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Superficial Reasons Trump Ex-Smokers’ Right to Stay Alive

Monday 1 September 2014 When Audrey Hepburn, as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, waved a cigarette in the viewer’s face, it was the height of elegance. Custom byline text:  Rosemary Goring It wasn’t just her arm-length black gloves and halter of pearls that lent her glamour, but the long silver holder, thin as a joss stick, that exuded sophistication as well as nicotine. Gone are the days when cigarettes were a ubiquitous prop [...]


Fears that the vapours from e-cigarettes may be dangerous have been rebuffed but WHO wants to ban them in public spaces Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

WHO’s Statement a “Knee Jerk” According to Experts

Sunday 31 August 2014 HEALTHCARE professionals have warned that a culture of fear surrounding electronic cigarettes could be risking smokers’ health by putting them off switching to the safer alternative. Fears that the vapours from e-cigarettes may be dangerous have been rebuffed but WHO wants to ban them in public spaces Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Fears that the vapours from e-cigarettes may be dangerous have been rebuffed but WHO wants to ban them in public [...]


Media Catches Wind of Diacetyl, More eCig FUD Stores to Follow?

E-cigarettes divide opinion Continue reading the main story Related Stories E-cigarette liquid bought on Tyneside contained a potentially harmful chemical, a BBC investigation found. Inside Out bought four liquid refills and sent them to a laboratory for testing. Three were clear but a fourth contained a chemical called diacetyl. It is used as a flavouring in foods and experts said while it was safe to eat it was not safe to inhale and had [...]

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UK eCig Industry Group Wants Distance from Big Tobacco

Sunday 31 August 2014 WHILE the industry body claims the majority of electronic cigarette firms are independently owned, tobacco firms are increasingly pushing their way into the market. Many major tobacco companies are buying up independent e-cigarette brands, while some are developing their own electronic products, prompted by fears that they will miss out on profits if the technology really takes off internationally. Loading article content Just two months ago, tobacco giant Philip Morris [...]


Big Tobacco, Looking Out for The Greater Good

Ok, if you at all social media you’ve doubtless seen this one.  RJR, like most interested parties submitted comments to the FDA.  They helpfully recommend the FDA ban anything that’s the “open systems” that are currently eating away at the boring ol’ corporate tobacco ecigs. After all, who knows what those Chinese people are up […]

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Oh Look, Another Exaggerated eCig Study News Story

Press Trust of India  |  Washington  August 29, 2014 Last Updated at 16:10 IST Add to My Page Alternatives to conventional smoking such as e-cigarettes may still pose a risk to human health due to over-use, a new research has warned. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, researchers said. In order to overcome this addiction, many people resort to nicotine replacement therapies. A recent literature review by researchers at the [...]


Dems Springboard Prohibitionist Agenda off CDC’s Irresponsible Report

Democrats called for more federal regulations of e-cigarettes. “If last year’s Centers for Disease Control report on the growing number of kids using e-cigarettes was a call to action, then this new CDC data on the marketing of these dangerous devices is the sound of an alarm,” a group of lawmakers said. ADVERTISEMENT Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Richard Blumentha.l (D-Conn.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jack Reed [...]

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WHO Behaving Badly: Free Speech Edition

by Carl V Phillips My previous post should have sat at the top of the page for the rest of the day, or two, because it is important (so please read it), but this is breaking news that I wanted to report on. As many readers know, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out this week with an attack on e-cigarettes which presages them trying to pressure governments into acting against e-cigarettes. CASAA has not tried [...]


Dumbest eCig Hatchet Job to Appear in a UK Paper That Isn’t the Mail

When Rachael Lloyd took up vaping, she thought she’d stumbled across a miracle alternative to smoking. Little did she know, her ‘friendly’ e-cigarette was actually damaging her health – as the World Health Organisation is now starting to realise… The World Health Organisation has recommended that e-cigarettes be banned indoors Photo: ALAMY When my local chemist told me to stop vaping immediately, or risk seriously damaging my health I thought he must be having a [...]

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Big Tobacco Continues to Lose Ground, But the FDA Will Pick Them Up

Big Tobacco is finally making its big push into electronic cigarettes. AFP/Getty Images Big Tobacco is finally making its big push into electronic cigarettes. Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. together have captured about a quarter of convenience-store sales just weeks into national rollouts of the battery-powered devices. In a surprising development, though, e-cigarette sales are falling at these traditional retail outlets, reversing three years of rapid-fire growth. That raises questions whether Altria [...]


WHO Wants Underage Sales Banned (and More, Always More)

E-cigarettes have grown in popularity, particularly among youths Geneva (AFP) – Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people. The UN health body also recommended that the cigarette-shaped electrical devices be banned from public indoor spaces "until exhaled vapour is proven to be not harmful to bystanders". "The existing evidence shows that (e-cigarette) aerosol is [...]

E-cigarettes have grown in popularity, particularly among youths

Infographics: In 2003, more than a quarter million middle school and high school students never smoked regular cigarettes but had used e-cigarettes three times as many as 2011..

According to CDC, Smoking Involves Planning

Study finds youth who have used e-cigarettes are almost twice as likely to intend to smoke conventional cigarettes Infographics: In 2003, more than a quarter million middle school and high school students never smoked regular cigarettes but had used e-cigarettes three times as many as 2011.. More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal [...]


Japan Tobacco: No Plans for Expansion

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Tobacco Inc is currently not interested in further acquisitions of vaporisers or electronic cigarette brands, its president said on Monday. Japan Tobacco, the world’s third-biggest tobacco company is poised to complete a takeover of Zandera, the UK maker of the E-Lites e-cigarette brand, in the next few weeks.     It also has a stake in Ploom, a U.S.-based maker of electronic pipe tobacco products or "vaporisers" with which it has [...]


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AHA Grudgingly Bends (a little) on eCigs

Published: This paper reviews the latest science around one of the newest classes of products entering the tobacco control landscape – electronic cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), providing an overview on design, operations, constituents, toxicology, safety, user profiles, public health, youth access, impact as a cessation aid, and secondhand exposure. Based on the current evidence, this paper provides policy recommendations in key areas of tobacco control such as clean indoor air [...]


Ontario no so Fast to Ban eCigs, Toronto wants Nuclear Option

LONDON, Ont. (CP) — Premier Kathleen Wynne said she won’t rush into a decision on whether to ban electronic cigarettes in areas where smoking is already off-limits. Her government will look into the issue, as should the federal government, she said after speaking at a conference of Ontario municipalities. "I think there’s research that needs to be done,” Wynne said. "I don’t think we have enough information yet.” Toronto’s board of health is calling [...]

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