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Electronic cigarettes not associated with greater rates of quitting cigarettes

The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by smokers is not associated with greater rates of quitting cigarettes or reduced cigarette consumption after one year. E-cigarettes are promoted as smoking cessation tools, but studies of their effectiveness have been unconvincing. The authors analyzed self-reported data from 949 smokers (88 of the smokers used e-cigarettes at baseline) to determine if e-cigarettes were associated with more successful quitting or reduced cigarette consumption. More women, younger adults and people with less education used e-cigarettes. E-cigarette use at baseline was not associated with quitting one year later or with a change in cigarette consumption. The authors acknowledge the low numbers of e-cigarette users in the study may have limited their ability to detect an association between e-cigarettes use and quitting. “Nonetheless, our data add to the current evidence that … Read entire article »

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Minimum age raised for smoking in New York

New York raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 on Sunday, in its latest initiative to encourage healthier behavior among residents. The law, signed November 19 shortly before former mayor Michael Bloomberg finished his second term, had a six-month waiting period before it came into effect- but its impact can already be clearly felt. “Under 21, no tobacco,” warned a small sign at the entrance of a small shop that sells smokes, newspapers, candy, coffee and cakes, in the Nolita neighborhood (North of Little Italy). No tobacco, either, for anyone who can’t present a valid ID proving their age. Shopkeeper scan IDs to test their authenticity before handing over the box of cigarettes. The measure- unprecedented among America’s big cities – raises the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18. It also … Read entire article »

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Old tobacco PlayBook gets new use of electronic cigarettes

Companies vying for a share of the fast-growing business of electronic cigarettes are reviving the decades of tobacco industry marketing tactics used to connect generations of Americans to regular smokes. They are using the cabin-top displays and bus stop sponsoring race cars and events, as well as encouraging smokers to “rise from the ashes” and reclaim their freedom in a spot of television commercials featuring celebrities such as TV presenter Jenny McCarthy. The FDA is planning to create marketing and rules for electronic cigarettes in the near future. But today, almost anything goes. “Now it’s the wild, wild west,” Mitch Zeller, director of FDA, for tobacco products, said in a recent interview with the Associated Press. Electronic Cigarette with battery-powered device, made of plastic or metal, which heats a liquid nicotine solution, creating steam … Read entire article »

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Italian Tobacco Industry wrestling with electronic cigarettes

The Italian Union of tobacco operators last week appealed to the regional court of Lazio, in an attempt to block the sale of electronic cigarettes. The case is the latest in a series of measures taken by the tobacco industry, which believes that the spread of electronic cigarettes trade is being replaced with a hammer forged trade and smuggling. The Italian government has not yet fully regulated electronic cigarette phenomenon, and there are doubts about its potential impact on human health and the economy. “It’s unfair competition,” says Enzo Perrotta, president of the Union of the operators of tobacco in a press release. Perrotta said that e-cigarettes should be taxed in the same way as traditional, and that their distribution should be done selectively. “Electronic cigarettes way to consume nicotine, they just sell … Read entire article »

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Marlboro maker goes into e-cigarette

Altria Group (MO) makes the Marlboro brand and the largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the world. But tobacco sales have been in decline for many years, so that Altria and others look at the electronic cigarette to recoup some of their lost sales of tobacco. Altria said last week that it plans to launch an electronic cigarette at the end of this year as it tries to catch up with competitors who are already on the market. Lorillard (LO) is the leading brand – Blu Ecigs. And Reynolds American is seeking to expand sales of its Vuse brand. British American Tobacco is working on what he calls a new “tobacco inhalation device” that is not an electronic cigarette. According to The Wall Street Journal, sales totaled only $ 500 million last year – … Read entire article »

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Healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes

South Beach Smoke, a popular electronic cigarette company, offered to Twilight star Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s longtime girlfriend Deluxe Starter Kits, to help them move to a healthier habit to traditional cigarette smoking. Pattinson and Stewart are said to have picked up a nasty habit of smoking traditional cigarettes while on the set of their hit Twilight. South Beach Smoke, a popular electronic cigarette company, offered to Twilight star Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s longtime girlfriend Deluxe Starter Kits, to help them move to a healthier habit to traditional cigarette smoking. Pattinson and Stewart are said to have picked up a nasty habit of smoking traditional cigarettes while on the set of their hit Twilight. Stewart, who is still smoking traditional cigarettes, even if learning a new action-packed role, as well … Read entire article »

