Electronic cigarette firm joins fight against EU proposals

E-cigarettes face new restrictions

Electronic cigarette retailer ECigaretteDirect.co.uk says hundreds of jobs could be lost if the EU is successful in imposing tighter regulation on products containing nicotine. The Swansea based firm which itself employs 14 people at its distribution centre and high street stores, has joined a growing Europe wide lobby against a Brussels proposal to class e-cigs as medicines in the same way as nicotine gums and patches which help smokers quit. E-cigarettes contain nicotine but vaporise waste products and manufacturers claim they are an alternative to standard tobacco cigarettes which produce damaging tar and smoke as well as help smokers cut down or quit. Its estimated around 1.3 million people use them in the UK with the market expected to reach 250m per year in 2014. ECigaretteDirect.co.uk co-founder James Dunworth buys his products from China where they are made under licence and distributes them through an online site and a high street store.
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Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

For example, although there are no federal rules about purchase age or behind-the-counter display, Altria’s contracts with vendors state that “the product will be sold behind the counter, in a clerk-assisted fashion, to people 18 and over,” Sylvia said. Those agreements happen to comply with an Indiana state law enacted in July, but Sylvia said Altria supports federal regulation that would provide consistency for e-cig vendors, who now face a “hodgepodge patchwork” of state regulations. E-cigs: Puff, puff, prescribe Blu eCigs founder Jason Healy discusses the regulation of e-cigarettes as medicine in the U.K. starting in 2016.
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E-cig sellers jockey for market position before FDA issues regulations

A weekday morning brings a steady stream of customers to 21 Century Smoking an electronic or e cigarette store in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood. Some are regulars stocking up on supplies. Others are newcomers ready to explore the offerings. Employee Katie Galan an e-cigarette user herself rattles off a menu of options. First, choose your nicotine level. Katie Galan: Twenty-four is a little higher than your average cigarette, 16 is a little lower. Then, if youd like, add a flavor.
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NOT BLOWING SMOKE Electronic cigarettes are hot items for smokers

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I did four to five months of research before I jumped in, Dan Reinke said. Since it hit the market, sales have tripled each year since. Last year it reached $500 million; this year they are predicting $1 billion dollars in sales. Put simply, an e-cig is an alternative to conventional cigarette smoking, where the smoker, or vaper, inhales from an electronic device that vaporizes a liquid solution into an aerosol mist. The mist is sweet-smelling and not harmful to those nearby. The electronic cigarette contains nicotine, just as smoking cessation patches and gum do.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

And on an airplane, he sneaks a quick puff and blows the vapor down toward the floor fellow travelers may not even notice. The bustling Vapor Spot attracts 18-year-olds to seniors, but mostly people in their 20s and 30s, Jenkins says. The blue-and-orange-walled store, which opened in 2009, was the first brick-and-mortar vape store in the country, he says. Customers can sit at one of six “bars” with a bartender to try the different flavors of juice.
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Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

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? E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that create a vapor mist from a heated liquid solution when the user inhales on a mouthpiece. The solution, or e-juice, and vapor mist, which looks like smoke, typically contain nicotine, but users can regulate the amount. Thats why some vapers say e-cigarettes have helped them quit tobacco and wean themselves off nicotine altogether. Research released in late June by Italys University of Catania lends support to those claims.
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EsmokeHub Announces The Best Vapor Cigarettes 2013

The battery of vapor cigarettes is heated in order to produce vapor which provides the smoker a feeling similar to when smoking the regular cigarettes. The site even has listed out the best vapor cigarettes 2013 on their site. The brands of vapor cigarettes suggested by the site are known to be the best in the industry. These vapor cigarettes are even available in many stylish designs. The official spokesperson of the website added, We at EsmokeHub have the best recommendations of the most popular cigarettes available in the business. We even inform the smokers about the difference between the vapor cigarettes and the regular cigarettes.
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Nation’s Capital Wants to Nic Out and Vapor In: Shoppers Drug Mart Launches Dune

