Electronic cigarettes are handheld nicotine-delivery devices that, despite a devoted following, are currently swirling in controversy. New York is pushing to become the first state to ban the devices, which so far remain unregulated and mostly unstudied. With cutesy colors, fruity flavors, clever designs and other options, e-cigarettes may hold too much appeal for young people, critics warn, offering an easy gateway to nicotine addiction. Ream more »
Electronic cigarettes are handheld nicotine-delivery devices that, despite a devoted following, are currently swirling in controversy. New York is pushing to become the first state to ban the devices, which so far remain unregulated and mostly unstudied. With cutesy colors, fruity flavors, clever designs and other options, e-cigarettes may hold too much appeal for young people, critics warn, offering an easy gateway to nicotine addiction. Read more
For thousands of Americans, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigs as they are sometimes called) have been a “miracle” that has helped them quit smoking, or, at the very least, drastically reduced it. But not everyone is a fan of electronic cigarettes and lawmakers in New York are hurriedly attempting to ban the sale of them in the state. Hearing the anti-electronic cigarette news from state lawmakers across the country, retail giant Walmart has backed away from the sale of the controversial items.
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Some of us smokers received, over the holidays, the well-intended gift of e-cigarettes to save us from the deadly carcinogens of real cigarettes. But not so fast; this supposedly ingenious solution to the most addictive substance ever known to man may actually give us more problems than its promised cure.
Electronically-fired cigarettes look, taste and sometimes smell like real cigarettes but do not have the same amount of cancer-causing chemicals, it is believed. What makes them even better is that they don’t release residual or second-hand smoke that can be inhaled by others (second hand-smoke is believed to be more toxic than the actual smoke).
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King County Board of Health members restricted sales and use of electronic cigarettes last month.
The e-cigarette is a battery-powered device designed to deliver a nicotine-based and flavored liquid vapor.
The board voted unanimously to restrict the sales of e-cigarettes or any other unapproved nicotine delivery devices only to people 18 and older. The board prohibited free or highly discounted electronic smoking devices or unapproved nicotine delivery products. The use of e-cigarette devices in places where smoking is prohibited by law is also banned. Ream more »
Electronic Cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are popularly known, have helped many addicted smokers quit smoking. It is one of the safest and most effective ways of giving up on the stick.
Electronic cigarettes are simple battery operated devices that release medically approved nicotine to help suppress the need to light a cigarette. E-cigarettes are very popular and most people who want to quit smoking either opt for nicotine chewing gums or these. Ream more »
Quitting smoking ranks as one of the nation’s top New Year’s resolutions, among 12 self-improvement goals that are popular year after year.
In a quest to quit tobacco, some smokers are replacing cartons of cigarettes with cartridges of nicotine, used in electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are odorless, cigarette-sized, battery-powered tubes that release liquid nicotine as a vapor.
Cary Lee, a longtime smoker and owner of The Electronic Cigarette Store, with kiosks in the Fashion Square and Bay City malls, sells the product to people who are trying to quit smoking. Ream more »
Want to quit smoking? Many opt to light up electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, which release a vaporized dose of liquid nicotine without smoke or tobacco. But the battery-operated products have ignited a hot debate in the US over whether or not they are safe and should be pulled from the shelves.
E-cigarettes have been hit hard in recent months due to negative reports regarding their safety, but a December 16th press announcement bucks that trend. In the US, Boston University researchers claim that e-cigarettes hold their rightful place in the fight against tobacco addiction – and that banning them only helps tobacco companies. Ream more »
Electronic cigarettes could be showing up on more convenience-store shelves soon. That’s because an appeals court ruled Wednesday that electronic cigarettes should be treated like tobacco products when it comes to Food and Drug Administration oversight.
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Celebrities like Johnny Depp and Katherine Heigl have claimed it helped them quit smoking. Maybe you’ve seen people in non-smoking bars exhaling what seems like smoke from one. It often looks like a cigarette, even tastes like it, but it’s not. It’s an electronic cigarette, an alternative to cigarette smoking that supposedly has fewer chemicals and is becoming increasingly popular.
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