One More Electronic Step By Big Tobacco

Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

British American Tobacco / Vype Electronic cigarettes theres no tobacco involved, and theyre really more like elaborate nicotine inhalers that produce a flavored vapor are still a tiny part of the cigarette market. 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 electronic cigarette by e-cigarette manufacturers, who are forbidden from making such health claims without going through a lengthy approval process.
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Logic Premium Electronic Cigarettes

The Logic eCig had a longer battery life than the Blu eCig because the Logic has a bigger battery. However, I found a slight chemical aftertaste using Logic that I didn’t experience with Blu. Still, this big, classy-looking eCig allows you to exhale a billowy cloud of vapor and provides a decent throat hit that mimics the mechanics of smoking “analog” cigs, fairly well. And, the aftertaste of Logic didn’t make me as queasy as another competing eCig brand, NJoy . The Starter Kit Logic’s starter kit is nowhere near as fancy as Blu’s. You don’t even get a carrying case, which is unfortunate.
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But what about vapers, the name for people who draw on electronic cigarettes that spew no actual smoke? Instead, they inhale and then exhale e-juice as a vapor containing liquid nicotine, flavored with such tastes as fresh tobacco and cotton candy. Should they be subject to the same restrictions? FOR THE RECORD: E-cigarettes: An article in the July 6 Saturday section about the debate over the use of electronic cigarettes omitted the first name of John “JJ” Jenkins, owner of the Vapor Spot in Westwood.
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Vapor tales: Advocates say e-cigarettes help them http://humbertoncfc.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/industry-is-still/ quit

Josh Harris, owner of Smoke Revolt , right, sells flavored e-liquid nicotine to customer Michelle Mikesell, at his shop.

Fruity flavors such as strawberry, cherry vanilla, chocolate, and others, including tobacco, can be added to the cartridges, which come in various strengths. Twenty-four milligrams is the equivalent to two packs a day of tobacco cigarettes and 18 milligrams equals about a pack a day. When a user activates the e-cigarette, he or she receives a dose of nicotine, which can be spread out for however the person wants it to last.
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Dear ABC News Fixer: Burning Over E-Cigarette Problem

PHOTO: The owner of a shop that sells electronic cigarettes demonstrates how to use one on March 1, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

Then I found out visit here I was charged an additional $109 to my credit card and would be charged more money each month for replacement cartridges. I immediately had them cancel my order. Now I’m being told that since I did not cancel within the trial period, I cannot get a full refund. Their terms and conditions state that you can receive a refund, but only if the kit is received with an authorization number within 30 days. The rep refused to give me an authorization number, and my 30 days will be up soon. I would just like a refund for something that did not work.
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Electronic cigarettes gaining popularity in South Florida

While the e-cig market is still nascent, independent stores are moving to make huge profits before the tobacco industry bigwigs can move in and eat up all the market share. One of the biggest players here in South Florida, Vapor Shark , which was founded in 2010 and opened its first brick-and-mortar store in 2012, was the subject of our February story. See also: – — Ex-Smokers Organize to Keep E-Cigarettes on the Market Now Vapor Shark’s parent company, the Hand Media, is suing a competitor, Vapor Hog , claiming deceptive this link and unfair trade practices and unfair competition. In a complaint in federal court, Vapor Shark claims that “Vapor Hog has siphoned, and continues to siphon, customers away from Vapor Shark by utilizing strikingly similar marks and a trade name that… infringes upon and dilutes the value of the VS marks and damages Vapor Shark.” It points out that the “hog” in Vapor Hog “refers to a Hog-Snapper fish, not…
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Electronic Cigarette War: Vapor Shark Sues Vapor Hog

“The problem is the FDA has done a number of studies and they have found that the vapor does contain some cancer causing chemicals, and they have found some toxins in them,” said Block. Leading manufacturers like Vapor Shark welcome greater regulation and oversight. “There are a lot of people out there just making this stuff on their own and selling it.
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Health officials worry about electronic cigarette push in Colorado

Since at least 2009, the federal Food and Drug Administration has warned about potential health risks associated with e-cigarettes. In addition to nicotine, the products contain substances such as propylene glycol and artificial flavors that may, the agency warns, penetrate deeply into the lungs. However, the products – at least for now – are not regulated. More than a dozen states, including Colorado, have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. But Walton and others are concerned that advertising, and the tasty-sounding flavors, will directly appeal to young people. “We would love to see the FDA look into this, especially with some of the larger tobacco companies really taking an interest in these products now,” Walton said.
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Cigarette maker Lorillard’s 2Q profit up 10 pct on higher pricing, e-cig sales, lower costs

