Electronic cigarette firm joins fight against EU proposals

E-cigarettes face new restrictions

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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Chafee vetoes electronic cigarette legislation

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Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

Several other samples were found to contain carcinogens, including nitrosamines. 21 Century Smoking imports the majority of its liquid nicotine from China and lists the ingredients on the companys web site. As the safety debate drags on, researchers here in Chicago have been charged with a different task. Robin Mermelstein, UIC health behavior researcher: We know very little about e cigarettes. They are increasingly popular. So there is a desperate need for us to learn more about why people are using them, what theyre getting out of them and what people think about them. University of Illinois at Chicago health behavior researcher Robin Mermelstein and her team have been awarded a $2.3 million federal grant to investigate how young adults use alternative smoking products.
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E-cig sellers jockey for market position before FDA issues regulations

Are e-cigarettes healthier?

They also help and avoid the smell and indoor bans that plague tobacco smokers. Azer and other industry observers said implementation of the regulations, after the FDA considers public comment could take another 12 to 18 months. “There’s an incentive now to get as good as you can before the FDA starts regulation,” said Dr. Neal Benowitz of San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center.
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Benowitz, MD, of the University of California San Francisco and Maciej L. Goniewicz, PhD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, suggested in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They explained the unknowns, weighed the agency’s options and made several recommendations for how to proceed in a Viewpoint published online. First introduced in 2007, e-cigarettes are the latest form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The mechanism of action is a battery-powered device that heats a nicotine solution, creating an inhalable vapor without burning tobacco products or other toxins usually found in cigarettes.
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Electronic Cigarette Company Launches New Website

Users squirt a few drops of fluid into a small tank. The battery heats the e-juice to 92 degrees. With a push of a button, users inhale vapor through a mouthpiece. Mays says the industry is misunderstood and that e-cigs are much safer than traditional cigarettes. Cigarettes have thousands of harmful chemicals; e-juice has one chemical, Mays said as he helped Sweet pick a red e-cigarette kit. June’s advisory came three years after the agency attempted to block the sale of e-cigarettes all together in the United States.
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FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

I’m not one for gimmicks. Like most people I came across a few folks using the Electronic Cigarettes and in the back of my mind wondered if they really worked,” says Kenneth Frank. “Well, Electronic Cigarettes do work and they did help me quit smoking cigarettes. My wife, sister in law, brother in law and countless other friends and family have quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes. In fact, I personally know of at least 2 dozen people that have been able to kick the habit of traditional cigarettes by using an e-cigarette. You don’t have to take my word for it – Try it for yourself,” added Kenneth.
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EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol

Users of e-cigarettes (known as vapers) have protested, arguing that through e-cigarettes they were able to kick the tobacco habit. 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. Users of e-cigarettes (known as vapers) have protested, arguing that through e-cigarettes they were able to kick the tobacco habit. They say classifying them as medical devices will mean they must undergo a costly and protracted authorisation processes before marketing.
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E-cigarettes: the new fracking

“These companies don’t really care what you buy from them as long as you continue to buy from them. They’re selling an addictive product that contains nicotine. As long as you don’t quit altogether, they’re happy.” Tobacco lobbyists are a powerful force at the state Capitol, Matheny said. According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission reports, contributions to Oklahoma state legislative campaigns from the Reynolds American Inc.
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But there are plenty of reasons to fear this is just another way to keep people addicted to the smoking industry, period. The Globe recently reported that Boston has issued 61 store permits to sell e-cigarettes since March, five times more than in the same period last year. The explosion is no coincidence. In recent months, an industry dominated by small entrepreneurs has been joined by Altria, RJ Reynolds, and Lorillard. They are getting in the game before the Food and Drug Administration can regulate them and while the medical community is divided between doctors who believe e-cigarettes should be part of harm reduction strategies to curb tobacco smoking and those who feel that no new type of smoking of any kind should be encouraged. The FDA initially tried to take the latter approach but was told by a federal judge in 2010 that it cannot ban the importation of e-cigarettes made in China.
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New E-Cigarette Store Takes the Smoke Out of Smoking

