E-cigarettes an emerging alternative

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to regulate e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation product, said Kathy Drea, vice president of advocacy for the American Lung Association in Illinois. Drea said it is uncertain when the FDA will rule but that the decision should provide states with guidance on e-cigarette regulation. Were waiting on FDA, said Drea. She said a major association concern is that e-cigarettes simply reinforce a smokers addiction to nicotine. There also are concerns the flavored products attract the young.
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Evaps Launches the New Vapor Intelligent e Cigarette

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The Best Smokeless Vapor Cigarette 2013 is Easily Affordable, Reports Tech-Cigarette.com

The vapors coming out from the electronic cig smell good due to which only few chosen flavors are offered. You can use this cigarette anytime, anywhere without making your loved ones worry about the health”. The Joyetech e-cigarette does not cause any pollution also. The e liquid needs to be filled in a small part of the electronic cigarette. This liquid becomes the vapor when the person starts using it.
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EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

Users of e-cigarettes (known as vapers) have protested, arguing that through e-cigarettes they were able to kick the tobacco habit. 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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Editorial: LIRR is right to ban e-cigarettes

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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.
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Some users believe they are safer. Others say the vapor-producing devices have helped them kick their tobacco habit. But the government wants to know more and is turning to Chicago researchers to find the answers. A weekday morning brings a steady stream of customers to 21 Century Smoking an electronic or e cigarette store in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood. Some are regulars stocking up on supplies. Others are newcomers ready to explore the offerings.
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E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol

EsmokeHub Suggests The Best Electronic Cigarettes

He hasn’t used a cigarette in three or four months, Jackson said. “I have seen first-hand how they can help,” he said. The American Cancer Society opposed Jackson’s efforts last year and will continue to fight against efforts to reduce taxes on e-cigarettes, said James Gray, director of government relations for the Cancer Action Network.
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The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes

Two brands of e-cigs with the corresponding spare battery.  Equazcion at the wikipedia project

The second question posed by the WHO is Is use of electronic cigarettes (ENDS) an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking? Again, the global health body answers by saying this has not been scientifically demonstrated. ENDS are often touted as tobacco replacements, smoking alternatives or smoking cessation aids. But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing.
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Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol

Still, Jamnick said he felt uncomfortable vaping (the e-cigarette term for lighting up). Its been, what, six years now since they passed the smoking ban in Minnesota? he said. You give it a funny look because you havent seen it in a while. Electronic cigarettes have been on a slow burn for years, but theyve recently caught fire. National sales jumped to $500 million in 2012 and are projected to clear $1 billion this year.
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Totally Wicked Responds to the European Parliament Decision to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes that Will Cost Lives

Like cigarettes, users get a nicotine fix. Unlike cigarettes, there is no smoke. During the final days of the Legislature’s last session, the House rejected a bill backed by Jackson to deal with the same issue on a 66-29 vote after nearly three hours of questioning and debate. At issue in the interim studies is how the devices are taxed and how their sales are regulated.
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E-cigarettes can only be considered medicinal if they directly treat a disease. E-cigarettes do not do this; they simply deliver clean nicotine without the tar, carbon monoxide, and volatile hot gases of cigarettes. For people who switch from cigarettes, they hugely reduce risk, while satisfying the need for nicotine and some of the behavioural aspects of smoking. Far from helping those smokers who want to switch, medicines regulation will add costs, impose burdens, apply restrictions, and hold back innovation.
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Electronic Cigarette Uk Supplier Says Policy Must Be Changed

Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

Liberal Democrat MEP Rebecca Taylor met with demonstrators and said I’m not convinced we should regulate e-cigarettes as medicine. The bottom line is I can’t support anything that makes e-cigarettes less available than regular tobacco. The crux of the argument from those who object the changes is that e-cigarettes do not fall into the same category as quitting aids such as nicotine gum and patches. Instead while some use them as a stepping stone to quitting altogether, others chose to substitute e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to the real thing. They are seen as the lesser of two evils.
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Without anyone in the professional public health field doing anything and without spending any public money, smokers like us have been quitting, switching, and cutting down through the use of e-cigarettes. This is something that should be celebrated not a cause for concern.” E-cigarettes are however not some form of more effective nicotine replacement therapy, they are totally different. E-cigarettes deliver clean nicotine — without the tar, carbon monoxide, and volatile hot gases of cigarettes — and as a way of taking nicotine they are pretty near harmless to health. In short, for people who switch from cigarettes, they hugely reduce risk, while satisfying their need for nicotine and some of the behavioural aspects of smoking.
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Cigarette smoking at new low among youths, survey finds

