Electronic Cigarettes News Archive

San Marcos to ban smoking, e-cigarettes in 2014
MyFox Austin - December 31, 2013

On New Year's Day, San Marcos will begin the transition of going smoke free. Cigarettes aren't all city leaders are banning. Smoking will be banned in and ...

Proposed St. Peter ordinance could ban e-cigarette use on city ...
Southernminn.com - December 31, 2013

A proposed city ordinance could ban the use of e-cigarettes on city property.

Bill Would Make E-Cigarettes Legal In Bars, Restaurants
WXPR - December 31, 2013

A bill in the Wisconsin Senate would update the language in Wisconsin's statewide smoking ban to make electronic cigarettes legal in public places.

USCB should ban e-cigarettes, tobacco products from its campus
Hilton Head Island Packet - December 31, 2013

While fewer teens are smoking, more are getting a nicotine fix from electronic cigarettes, according to a report issued last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 3 percent of high school students said they have tried e-cigarettes, up from nearly 2 percent the previous year, according to the report.

How I got hooked on e-cigs
Chicago Tribune - December 31, 2013

... out in the cold, blowing puffs of propylene glycol, the billowy stuff in theatrical special-effect smoke that is also a key ingredient in electronic cigarettes. I'd just ...

Ore. city bars e-cigarette sale to minors
Daily Journal - December 31, 2013

CORVALLIS, Oregon The city of Corvallis has banned sales of electronic cigarettes to people younger than 18 and applied limits on their use by adults that match those for tobacco use not in indoor workplaces or parks, for example.

SULLUM: Vaping gives politicians the vapors
Odessa American - December 31, 2013

A few weeks ago, as the New York City Councils health committee considered a ban on using electronic cigarettes in public, several fans of the battery-powered devices sat in the audience, demonstrating their operation. Im watching puffs of vapor go up in this room, said Councilman Peter Vallone. It is confusing.

Paulo Salgueiro Jr.: Hooking the young on electronic cigarettes
The Providence Journal - December 31, 2013

A new product that is making a lot of noise is electronic cigarettes. A major issue with these products is advertising. They are promoted on TV even on channels that children watch.

Phoenix Fire Department officials warn electronic cigarette users about fire danger
KNXV-TV ABC 15 - December 31, 2013

As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, so do the number of fires they start. Phoenix Fire Department officials say theyve noticed the increase and want families to know about the potential danger These things are causing fires, said Phoenix Fire Department Captain and Arson Investigator Gary Hernandez. He responded to the fire at the Ormans house, but this wasnt the first e-cigarette-related fire hes seen. They had plugged this in, in the

Corvallis limits sales, use of electronic cigarettes
Corvallis Gazette Times - December 30, 2013

Corvallis has banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18 and also has limited their use to the same venues that currently allow tobacco ...

E-cigarettes get cigarette ads back on TV - but maybe not for long
allvoices - December 30, 2013

Yes, you are now seeing electronic cigarette advertisements on television. The top two e-cigarette brands in the US both launched national TV ad campaigns in December, even though cigarette ads have been banned from television since 1971. E-cigarettes are technically not cigarettes and they do not fall under the FDA's definition of "tobacco product. The FDA has no regulatory guidelines for the marketing of electronic cigarettes so it's basically anything goes for e-cigarette ads on TV, in print or on the web.

New law bans e-cigarette sales to minors
Suburban Life Publications - December 30, 2013

With the turning of the calendar to 2014, so comes a myriad of new state laws, including one that will ban the sale of alternative nicotine products, such as electronic cigarettes, to those under the age of 18. Within the Village of Barrington, it will be against village ordinance to sell to and/or possess the products by minors, Barrington Chief of Police David Dorn said. This ordinance will go into effect on Jan. 1, as well. Minors found in possession of these products may be cited. If they are cited, they will receive a court date which will include a fine and/or community service.

Bountiful e-cigarette shops given 1 year to comply with zoning regulations
fox13now.com - December 30, 2013

Last year, Utah tightened zoning regulations on the selling of e-cigarettes statewide, regarding them as tobacco products. Bountiful City says they were unaware ...

E-cigarette retailers stay put in Bountiful
Daily Herald - December 30, 2013

A Salt Lake City suburb is giving a year-long reprieve to four retailers of electronic cigarettes that were granted business licenses even though their store locations violate zoning rules.

Editorial: Legislature should ban e-cigarette sales to minors
Corvallis Gazette Times - December 30, 2013

One of the easier questions to come before the Legislatures February 2014 session is whether the state of Oregon should ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Bloomberg signs his last 22 bills, including e-cigarette ban
CNN - December 30, 2013

Michael Bloomberg signed a bill Monday to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes -- one of 22 bills he signed at City Hall that are the last he will sign as mayor of New York City, according to Evelyn Erskine, his deputy press secretary.

Sales of e-cigarettes rising, but benefits are questioned
Philly.com - December 29, 2013

The federal government should regulate e-cigarettes and states should forbid their sale to minors, but an outright ban would conflict with the goal of reducing harm when possible, public health officials wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Gage County supervisors split over e-cigs in jail
Lincoln Journal Star - December 29, 2013

BEATRICE Four weeks after Gage County began selling e-cigarettes to jail inmates, supervisors on the county's board are split on continuing the practice.

State, local regulation is still hazy
Bowling Green Daily News - December 28 , 2013

With no statewide legislation addressing smoking in public places and no specific legislation targeting electronic cigarettes, there is some question about how ...

Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Electronic Cigarettes
Hispanically Speaking News - December 28, 2013

The manufacture and sale of imitation cigarettes, especially those targeting children, will be banned in Brazil beginning in June 2014.

Teens' use of e-cigarettes is growing
Corvallis Gazette Times - December 28, 2013

Albert tried his first electronic cigarette last year, when he was 14. He liked it so much mint is his favorite flavor that he vapes with his friends whenever a group of them has enough of these unregulated, vapor-only cigs to pass around.

Reg Wydeven column: More cities, states move to ban e-cigarettes
Appleton Post Crescent - December 28, 2013

I also wrote about a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control revealing an increased use of e-cigarettes, cigars and hookahs. The U.S. Food and ...

DUPREY: E-Cig Ban Shows It's Really a War on Tobacco Companies
Motley Fool - December 24, 2013

But those who argue the restrictions, regulations, and taxes imposed on tobacco companies are for the good of the smoker are being disingenuous. They're not so much for the benefit of smokers as they are designed to hurt the tobacco companies -- if not, ...

Vaping Gives Politicians the Vapors
Reason (blog)-by Jacob Sullum – December 25, 2013

New York extends its smoking ban to e-cigarettes because they look too much like ... to treat vaping like smoking, meaning e-cigarettes will be banned from bars, ...

The US Government's War On E-Cigarettes
Gizmodo - December 22, 2013

Regardless of what the FDA does, though, it's clear that local governments are taking the lead. And if you remember correctly, New York City has a reputation for starting trends when it comes to stuff like this. After all, Gotham was one of the first ...

E-cigarettes Are On the Rise: Do You Smoke or Vape?
TIME – December 27, 2013

Within two months I no longer WANTED a tobacco cigarette. Electronic cigarettes have done for me what the thousands of dollars I spent on "approved" NRT's ...

Ploom's E-cigarettes, vaporizers use real tobacco
San Francisco Chronicle - December 22, 2013

Monsees is the chief executive officer of Ploom, a San Francisco startup that emerged from Stanford University. Its loose-leaf vaporizer, the Pax, can be used to inhale heated vapor from marijuana as well as tobacco, though Ploom officially downplays...

YHS bans e-cigarettes: Devices legal in Yreka businesses
Siskiyou Daily News – December 24, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity and controversy since going mainstream less than a decade ago, and while the debate on how to regulate ...

Healthy Cigarettes? E-Cigarettes Poised to Reduce Tobacco Harm - December 24, 2013
The Black Voice News (Riverside, CA) – December 24, 2013

Hahn is among the 50 million Americans who continue to smoke, understanding fully the dangers of smoking and those who aren’t yet sold on the e-phenomenon. Health experts believe the addictive nature of nicotine and other additives to tobacco provide ...

Union City leads charge among East Bay cities to restrict e-cigarettes, vapor lounges
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - December 22, 2013

A growing number of East Bay cities are taking steps to restrict electronic cigarettes, and Union City has led the charge, becoming the state's first municipality to ban vapor lounges and other businesses where e-cigarettes are used.

Donald Bucklin: E-cigarettes' real purpose is to create a new generation of smokers
Arizona Daily Star - December 27, 2013

Let’s not fool ourselves that these cute “personal vaporizers” are out there to get 60-year-old smokers to quit. The real purpose is getting 16-year-olds to start.

Health Department Bans E-Cigarettes From Its Offices
Big Island Now - December 24, 2013

“Using electronic smoking devices threatens our smoke-free laws designed to protect the public from the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine,” Lola Irvin, DOH Tobacco Settlement programs manager said today in a press release. “While electronic smoking

E-Cigarette's cause controversy at Gage County Jail
KMA Broadcasting (Shenandoah, IA) - December 27, 2013

Opinions vary on whether Gage County Jail inmates should be able to buy and use electronic cigarettes from the jail’s commissary. Sheriff Millard Gustafson says the program has been underway for about a month and it provides a way for the detention facil

Saugus health officials leery of flavored liquid nicotine
Saugus Advertiser – December 26, 2013

The Board of Health held off on issuing an e-cigarette permit after board ... last week requesting a tobacco permit to operate an e-cigarette shop at 90 Lincoln Ave. ... of cigarettes daily, but turning to e-cigarettes allowed them to quit the habit.

Could e-cigarettes lead to tobacco use in teens, children? U-M poll shows 44% of adults think so
Michigan Live - December 25, 2013

A November 2013 University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital National Poll found that more than 44 percent of those polled indicated these worries about e-cigarettes. More than 2,100 adults over the age of 18 were polled.

