Big Tobacco back on TV with e-cigarette ads

The government banned radio and television ads for cigarettes in 1970. Ads for smokeless tobacco were later banned in 1986. E-cigarettes are smoke-free electronic products that turn nicotine and other chemicals into vapor inhaled by the user. They’ve been pitched as an alternative to tobacco for long-time smokers, and are seen as a promising new revenue stream by some of the country’s largest cigarette producers.
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Sherman man’s e-cigarette explodes while charging

But national, state and local agencies and Richard Godfrey, executive director of Rhode Island Housing urged Chafee to veto the bill, saying it would scare off investors and jeopardize current and future affordable housing projects. Approved on an unusually close 27-to-25 House vote, the bill was also the subject of a heated debate the final night of the session between Rep. Jeremiah OGrady, who is a real estate project manager for the Olneyville Housing Corporation and Baldelli-Hunt.
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R.I. Governor Chafee vetoes e-cigarette ban for those under 18

Just last month, a Tulsa man charging his e-cigarette the same way, says the device started a fire. One dealer says he discourages people from using anything but the wall charger. “A lot of people do it, a lot of people have zero problems, but do you want to take that chance?” Jeff Barnard said. “There wasn’t anything that said how long to charge it. There wasn’t any warnings.
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Big Tobacco back on TV with e-cigarette ads

The government banned radio and television ads for cigarettes in 1970. Ads for smokeless tobacco were later banned in 1986. E-cigarettes are smoke-free electronic products that turn nicotine and other chemicals into vapor inhaled by the user. They’ve been pitched as an alternative to tobacco for long-time smokers, and are seen as a promising new revenue stream by some of the country’s largest cigarette producers.
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Sherman man’s e-cigarette explodes while charging

But national, state and local agencies and Richard Godfrey, executive director of Rhode Island Housing urged Chafee to veto the bill, saying it would scare off investors and jeopardize current and future affordable housing projects. Approved on an unusually close 27-to-25 House vote, the bill was also the subject of a heated debate the final night of the session between Rep. Jeremiah OGrady, who is a real estate project manager for the Olneyville Housing Corporation and Baldelli-Hunt.
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R.I. Governor Chafee vetoes e-cigarette ban for those under 18

Just last month, a Tulsa man charging his e-cigarette the same way, says the device started a fire. One dealer says he discourages people from using anything but the wall charger. “A lot of people do it, a lot of people have zero problems, but do you want to take that chance?” Jeff Barnard said. “There wasn’t anything that said how long to charge it. There wasn’t any warnings.
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Big Tobacco back on TV with e-cigarette ads

Oklahoma Lawmakers Revisit E-Cigarette Tax Talk

Reynolds is in the process of expanding Vuse distribution, and Altria ( MO , Fortune 500 ) — formerly known as Philip Morris — plans to release an e-cigarette product later this year. Overall, e-cigarette sales could exceed $1 billion this year, blu eCigs vice president of marketing Matt Coapman said, citing industry analysts. The Food and Drug Administration has yet to regulate e-cigarette sales, though it is expected to do so. While the products don’t carry the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, the nicotine they include remains highly addictive, and the companies make no claims about their health benefits. “Further research is needed to assess the potential public health benefits and risks of electronic cigarettes and other novel tobacco products,” FDA spokeswoman Jenny Haliski said.
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E-Cigarette Battery Explodes In Car, Couple Sues

Jennifer Ries and her husband, Xavier, of Corona, Calif. are suing the e-cigarette manufacturer VapCigs after its rechargeable battery caught fire. They were on their way to the Los Angeles International Airport for a volunteer trip to South America back in March, she told CBS News. She was charging a VapCigs e-cigarette when her husband thought he smelled nail polish remover. “I looked around and I saw the battery to the (e-cigarette) dripping,” Ries said. “I went to unscrew it and the battery started shooting fire toward me and then exploded and shot the metal pieces onto my lap.” Her cotton dress caught fire said Ries, “I got severe second-degree burns on both the back of my upper thighs and my lower buttocks.” She described the battery’s malfunction as “a blowtorch type of fire and then an explosion.” Her quick-thinking husband pulled the car over into the emergency lane and threw a cup of coffee on her to put the fire out.
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During the Legislatures last session, the House rejected a bill backed by Jackson that sought to reassess the tax on e-cigarettes. Derby’s current study seeks to investigate the regulation of vapor and other emerging nicotine products, while the Jackson-Turner study would look into taxation, tobacco harm reduction, and youth access to electronic cigarettes. Oklahoma law doesnt address the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and youth access is definitely something we need to address,” Jackson said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering classifying e-cigarette devices as tobacco products, a move that could make the devices subject to the state’s tobacco tax, something to which Jackson is opposed.
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With e-cigarettes, where vapors rise, so does debate

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R.I. Governor Chafee vetoes e-cigarette ban for those under 18

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. Some of the top brands of vapor cigarettes that are highly recommended by us are EverSmoke , V2 Cigs, Green Smoke and information about the several other brands can be found on our site concluded the spokesperson. Vapor cigarettes are considered as the best alternative to the regular cigarettes because these cigarettes offer the smoker with a flavorful smoking experience.
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EsmokeHub Announces The Best Vapor Cigarettes 2013

In his veto message, Chafee said, The sale of electronic cigarettes to children should be prohibited, but it is counter-productive to prohibit sales to children while simultaneously exempting electronic cigarettes from laws concerning regulation, enforcement, licensing or taxation. As a matter of public policy, electronic cigarette laws should mirror tobacco product laws, not circumvent them, Chafee said. Other bills vetoed by Chafee on Wednesday would have let municipalities raise taxes on low-income, government-subsidized housing, and increased required public-reporting by the states quasi-public agencies.
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Infographic shows electronic cigarettes help control nicotine cravings

Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

Secondhand smoke also accounts for another 10 percent of deaths due to the vapors being inhaled from cigarettes by others. These deaths and other related illnesses from cigarette smoke has caused over $10 billion in medical expenses. The electronic cigarettes have continued to grow in popularity. the e-cigarettes are known as electronic devices that emit nicotine vapor. The e-cigs do not contain any harmful additives and are not considered harmful to non-users.
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Electronic cigarettes could hit BAT and Imperial Tobacco harder than expected, say analysts

Although the e-cigarette market is likely to grow gradually, they believe a decline in tobacco could come more quickly than expected. Canaccord’s Eddy Hargreaves and Alicia Forry said: We think electronic cigarettes will prove to be the most significant development in the history of the organised Tobacco industry, stretching back some 200 years. We expect consumers worldwide to migrate from tobacco smoking to e-cigarettes at an accelerating rate through 2020. We estimate the e-cigarette market will grow from $2bn in 2012 to $3bn in 2013 (tobacco is approximately $700bn). In the longer term, the total combined market will shrink at a more rapid rate than most investors envisage as e-cigarettes wean smokers off tobacco, but do not attract new users into the overall category. Winners and losers will emerge, but are hard to predict at this relatively early stage in e-cigarettes’ development, and there will be margin pressure in the short term across the board as companies race for share.
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Christine Prody and O.J. Simpson

Ralf K an e-cigarette user from Germany said, “Many of us have tried numerous times to quit smoking using conventional nicotine replacement therapies and have failed, however with e-cigarettes we have all cut down our smoking or stopped completely. Without anyone in the professional public health field doing anything and without spending any public money, smokers like us have been quitting, switching, and cutting down through the use of e-cigarettes. This is something that should be celebrated not a cause for concern.” E-cigarettes are however not some form of more effective nicotine replacement therapy, they are totally different. E-cigarettes deliver clean nicotine — without the tar, carbon monoxide, and volatile hot gases of cigarettes — and as a way of taking nicotine they are pretty near harmless to health.
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E-cigarette maker targets Colorado

E-Cigarettes Gaining Popularity in Boston

E-cigarettes generally are sold in places where tobacco products are available, as well as in specialty shops and in shopping malls. 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 might, the agency warns, penetrate deeply into the lungs.
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MTA Extends Commuter Train Smoking Ban To E-Cigarettes

Proponentssay that its healthier than a cigarettebecauseyou arent getting the 599 or so disgusting ingredients and carcinogens that are found in atraditionalcigarette. And ok, American Spirit smokers, your cigarette is natural but you are still smoking tobacco and you are hooked on nicotine, a drug that could probably be considered the most dangerous drug of them all. With an e-cigarette you are only getting nicotine, PEG (whattheater smoke is made of), and some sort of flavoring.
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Brianna, who rides every day from Merrick, said the policy suits her just fine. Smoking, I dont want smoking on the trains, she said. Even though defenders of electronic cigarettes point out they are not blowing smoke in anyones face, Brianna said train cars still are not the place for the devices.
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Cigarette smoking at new low among youths, survey finds

A look at the evidence behind outdoor smoking bans

Exposure to secondhand smoke also declines. Comments 0 Derek Schlesinger, 18, has a cigarette as he waits for his girlfriend to pick him up in Belmont. (Los Angeles Times / January 25, 2007) Also By Emily Alpert July 11, 2013, 10:32 p.m. Cigarette smoking hit the lowest point ever recorded among American eighth-graders and high school sophomores and seniors last year, a newly released report shows. Last year, only 5% of high school sophomores said they had smoked cigarettes daily in the previous 30 days, compared with 18% of sophomores who were smoking daily at one point in the 1990s.
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UTSA scholars to study health effects of electronic cigarettes

Over the next year, the researchers will study the effects that inhaling vaporized nicotine has on a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, resting metabolic rate, physical work capacity and brain blood flow. UTSA students pursing kinesiology and health-related careers will conduct research alongside the scholars, giving them the opportunity to learn quantitative research methods in preparation for their careers in academia and health-related professions. The scholars will work under the hypothesis that vaporized nicotine stimulates the human nervous system in ways that could seriously impact daily living. They believe that the inhalation of vaporized nicotine has the potential to increase a person’s resting metabolism, making exercise problematic. They also believe it prevents the cardiovascular system from properly regulating arterial pressure and decreases the brain’s ability to regulate blood flow.
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Non-smoking businesses mixed on E-cigarettes

Pointing out the e-cigarettes give off a small amount of vapor, which is safe, and don’t smell like cigarette smoke. “I think it will be more accepted and I’m hoping more restaurants will allow it,” Liguori says. You can use the devices inside city buildings in Cape Coral and Bonita Springs.
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Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

It is therefore vital that e-cigarettes continue to be regulated as a consumer product. Ralf K an e-cigarette user from Germany said, “Many of us have tried numerous times to quit smoking using conventional nicotine replacement therapies and have failed, however with e-cigarettes we have all cut down our smoking or stopped completely. Without anyone in the professional public health field doing anything and without spending any public money, smokers like us have been quitting, switching, and cutting down through the use of e-cigarettes. This is something that should be celebrated not a cause for concern.” E-cigarettes are however not some form of more effective nicotine replacement therapy, they are totally different. E-cigarettes deliver clean nicotine — without the tar, carbon monoxide, and volatile hot gases of cigarettes — and as a way of taking nicotine they are pretty near harmless to health. In short, for people who switch from cigarettes, they hugely reduce risk, while satisfying their need for nicotine and some of the behavioural aspects of smoking.
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