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.
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RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation
He encouraged other cities nationwide to also make the same move, saying that this is a simple case of life and death involving the very health and lives of our people, most especially our children. Earlier, the World Health Organization urged all governments to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes as there was no proof that using them was safe and could help people kick the smoking habit. The WHO said it had data showing a trend in other countries where people graduated to smoking real cigarettes after using e-cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration has also issued advisories warning the public that the electronic smoking device was not emissions-free and contained volatile organic substances harmful to ones health, like propylene glycol and carcinogenic metals like nickel and chromium. Olarte reiterated the PMAs appeal to President Aquino to instruct his trusted troubleshooter Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II to promptly study and help enforce the FDA advisories on e-cigarettes. He said his organization had tried to reach Roxas to discuss the matter but the latter seemed unavailable. Our FDA lacks enforcers and is dependent on other government agencies like the DILG and local government units to implement its advisories, he said.
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Medical association urges local gov’ts to ban e-cigarettes
News RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation Like Done July 18, 2013 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (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. But he said the legislation would have defined them as “vapor products,” so they would not be subject to the regulation, enforcement, licensing and taxation laws that govern tobacco. The legislation was pushed by Democratic Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, who said when he introduced it that it was modeled on a bill introduced in Wyoming.
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