Billion dollar e-cigarette industry raises safety concerns
He was 14. Forty years later, he is trying to kick the habit. Again. “The patches made my heart flutter,” MacRay said. “The (nicotine) gum, I’d chew (until) my gums bled. I even tried acupuncture.” He’s hoping electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, will do the trick.
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Health officials worry about electronic cigarette push in Colorado
It is unclear why R.J. Reynolds selected Colorado as its test market for the new product. During a recent news conference, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company president Stephanie Cordisco would only say that “Colorado represents just one of our major states as we are rolling this out.” Company officials did not return subsequent calls from Colorado Public News. Even the Colorado Department of Health and Environment says it doesn’t know why Colorado was selected. “We’re not sure why.
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NJOY: The E-Cigarette That Aims To Snuff Out Smoking
Over the past decade and a half, nicotine patches and gum have been widely available, and there is even a drug, Varenicline sold in the US under the brand name Chantix to help smokers kick the habit. But almost a sixth of the U.S. population still smokes in part because none of the alternatives mimics the usage pattern and satisfaction smokers derive from their habit.
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We do not know how they are being used,” said Erika Sward of the American Lung Association. The main ingredients of most electronic cigarettesinclude nicotine, water, artificial flavoring, glycerol, and propylene glycol, responsible for the exhaled smoky looking vapor, according to manufacturers. The FDA promises more research, but that could take years. Weiss welcomes FDA regulation and when asked if he would let his kids use e-cigarettes when they get older, Weiss replied, “I’d rather they smoke e-cigarettes in 15, 30 years than regular cigarettes, so yes, if they choose to smoke, then yes absolutely.” While e-cigarettes may reach $2 billion in sales this year, profits for traditional tobacco products still reach $80 billion in America every year.
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