Antismoking groups push for veto of R.I. e-cigarette legislation

Dune was formed because there was a need to address a gap when it comes to smoking cessation and tobacco use. The companys goal for the Canadian market is classified as tobacco harm reduction (reducing the potential harm to an individual smoking a cigarette essentially, every cigarette less that they have, is less harm that could impact their life). Sherman adds, What Dune Cigs provide is more than unique; it allows the user to fulfill the missing habitual act of holding something tactile in their hand, inhaling and exhaling a harmless, and odorless water vapor. Smokers therefore complete their psychological acts of addiction in a tradition they are used to. Dune Cigs are now a huge leader in the e-cig industry in Canada.
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Evaps Launches the New Vapor Intelligent e Cigarette

At the end of the day, what we feel is important is that Rhode Island enact a law that keeps this out of the hands of minors, said Hogan, who is also a former Rhode Island lobbyist. Bottom line. The North Carolina-based company has pushed for legislation banning e-cigarette use by minors in dozens of states, including Rhode Island, this year, as it prepares to roll out its own e-cigarette line, VUSE. Governor Chafee spokeswoman Christine Hunsinger says he is still evaluating the bill, which was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, D-North Providence, and had not been officially transmitted to his office as of Tuesday. Chafee has six days from when he receives the bill to sign it into law, veto it or let it become law without his signature.
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Vapor shops growing in popularity in SWFL

“He’s tried the gum, he’s tried the patches,” Ratzmann said. He hopes vapor does the trick. “We’re hoping that he’s going to do this for a couple months and maybe get off the vapor and the cigarettes,” he added. For now, hoping is all he may be able to do. The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida says there’s really no concrete data E-Cigs will help people quit smoking. “We don’t really know for sure what the content of this particular E-Cigarettes often are we don’t know what’s in them” said Brendan Donohue, Tobacco Prevention Specialist with the Florida Department of Health.
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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. 19th April 2013: Evaps Fr., a well known company, now introduced the Joyetech e-cigarette at reasonable cost. It is one of the most popular e-cigarette brands today. The flavors coming from the e cigarette do not harm the people around the person smoking.
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With e-cigarettes, where vapors rise, so does debate

Vapor shops growing in popularity in SWFL

The companies, he said, “talk out of both sides of their mouths. When it’s convenient to be a cigarette to avoid FDA (medical) regulations, they’re a cigarette. And then other times, they say, ‘We’re not a cigarette.’ ” In 2010, Corbett succeeded in passing legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

This is one of the main reasons why e cigarettes are considered to be a better and a far more suitable smoking alternative for the current year. As per tech-cigarette.com review team, The best vapor cigarette brand of 2013 is undoubtedly V2 Cigs. It has also been noticed that V2 Cigs has not only been voted as the best in America but it has also been considered as the most popular brand of smokeless cigarettes worldwide. It should also be noted that Alexa.com has voted V2 Cigs e cigarette brand of being Americas most favorite brand. Hence, the popularity of V2Cig in the year 2013 has increased several folds in the year 2013. The main reason behind this is positive customer feedbacks as well as the diverse e cigarette starter kits that are being offered by V2 Cigs to its customers at highly affordable prices. When tech-cigarette review team interviewed Rob Grimes, a regular e cigarette user, he said, I have tried almost all the best known vapor cigarette brands that are available internationally and I am quite certain that V2Cigs starter kits are simply the best as they fully satisfy my nicotine cravings, without forcing me to opt for a tobacco cigarette.
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The measure awaits discussion in the Assembly. UCLA has already taken that step, outlawing e-cigarettes on April 22, the same day it shut out their smoky cousins. The laws would prevent vapers like 30-year-old Alexis, a Vapor Spot customer who did not want to share her last name because her family doesn’t know she ever smoked, from inhaling in her acting classes. For now, she can vape with no problem, though she used to have to walk outside to smoke. “I love it,” she says.
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Benefits of Best Vapor Cigarette Brands of 2013 Revealed by Tech-Cigarette.com