Supervisors split over e-cigarettes
Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun - December 25, 2013

The Gage County Sheriff’s Office later purchased 100 e-cigarettes for inmates and more than half have already been scooped up by the inmates, who can buy four and use one at any time. Jail administrator Lt. Tony Shepardson said the e-cigarettes were “se

E-Cigarettes a Huge Hit With Nebraska Inmates
Wall Street Journal Blogs - December 23, 2013

Inmates at the Gage County Detention Center in southeast Nebraska are fuming. They're not angry -- they're puffing away on e-cigarettes. The jail earlier this month started selling the nicotine devices to its prisoners, many of whom are ex-smokers. And

LETTER: SHAH: Regulate E-Cigarettes
New York Times - January 2, 2014

“Two Cheers for E-Cigarettes,” by Joe Nocera, implies that the science related to e-cigarettes is being ignored by the public health community. It is not. Early studies of the value of e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation device have found that they are

ECIG Denounces NY City Council Public Ban of E-Cigarette Use
Convenience Store Decisions - December 23, 2013

Regulation banning the use of e-cigarettes in public venues lacks merit and evidential support, says the Electronic Cigarette Industry Group. The Electronic Cigarette Industry Group (ECIG), a non-profit association of consumers, manufacturers, importers

Seaga Unveils E-Cigarette Vending Machine With Multilingual Patron Interface
Vending Times – December 27, 2013

The Seaga E-Cigarette vender is fitted with a 19" HD video screen with optional sound package and integrated remote control. It's equipped for cashless payment and telemetry for sales reporting, and provides multilingual customer interactio...

Fargo begins move to include e-cigarettes in tobacco ordinance
Fargo (ND) InForum - December 23, 2013

a city ordinance here that regulates the sale of tobacco products to minors will be expanded to include electronic cigarettes. The ordinance changes will make it illegal to give or sell electronic cigarettes to minors within the city of Fargo. Holly Sc

Gov. Fallin bans e-cigarettes on state property
Tulsa (OK) World - December 24, 2013

Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order Monday banning the use of electronic cigarettes on state property effective Jan. 1. "E-cigarettes release vapor that contains chemicals that can impact employees and visitors to state property," Fallin said. "Ad

State ban on e-cigarettes won't affect Ada ordinance
Theadanews – December 26, 2013

Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to ban e-cigarettes on state-owned property won't affect Ada's ordinance restricting use of the devices, city attorney Frank Stout said ...

EDITORIAL: Fallin says no to vapes
Norman (OK) Transcript - December 25, 2013

Others push the envelope and openly “smoke” them in stores, restaurants and on campus, presenting enforcement challenges. We applaud the governor for her stance here. Any attempt to help move the state’s health ranking meter in a positive direction is ap

Re: Non-renewal of Business License (PDF)
Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner - December 24, 2013

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that Bountiful City cannot renew your busincs license for the year 2014. Under Section 10-8-41.6 of the Utah Code your business is a "retail tobacco specialty business." Under subsection (S)(a) "a municipality

This year marks the rise of e-cigarettes
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch - December 26, 2013

General Assembly to consider sale, tax on ‘disruptive innovation’

Ohio Senator Calling for Probe Into E-Cigarette Marketing
WTRF-TV Ch. 7 (Wheeling, WV) - December 26, 2013

A group of Senate Democrats, including Senator Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, called for a federal probe into the marketing tactics being used to sell e-cigarettes. The senators are accusing the e-cigarette industry of targeting kids and making false health cl

Editorial: Legislature should ban e-cigarettes for minors
Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald - December 27, 2013

if there’s any public-health issue at play here, it should be trying to prevent minors from picking up the smoking habit in the first place — and the truth of the matter is that e-cigarettes may well offer a tempting first step down the road to addiction.

HALLWAYS: E-cigarette ban
Rapid City (SD) Journal - December 27, 2013

They're touted as being virtually odorless, and e-cigarettes may only emit vapor. But the tobacco alternative may soon be formally banned at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The ban isn't the result of any potential harm to bystanders from second-hand "

E-Cigarettes Allowed Inside Temple Housing
KCEN TV NBC 6 (Temple, TX) - December 27, 2013

The Central Texas Housing Consortium will ban smoking inside their buildings starting January 1, 2014, but they will allow e-cigarettes. As more people start turning to e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking traditional cigarettes, medical experts are tr

Do You Smoke? Or Vape? E-Cigarettes Pick Up Steam in Vermont
Vermont Public Radio (VPR) - December 27, 2013

The Northeast Kingdom is about to get its first electronic cigarette store. Lyndonville will follow a trail blazed in Castleton, where there is a business that sells the vaporizers, and makes the liquid ingredients. E-cigs are also being sold in ...

USA NOW: NYC bans e-cigs. Will cities follow? [Video]
USA TODAY - December 20, 2013

New York's City Council voted Thursday night to extend the city's ban on smoking to include e-cigarettes. E-cigarette users will no longer be able to "smoke" in public areas, including restaurants and parks. New York is the first major city to consider e-cigs on par with tobacco cigarettes. But cities in California Carlsbad and Richmond also banned the electronic version earlier this month. Los Angeles and Chicago are considering a ban. Los Angeles already regulates where e-cigarettes are sold and bans them for minors.

Philip Morris join Altria To Commercialize Reduced-risk Products and E-cigs
RTT News - December 20, 2013

Cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM: Quote) or PMI, Friday announced the establishment of a strategic framework with Altria Group, Inc.(MO: Quote), to commercialize reduced-risk products and e-cigarettes. Pursuant to the terms of a set of licensing, supply and cooperation agreements, Altria will make available its e-cigarette products exclusively to PMI for commercialization outside the U.S., while PMI will make available two of its candidate reduced-risk tobacco products only to Altria for commercialization in the U.S.

NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes
THV 11 - December 20, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - New Yorkers who turned to electronic cigarettes to keep smoking in restaurants, offices or even libraries are down to their last few puffs in such places. The City Council's voted 43-8 Thursday to include e-cigarettes in the ban on smoking in public indoor places. Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to sign the measure. The ban would then take effect in four months.

E-Cigarettes Added to New York City Smoking Ban in Council Vote
Businessweek - December 20, 2013

The New York City Council approved adding electronic cigarettes to a ban on smoking in offices, restaurants, bars and parks, a move that may be followed by other U.S. cities.

NYC Bans E-Cigarettes (Finally)
Refinery29 - December 20, 2013

While some may be surprised to hear the news of the impending ban, e-cigarettes come with a serious warning from the FDA. The legislation reads, "Although the long-term effects of electronic cigarette devices require further study, the FDA has found that some devices contain toxins and carcinogens and has expressed concerns about their safety." Plus, there's a real concern that the sweet nature of the e-cigarette vapor will attract teens.

New York Council Set to Add E-Cigarettes to Smoking Ban
Bloomberg - December 20, 2013

E-cigarettes, battery-operated tubes that simulate the effect of smoking by producing nicotine vapor, may be a gateway to smoking regular cigarettes and make ...

Famous Vapers: Hollywood Celebs and their E-Cigs
HNN Huntingtonnews.net - December 20, 2013

Yes, E-cigs have stormed the culture since their relatively quiet debut in 2006, and they are now enjoying a higher profile than ever. At least part of the popularity ...

With Its War On E-Cigarettes, The University Of California Ignores Real Crimes
Forbes - December 20, 2013

Starting this January, the University of Californias campuses will go smoke-free, but in an ironic twist, the smoking ban goes as far as including electronic cigarettes which emit some vaporized nicotine, but are technically smokeless. The main argument used to justify including e-cigarettes in the ban is that their long-term health effects are unknown, hence its better to err on the safe side by banning them altogether.

OCEANSIDE TARGETING E-CIGARETTE ACCESS
U-T San Diego - December 20, 2013

State law already prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to people younger than 18, but Councilman Jerry Kern said he has seen children using them in Oceanside.

Hawaii County bans tobacco sales & e-cigs
khon2.com - December 19, 2013

Hawaii County is the first in the state to ban the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to people under the age of 21. On Thursday, Mayor Billy Kenoi signed ...

A vote to regulate e-cigarettes
Capital New York - December 19, 2013

The City Council voted Thursday evening to treat electronic cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes. While many argue that e-cigarettes are an essential tool for weaning people away from the real thing, members of the City Council felt that it could also act as a ...

New York City Extends Smoking Ban to E-Cigarettes
Mayor Bloomberg Expected to Sign Into Law in Regulatory Blow
Wall Street Journal December 19, 2013

New Yorks City Council voted Thursday to extend its public smoking bans to electronic cigarettes But e-cigarette critics, including Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, say less harmful isn't good enough and that secondhand vapor is a pollutant.

New York Council Votes to Ban Foam Food Containers and to Curb E-Cigarette Smoking
New York Times December 19, 2013

In its last scheduled legislative session of the year, the New York City Council passed major health and environmental regulations on Thursday, establishing a ban on plastic-foam food service containers, extending the citys ban on public smoking to cover e-cigarettes and requiring composting at large restaurants.

Are e-cigs a tobacco problem or part of the solution?
Los Angeles Times - December 19, 2013

The federal government should regulate e-cigarettes and states should forbid their sale to minors, but an outright ban would collide with the public health goal of reducing harm where possible, public health officials write in the New England Journal of Medicine.

NYC Council Bans Public Vaping Because It Looks Too Much Like ...
Forbes by Jacob Sullum - December 19, 2013

Why did the city council decide to treat vaping like smoking? Not because e-cigarettes, which contain no tobacco and produce no smoke, pose a hazard to ...

Senators Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate E-Cigarette Marketing Practices
Sierra Sun Times - December 19, 2013

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today urging the FTC to investigate the marketing practices of e-cigarette manufacturers. The Senators called on the FTC to provide more information to the public about these practices and to pursue enforcement action against companies that make false or misleading health claims in their advertising.

E-Cigarettes Encounter Rising Heat
Three Big Cities Weigh Bans; 'Vaping' Backers Say Opportunities to Quit Could Be Snuffed Out
Wall Street Journal - December 19, 2013

The electronic cigarette, the popular device created as a healthier alternative to smoking, is hitting strong headwinds. But e-cigarette critics, including the American Lung Association and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, say less harmful isn't good enough, and that secondhand vapor is a pollutant. They also argue e-cigarettes serve as a Trojan horse to avoid smoking bans and get more people addicted to nicotine.

