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

22 Jul

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She also declined to say whether future smoking bans that would successfully ban e-cigarettes should include the language of “burning.” But as a general matter, Knopf said the Center supports the idea of smoking bans extending to electronic cigarettes. “It’s an evolving issue, and there’s so much that’s unknown about e-cigarettes… but in general it is positive for public health to include e-cigarettes in smoke-free policies.
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Eonsmoke Electronic Cigarettes Reaches 15,000 Retail Locations in USA

Although filming of the reality series is over, JWOWW continues to be in the spotlight and has made numerous appearances on talk shows. Regal Cigs Explains Appeal of Vaping Ultimately, a representative from Regal Cigs asserts, celebrities are key indicators of trends because they are in the spotlight and influence the general public: Celebrities virtually define what is and is not cool in todays society, meaning that the products and brands that we see them use are often going to experience a spike in popularity just because they have been spotted with them in tow. While electronic cigarettes started in this fashion, the representative asserts that these products are now firmly established as a mainstay in the industry due to high consumer demand. Oftentimes, fads or trends will come in and out of favor with celebrities and, as a result, with the general public, asserts the representative. But the convenience of electronic cigarettes, and the degree to which individuals enjoy them, mean that they are here to stay. To learn more about Regal Cigs, including further detail regarding its products, visit http://www.regalcigs.com.
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Regal Cigs Reveals Vaping Celebrities

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“We’re starting to go national by opening distribution relationships and people are really starting to notice; the company is starting to get intense investor interest after last month’s major Big Tobacco news of investment into electronic cigarettes.” Last month in June 2013, Phillip Morris announced they will launch their own electronic cigarette brand MarkTen in August of the same year. R.J. Reynolds has announced similar news with their brand, Vuse which is expected to go national later this year. Lorillard already sells an e-cigarette under the Blu Cigs trademark after the acquisition was made in April 2012. “The brand is really starting to expand nationally as we pursue an active growth strategy which involves continuous product development investment and vast marketing expenses,” says Michael Tolmach, the Chief Executive Officer of Eonsmoke, LLC. “Eonsmoke is being introduced by distributors both internal and independent to retailers every single day and our unique rechargeable brand continues to take market share,” says Mr.
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Eonsmoke Electronic Cigarettes Reaches 15,000 Retail Locations in USA

21 Jul

Electronic Cigarette Company Launches New Website

Finance Sun, Jul 21, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT – U.S. Markets closed Eonsmoke Electronic Cigarettes Reaches 15,000 Retail Locations in USA Eonsmoke, a Leading Electronic Cigarette Brand Announced Today Through Internal Memos to Distributors That the Company Officially Counts Over 15,000 Retailers as Accounts in the Continental United States Press Release: Eonsmoke, LLC Wed, Jul 17, 2013 7:30 AM EDT View Photo Click here for high-resolution version CLIFTON, NJ–(Marketwired – Jul 17, 2013) – Electronic cigarettes have boomed over the past several years as customers have been switching from traditional tobacco. Eonsmoke began operations within New York and New Jersey and have since penetrated many tobacco shops throughout the United States. Since its inception the company has been featured in Men’s Health magazine, Fox Business with Melissa Francis, In Focus with Martin Sheen, and Business Insider.
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“The LIRR’s Legal Department advises that we interpret the ban on lighted cigarettes on outdoor ticketing, boarding or platform areas of a terminal or station to apply to electronic cigarettes,” the LIRR’s VP for Public Affairs Joe Calderone writes in a letter to the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council. But hold on; let’s look at the language of the law. Here’s what the rule cited by the LIRR’s Legal Department states: No person in a terminal, station or train shall… (o) burn a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any tobacco substitute on a train or in any indoor area within a terminal or station not specifically designated as an area where such conduct is permitted; The problem of course, is that nothing is “burned” in an e-cigarette they operate without any combustion. “The LIRR’s ban on e-cigarette use is arbitrary and not based on the science,” says Gregory Conley, an attorney and legislative director for The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, a group that promotes the use of e-cigs.
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LIRR Rules Allow E-Cigs, But LIRR Bans Them Anyway

