Electronic cigarettes gaining popularity in South Florida
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While a 2012 German study found that the vapor is an aerosol of ultrafine particles, no studies have shown it to be dangerous. But Moffitt and others question claims that e-cigarettes can help smokers quit. Wed strongly recommend anyone from using them, he said, especially with so many other valid smoking-cessation devices and techniques that we know work. He also doubts that the e-cigarette industry, which includes big tobacco companies, would encourage people to stop using nicotine entirely. Theyre looking for new young people to get hooked on nicotine products, he said, and e-cigarettes seem to be the latest. Stanfords Proctor, however, sees both the promise and the threat in the recent rapid spread of e-cigarettes. E-cigs seem to offer us the possibility of keeping the addiction, while losing the cancer, he said.
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Reynolds new ‘VUSE’ Digital Vapor Cigarette and classic Camel Blue cigarettes on Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:00 am E-cigs debate takes turn: Expert says they may pose less risk than cigarettes Richard Craver/Winston-Salem Journal Winston-Salem Journal The debate about the potential societal benefit of electronic cigarettes has taken an interesting turn with a former Food and Drug Administration advisor saying they likely pose a reduced-risk option to traditional cigarettes. Dr. Neal Benowitz, who served on the FDAs Tobacco Products Scientific advisory committee, co-authored a July 15 report on e-cigs posted on the Journal of the American Medical Associations website.
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Flavoring and nicotine are added to a base primarily made up of propylene glycol and glycerin. A lithium battery in the device heats the liquid, turning it to vapor. “Once you get used to this, you like this better than cigarettes,” said Oscar Rodriguez, Director of Business Development at Vapor Shark.
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