City Council votes Thursday to regulate electronic cigarettes
SILive.com - December 19, 2013

In its final legislation session of the year, the full City Council will vote Thursday afternoon to regulate electronic cigarettes by amending the Smoke-Free Air Act ...

City Council To Vote On Indoor E-Cigarettes Ban
CBS Local - December 19, 2013

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The New York City Council is expected to vote Thursday on legislation to ban electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces ...

Pub bans customer from 'smoking' e-cigarette
Evening Times December 19, 2013

A GLASGOW pub has become one of the first in Scotland to ban a customer from 'smoking' an electronic cigarette. ...

Spain plans to ban e-cigarettes in public places
DigitalJournal.com - December 19, 2013

Madrid - It seems that those who switched to electronic cigarettes to avoid having to go outside to smoke will now have to do the same with their e-cigarettes.

Is the electronic cigarette market about to go up in smoke? - report
Standart News - December 19, 2013

Strict new EU rules on tobacco products are being delayed by a debate on how to regulate electronic cigarettes. The European parliament has pushed for a ...

Are e-cigarettes safe?
KSDK - December 19, 2013

CNN - The popularity of e-cigarettes is growing. ... So, are e-cigarettes safe and perhaps the biggest innovation yet to kick smoking...or an addictive health ...

Legacy tells the truth, THR revolution gains momentum
R Street - December 19, 2013

David B. Abrams, executive director at American Legacy Foundations Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, recently acknowledged in a college newspaper that smoke-free tobacco products are vastly safer than smoking.

New University of Michigan Poll Highlights Parents' Concerns Over E-Cigarettes
RedOrbit - December 19, 2013

Nearly half of US parents are concerned that their sons and daughters will use e-cigarettes, and 44 percent of all adults are concerned that the devices will ...

Boxer says E-cig marketing targets minors
OCRegister (subscription) - December 18, 2013

The letter argued that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are being ... The senators called the advertising practices deceptive, saying they make health claims ...

EU lawmakers agree tobacco bill
EUobserver.com - December 18, 2013

BRUSSELS - EU lawmakers reached an agreement on the new tobacco products bill after negotiators clashed on electronic cigarettes earlier in the week.

Don't believe the hype: e-cigarettes won't ruin society, they changed ...
The Guardian - December 18, 2013

A protester smokes an e-cigarette during a demonstration in Rome, to protest a proposed tax on e-cigarettes. Photograph: Alberto Pizzol/AFP/Getty Images.

Do e-cigarettes make it okay to light up?
The Malaysian Insider - December 18, 2013

For users of e-cigarettes, questions remain: can I light up at work or a restaurant? - AFP/Relaxnews pic, December 18, 2013.Debate over e-cigarettes is raging.

Are e-cigarettes safe for the people around them?
ConsumerReports.org - December 18, 2013

A central question in the growing debate over electronic cigarettes is whether the battery-powered nicotine devices are safe not just for the people using them, ...

Healthy Cigarettes?: E-Cigarettes Poised to Reduce Tobacco Harm
Washington Informer - December 18, 2013

“The doorways and balconies are emptying out in a lot of spaces as this new electronic cigarette becomes popular. I refused to 'bite' though,” said Hahn, who ...

E-Cigarettes Aren't Free of Secondhand Exposure Issues
Babble - December 17, 2013

As electronic cigarettes gain popularity, more research about their effects on users — and those around users — is being conducted. While the battery-operated ...

44% of Adults Worry E-Cigarettes Will Encourage Kids to Start ...
Science Daily (press release) - December 18, 2013

Dec. 18, 2013 — Adults nationwide are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes by children and teens, with 44 percent indicating worries that the devices will ...

California Company Creates Medical Device That Could Change ...
DigitalJournal.com - December 18, 2013

Vaporizer Technology Used in E-cigarettes Could Allow New, Easy Delivery Method for Pharmaceuticals, and Offer New Hope for Asthmatics, Migraines, Cystic ...

COUNCILMAN WANTS TO CURB TEEN USE OF E-CIGS
U-T San Diego - December 18, 2013

Oceanside — The Oceanside City Council is looking for ways to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of teens. In California, it's already illegal to sell the ...

Can e-cigarettes be used to quit smoking?
Ukiah (CA) Daily Journal - December 18, 2013

American Lung Association has called on the Obama Administration to take action and for the FDA to propose meaningful regulation of these products to protect public health. A study has estimated that there are 250 different e-cigarette brands for sale i

Del Mar Fairgrounds board to consider e-cigarette ban
Del Mar Times - December 18, 2013

The board heard a report about the newly instituted smoking ban at its meeting on ... also addressed the board, urging it to consider banning e-cigarettes.

New York City latest to weigh e-cigarette ban
Watchdog.org - December 18, 2013

New York City could be the latest city large and small to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in some form. The New York City Council is scheduled to decide ...

Selling e- cigs
Marietta Times – December 18, 2013

"(Business) is pretty steady," Tonya Hicks said, adding that many customers have just recently switched from tobacco cigarettes to the e-cigarettes.

Dallas-area cities struggle with regulation of e-cigarettes
Dallas Morning News - December 17, 2013

E-cigarettes, which imitate the sensation of smoking, don't contain tobacco but may include nicotine. Scientists say more research is needed on them.

Spain plans to ban e-cigarettes in public places
DigitalJournal.com - December 18, 2013

Madrid - It seems that those who changed to electronic cigarettes to avoid having to go outside to smoke, will now have to do the same with their e-cigarettes ...

City wants to make it harder for kids to get e-cigs
U-T San Diego - December 11, 2013

OCEANSIDE The Oceanside City Council asked staff Wednesday to come up with a plan to make it harder for kids to get a hold of electronic cigarettes.

Zeller on E-Cigs: It's Complicated
CSPnet.com - December 18, 2013

Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) hosted a webinar during which CTP director Mitch Zeller addressed a variety of tobacco-related topics covering everything from premium cigars to menthol regulations and substantial equivalence approvals (Read the complete story here). Electronic cigarettes and other potentially reduced risk products were by far the most discussed issue of the day, however. Zeller even suggested this stunning evolution of tobacco and nicotine delivery products played a role in his decision to return to the FDA. "There's something going on driven in part by consumer demand--especially smokers who have concerns about the health risks," he said. "They certainly seem to be open to getting their nicotine through other ways than cigarettes. We started with a much more straightforward marketplace for tobacco products when I started. Now we have cigarette companies in the practice of selling smokeless, e-cigs, nicotine rubs, nicotine gels and dissolvables."

EU tobacco deal could include ban on refillable e-cigarettes
The Times (subscription) - December 18, 2013

Under the deal struck between the 28 governments and the European Parliament, both sides agreed not to regulate e-cigarettes which includes refillable and ...

New Products Complicate Enforcement Of State Smoking Ban
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest - December 17, 2013

Nearly a decade has passed since Washington state banned smoking in public areas and workplaces. But smoking has evolved since, and that leaves health officials with challenges as they try to enforce a law that didnt foresee the rise of new products. The ban on smoking that took effect in 2005 was pretty straightforward at the time. It covered cigarettes and cigars the traditional stuff. But with the landscape changing, health officials tasked with enforcing the ban are doing their best to keep pace. Now were contending with hookahs, e-cigarettes and soon-to-be [legal] marijuana, so it definitely looks different, said Keri Moore with the Snohomish County Health District. Electronic cigarettes arent banned in Snohomish County.

Local e-cigarette store opens
Wicked Local - December 17, 2013

Vape Daddy's retailer of Custom E-Cigarettes, E-Juices and Vaping ... more than 4,000 chemicals found in most traditional tobacco cigarettes all without the ... David Bershad, a 32-year veteran of Boston's advertising community and Vape ...

Refillable electronic cigarettes face EU ban
The Guardian - December 17, 2013

The European Union has struck a deal which could curb the booming market in electronic cigarettes and lead to an EU-wide ban on a popular version of the ...

Tougher Smoking-Law Accord Struck by European Union Negotiators
Businessweek - December 17, 2013

European Union negotiators reached a tentative agreement on tougher smoking rules after compromising over how to regulate the growing market for electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarettes prompt calls to Kentucky Poison Control Center
Business First of Louisville (blog) - December 17, 2013

Kentucky poison control authorities are receiving a growing number of reports of children who have been exposed to electronic cigarettes. The Kentucky Poison ...

City to discuss keeping e-cigs from minors
U-T San Diego - December 17, 2013

OCEANSIDE The Oceanside City Council will talk this week about ways to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of teens. In California, it is already ...

Michael Bloomberg's Attack On E-Cigarettes Will Drive Ex-Smokers Back to the Real Thing
Forbes - December 17, 2013

There is no reason to question why soon-to-be-former Mayor Michael Bloomberg has once again sic'd his attack dog of a Health Commissioner, Tom Farley, on ...

Local e-cigarette retailer enforces law state does not
WQAD.com -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD - December 17, 2013

In Iowa and Illinois, persons under the age of 18 can legally purchase e-cigarettes. But one Muscatine, Iowa retailer is enforcing her own laws that the state does ...

Nicotine in e-cigarettes linked to heart disease
KCTV Kansas City - December 17, 2013

The nicotine delivered by cigarettes - even the electronic versions - may still contribute to heart disease, a new study suggests. (Source: KXAN/CNN) ...

E-cigarettes getting popular by the day
TopNews United States - December 17, 2013

Negotiators stated that difference over how to direct the blasting market for electronic smokes is holding up an arrangement on strict new tenets overseeing ...

Bill Would Exempt E-Cigarettes From Smoking Ban
Wisconsin Public Radio News - December 17, 2013

Wisconsin is now among a number of states that are either considering how to deal with electronic cigarettes or have already passed laws regulating them. State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) introduced a bill that would exempt e-cigarettes from the states 2010 smoking ban.

City Council Takes On E-Cigarette Use A Burning Question: Should Local Government Regulate E-Cigarette Use?
Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach News - December 17, 2013

The Long Beach City Council voted December 3 on an item requesting the city attorney draft an ordinance to include e-cigarettes and nicotine vapor devices in ...

