an ideal world no-one would be addicted to nicotine but we dont live in an ideal world and it is better to vape than to smoke.
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All that is needed is some advance testing of nicotine refills, some temporary approvals and the drafting of nicotine regulations. Ad Feedback Once the supply of nicotine refills is legalised, and tobacco excise increases again, more smokers will switch to vaping as the safer option. Media campaign messages could be extended to include “quit and switch”. E-cigarettes may need legislation, possibly through a private member’s bill. In Britain e-cigarette use is confined to smokers and ex-smokers, with near-zero use by non-smokers and young people.
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Electronic Cigarette Uk Supplier Says Policy Must Be Changed

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There are currently over a millon users of ecigs in the UK alone. Their increasing popularity has caught Brussels bureaucrats somewhat off guard. Amendments to the EU tobacco directive will mean e-cigarettes sales will be regulated and only available via prescription from the chemist outlets Hundreds of protesters from across Europe who are against the proposals gathered outside the European parliament this week to protest. They burst 2,000 black balloons representing the number of lives they believe could be saved daily if policy makers back the use of e-cigarettes. Collectively the e-cig community has spoken out under the campaign Smoke without fire.
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Totally Wicked Responds to the European Parliament Decision to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes that Will Cost Lives

It may result in many smaller and more innovative producers of electronic cigarettes going out of business. Medicines regulation creates a default prohibition and requirement for approval, leaving tobacco cigarettes as the only easily marketed source of nicotine. Speaking after the announcement, Fraser Cropper, Chief Executive Officer of Totally Wicked said: Do policy makers really want to protect an industry that kills 700,000 people at the expense of a market-based, consumer-led public health revolution that has the potential to save millions of lives? Let us not hide from the stark facts, because that is exactly what they have done today. If todays vote had truly been about public health then MEPs would have voted to ban tobacco cigarettes.
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Electronic Cigarette Company Launches New Website

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These items are a great alternative to traditional tobacco products and can also help users finally kick their habit, he added. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) look similar to traditional cigarettes, but function differently. Nicotine is heated inside an electronic device that creates a smokeless vapor, which is then inhaled by the user. The nicotine-infused vapor is often flavored and free from the harmful tar, carbon monoxide and chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. For many, e-cigarettes provide a way for users to slowly taper down their tobacco use. Electronic cigarettes work very well and they actually helped me quit smoking cigarettes, noted Frank. In fact, my wife, sister in law, brother in law and countless other friends and family members have quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes. The personal successes of Frank and other family members with electronic cigarettes was the catalyst for the companys launch. After smoking and dipping on-and-off for fourteen years, Frank was finally able to quit cold turkey as a result of e-cigarette usage.
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Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

The push comes amid a reignited national debate about the safety of electronic cigarettes, following last months announcements from the countrys two other big tobacco companies, R.J. Reynolds and Altria, that they too will be jumping into the market. Nikysha Harding, director of the Boston Public Health Commissions Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, said the city has issued 61 permits to sell the battery-operated devices since March, more than five times the number awarded during the same period last year.
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