Ratzmann was shopping for his 19-year-old son, who currently smokes a pack a day. “He’s tried the gum, he’s tried the patches,” Ratzmann said. He hopes vapor does the trick. “We’re hoping that he’s going to do this for a couple months and maybe get off the vapor and the cigarettes,” he added.
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UTSA scholars to study health effects of electronic cigarettes

But, very little research has been done about the effects of inhaling vaporized nicotine. Over the next year, the researchers will study the effects that inhaling vaporized nicotine has on a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, resting metabolic rate, physical work capacity and brain blood flow. UTSA students pursing kinesiology and health-related careers will conduct research alongside the scholars, giving them the opportunity to learn quantitative research methods in preparation for their careers in academia and health-related professions. The scholars will work under the hypothesis that vaporized nicotine stimulates the human nervous system in ways that could seriously impact daily living. They believe that the inhalation of vaporized nicotine has the potential to increase a person’s resting metabolism, making exercise problematic.
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Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

But Nguyen said he is hoping the city permit he recently received to sell e-cigarettes, as they are popularly known, may add some sizzle to his otherwise lackluster sales. Its another way for us to generate income, said Nguyen, who is waiting for his first delivery of the devices, which resemble traditional cigarettes but use batteries to heat nicotine-laced liquid, producing a vapor that is inhaled. Store owners across the state are selling e-cigarettes, but the state does not track the number of these retailers. An increasing number of Massachusetts communities have recently joined Boston, which passed regulations in late 2011 to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco products, banning their use in the workplace and restricting their sale to adults only.
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Electronic Cigarettes Inc Brings out New Clearomizer Starter Kit reports Saudi-un-ny.net

Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

is expecting to attract users ( EMAILWIRE.COM , July 10, 2013 ) Los Angeles, CA — The well known brand, Electronic Cigarettes Inc. has recently introduced a new Epipe Clearomizer starter kit that has the same threading as that of the Vapor King Storm atomizer or Clearomizer. This kit incorporates highly advanced technology that is expected to please its users. In addition to its technology, it has got unique design that resembles the real look of a pipe. The Epipe Clearomizer starter kit offered by Electronic Cigarettes Inc contains excellent accessories such as one Wooden Epipe Unit, two clear Clearomizer, one USB Wall Adapter, one USB Charger, one Epipe Stand and one Empty Bottle.
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The Pantry has been a phenomenal company to work with, and its exciting for us to work with a company that is engaging in the category and wants it to succeed, said John Wiesehan III, vice president of sales for Ballantyne Brands. The number of retail outlets nationwide carrying Mistic e-cigs since the beginning of 2013 has grown from slightly more than 3,000, to in excess of 15,000. Ballantyne Brands said it expects Mistic to be carried in more than 25,000 retail locations by the end of this year. Bonnie Herzog, managing director of Beverage, Tobacco, and Convenience Store research at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, says she expects consumption of e-cigs to surpass that of traditional cigs in the next decade. She has said that the e-cig category is margin-enhancing to retailers, whereas in the traditional tobacco market, there is currently margin suppression. About Ballantyne Brands, LLC Electronic cigarettes, commonly called e-cigs, are alternatives to traditional tobacco products.
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Electronic Cigarettes Retailer Vapor Jedi Launches New Canadian Website

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Ballantyne Brands, LLC, Launches Mistic™ E-Cigs At The Pantry

That is less than traditional cigarettes, which typically go for about $8.50 a pack. Each e-cigarette will last about 400 puffs, which is equivalent to a pack or a pack and a half of traditional cigarettes, she said. The three big US tobacco companies, buffeted by decades of declining sales, have entered a national e-cigarette market already awash in independent purveyors.
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