Donald Bucklin: E-cigarettes an effort to hook new generation of ...
Modesto Bee - December 16, 2013

About a year ago, I was surprised to find out from my daughter that hookah pens were all the rage among the high school crowd. E-cigarettes/hookah pens are kind of a half-full/half-empty sort of thing. The industry likes to take the high road. It wants you to believe that if you are a two- or ... If the trend continues with hookah pens, next year there will be 2 million, and before long, a new generation of smokers. Does the expression gateway drug come to mind?
Are hookah pens the latest version of Joe Camel? Are they wrapped in purple paper and sold at head shops to attract adult smokers or teens? Interestingly, when one of the largest university systems in the world the University of California decided to ban smoking on all its campuses effective Jan. 1, it included e-cigarettes in the ban. The California State University system is considering a similar ban.

Poison control calls concerning children, e-cigarettes up 400%
14 News WFIE Evansville - December 16, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky Poison Control Center is issuing a warning after seeing a rise in children exposed to the ingredients inside electronic cigarettes. The center said they have seen a 400 percent increase in calls concerning children getting into the cigarettes. The different flavors and bright colors are tempting for children. The center said some ingest them or rub the liquid on their skin.

Editorial: Public needs to learn more about e-cigarettes ($$)
Daily Journal - December 16, 2013

Concerns voiced by health advocates over the growing popularity of so-called e-cigarettes, particularly among young people, need to be be discussed in a larger forum involving the entire community.

E-Cigarettes May Be Allowed at Lauderdale County Jail
Shoals Insider - December 16, 2013

Wayne County TN Sheriff Ric Wilson said his department started their own e-cig program about a month and a half ago, and so far he said they haven't had any ...

Doctors, City Leaders Grapple With E-Cigarettes
KEYC - December 16, 2013

Minnesota - There has been a lot of discussion lately about ecigarettes...where it should be allowed and if it's even safe.

Anheuser-Busch Heir Makes Jump to E-Cigarettes [Video]
Bloomberg - December 16, 2013

Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) - Cigirex CEO Jacob Busch and President and Founder Jason Cardiff discuss smoking going high tech and challenging the experience of tobacco cigarettes. They speak with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)

E-Cigarettes Surge In Popularity: Good or Bad?
Legal Examiner - December 16, 2013

The e-cigarette has been around since 2006 and is marketed as a 'safe' alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. The demand for e-cigarettes is booming and ...

Debate Heats Up Over Refillable E-Cigs
Wall Street Journal - December 16, 2013

BRUSSELS - A fight over new European Union regulation for electronic cigarettes has come down to a single issue: refillable cartridges. Tim McAfee, director of the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said there are concerns the liquid cartridges in refillable c-cigarettes can be manipulated by users. There is anecdotal evidence that some users are adding drugs including the active ingredients of marijuana and cocaine, he said, although the CDC doesnt have any hard numbers. Mike Esterl in Atlanta contributed to this article

Bloomberg's E-cig Ban Likely to do More Harm Than Good
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog) - December 16, 2013

Mayor Bloombergs going out with one last ban. The City Council, with the administrations strong backing, is rushing through a law to treat the vapor from e-cigarettes like tobacco smoke under the citys Smoke-Free Air Act. The use of e-cigs, aka vaping, would be forbidden in indoor and outdoor locations wherever smoking is banned.

Public Smoking AND Quitting Smoking Now Both to be Outlawed in ...
National Center for Public Policy Research - December 16, 2013

New York, NY - This week, the New York City Council is expected to vote on a bill that would ban the use of e-cigarettes where cigarette smoking is banned.

The CDC abuses the facts about e-cigarettes Part II
R Street - December 16, 2013

In a previous post, I noted false and misleading information in a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release about e-cigarette use by youth.

Big Tobacco Giant Lorillard Sees Gains Behind E-Cigs
SBWire (press release) - December 16, 2013

Big Tobacco, once on its heels after years of having its image tarnished thanks to its own nefarious actions, is now seeing a resurrection of sorts thanks to electronic cigarettes.

E-cig users sucking in more toxins than regular smokers - research
New Zealand Herald - December 16, 2013

They are marketed as being healthier than conventional cigarettes, but new research suggests people who smoke electronic cigarettes could still be inhaling a host of dangerous chemicals. People who smoke e-cigarettes may inhale higher concentrations of nicotine and of other toxins, say U.S researchers. Nicotine is both addictive and, in large quantities, toxic - and some of the other chemicals found in e-cigarettes are believed to be carcinogenic.

Regulating E-Cigarettes Could Have Unintended Consequences
TIME - December 16, 2013

Regulations of electronic cigarettes are expected to be a top priority for states and cities in 2014. But some of the new laws being considered bans on use in public places like restaurants and bars, and high sin taxes are based on the assumption that electronic cigarettes, battery powered devices that produce a nicotine vapor, are exactly like the real thing. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, the thinking goes, it must be a duck.

NYSSA Urges All New Yorkers to Stand Up Against Councilman ...
Sacramento Bee - December 16, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- New Yorkers for Smarter Smoking Alternatives (NYSSA) was formed to educate the public on electronic cigarettes ...

Bloomberg trying to ban e-cigarettes is silly
New York Post - December 16, 2013

The key idea is that e-cigs somehow facilitate tobacco smoking but the best evidence suggests the reverse, that they're mainly useful for (and used by) people ...

States move on e-cigarette as Washington delays
The Statehouse File - December 16, 2013

Money grab, health concerns, or both? Absent guidance from Washington, states are pressing ahead with their own agendas on electronic cigarettes.

Mt. Prospect considers e-cigarettes ban for minors
Chicago Daily Herald - December 16, 2013

A state law prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors goes into effect Jan. 1. Mount Prospect, however, is entertaining the possibility of a local ordinance that goes a step further by also outlawing their possession by those under 18.

Push to ban e-cig sales to minors grows
Standard Speaker - December 16, 2013

Meanwhile, a movement to stop sales to minors for electronic cigarettes is under way by some Pennsylvania lawmakers. The State Judiciary Committee approved enabling legislation last week after a vote by the Pennsylvania Medical Society that urged a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. They want to carry the ban on tobacco and cigarettes law to include e-cigarettes, making them illegal to sell to minors.

At Issue: Electronic cigarettes
Capital Times - December 16, 2013

Current Wisconsin law prohibits smoking in most indoor locations that are not private residences. The law defines smoking as burning or holding, or inhaling or exhaling smoke from, any lighted smoking equipment containing tobacco. That includes cigars, cigarettes and pipes. This bill (SB440) would make it clear that in terms of the smoking ban, the term smoking does not include holding, or inhaling or exhaling vapor or a vaporized solution from, an electronic device that does not contain tobacco, such as an electronic cigarette (or e-cigarette).

Wells Fargo Offers Predictions After FDA Webinar
Convenience Store Decisions - December 16, 2013

ecigarette We continue to be bullish on the long-term opportunities of e-cigs, notes Wells Fargo Securities. During FDA Webinar 20 Years LaterReturning to ...

Reynolds' e-cig to be on display at electronics show
Winston-Salem Journal - December 16, 2013

A division of Reynolds American Inc. wants to broaden the companys reputation for innovation by showcasing its electronic cigarette product at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show. The international event, scheduled Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, offers R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. the opportunity to tout how much its Vuse products are an industry and consumer game changer.

Philadelphia's 'vape lounge' scene creates community for quitters
Philly.com - December 16, 2013

Every time Guong Truong reaches into his pockets, he has to make sure batteries don't fall out. They're important to his hobby, in essence serving as its lifeblood by providing the electrical current from which Truong draws his pleasure.

Ruling could deal blow to e-cigarette industry
USA TODAY - December 15, 2013

A court ruling to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes in France last week could set a European, if not global precedent and knock the nascent e-cigarette industry off course.

A New Warning About E-Cigarettes and Heart Attack Risk
Healthline - December 15, 2013

A scientist from Brown University is claiming that prolonged exposure to nicotine, even delivered by methods other than cigarettes, may increase the risk of developing a potentially fatal heart condition. It's the latest research to question the safety of e-cigarettes, a popular substitute for smoking tobacco cigarettes, which are known to be harmful. Chi-Ming Hai ...

Sounding Off: Rockwall-area readers tell us if cities should regulate sale of electronic cigarettes
Dallas Morning News - December 15, 2013

The Rockwall City Council is considering regulating the sale of e-cigarettes in the city, including to minors.

Electronic cigarettes are not a big hit with teens
Tribune-Review - December 15, 2013

Smoke shop owners and school administrators supporting legislation to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors acknowledge the devices are not a teenage craze. I didn't know it was legal to sell to kids, said Gabrielle Williams, co-owner of Vape Inn on East Carson Street in the South Side, which stocks the personal smoking simulators. I never see them in here. Teenagers don't really try to buy. Bill Godshall of Monroeville, a longtime anti-smoking activist who runs SmokeFree Pennsylvania and supports the bill, said those figures are not as troubling as they sound if it means teen smokers illegally obtaining cigarettes are opting for e-cigs instead. If teens, like adult smokers, are switching to e-cigarettes, he said, that's not a public health problem; that's a public health solution.

E-Cigarettes Could Pose Danger In Second-Hand Smoke, Nicotine Emission
Medical Daily - December 15, 2013

According a new study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, e-cigarettes smoke has enough nicotine to potentially pose harmful second-hand risks. The study was conducted using three brands of e-cigarettes, and the researchers looked into what their smoke was releasing into the air. They found that the second-hand smoke had high concentrations of nicotine, but it did not contain other harmful chemicals. Scientists used a smoke machine to simulate the smoking of a cigarette, and measured the concentrations of nicotine and other compounds such as carbon monoxide. Five male participants were then asked to smoke both tobacco and e-cigarettes in a room that measured contaminant exposure. While the nicotine emissions were 10 times less, e-cigarettes still proved to be a source of second-hand exposure. But, unlike conventional cigarettes, carbon monoxide and other volatile compunds were not released.

Nicotine is good for you, says tobacco firm scientist ($$)
Times Of London (uk- December 15, 2013

A SENIOR molecular biologist this week flew in the face of decades of government health warnings and said the unsayable smoking, or at least nicotine, is good for you. The startling claim, by a scientific adviser to the tobacco industry, came as researchers from New York University last week warned that smokers of the new wave of ecigarettes may inhale more nicotine and other toxins than regular smokers. ...