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Electronic cigarettes gain popularity in our area

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.
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EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

19 Jul

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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Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

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. Robine Mermelstein: People might use it as a type of a replacement and transition all the way from traditional combustible cigarettes to these non-combustible e cigarettes. But, if people just use them and it prolongs your dependency and makes it harder to quit, we dont know. So we need to do more research on understanding are they a good way to stop smoking, thats a good question. Theres no question many e-cigarette users are happy theyve transitioned from conventional cigarettes to vapor.
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Electronic Cigarette Coupon Code Master List of 2013 Revealed by Tech-Cigarette.com

Click here to check out the electronic cigarette coupon code master list In the year 2013, more and more smoking enthusiasts have decided to do away with regular cigarettes as these are laden with ash, tar, tobacco as well as the highly toxic and cancer causing carcinogens. Instead, such serious smokers are seeking alternatives that shall permit them to continue smoking, yet prove to be less harmful for their health as well as less harmful for the overall environment. Owing to this very reason, numerous smokeless cigarette brands have started to emerge in the international market, making the competition amongst such brands rather fierce. As per tech-cigarette spokespersons, The best e cigarettes coupon code master list is readily available in the e cig brand reviews that have been duly posted and updated on a regular basis. This allows smokers to avail at attractive discount when they are purchasing an e cig starter kit. To avail discounts using the electronic cigarette coupon code master list, please visit, http://www.tech-cigarette.com/ About Tech-Cigarette.com: Tech-Cigarette.com is an e cigarette review website that is providing the best e cig reviews at all times. The top 10 electric cigarette brand reviews have been duly posted and then posted onto the brands main website, so as to ensure that smokers are able to make the right selection while opting for a starter kit.
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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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E-cigarettes an emerging alternative

17 Jul

Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to regulate e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation product, said Kathy Drea, vice president of advocacy for the American Lung Association in Illinois. Drea said it is uncertain when the FDA will rule but that the decision should provide states with guidance on e-cigarette regulation. Were waiting on FDA, said Drea.
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Electronic Cigarettes Retailer Vapor Jedi Launches New Canadian Website

Finance Wed, Jul 17, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT – U.S. Markets open in 59 mins. Live at 8:30ET Evaps Launches the New Vapor Intelligent e Cigarette Press Release: Evaps Mon, Jul 1, 2013 3:00 AM EDT Print PARIS, FRANCE–(Marketwired – Jul 1, 2013) – Evaps. fr now launches the flavored Joyetech electronic cigarettes to satisfy smokers with something unique. Cigarette smoke may not be favorable to everyone around. This e cigarette boutique store has many varieties of e-cigs like eGo T, eCab, C eGo, T 510 and more which have different smoking tastes.
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Evaps Launches the New Vapor Intelligent e Cigarette

While it cannot be claimed that electronic cigarettes have positive health benefits on smokers as after all, they are also a smoking device that is used by smokers to fulfill their nicotine cravings in the most appropriate manner, yet the fact remains that while comparing an electronic cigarette with a real cigarette, the preference would always be given to a smokeless cigarette, for obvious reasons. Positive health benefits of vapor cigarettes in 2013 have been felt specifically by those smoking enthusiasts who would like to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and opt for e cigs instead. Apparently, such smoking enthusiasts are always seeking ways and means of locating the most appropriate method of meeting their nicotine cravings, which is both effective as well as pleasant on the mental and physical health of the concerned individual. Hence, when a comparative analysis is made, it would not be incorrect to state that e cigs are free from carcinogens, tobacco, smoke, tar, ash, as well as over 4000 highly toxic chemicals that are always present in tobacco cigarettes. As per tech-cigarette.com, The positive health benefits of a vapor cigarette is best experienced when you quit tobacco cigarettes and opt for e cigs instead. In fact, the lack of all the toxins that are present in a regular cigarette shall help you experience a pleasant feeling, when you start puffing an e cig. To avail positive health benefits by puffing vapor cigarettes, please visit, http://www.tech-cigarette.com/ About Tech-Cigarette.com: Tech-Cigarette.com is an e cigarette review website that has been striving to provide up to date reviews on all the top smokeless cigarette brands that are available internationally.
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Positive Health Benefits of Vapor Cigarettes Discussed by Tech-Cigarette.com

