E-cigarettes: To ban or not to ban?

25 Jul

Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

There is currently a lack of scientific consensus globally with studies contradicting each other and scientists rebutting each others claims regarding the safety, benefits and harms of e-cigarettes. Perhaps most cited by vapers, http://galepkrm.bravesites.com/entries/general/e-cigarette-brands-comparison-is-vital-for-smokers-claims-tech-cigarette-com-2 the “Efficiency and Safety of an Electronic Cigarette as Tobacco Cigarettes Substitute” or ECLAT concluded that e-cigerattes helped reduce tobacco use after a 12-month study of a group of smokers who were made to use the device. The German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, however, negated the ECLAT conclusions, saying the product “cannot be rated as safe at the present time.” Concerned also over the lack of local data, if he had his way, Hartigan-Go would have preferred the product to be banned from the market while it is under study. If you use the precautionary principle, you wait till all the data is in, he added. Not approved for inhalation E-cigarettes are composed of two primary materials the battery-run unit and “e-juice.” The e-juice refers to the liquid that is vaporized by the unit and which is inhaled by the vaper. While the unit is likely to be regulated as a drug delivery device, there are questions on how to classify e-juice for purposes of regulation.
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E-Cigarette Shop Hopes to Convert Smokers on Lower East Side

It is a guiding principle and belief of R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. that minors should never use tobacco products. We also believe that adults who do not use or have quit using tobacco products should not start. To our knowledge, we were never contacted by Colorado Public News or The Durango Herald to provide comment. Had we been contacted, we would have been happy to have provided this and other relevant information.
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E-cigarette maker chooses market carefully

“I started taking long, long walks” in an effort to hide the smoking from his wife, Meilan said. Now Meilan is smoking e-cigarettes and hopes to wean himself off nicotine gradually. “I think I will do this until my hand stops shaking, and then I will quit it entirely,” Meilan said.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130724/lower-east-side/e-cigarette-shop-hopes-convert-smokers-on-lower-east-side

Hover over YES and NO to see FDA regulatory plan

That’s why some vapers say e-cigarettes have helped them quit tobacco — and wean themselves off nicotine altogether. Research released in late June by Italy’s University of Catania lends support to those claims. The study found that 13 percent of participants who used high-dose e-cigarettes quit smoking. Seventy percent of those who quit smoking eventually gave up e-cigarettes, too.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.turnto23.com/lifestyle/health/electronic-cigarettes-could-rekindle-battles-over-smoking-in-public-072413


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