E-cig industry fights New York City to avoid going up in smoke
Crain's New York Business - December 15, 2013

Four years later, Ms. Babaian is New York City's reigning maven of e-cigarettesbattery-powered devices used to heat up and inhale liquid nicotine.

Vape replacing smoke for some [photo]
Fresno Bee - December 15, 2013

Left to right, Jeff Khan and Sam Horn blowing vape at Royal Vapes on Tulare St. on Dec. 4, 2013. MARK CROSSE THE FRESNO BEE Buy Photo ...

New Study Addresses E-Cigarettes and Involuntary Nicotine Exposure
Nature World News December 14, 2013

A new study on the use of e-cigarettes suggests that when used indoors, users may involuntarily expose non-users to nicotine, although at lower levels than conventional cigarettes. Tobaccoless e-cigarettes deliver nicotine through an inhaled vapor. When an e-cigarette smoker takes a puff, a nicotine solution inside the device is heated and can be taken into the lungs upon the inhale. For the study, Maciej Goniewicz of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), studied three different brands of e-cigarettes, using a smoking machine in controlled exposure conditions. Goniewicz and his colleagues also compared second-hand exposure of e-cigarette vapor and conventional tobacco smoke.

E-cigs may deliver more toxins than smoke, researchers say
New York Post - December 14, 2013

E-cigarette users may be getting higher concentrations of toxins than regular smokers because they inhale deeper and more frequently when they puff, NYU researchers say. Although they are often touted as a safer alternative, e-cigs, introduced in the States in 2007, haven't been in use long enough to determine their health effects, ...

EDITORIAL: The tobacco threat returns
Fresno Bee - December 14, 2013

The first involves Assembly Member Richard Pan, a Sacramento physician who probably didn't think his legislation would threaten one of California's true public health success stories a dramatic decline in smoking by state residents. The second is electronic cigarettes. As described in a Nov. 26 story by Sarah Sexton, a Bee Washington Bureau reporter, e-cigs "look like traditional cigarettes but are battery-operated products that heat tobacco-derived nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that the user inhales." Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health has read the letter of Pan's law, Assembly Bill 906. Advocated by public employee unions including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Pan's bill seeks to force state departments to use state workers whenever possible. Citing that measure, state health officers are contemplating ending contracts with nongovernmental organizations that have spent years fighting the tobacco industry, and have succeeded. A board that oversees California's tobacco-control program was so alarmed by the department's review that it convened an emergency meeting last week.

COMMENTARY: Few dare call it bribery: Grants, e-cigs, and another brick in the wall
City-sentinel - December 14, 2013

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is cajoling and pressuring local communities into equating e-cigarettes and similar products (personal vaporizers as fans call them) with tobacco. Maybe I should have figured out what TSET was up to when Jonathan Small, policy vice president for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, said TSETs recent actions demonizing and profiling e-cigarettes are yet more evidence of the need for strict oversight and a complete overhaul of TSET and its activities. TSET should be about real and lasting solutions for health care, not the selective discriminatory efforts of biased bureaucrats.

Holmes: E-cigarettes: Savior or menace?
Wicked Local - December 14, 2013

Now along come e-cigarettes to rattle that rationale. E-cigarettes serve up nicotine extract in a vaporized form. They deliver the same nicotine fix that comes from cigarettes, along with other things smokers enjoy deep inhaling, the feeling youre taking a refreshing break, having something to do with your hands. But there is no tobacco, no burning and no smoke. A light vapor may be visible coming from users mouths, but it is odorless and, while there hasnt been sufficient research to declare it harmless, its chemical composition bears no resemblance to secondhand smoke. Yes, nicotine is highly addictive, but its the other things in cigarette smoke tar, carbon monoxide and hundreds of toxic compounds that kill you, not the nicotine. E-cigarette advocates call it vaping, not smoking, because it really is different. So heres the question: If they have a way to ingest their nicotine without subjecting anyone else to secondhand smoke, should we invite the nicotine addicts back inside? Should we let people vape in bars and restaurants? Or, to put it another way: Are all the misery-inducing anti-cigarette measures put into place in the last 30 years really about about health, or are they some moral judgment society applies to nicotine addiction? Should e-cigarettes be seen as a savior for smokers who must feed their addiction but dont want to destroy their health, or as a menace?

E-cigarettes banned in New Hanover County buildings; vehicles
WWAY NewsChannel 3 - December 14, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC, (WWAY) -- Electronic cigarettes are banned from all New Hanover County facilities by an amended ordinance adopted by the Board of Commissioners.
Under the amended ordinance, e-cigarette use is no longer allowed in all vehicles and buildings owned, occupied, or leased to New Hanover County where smoking or use of tobacco products is prohibited. Use of the product will also be prohibited within 50 feet of any public entrance to County facilities.

Are E-Cigarettes a Path to Quitting?
New York Times - December 13, 2013

The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes, by Amy L. Fairchild and James Colgrove (Op-Ed, Dec. 9), and Two Cheers for E-Cigarettes, by Joe Nocera (column, ...

Man says E-Cig caused temporary blindness
WWAY NewsChannel 3 - December 13, 2013

Joe Vecchione says for the past 10 weeks he has been using an electronic cigarette, because he heard they were a safe alternative to cigarettes. But he says ...

Dental researchers examine hidden health impact of electronic ...
Medical Xpress - December 12, 2013

The electronic cigarette (e-cig) was introduced in the U.S. in 2007 and offers nicotine-addicted individuals an alternative to smoking tobacco. E-cigs have been ...

Study documents secondhand exposure to vapors from electronic ...
Medical Xpress - December 13, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, when used indoors, may involuntarily expose non-users to nicotine, according to a study led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, ...

Poll: Americans Don't Want to Ban Trans Fats, Energy Drinks, E ...
Reason (blog)-by Emily Ekins - December 13, 2013

Several cities have moved to ban e-cigarettes in public places, but 62 percent of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be allowed in public spaces.

'E-cigarette smokers inhale MORE nicotine and toxins than regular ...
Daily Mail - December 13, 2013

They are marketed as being healthier than conventional cigarettes, but new research suggests people who smoke electronic cigarettes could still be inhaling a ...

Celebrate a Nicolites New Year with e-cigar
SourceWire (press release) - December 13, 2013

Nicolites - the UK's favourite electronic cigarettes - created a disposable electronic cigar after channeling its e-cigarette production experience into the new ...

[European Coalition for Vision (ECV) statement] Damaging Effects of ...
European Public Health Alliance - December 13, 2013

As a Coalition, we advocate for anything which can assist smokers to quit for good and we recognise that electronic cigarettes do not contain the majority of ...

Study shows many clinicians are unfamiliar with use of e-cigarettes ...
News-Medical.net - December 13, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes, battery operated devices that often look like cigarettes and deliver vaporized nicotine, is on the rise, including among minors.

E-cigarettes: a burning question for US regulators
Yahoo News - December 12, 2013

But the growing popularity of e-cigarettes has not escaped the notice of the industry's critics, who have stepped up calls for new regulations, including bans on ...

French stage smokeless revolution
GlobalPost - December 13, 2013

Bertrand Dautzenberg, a pulmonologist and chair of France's Office of Smoking Prevention, says e-cigarettes have become a “contagious phenomenon” in the ...

EsmokeHub Reveals the Top E Cigs No Nicotine
SBWire (press release) - December 12, 2013

EsmokeHub.com reveals the Top E Cigs No Nicotine from the wide spread e cigs industry. The site even mentions about the best flavored cartridges in zero ...

LeCig Electronic Cigarettes Opens New Location in Glenwood ...
SBWire (press release) - December 13, 2013

Leading independent provider of e cigarettes expands its company owned electronic cigarette stores to Glenwood, Arkansas. New location joins existing Hot ...

E-cigarettes banned in New Hanover County buildings; vehicles
WWAY NewsChannel 3 - December 12, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC, (WWAY) -- Electronic cigarettes are banned from all New Hanover County facilities by an amended ordinance adopted by the ...

State Lawmaker Pushing to Ban E-Cigarettes to Minors
WRIC - December 12, 2013

RICHMOND (WRIC) - A state lawmaker is pushing to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors. Currently e-cigarettes are not regulated like tobacco so it's ...

Study Documents Secondhand Exposure to Nicotine From ...
Newswise (press release) - December 12, 2013

Newswise — BUFFALO, NY — Electronic cigarettes, when used indoors, may involuntarily expose non-users to nicotine, according to a study led by Maciej ...

E-cigarette companies selling addiction?
Health24.com - December 12, 2013

At the Henley Vaporium, one of a growing number of e-cigarette lounges sprouting up in US cities, patrons can indulge in their choice of more than 90 flavours.

It's not harming anyone, so why is Brussels trying to remove my ...
New Statesman - December 12, 2013

The glory days of fake smoking are nearly over. Soon, if the EU and several American states have their way, electronic-cigarette nerds will no longer be able to ...

What E-Cigarettes Could Mean To Reynolds American
DailyFinance - December 11, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are the latest frontier for tobacco companies looking for new areas of growth in the midst of a sluggish traditional market. According to ...

States Target Electronic Cigarettes for Revenue Potential
NACS Online - December 12, 2013

MCLEAN, VA – While the FDA continues to assess how it will regulate electronic cigarettes, states are moving ahead with their own agendas, many of them ...

Is Big Tobacco on the Verge of an E-Cigarette Takeover?
Mashable.com - December 12, 2013

E-cigarette companies would have to fight cigars and other tobacco products to be seen, while the brands owned by tobacco companies would be prominently displayed. Lorillard already owns Blu, a popular brand of e-cigarettes, and the other two are testing

VIDEO: How to Regulate the E-Cigarette Industry: Video
Bloomberg News - December 11, 2013

Victory E-Cigarettes CEO Brent Willis discusses possible regulation of the e-cigarette industry with Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)

E-cigarettes: a burning question for U.S. regulators
Reuters - December 11, 2013

"Essentially e-cigarette companies are selling nicotine addiction," said Dr. Neil Schluger ... "Once you have them addicted to nicotine, you can sell them all sorts of things, including conventional cigarettes," he said. "This is a giant Trojan horse."

