Growing e-cigarette trend raises safety concerns

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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EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

Growing e-cigarette trend raises safety concerns

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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RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation

“There weren’t many shops at the time, so I decided E-cigarette vaporizers for sale at Vapes of Wrath in Long Beach on July 18, 2013. (Stephen Carr/ Los Angeles Newspaper Group) to give it a go,” said Demetra, a soft-spoken, 31-year-old with a full beard and tattoos on his arms. Between re-rigging vapes and talking with customers — ranging from punk rockers to college kids to middle-aged women–Demetra recalled quitting smoking a couple of years ago, when his daughter, then 4, would pull away from the smell of smoke. “I didn’t quit because I didn’t like the nicotine,” he said. E-cigs were introduced to the U.S.
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(AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has vetoed legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children, saying the way it was written would have exempted e-cigarettes from laws governing tobacco products. In his veto message on Wednesday, Chafee said children should not be allowed to buy electronic cigarettes.
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Vapor Electronic Cigarettes Launches to Provide in Depth Reviews of Electronic Cigarettes

The reviews take a detailed format, introducing the product and its manufacturer as well as any pertinent unique selling points before breaking down in detail the features available with the product as well as any potential disadvantages compared to other competitors. The review then concludes with a summary and is headlined by a star rating, making quick and easy comparison possible. The site homepage includes top rated and featured sections including their green smoke review and V2 Cigs review , and has a top ten sidebar that ranks reviewed products by their star rating so that customers can get an easy impression in seconds of who the market leaders are. A spokesperson for Vapor Electronic Cigarettes explained, Our reviews have been designed to give the best of both worlds: a comprehensive break down and evaluation of the key features, advantages and disadvantages of a product and a streamlined top line that allows people pressed for time to make quick decisions based on reliable information. Our top ten rankings are right there on the homepage so that users can instantly see what we have determined the best products to be, so they can simply move straight ahead with buying them if they so wish. About Vapor Electronic Cigarettes Vapor Electronic Cigarettes is a brand new review site with the latest information about all of the top brands currently supplying these alternatives to traditional combustion based tobacco smoking.
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Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

Employee Katie Galan an e-cigarette user herself rattles off a menu of options. First, choose your nicotine level. Katie Galan: Twenty-four is a little higher than your average cigarette, 16 is a little lower. Then, if youd like, add a flavor.
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Electronic cigarette firm joins fight against EU proposals

EsmokeHub Suggests The Best Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes contain nicotine but vaporise waste products and manufacturers claim they are an alternative to standard tobacco cigarettes which produce damaging tar and smoke as well as help smokers cut down or quit. Its estimated around 1.3 million people use them in the UK with the market expected to reach 250m per year in 2014. ECigaretteDirect.co.uk co-founder James Dunworth buys his products from China where they are made under licence and distributes them through an online site and a high street store. He said: Classing e-cigarettes as medicines will destroy businesses such as ours as the tests required will cost about 1m per product and we have 30 different flavours. It just would not be viable. E-cigs are used by people who want to quit smoking but many just want a healthier alternative.
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Eonsmoke Electronic Cigarettes Reaches 15,000 Retail Locations in USA

“Eonsmoke has become a regional powerhouse in the electric cigarette business because of our differentiated look, competitive margins, and diversified flavor line up,” says Oleg Spiridonov, Vice President of Eonsmoke, LLC. “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.
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E-cigarettes face new restrictions

( EMAILWIRE.COM , July 17, 2013 ) Deerfield Beach, FL — People always prefer using the latest technology available in the market. Maybe to show a style statement or personal interest to keep updated with the latest technology. The latest trend in the business of technology is stylish electronic cigarettes.
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e-cigarette Brand Signs ESPN Deal

E-Swisher has already had exposure on ESPN, as its brand is seen on a car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. ESPN is one of the cable networks that takes ads for e-cigarettes. E-Swisher has a two-year deal with Caesars Interactive Entertainment to serve as the official e-cigarette of the WSOP, which has been going on since May 29. The agreement covers on-site signage, including in a players lounge and outdoor smoking area; signage visible on ESPN; exposure on wsop.com; and social media exposure on Twitter and Facebook. There will also be a social media contest to win branded playing cards and poker sets.
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Users Protest Vapor Cigarette Regulation through Open Letter to MEPs Reviews DigitalSmoke.Org

Miami’s Vapor Shop, Gives Away Bruno Mars Concert Tickets

The protest is the consequence of their favor. The users have asked the MEPs to regulate vapor cigarette as a consumer product and not medicinal products. Considering the reaction of users across the globe, DigitalSmoke.Org has provided its reviews on electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco cigarette and cited the reason that users are satisfied with e cigs. Many research and studies are going on worldwide which will declare the outcome soon. About Digitalsmoke.org Digitalsmoke.org got established a couple of years back. The website aims to impart the right knowledge to people to make them aware about the electronic cigarettes.
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Antismoking groups push for veto of R.I. e-cigarette legislation

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. He hopes vapor does the trick.
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(This is critical because your time is valuable. Don’t waste time by looking for parking, keep moving if it takes more than three minutes to get parking). 3. Is the shop easily accessible from a main street? (Again, your time is precious.
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Vapor shops growing in popularity in SWFL

Reynolds Tobacco, the nations second-largest tobacco company and makers of Camel, Winston, Salem, Kool and other traditional cigarette brands, agreed. 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.
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Puff Enuff electronic cigarette store holds grand opening

Adams said he decided to open an electronic cigarette store after he tried the product for himself. The next day after I tried them I quit smoking and decided I wanted to open something like this, Adams said. Framed above the register is the last pack of cigarettes Adams said he ever bought since trying the electronic cigarettes in March.
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EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

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Nessa Childers MEP said there had been a strong vote today in her Public Health Committee on the EU tobaccocontroldirective, despite the massive industry lobbying against the law. As co-chair of the MEPs against Cancer forum in the European Parliament, I have campaigned and pressed for this anti-tobacco legislation for a long time, she said. I am delighted that today we voted against the massive negative industry lobbying campaign whichtried to try to delay, block and defeat this legislation.
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