Obamacare driving down prices for small firms J.D. Harrison In Washington, competition on the citys new small business exchange has prompted three of four insurers to lower rates. More business news Excluding one-time items, earnings were 81 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations by a penny. That excludes a benefit of 2 cents per share in credits for disputed payments under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement in which v2 cig threading some cigarette makers are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Revenue excluding excises taxes rose nearly 7 percent to $1.29 billion.
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Smoke Safe Premium Vapor Lounge Opens

“Pulling out this at a baseball game or at a restaurant and taking a hit on this looks about as natural as anything,” said a man in a YouTube video touting ways to use e-cigarettes to avoid detection when using drugs. Because it releases a vapor, rather than traditional smoke, an e-cigarette does not have as noticeable an aroma as traditional marijuana or hash cigarettes. In the Tampa Bay area, law enforcement agencies say they haven’t made many arrests involving e-cigarette type devices so far, but it’s a trend they are closely watching, as e-cigarettes become more popular nationwide.
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E-cigarette vapor devices being used to smoke pot, authorities say

After Jason James switched from smoking cigarettes to e-cigarettes, he felt so much better he decided to open a vapor lounge to give people in St. Peters nicotine-free options. “I haven’t felt this good since I was a teenager,” James said.
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Booming E-cigarette industry raises questions on safety, regulation

NJOY: The E-Cigarette That Aims To Snuff Out Smoking

The Food and Drug Administration does not currently regulate e-cigarettes, therefore manufactures are not mandated to disclose the ingredients. Most major brands boast a similar list of ingredients: Nictone, water, artificial flavoring, glycerol, and propylene glycol, the ingredient that creates the exhaled imitation smoke. The FDA has consistently promised to propose regulatory guidelines for e-cigarettes and while the organiation declined to speak to CBS News on camera, they issues this statement: “Further research is needed to assess the potential public health benefits and risks of electronic cigarettes and other novel tobacco products.” The research could take years according to Erika Sward, of the American Lung Association “We are very concerned that there is literally no federal oversight of these products.
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That’s why MacRay walked into Vapes of Wrath on a recent afternoon. The shop, near Long Beach City College, is among a crop of e-cig stores in Southern California where “vapers” pick up their supplies for the battery-operated devices, which deliver nicotine, water and flavors to the user. E-cigs can look like the real thing, or, in the case of those sold at Vapes of Wrath, more pipe-like, typically silver, and outfitted to the style of the user, with colorful and ornate tips.
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Growing e-cigarette trend raises safety concerns

AB: The short answer is: yes. Were committed to ending this health epidemic by getting people to no longer need cigarettes. Our mission is to make cigarettes obsolete.
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Popularity of Electronic Cigarettes Has Tobacco Giants Launching New E-Cig Lines, According to Regal Cigs

Celebrities have begun talking about their use of electronic cigarettes openly and have been spotted with their favorite e-cig brands in tow. Big names like Robert Pattinson, Katherine Heigl, Leonardo DiCaprio, and others have sparked interest in the electronic cigarette market. Before seeing these stars with their e-cigs in hand, many of today’s most devoted customers of electronic cigarette manufacturers did not know that these products were even available.
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Health officials worry about electronic cigarette push in Colorado

Editorial: LIRR is right to ban e-cigarettes

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“We would love to see the FDA look into this, especially with some of the larger tobacco companies really taking an interest in these products now,” Walton said. But some vendors who sell e-cigarettes say that they promote the product as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, and a way to wean people off of tobacco products. Within three days of last summer’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado-based e-cigarette company, VeppoCig.com, offered free trial kits to anyone who had been at the theater and was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. “Above all, we are a company that cares for the health of our customers. We understand that they are going through a difficult time and we want to help,” the company announced.
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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. As with tobacco, it’s not necessarily the risk to smokers themselves that creates concern, but to those who, in public spaces like trains, have no choice but to inhale secondhand vapor.
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Electronic cigarette firm joins fight against EU proposals

E-cigarettes face new restrictions

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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Best Refillable Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit 2013 is in Great Demand, Reports Tech-Cigarette.com