Rules to Play By
CSPnet.com - December 12, 2013

... vapor products into existing smoking bans but are waiting for the FDA's verdict first. ... online advertising of e-cigarettes) are pondering adoption of the same ban. ... have banned e-cigarettes in public areas where other smoking products are ...

Union City Boasts of the Best E Cigarette Laws Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - December 12, 2013

The latest e cigarette laws that are being decided for the Union City are being said that these regulations are being ...

Union City to Regulate E-Cigarettes the Same as Tobacco, Bans ...
Patch.com - December 12, 2013

E-cigarette and vape pen users in Union City can no longer puff them inside of buildings, must be at least 25-feet away from the entrance of any establishment or ...

E-cigarette regulated locally
Alpenhorn News - December 12, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes or so-called e-cigarettes was added to the list of items already banned in county facilities, enclosed places of employment and ...

Controlled by the County
Inland Empire Weekly - December 12, 2013

E-cigarettes are certainly becoming a trend. Use among professionals, former smokers and the younger hip crowd has increased; everywhere you look people ...

VIDEO: E-cigs: Just how safe are they?
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune - December 12, 2013

University of Minnesota researchers aim to address that dilemma with a study examining exactly what smokers inhale when they breathe e-cigarette vapors and how "vaping" affects the body. Researchers will collect blood, urine and saliva samples from at lea

VIDEO: 'Vapers' could face health concerns from e-cigs
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune - December 12, 2013

One of the great unanswered questions for smokers who are trying to quit — and for the advocacy groups that are trying to help them — is whether electronic cigarettes are friends or foes.

VIDEO: U of M Looks to Study Impact of E-Cigarettes
KSTP-TV 5 (Saint Paul, MN) - December 11, 2013

U of M researchers want to know the level of nicotine and toxin exposures caused by the use of e-cigarettes. Researchers want to know what the possible pros and cons of e-cigarettes are. The U of M is recruiting people to take part in the new study. Th

E-cigarette trend comes to Woodbury as questions linger
Pierce County Herald - December 12, 2013

As manager of Smokeless Smoking in Woodbury, Urbank is surrounded by hundreds of electronic cigarettes, something he said had all the things he was ...

New command policy impacts e-cigarette users
Waynesville Daily Guide - December 12, 2013

Fort Leonard Wood has a new policy on electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes " they're being treated just like conventional cigarettes. Fort Leonard Wood has a ...

Top E Cigarette Brands Like V2 Cigs Object Against Proposed ...
SBWire (press release) - December 11, 2013

... with the volley of restrictions that are being proposed in Chicago and New York. ... the first major U.S. cities restrict them in the same way as tobacco products. ... a harmless smoking alternative to tobacco variants yet their opponents say that ...

New Option for Cigarette Smokers Trying to Quit: #IMPROOF Movement Launched by Vape Revolution
PR Newswire - December 10, 2013

the launch of its #IMPROOF Movement initiative designed to help cigarette smokers switch to vaping and enjoy better health. Karen Lee is the first former smoker and current vape user to be showcased in the #IMPROOF Movement. Her inspirational story is ava

Global e-cigarette market expected to hit $10-billion by 2017
The Globe and Mail - December 11, 2013

At the Henley Vaporium, one of a growing number of e-cigarette lounges sprouting up in New York and other U.S. cities, patrons can indulge in their choice of ...

Gamucci Electronic Cigarettes Appoints ex SKYCIG Management ...
EIN News (press release) - December 11, 2013

The UK's fastest growing electronic cigarette brand has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Damien Scott as Brand Manager.

NEwhere Launches New Disposable ZERO Nicotine E-Hookah Pen
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - December 11, 2013

Summary: An industry leader in disposable electronic cigarettes has expanded its product line in an effort to meet the growing demand for ZERO Nicotine ...

How to Regulate the E-Cigarette Industry
Bloomberg - December 11, 2013

Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Victory E-Cigarettes CEO Brent Willis discusses possible regulation of the e-cigarette industry with Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg ...

E-cigarettes health risks unknown
The Coloradoan - December 9, 2013

We have an almost 17-year-old son who has started smoking or using electronic cigarettes. He and his friends have found some places that cater to e-cigarette ...

'Vape' Lounge Trend Spreads With E-Cigarette Popularity
WBUR - December 11, 2013

New York and Chicago are the first big cities in the U.S. to propose tightening regulations around electronic cigarettes. Opponents say e-cigarettes are as ...

Doctors unaware that more teens are turning to E-cigarettes
Medical Xpress - December 11, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes, battery operated devices that often look like cigarettes and deliver vaporized nicotine, is on the rise, including among minors.

Leonard Gilroy: E-cigarette regulations likely to do more harm
OCRegister (subscription) - December 11, 2013

Regulations in Southern California, and across the nation, to limit the use and sale of electronic cigarettes are spreading rapidly. But like so many ...

County OKs e-cigarette ordinance
Gainesville Sun - December 10, 2013

E-cigarettes convert liquid nicotine into vapor through a process known as vaping and don't include the chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes. Kathy Nichols ...

Chicago E-Cigarette Ban Blocked By 'Surprise Opposition'
Forbes - December 10, 2013

Opponents of the Chicago ordinance noted the dearth of evidence that e-cigarettes pose a threat to bystanders (or to vapers themselves) and argued that it was ...

Emanuel Bristles As Aldermen Stall E-Cigarette Ordinance
CBS2 Chicago - December 10, 2013

CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Emanuel is signaling that he's ready for a fight with City Council critics who have stalled a measure he wants to limit the use of ...

Students gather to oppose e-cigarettes
Lebanon Reporter - December 11, 2013

Western Boone junior Erin Biddle, sophomore Emma Klingensmith and freshman Gracie Dickerson were speakers at the event that was sponsored by Drug Free ...

Editorial: E-cigarettes for children? Time to close this public health ...
GazetteNET - December 11, 2013

About a dozen Pioneer Valley communities are to be commended for adopting sensible regulations for electronic cigarettes, an increasingly popular alternative ...

Newton business look to capitalize on e-cigarettes
Wicked Local (blog) - December 11, 2013

E-cigarettes have been in the national spotlight of late, with advocates saying the nicotine-delivery systems are healthier, cheaper, odor-free alternatives to ...

E-cigs: more harm or more good?
Minneapolis Star Tribune - December 11, 2013

“The components of e-cigarettes vary widely and the toxicant profile of e-cigarettes has not been fully explored,” said Stephen Hecht, a cancer prevention ...

Council Passes A Moratorium On E-Cigarettes
Lakewood Observer - December 11, 2013

The first order of business was a report from the Finance Committee which was presented by its Chair, Councilwoman Mary Louise Madigan (Ward IV).

Lawmakers Want to End Youth Access to E-Cigarettes
Public Radio Tulsa - December 11, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Republican Oklahoma lawmakers plan to file legislation next year to prevent youth access to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes.

Few dare call it bribery: OK grants, e-cigs, and another brick in the wall
Watchdog.org - December 11, 2013

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is cajoling and pressuring local communities into equating e-cigarettes and similar products ...

E-cigarette ban unjustifiable
Daily O'Collegian - December 10, 2013

The OSU/A&M Board of Regents, at their meeting at Langston University on Friday, banned electronic cigarettes in the interest of public health. How much more ...

French Court Deals Blow to E-Cigarette Makers
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - December 10, 2013

A French court ruled that tobacconists should have the exclusive right to sell electronic cigarettes—the smoke- free alternative to tobacco products—dealing a potential blow to the burgeoning e-cigarette industry.

Park Board bans smoking, e-cigs in all park property
Post-Bulletin - December 10, 2013

A new policy adopted last week by the Rochester Park Board prohibits smoking in all of the parks and park buildings except in designated areas. The new rule includes electronic cigarettes and any type of electronic nicotine delivery device. It is not part of an ordinance and, therefore, by itself, would not subject a violator to a ticket, said Deputy City Attorney Dave Goslee.

Reilly pushes for tighter nicotine controls
RTE.ie - December 10, 2013

E-cigarettes should not be marketed as a consumer product, Minister for Health James Reilly has said. He said in some cases e-cigarettes had more nicotine ...

School board updates policies on bullying, e-cigarettes, other issues
Lawrence Journal World - December 10, 2013

That was just one of several policy changes the board approved without discussion as part of its consent agenda. Another puts electronic cigarettes in the same category as other tobacco products and bans their use on school property.

NYC's proposed e-cigarette ban: Bad for the gay community, bad for ...
Daily Caller - December 10, 2013

Last week, the New York City Council proposed a ban on vapor cigarettes (e-cigarettes) that would not only limit personal freedom, but ultimately have a ...

Biz Owner Challenges E-Cigarette Ban: Carlbad passed a ban earlier this month
NBC 7 San Diego - December 10, 2013

The co-owner of an e-cigarette and vape bar in Carlsbad will challenge a recent city ban on e-cigarettes. Dan Daniel with Mix Vapes will be speaking at a city council meeting at 10 on Tuesday.

Clearing The Air: E-Cigarettes
ABC News - December 10, 2013

Clearing The Air: E-Cigarettes. Dr. Besser talks to Katie about the addictive new trend.

Idaho groups concentrate on e-cigarettes
The Idaho Statesman - December 10, 2013

Federal law prohibits businesses that sell electronic cigarettes from promoting them as a proven smoking cessation tool. But some Idaho smokers are trying e-cigs to determine whether they are helpful in kicking the habit, according to data collected by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Gotham set to extinguish e-cigs
The Voice of Russia - December 10, 2013

NEW YORK (VOR) The debate over electronic cigarettes is heating up in New York City, where a law is being proposed to implement the same ban on ...

Lack of e-cigarette research prompts questions of health effects, UA ...
Arizona Daily Wildcat - December 10, 2013

A lack of research and knowledge has led some faculty and students to question whether electronic cigarettes should be banned from campus.

E-Cigarettes: Harmless Alternative to Tobacco, or Just as Bad?
News 92 FM - December 10, 2013

(NEW YORK) As New York and Chicago become the first major U.S. cities to propose tighter regulation of electronic cigarettes, the row over their safety has ...