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Healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes

South Beach Smoke, a popular electronic cigarette company, offered to Twilight star Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s longtime girlfriend Deluxe Starter Kits, to help them move to a healthier habit to traditional cigarette smoking. Pattinson and Stewart are said to have picked up a nasty habit of smoking traditional cigarettes while on the set of their hit Twilight. South Beach Smoke, a popular electronic cigarette company, offered to Twilight star Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s longtime girlfriend Deluxe Starter Kits, to help them move to a healthier habit to traditional cigarette smoking. Pattinson and Stewart are said to have picked up a nasty habit of smoking traditional cigarettes while on the set of their hit Twilight. Stewart, who is still smoking traditional cigarettes, even if learning a new action-packed role, as well … Read entire article »

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An attempt to abandon the national No Smoking Day?

If you are one of thousands of smokers who have decided to throw tobacco on January 1, 2012, but succumbed to old habits – do not despair! Wednesday marks the UK National No Smoking Day (March 14, 2012) and the highest quality electronic cigarette manufacturers, Liberro, which is going to present a product that is guaranteed to help you say goodbye to tobacco for good! Already having one of the smallest, easiest and most realistic electronic cigarette now, Liberro Realis Starter Pack is now even better – as it now includes a second battery, which will guarantee that you will never be without a fully charged electronic cigarette again! Easy to use Liberro Realis Starter Pack has its own personal charging case which resembles a traditional pack of cigarettes, but much more … Read entire article »

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State Offers Absurd Tax on Electronic Cigarettes

If you have successfully replaced smoking with electronic cigarettes, take note of the legislative state of Hawaii would like to tax you if you were still smoking. Both the House and Senate have introduced bills to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, to do two things: to ban their sale to minors, as well as to collect the same 70-percent tax on them, that the state taxes on tobacco products in fact, such as real cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, etc.One small problem with the bills, electronic cigarettes contains no tobacco. Dismantle one and all you’ll find is a battery, a heater and solution of water, glycerin and nicotine. Liquid when heated creates a smoke like vapor that is odorless and non-toxic and absolutely no smoking. Nicotine comes from tobacco, but not … Read entire article »

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E-Cigarette Bans Are Absurd

Despite the best efforts of anti-smoking advocates to educate, tax, and ban tobacco users out of their habit, millions of people continue to smoke and 400,000 of them die each year in the U.S. as a result. Such statistics may lead you to think that any safe smoking alternative would be cheered by public health advocates — and you’d be wrong. Enter e-cigarettes ( or “e-cigs”). These amazing little devices mimic the look, feel and taste of traditional cigarettes, and deliver the dose of nicotine a smoker craves without most of the 10,000 chemicals contained within cigarettes. That means we have a way to save thousands of lives and the anti-smoking lobby is standing in the way without a shred of evidence in support. According to the Boston Globe, 10 communities in … Read entire article »

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E-cigs

E-cigs – A More healthy Alternative To Smoking cigarettes There is a brand new invention that every person who smokes really should learn about. It’s named the electronic cigarette, also recognized as a smokeless cigarette or electronic cigarette, and it really is changing the authorized landscape for cigarette people who smoke about the world. The patented E-cigarette delivers to successfully simulate the knowledge of cigarette smoking an real cigarette, with no any of your wellness or legal troubles surrounding conventional cigarettes. While E-cigarettes appear, feel and flavor considerably like standard cigarettes, they function really differently. You see, e-cigs do not in fact burn off any tobacco, but rather, whenever you inhale from an ecig, you activate a “flow censor” which releases a h2o vapor that contains nicotine, propylene glycol, as well as … Read entire article »

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Minnesota Retailer Bets on Electronic Cigarettes

As electronic cigarettes fight for respect and recognition, one Minnesota retailer is hoping that the relatively new industry spells success for his store. Anoka resident Steven Ryan has so much hope that he is putting all his eggs in one basket. Last month, Ryan opened the eCigs Shop, and as the name implies, it not only specializes in electronic cigarettes, but that is the only product it sells, as reported by KSTP. According to the store’s website, Ryan smoked two packs a day for 23 years. He tried his first electronic cigarette in 2007, and although he describes that experience as a failure, he tried again three years later and has not smoked a cigarette since October 2010. Electronic cigarettes are tobacco-free devices that combine the use of battery-powered heat and a glycerin-based … Read entire article »

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