Electronic cigarettes could hit BAT and Imperial Tobacco harder than expected, say analysts

Danny McGoldrick, vice president for research for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, credited tobacco taxes, laws limiting where people can smoke and smoking prevention programs with reducing the numbers. However, the surveys show progress has slowed in recent years, with teenage smoking rates falling only slightly from 2011 to 2012. “We need to invest in more of what has worked in the past to accelerate these declines,” McGoldrick said. Other findings from the report included: Birth rates have continued to drop among teenagers, falling for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary data.
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A look at the evidence behind outdoor smoking bans

Health Canada has sent out letters to nicotine vendors asking them to stop selling the products, and several European countries have recently passed legislation classifying similar products as medical devices, which limits and prevents their sale and purchase. However, though it may seem a legal “gray area,” no retailer has been charged with a crime related to selling electronic cigarettes in Canada. Although they are gaining popularity, there are still many misconceptions surrounding electronic cigarettes.
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Electronic Cigarettes Retailer Vapor Jedi Launches New Canadian Website

So are the electronic cigarettes legal in restaurants and other public areas? We found out some businesses are making their own rules. “We’ve seen them around. We haven’t had a lot of them in here yet,” points out Steve Hollister, the owner of Twisted Vine Bistro, in downtown Fort Myers.
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Non-smoking businesses mixed on E-cigarettes

We estimate the e-cigarette market will grow from $2bn in 2012 to $3bn in 2013 (tobacco is approximately $700bn). In the longer term, the total combined market will shrink at a more rapid rate than most investors envisage as e-cigarettes wean smokers off tobacco, but do not attract new users into the overall category. Winners and losers will emerge, but are hard to predict at this relatively early stage in e-cigarettes’ development, and there will be margin pressure in the short term across the board as companies race for share. This new uncertainty, and the faster long-term decline of tobacco which we predict, should cause investors to reassess their holdings in the sector. Our modelling suggests that tobacco companies will need to win a greater share of e-cigarettes than they have in tobacco to preserve short-term margins: e-cigarette margins will be lower in the early years. The volume decline in the UK tobacco market, for example, could accelerate to as much as 10% compound annual growth rate.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Electronic Cigarettes Retailer Vapor Jedi Launches New Canadian Website

“It doesn’t make me cough or smell.” Vapor Spot bartender Chris Rogers says most customers come in to quit smoking . He started running after switching from smoking to vaping. “I feel healthier, I’m more energetic,” he says. The problem is that little is known about the precise dangers of being in the same space as a vaper indulging their e-habit.
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Tobacco regulators mull more oversight as e-cigarettes see increased popularity

Perpepaj a pack-a-day smoker, was interested in e-digs because he saw a co-worker smoke them and has been looking for a healthier alternative since he stopped smoking cigarettes. ( Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger) View/Post Comments “Right now we regulate cigarettes, loose tobacco and smokeless tobacco, but the law does give us a process for adding more products to our jurisdiction,” said FDA spokeswoman Jennifer Haliski. “The FDA has publicly said that we intend to make every product that meets the statutory definition of a tobacco product of our authority.” For now, that means the e-cigarette industry has to avoid so much as hinting it is a smoking cessation device. The FDA currently regulates nicotine replacement therapies, known as NTRs, such as gum, patches and lozenges “One way a lot of people interpret ‘therapeutic’ is if the manufacturer says you can use the product to quit smoking, as a cessation device,” Haliski said, “then that would bring it under our jurisdiction.” Perhaps it helps that e-cigarette puffers don’t call themselves smokers.
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Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

About Vapor Jedi: Vapor Jedi first opened in January 2013 with the goal of becoming a worldwide leader in the electronic cigarette and eJuice marketplace. The company sells a variety of electronic cigarette products and accessories, as well as eJuice with or without nicotine that comes in over 50 unique flavors. Vapor Jedi is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For more information, visit http://vaporjedi.com/store. ### Vapor Jedi Mitch Tarala 1-800-930-9233 mitch@vaporjedi.com This is a press release.
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