How to Save Your Friends from Second Hand Smoke, Guides ...
SBWire (press release) - December 10, 2013

V2 is the top electronic cigarette brand of America. V2CigsDeals.com is a review website of V2 Cigs. It also offers the best deals on V2. It has a panel of experts who conduct various researches. In its latest study it has found out that second hand smoking is pernicious. Hence, it has come up with a few tips to save your friends from second hand smoke. The first step is to switch to electronic cigarettes. No one will want his friends to get victimized for no fault. But this is what happens when a person smokes in a ...

University considers use of e-cigarettes on campus
The Alestle - December 10, 2013

No conclusive statement has been made as to whether electronic cigarettes will be allowed everywhere on campus or be bound to normal smoking areas outdoors.

Stalled e-cigarette ban would protect kids, Emanuel says
Chicago Sun-Times - December 10, 2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday tried to salvage his plan to ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and snuff out sales to minors by framing it as a battle to protect Chicagos children.

Chicago E-Cigarette Ban Could Get Snuffed Out By Surprising City Council Pushback to Rahms Plan
Huffington Post - December 10, 2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to heavily regulate e-cigarettes in Chicago was blown off course after surprising pushback from aldermen in the normally compliant City Council. The City Council's Finance and Health committees agreed to a stricter ban on selling menthol and flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of Chicago schools ...

Letters: Safety first on e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - December 10, 2013

Re "Overreacting to e-cigarettes," Editorial, Dec. 5. Granted, more conclusive research is needed on e-cigarettes. However, instead of allowing their unrestricted use until research proves that they are harmful to non-users, their use should be restricted until research proves that they are not harmful to those who don't smoke.

No smoke without ire: the e-cigarette revolution
The Independent - December 10, 2013

All new behaviours raise complex questions of etiquette. The sudden ubiquity of e-cigarettes electronic substitutes for the cancer sticks of old is challenging ...

Rising popularity of e-cigarettes has educators and lawmakers concerned
Deseret News - December 9, 2013

Cool, or corrupting? The popularity of e-cigarettes is rapidly expanding, especially with teens, and marketing efforts appear to be ramping up. It's something ...

Chicago e-cigarette regulations stall
Chicago Tribune - December 9, 2013

A measure to regulate increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in Chicago in the same way as tobacco products ran into City Council opposition and went nowhere Monday despite the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a powerful alderman. A mayoral plan to push menthol cigarette sales farther away from Chicago schools got a preliminary aldermanic endorsement, however.

Lakewood council to consider new commercial development fee for ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 9, 2013

Also on the agenda, the council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance that would create zoning regulations for tobacco and nicotine products, including electronic cigarettes. The proposed ordinance would only apply to new retail locations that have more than 50 percent of their display area or gross sales generated from tobacco or nicotine products, including paraphernalia. Last month, the council approved an ordinance regulating e-cigs the same as cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city and subject to all state laws. That means people wont be able to use e-cigs, also known as vapor devices, in restaurants, government buildings or public places. Minors are also prohibited from their purchase and use. Under that ordinance, which goes into effect Thursday, an e-cigarette store will continue to be allowed to offer samples of vapors, which come in various flavored liquids. Smoking lounges, however, are not allowed in Lakewood under zoning rules.

E-cigarettes still present health risks
Beloit Daily News - December 9, 2013

E-cigarettes or e-cigs, short for electronic nicotine delivery systems, are becoming the next big thing in the tobacco world. The main components of an e-cigarette include an electronic vaporization system, rechargeable batteries, electronic controls and cartridges for the liquid that is vaporized. They are designed to vaporize and deliver a mixture of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals to the lungs. Unlike conventional tobacco cigarettes, e-cigs generate water vapor instead of smoke. One of the major risks of e-cigarettes is they are so new to the market there are currently no FDA regulations released, allowing them to fall through federal ...

E-cig ban draws divided opinions
Daily O'Collegian - December 9, 2013

The regents of the university voted unanimously on a ban that has taken away the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs. Other newly banned items ...

E-cigarettes cause alarming increase in calls to poison control center
The Lane Report - December 9, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2013) As the debate about electronic cigarette regulation continues with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and device manufacturers, data from one state poses concerns that should be part of the conversation. The Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center of Kosair Childrens Hospital has received 39 calls about e-cigarettes so far this year, a 333-percent increase from nine calls received in 2012. Nationally, poison control centers have seen a 161 percent increase in calls from people with concerns about these devices. With sales of e-cigarettes doubling to $1.5 billion in the past year, the calls are likely to increase. Kids are picking up the liquid cartridge when cartridges are left accessible or when an adult is changing the cartridge, she said. Theyre also getting a hold of the e-cigarette and taking it apart to expose the liquid. They then either ingest the liquid or get it onto their skin. Even on the skin, the nicotine is absorbed and can create adverse side effects.

E-cig health concerns just blowing smoke?
San Francisco Chronicle - December 9, 2013

Designed as an alternative for smokers in public spaces where cigarettes are banned, the battery-powered devices are increasingly getting the cold shoulder from city governments. Lawmakers around the country have adopted a flurry of measures approving bans on the use of the devices in public places where smoking is already prohibited. City councils in Richmond and Los Angeles last week approved bans on e-cigs in most public places.

Could Smoking Bans or Technology Advances Help Reduce Smoke in Casinos?
al.com - December 9, 2013

It's no secret that secondhand smoke can be harmful, particularly in casinos which are often exempt from smoking bans. It also doesn't help that Alabama is one of the worst states for non-smokers as noted by CBS News. While any indoor smoking can impact workers and patrons, casinos provide a good example of its impact and how it could be addressed. While smoking bans are one solution, the tobacco industry is making strides towards safer, healthier and more stylish options for smokers which could be beneficial and desirable to casinos as long as they allow them to be used. Vaporization (description from an industry perspective at the linked site) is becoming more common. Devices that resemble mainstream gadgets such as the iPod (one of which is the Arizer Solo which filters out smoke and carcinogens but still delivers nicotine) could reduce the need for cigarettes while also appearing "upscale." Tobacco-infused drinks are also gaining popularity in restaurants -- perfect for a casino environment. Tobacco giants like Reynolds American are also developing healthier devices. By offering alternatives to smoking bans, casinos can help mitigate concerns about losing business and causing problems for employees. Customers also benefit from healthier smoking alternatives and reduced secondhand smoke. It's up to businesses and customers to make it happen.

FAIRCHILD / COLGROVE: The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes
New York Times - December 9, 2013

DEBATE over e-cigarettes battery-powered cigarette look-alikes that heat liquid nicotine but emit a harmless vapor is raging. New York City and Chicago are considering adding e-cigarettes to their bans on smoking in bars, restaurants and parks, and Los Angeles is moving to restrict e-cigarette sales, even though e-cigarettes dont generate smoke and, while not proved to be entirely safe for users, are undoubtedly less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes. If e-cigarettes can reduce, even slightly, the blight of six million tobacco-related deaths a year, trying to force them out of sight is counterproductive.

AUDIO: The Public Health Argument for E-Cigarettes
WNYC Radio - December 9, 2013

Amy L. Fairchild, professor, and James Colgrove, associate professor, both of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia, discuss their op-ed, "The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes," that ran in today's New York Times. ...

Senate bill bans e-cigarette sales to minors
Scranton Times-Tribune - December 9, 2013

An effort to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors in Pennsylvania is underway in the Senate. His bill would expand the scope of the state law that bans the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors by adding the term "alternative nicotine product" ...

States target e-cigarettes as potential revenue source
USA TODAY - December 9, 2013

Like tobacco cigarettes, nicotine levels in the "cartridges" that are loaded into the e-cigarette device can vary widely, complicating efforts to agree on a standard ...

States and E-Cigs: Money Grab or Health Push?
The Fiscal Times - December 9, 2013

Money grab, health concerns, or both? Absent guidance from Washington, states are pressing ahead with their own agendas on electronic cigarettes. Heading ...

NEW: Mass Medical Society Policy Opposes Youth Use of E-cigarettes
GoLocal Worcester - December 9, 2013

At the Massachusetts Medical Society's (MMS) Interim Meeting held on Saturday, resolutions were adopted by physicians on electronic cigarettes, the use of ...

Why New York is boycotting the electronic cigarette
West - Welfare Society Territory - December 9, 2013

Electronic cigarettes don't help you to stop smoking. If anything, they could boost numbers of nicotine addicts, according to Tom Farley, a health commissioner ...

French court rules e-cigs fall under tobacco monopoly
Expatica France - December 9, 2013

A French commercial court ruled on Monday that e-cigarettes qualify as tobacco products and should only be sold by registered tobacconists. The ruling by the ...

States Move on E-Cigarettes as Washington Delays
Stateline-by Jake Grovum - December 9, 2013

John Hartigan is proprietor of Vapeology LA, a store selling electronic cigarettes and related items in Los Angeles. States are about to weigh in on regulation of ...

Idaho County Bans E-Cigarettes Inside Buildings
News Radio 1310 KLIX - December 8, 2013

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) Bannock County commissioners have decided to include electronic cigarettes in the smoking ban in county buildings. The Idaho ...

Oklahoma communities ban e-cigarettes with grant money in mind
The Oklahoman - December 8, 2013

The allure of big grants through a community health program motivated several cities recently to ban electronic cigarettes from city-owned properties. Ada and Shawnee narrowly passed measures despite opposition from community members, e-cigarette users and vapor shop owners. Tahlequah attempted to pass a ban, but tabled the issue. Oklahoma City is now cautiously considering a ban.

Haze over e-cigs
U-T San Diego-Diego - December 7, 2013

Use of electronic cigarettes also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs doubled among middle school and high schools students between 2011 and 2012. E-cigarettes come in flavors such as peach, mango and bubble gum and supporters are touting them as a great alternative for people trying to quit smoking. Health advocates see them as a gateway drug and are urging the FDA to regulate them. Several cities, including a couple in San Diego County, have banned their use in places where tobacco cigarettes are prohibited. Below, two University of California researchers give their take on these increasingly popular products.

OSU Bans E-Cigarettes on Stillwater Campus
Public Radio Tulsa - December 7, 2013

LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State University/A and M Board of Regents have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices on the Stillwater campus.