In fact, a good e cig starter kit is one that is easy to use and blessed with a long lasting battery, for continuous usage. These kits are also a star attraction amongst the family members of chain smokers as these smokeless cigarettes are completely devoid of ash, tar, tobacco as well as the highly offensive second hand smoke. When Tech-Cigarette review staff interviewed Robin Manual, a non-smokers whose brother is a chain smoker, he said, Ever since my elder brother has stopped smoking tobacco cigarettes and started puffing on electronic cigarettes, I am very happy. Now, there is no acrid smell in the house and my brother also smells pleasant. I bet there are no carcinogens in an e cig, which makes it way safer than a tobacco cigarette. To get hold of the best refillable electronic cigarette starter kit, please visit, http://www.tech-cigarette.com/ About Tech-Cigarette.com: Tech-Cigarette.com is an e cigarette review website that is providing the best e cig reviews at all times.
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Editorial: LIRR is right to ban e-cigarettes

Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

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.
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A person smokes an electronic cigarette, or

“I try not to go ahead and smoke it indoors. I try to go ahead and treat it likeit’s still a regular cigarette,” Andy Schoenewe said. “I don’t want the people looking, but just to be courteous to others,” Katie Bush said. Smoking indoors may be a nice plus for electronic cigarette users, but Gill said the reason most people are turning toward this alternative is kick the habit.
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Electronic cigarettes gain popularity in our area

Some are regulars stocking up on supplies. Others are newcomers ready to explore the offerings. 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. Next, select the color of your stick the battery portion that looks like a real cigarette.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

FOR THE RECORD: E-cigarettes: An article in the July 6 Saturday section about the debate over the use of electronic cigarettes omitted the first name of John “JJ” Jenkins, owner of the Vapor Spot in Westwood. Vapers argue that the emissions from a few ingredients must be cleaner than the thousands of charred chemicals flowing from the average cigarette. Critics worry that the devices and the components of their associated vapor are “untried, untested and unknown,” in the words of Stella Bialous, president of the San Francisco consulting firm Tobacco Policy International. In the California Senate, lawmakers recently approved a bill that would ban vaping from every place smoking is already prohibited. The measure awaits discussion in the Assembly.
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EsmokeHub Announces The Best Vapor Cigarettes 2013

Additionally, some question electronic cigarettes safety and believe that vaporizers could be just as harmful to people as smoking real cigarettes. But according to an article on VaporJedi.com, “There have been no reported negative side effects even in people who vaporize heavily all day every day for years. Unlike a cigarette, you don’t actually burn anything and pretty much all you inhale is a bit of water vapor and the flavor of your choice. Everything from chocolate, to fruit, to bacon, to tobacco, you can get eJuice in pretty much any flavor you can imagine.” Vapor Jedi’s line of Canadian eJuice with nicotine or without is available exclusively on the new website. Made with certified kosher and food grade ingredients of the highest quality and purity, Vapor Jedi eJuice is made entirely in Canada with great love and care and only the most positive vibes according to company founder, Mitch Tarala.
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Positive Health Benefits of Vapor Cigarettes Discussed by Tech-Cigarette.com

The official spokesperson of the website added, We at EsmokeHub have the best recommendations of the most popular cigarettes available in the business. We even inform the smokers about the difference between the vapor cigarettes and the regular cigarettes. At EsmokeHub the smokers can read all about the best vapor cigarettes 2013.
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Electronic Cigarettes Retailer Vapor Jedi Launches New Canadian Website

Save Dallas, TX — ( SBWIRE ) — 07/12/2013 — Positive health benefits of vapor cigarettes can be felt by the concerned smoker, when the switch of made from smoking a regular cigarette to a smokeless cigarette. While it cannot be claimed that electronic cigarettes have positive health benefits on smokers as after all, they are also a smoking device that is used by smokers to fulfill their nicotine cravings in the most appropriate manner, yet the fact remains that while comparing an electronic cigarette with a real cigarette, the preference would always be given to a smokeless cigarette, for obvious reasons. Positive health benefits of vapor cigarettes in 2013 have been felt specifically by those smoking enthusiasts who would like to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and opt for e cigs instead. Apparently, such smoking enthusiasts are always seeking ways and means of locating the most appropriate method of meeting their nicotine cravings, which is both effective as well as pleasant on the mental and physical health of the concerned individual.
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