Unlike a cigarette, you don’t actually burn anything and pretty much all you inhale is a bit of water vapor and the flavor of your choice. Everything from chocolate, to fruit, to bacon, to tobacco, you can get eJuice in pretty much any flavor you can imagine.” Vapor Jedi’s line of Canadian eJuice with nicotine or without is available exclusively on the new website. Made with certified kosher and food grade ingredients of the highest quality and purity, Vapor Jedi eJuice is made entirely in Canada with great love and care and only the most positive vibes according to company founder, Mitch Tarala. Flavors come in a wide variety, including fruits, foods, candy and drink flavors. More information is available on the new website or by visiting Vapor Jedi on Facebook.
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Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

17 Jul

There is not much published scientific evidence that the devices are a viable method to quit cigarettes , says Linda Sarna, a professor at UCLA’s school of nursing and chair of the committee that recently enacted a campus-wide ban of cigarettes both traditional and electronic. For now, she says, that makes them “snake oil.” “If there is a product out there that can help smokers quit and is safe, we’re all for it,” adds Sarna. “We just need the evidence.” But some individual ex-smokers report that the personal vaporizer was the only way they finally managed to kick the butts. Gold, founder of the L.A. Vapers Club, started “vaping” at 36 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter of juice, and after one year was down to six. He soon plans to drop to zero.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

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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Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

The e-cigarette industry is promoting vaping as a hip, healthier alternative to smoking and as a way to quit. But while health experts largely agree that the vapor from e-cigarettes poses less of a threat to public health than tobacco cigarettes, some worry that welcoming the so-called clean nicotine could erode smoking bans, encourage smokers to trade one addiction for another and hook nonsmokers. Shifting entirely over to vaping from smoking would be a big public health plus, said Robert Proctor, a history of science professor at Stanford University. But the question of whether e-cigarettes are good or bad isnt that simple. Supplanting cigarettes?
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Citing danger, PMA urges e-cigarettes ban

Chin chin! British PM Cameron links to spoof Twitter account Reuters – 22 hours ago LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron fell victim to a Twitter spoof on Monday when he sent a message linked to a fake account that lampoons the government and portrays ministers as a privileged elite. Cameron once said that the trouble with the social networking service was its “instant-ness” and the risk of people making themselves look foolish by sending too many Tweets. On the day the government launched a controversial cap on welfare payments, Cameron sent this message: As glacier melts, secrets of lost military plane revealed Reuters – Wed, Jul 10, 2013 By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – An Alaska glacier is exposing remains from a military air tragedy six decades later. Relics from an Air Force cargo plane that slammed into a mountain in November 1952, killing all 52 servicemen on board, first emerged last summer on Colony Glacier, about 50 miles east of Anchorage.
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E-cigarette maker targets Colorado

14 Jul

The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes

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Even the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it cant get a definitive answer as to why Colorado was selected. Were not sure why. We would love to know, said Walton. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 1 in 5 Coloradans smoke cigarettes, ranking the state 10th nationally. Durango Herald Staff Writer Dale Rodebaugh contributed to this report.
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E-cigarettes: the new fracking

In the world of fossil energy, we have decided to frack now, and ask questions later. In the world of smoking, e-cigarette makers are flooding the market before any questions can be asked. They want us to believe that since nothing is as bad as real cigarettes, e-cigarettes are inherently good. The history of the smoking industry strongly suggests that once again, it is blowing smoke.
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But we know that for smoking cessation products to be most effectively and safely used, they need to be used according to instructions developed for each product through scientific testing. There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some products claim to contain no nicotine.
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