One More Electronic Step By Big Tobacco

777 eCigs Line Now Offers Zero mg Nicotine-Free Disposable Electronic Cigarettes

Retail sales in the U.S. could top $1 billion this year, some analysts say, but that would still be just 1% of the market . But some say they could overtake conventional cigarettes within the next decade , helped along by ever tighter anti-smoking laws, increased taxes on tobacco, and, in the long run, a regulatory regime that recognizes the devices as aids to quit smoking. No such claims are currently made by e-cigarette manufacturers, who are forbidden from making such health claims without going through a lengthy approval process. A recent study suggested almost 10% of e-cigarette users go on to quit smoking . That makes them at least as good as other smoking cessation aids approved by regulators,Michael Siegel, a professor at Boston Universitys School of Public Health, told the WSJ.
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France to ban electronic cigarettes in public amid health risk uncertainty

The press conference was to mark World No Tobacco Day, an international effort to raise awareness for smoking’s dangers. An estimated 6 million people are killed by tobacco each year, according to the World Health Organization , while about 600,000 people die annually from exposure to secondhand smoke. Electronic cigarettes have gained popularity in recent njoy years. A February 2013 study of American smokers found about 21 percent of U.S.
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Currently about one in five people across the United States smoke; however many are looking for smoking alternatives, including ecigarettes. In a report issued by the Center for Disease Control report in February, 2013 it was estimated as of 2011, about six percent of all adults had tried ecigarettes, nearly doubling that of 2010. People may be turning to electronic cigarettes as a smoking alternative for a variety of reasons, including the ever increasing price of tobacco based products. Distribution also influences use.
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Electronic Cigarettes — Let’s Think Before We Inhale

Once again the tobacco industry is marketing the disease of addiction. Harm reduction advocates argue that for those currently addicted to traditional cigarettes e-cigarettes are a less harmful substitute. In a perfect world this may be true, but the research on how these products are actually used is scarce and some of it suggests that e-cigarettes aren’t being used as replacement products but instead are being used to simply supplement other tobacco use and to circumvent current no-smoking policies that have taken decades to achieve. Harm reduction advocates also make the case that e-cigarettes are safer than combustible products because they do not present the risks to others associated with second-hand smoke. While this seems obvious, there is not enough evidence to prove that these products have no second-hand effects. It is possible that there may be therapeutic value to a vaporized nicotine product for the purpose of tobacco use cessation and we should certainly explore this possibility.
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Big Tobacco back on TV with e-cigarette ads

More than four decades on from the federal ban on cigarette ads for radio and television, some of the nation’s major tobacco producers are back on TV with spots featuring e-cigarettes. Blu eCigs, a subsidiary of Lorillard ( LO ), kicked off an ad campaign in October with television spots featuring actor Stephen Dorff. R.J.
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E-cigarette, shisha ban eyed

Only 23 percent say they’ve ever smoked cigarettes. Students are among the customers McNaughton fears stores are now targeting. Whether they’re going to buy Skittles or juice or what have you, they’re seeing these products. So they’re constantly exposed to these products at the store s and that’s another one of the tactics they use to try to draw in the youth, McNaughton said. Currently, e-cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA. Even though most stores won’t sell them to customers under 18, there’s currently nothing to keep them from doing it.
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E-cigarette vaporizers being used for illegal purposes, police watching marijuana use with devices


The industry would then have to present a proof of concept outlining the basics of the drug development to demonstrate its feasibility and an ethical trial approval sought from an academic or medical research institution. According to officers of the Philippine E-Cigarette Industry Association (PECIA), the domestic e-cigarette industry in its present form given its size and its available resources will be unable to meet the requirements needed if the product was categorized as a drug. PECIA is currently composed of 95 small-scale e-cigarette sellers.
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Can PH regulate its e-cigarette industry?

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Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry would study the possibility of prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to children instead of electric cigarette a blanket ban. However, this is still subject to the recommendations by a committee set up to look into scientific evidence on the harmful effects of shisha (or water-pipe smoking) and e-cigarettes. “The committee will also verify claims that e-cigarettes may help smokers to quit the habit,” he said. Noor Hisham said the ministry would then decide based on the scientific report on whether to ban or regulate the sale and use of the two products. “Meanwhile, we welcome the fatwa [suggestion by religious authorities] issued by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department [Jakim] to ban shisha, which is in tandem with the ministry’s initiative on tobacco control,” he said.
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