Loading… Next Previous Slideshow Download Philip Horne is trying to make smoking cool again. In a community and state where smokers are often treated like criminals, Horne has a new electronic alternative the e-cigarette. Capitolas first store of its kind, e-Smokey Treats, tempts customers with all the benefits of smoking: nicotine, a social bond, and the activity of smoking itself, without any of the drawbacks: tar, chemicals, smelly breath and clothing, second-hand smoke and a hole in your wallet. Its basically smoking, without smoking, Horne said, taking a drag from pen-like instrument as he sat in a neighboring cafe.
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Citing danger, PMA urges e-cigarettes ban

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Electronic Cigarettes Would Be Restricted to Certain Pharmacies Reports Saudi-Un-ny.net

In relation to the current context, experts of DigitalSmoke.org believe that the voting might impose problems for several producers of e cigs as it is the only source for them to earn money. About Saudi-un-ny.net Saudi-un-ny.net rates the different brands as best electronic cigarettes with its indigenous ability to give comprehensive electronic cigarettes reviews to users. The experts of the website provide users with a wealth of information about vapor cigarettes through user opinion, FAQs, Articles and expert reviews.
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Users Protest Vapor Cigarette Regulation Through Open Letter to MEPs Reviews DigitalSmoke.Org

Electronic Cigarette Company Launches New Website

Were pleased to provide a user-friendly site that makes e-cigarettes available to anyone eighteen and older who smokes or dips, said Kenneth Frank, founder of Vapor Hale, LLC. These items are a great alternative to traditional tobacco products and can also help users finally kick their habit, he added. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) look similar to traditional cigarettes, but function differently. Nicotine is heated inside an electronic device that creates a smokeless vapor, which is then inhaled by the user.
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Save Dallas, TX — ( SBWIRE ) — 07/10/2013 — Irking over the proposal to regulate the vapor cigarettes as a medicinal products, thousands of users have added their names in the open letter which has been addressed to the committees chairman Matthias Groote MEP. Most of the users who have entered their names are those who have switched to e cigs completely or partially. The existing Tobacco Products Directive does not include e cigs but the revised one is expected to mention it. Expressing the concern over the regulation of vapor cigarette, users have mentioned that the regulation of battery operated device as a medicinal product will ban the product which they use as an alternative to conventional cigarette, which has also been supported by the European Parliaments own Legal Affairs committee.
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With e-cigarettes, where vapors rise, so does debate

Health groups, including the California Medical Association, warn that e-cigarettes are not medically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are subject to little in the way of quality control. “Health professionals are very alarmed,” Corbett said. When more than 150 opponents of her bill, SB 648, began vaping en masse in the hallways of the Capitol, passers-by coughed and choked on the vapors, she said.
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This Sleek New Vaporizer Hopes To Add Some Style To The E-Cigarette Industry

E-smokes rising: Sales skyrocket for ‘healthier’ nicotine fix

But w hat’s great about the ModelTwo is from the first hit until the last pull, the experience is consistent. Kevin Smith/Business Insider Ploom’s Pax vaporizer. The Pax takes loose leaf tobacco while the ModelTwo uses pods. The ModelTwo is Ploom’s second foray into tobacco vaporizing devices.
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Antismoking groups push for veto of R.I. e-cigarette legislation

The legislation comes as more attention is being focused on the products, which have been widely distributed for less than a decade. But with no federal regulations yet, states such as Rhode Island seeking to impose laws are faced with a basic but critical question: how to define an e-cigarette. Nine states, including Vermont and New Hampshire, have revised their definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes and other related products, according to Kevin OFlaherty, advocacy director for the national Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
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E-Cigarettes: The Last Bastion Of My Analog Life Goes Digital

These days, there are a lot of choices. The most popular brands are NJOY (which notorious Silicon Valley wag Sean Parker has invested in ), Green Smoke, blu eCig, Logic and 21st Century. If you look online, you will find hundreds of different brands made by companies across the world. Honestly, it’s almost impossible to really tell the difference between them. Some come as a stand alone package you can buy in a convenience store (blu); others can only be ordered online. Some create a lot of smoke-like vapor when you exhale, while others emit very little.
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“Because you’re still inhaling nicotine, you’re still getting a ‘semi-fix.’ I honestly thought I’d never quit smoking. I loved smoking cigarettes too much,” she added. West Brighton resident Jena Murphy, 37, says she “swears by electronic cigarettes.” “After smoking for 15 years, I tried everything to quit — gum, patches, pills — and nothing worked.
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