LIRR Rules Allow E-Cigs, But LIRR Bans Them Anyway

18 Jul

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

In the meantime, the second-largest tobacco company in the country launched their new e-cig line. E-cigarettes are projected to subsume 1% of the cigarette market this year, or 2.4 billion cigarettes, up from 2012’s half a percentage point, translating to around $1 billion in sales. The MTA’s law regarding smoking seems even less suited to cover e-cigarettes: No person on or in any facility or conveyance shall 2.
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The acceptance and prevalence of smoking a hand-held device may promote and renormalize the use of cigarettes, electronic or not. Nonsmokers may start smoking e-cigarettes before moving on to real ones, and the simultaneous use of both products could postpone or entirely hinder a smoker’s quitting efforts. Furthermore, the FDA must decide how marketing should be regulated in the context of potential benefits and population risks. “This includes deciding the legal age at which minors can purchase the products and other possible access restrictions, as well as evaluating the appeal of the marketing to youth,” the authors wrote. Currently, there are more than 250 e-cigarette brands, each of which uses different liquid nicotine solutions, additives and flavorings.
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Electronic cigarettes gain popularity in our area

“It’s been pretty much a steady climb ever since we opened up,” Revolver Vapor Shop Owner Patrick Gill said. “Business is doing good. We’ve done a tremendous amount of sales since we lowered our prices from what they used to be, and more people are switching over to e-cigarettes,” Assistant Manager at Overstock eCigs, Bryce Drager said. The convenience of being able to smoke indoors is also a huge plus for some customers. “We’ve got plenty of people that, ‘oh, yeah, you know, I can go out and now I don’t have to leave all my buddies behind while I go out and have a cigarette,'” Gill said.
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