OSU regents ban e-cigarettes, vapor devices, hookahs from Stillwater campus
The Oklahoman - December 7, 2013

The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges voted Friday to prohibit hookahs, electronic cigarettes, vapor devices, and clove cigarettes from the Stillwater campus. ...

Some Lancaster County schools banning e-cigarettes
Lancaster Online - December 7, 2013

In the mid-1990s, school administrators regularly dealt with smoking incidents on campus. Districts rolled out anti-tobacco policies and imposed fines for violations. With rising awareness about the health effects of tobacco and the cultural shift against smoking in public, school smoking issues waned. Then along came e-cigarettes.

NOCERA: Two Cheers for E-Cigarettes
New York Times - December 7, 2013

Imagine a product a legal but lethal one that kills 400,000 Americans a year. Public health advocates have been trying for decades to persuade Americans not to use it. The industry has been sued and sued again, but it is still operating profitably. One out of every five Americans is addicted to the product. None of this is to say that electronic cigarettes should be free of regulation. But they should be regulated for what they are a pharmaceutical product that delivers nicotine, not a conduit for tobacco poison. Let them make health claims

BUCKLIN: Are e-cigarettes creating new generation of smokers? Guest commentary
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram - December 6, 2013

About a year ago, I was surprised to find out from my daughter that hookah pens were all the rage among the high school crowd. If you are, like I was, among the uninitiated, this is a device of roughly cigarette proportions that contains a battery, a tiny vaporizer, something to vaporize, and a button to make it go.

Bannock County commissioners add e-cigarettes to smoking ban in county buildings
Daily Journal - December 6, 2013

POCATELLO, Idaho Bannock County commissioners have decided to include electronic cigarettes in the smoking ban in county buildings. The Idaho State ...

Michigan considers restricting electronic cigarette sales, but health advocates dont like proposals
MLive.com - December 6, 2013

LANSING Bipartisan bills in the Michigan Legislature would ban minors under the age 18 from purchasing or using electronic cigarettes. But some major ...

As e-cigarette use increases, experts investigate health risks
The Brown Daily Herald - December 6, 2013

Despite widespread stigmatization of smoking cigarettes, the use of electronic cigarettes is on the rise nationwide. Electronic cigarettes, better known as e-cigarettes, simulate smoking by vaporizing a liquid solution containing nicotine and often added flavors. Theres emerging research that theyre much less risky than cigarettes, said David Abrams, executive director of the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is because e-cigarettes dont burn the tobacco, and thus produce less of the major carcinogens present in conventional cigarettes, he said. While we dont really know the long-term impact of inhalation, logic would suggest and some preliminary studies would suggest that its going to be less harmful than combusted tobacco in any form, mainly cigarettes or hookah, Abrams said. He added that there is almost no secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes, making them much safer for non-smokers.

Drug-use smokescreen: City Council's vote on e-cigarettes avoids reality
SILive.com - December 6, 2013

On its face, the New York City Councils refusal to add electronic cigarettes to the citys existing prohibition of smoking in public places is probably the right thing to do or not do, as it were. Inhaling nicotine is currently legal, so long as the practice doesnt put others at risk from its byproducts...

Obama To Regulate E-Cigarettes In 2014: How Will Tobacco Stocks ...
TheStreet.com - December 6, 2013

President Obama proposed the two major arenas his administration will focus on for new regulations during his second term. And while the first and major one is no surprise fracking, a ferociously controversial subject spending your final years in office regulating e-cigarettes seems like a more unexpected choice.

Bannock bans e-cigarette use in county facilities
Idaho State Journal - December 6, 2013

Bannock County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday, which added e-cigarettes to the smoking ban inside county buildings.

The Nanny State Can Get You Killed
National Center for Public Policy Research - December 6, 2013

Washington, D.C. - On the same day that the Los Angeles City Council moved to regulate e-cigarettes, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Jeff Stier testified at a New York City Council Health Committee hearing on a similar measure being rushed through the New York City Council.

New York City council debates banning e-cigs
Science Recorder - December 6, 2013

E-cigarette users lit up in a city council meeting this week to protest the proposed ban on e-cigarettes which would equate them to standard cigarettes and ban ...

LA City Council Votes to Regulate E-Cigarettes
TIME - December 5, 2013

The Los Angeles city council voted Wednesday to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, moving forward with regulations that are being considered by the federal government and cities across the country.

Local electronic cigarette users provide etiquette tips
KHOU - December 5, 2013

PEARLAND, Texas -- If you haven't heard of electronic cigarettes by now -- they are getting more popular by the day. Dylan Thompson knows all about e-cigs.

Dialogue may rev up over e-cigarette use at airports, including TIA
Tampabay.com - December 6, 2013

TAMPA The confusing debate over the safety and use of e-cigarettes is being waged at the local, state and national levels. The next battleground may be the nation's airports.

Health minister says legislation needed to govern e-cigarettes
NG News - December 5, 2013

While e-cigarettes don't produce second-hand smoke, he believes public use could result in an acceptance of nicotine usage, which is clearly an addictive ...

E-cigarette bans in LA, Long Beach, San Bernardino are premature ...
Los Angeles Daily News - December 5, 2013

City and county leaders all over Southern California are caught up in a frenzy of restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, with Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Bernardino officials taking steps this week to regulate them like tobacco products. A frenzy is just what this is, not reasoned deliberation.

Edina Considers Banning E-Cigarettes From City Property
Patch.com - December 5, 2013

Edina is considering banning electronic cigarettes from all public buildings and parks. The Edina School Board recently added e-cigarettes to its list of tobacco products banned on school district property.

The CDC abuses the facts about e-cigarettes, part I
R Street - December 5, 2013

The headline on the Centers for Disease Controls Sept. 5 press release was dire: E-cigarette use more than doubles among U.S. middle and high school students from 2011-2012. The agencys shocker generated reams of coverage (examples include USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and CBS News). In an earlier blog post, I criticized the CDC's media ploy for positioning e-cigarettes as a new childhood tobacco epidemic. Based on additional research, I have ...

E-Cigarettes Are Smoking Hot - Four Ways To Invest In Them
Forbes - December 5, 2013

When 57-year-old Tom Holloway turned on his e-cigarette, he got a lot more than nicotine. The device exploded in his mouth, knocking out two teeth and leaving him with severe burns. The best analogy is like it was trying to hold a bottle rocket in your mouth when it went off, said Joseph Parker, division chief for the North Bay Fire Department in a CBS CBS 1.08% news report. If e-cigarette companies can correct these problems and investors can get past these isolated incidents, they will find that sales of e-cigarettes are also exploding.

Some airports give green light to e-cigarettes
USA TODAY - December 5, 2013

Don't be surprised if you see someone in an airport smoking what looks like a cigarette. Passengers cannot use electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, on flights. However, major U.S. airports are divided on whether or not people can use them inside the terminal.

Dutch sound alarm about possible risks of e-cigarettes
BusinessWorld Online Edition - December 5, 2013

AMSTERDAM -- The Dutch Health Ministry sounded an early warning late last week about the possible health risks of electronic cigarettes, announcing plans to ...

E-cigarettes raise concerns of teen addiction
The State - December 5, 2013

What he's smoking may not be tobacco, but an electronic cigarette. ... cigars and hookahs to ensure safety and proper labeling and to deter sales to minors.

NYC Health Commissioner Says E-Cigarettes Must Be Banned ...
Reason (blog) - December 5, 2013

The scientifically vague part was the justification offered by supporters of a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in "public places" such as bars and restaurants ...

E-cig users out in force at City Council hearing
New York Post - December 5, 2013

Smokers opposed to a proposal to snuff electronic cigarettes from public places filled a City Council hearing room Wednesday and puffed away. With no law on ...

People Were Vaping Indoors at New York City's Hearing on Whether to Ban Vaping Indoors
Motherboard (blog) - December 5, 2013

Now that electronic cigarettes are the new hot thingit's a $3.7 billion industry and Manhattan's first boutique vape bar just opened in trendy SoHothe city's debating whether to extend its smoking ban to the cigarettes of the future.

NYC may douse e-cigarettes in public spaces
Here Is The City - December 5, 2013

The New York City Council turned its sights on electronic cigarettes during a public hearing Wednesday morning to discuss whether to ban them from ...

E-Cigarettes: Safe Alternative To Smoking Or Gateway To Nicotine Addiction?
KPBS - December 5, 2013

E-cigarettes offer the sensation of smoking, without burning tobacco. These battery-operated devices heat up liquid nicotine and turn it into vapor. Users say theyre a lot safer than smoking cigarettes. But public health experts arent so sure.

Oregon could ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors (poll)
OregonLive.com December 4, 2013

That worries lawmakers, who fear such flavors in the growing e-cigarette ... tobacco and, in Oregon, are not subject to age restrictions or cigarette taxes that ...

California cities make moves against e-cigarettes
Ventura County Star - December 4, 2013

Vials of flavored liquid are seen at Vapeology LA, a store selling electronic ... and are healthier because they don't create cigarette tars or secondhand tobacco ...

Cities Crack Down on E-Cigarettes
Los Angeles Business Journal - December 4, 2013

City councils in both Los Angeles and Long Beach have voted to restrict sales and use of electronic cigarettes.

Richmond, Carlsbad ban e-cigarettes
Manteca Bulletin - December 4, 2013

RICHMOND (AP) Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the ...

E-cigarettes banned at all San Bernardino County facilities
San Bernardino Sun - December 4, 2013

On Tuesday, the city of Richmond in the Bay Area unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, ...

Council Unanimously Supports Possible Amendment to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Long Beach Post - December 4, 2013

The Long Beach City Council unanimously supported a request that the City Attorney look into amending the Municipal Code regarding tobacco include e-cigarettes and vapor devices, as well as products which contain biologically active amounts of nicotine.

SFATA Speaks Out On NYC Proposal To Ban E-Cigs In Public Places
Convenience Store Decisions - December 4, 2013

A hearing today by the New York City Council will debate a bill that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in places traditional cigarettes are banned.

E-cigarettes Challenge to Indoor Smoking Ban
The Epoch Times - December 4, 2013

NEW YORKAbout 20 electronic cigarette users, some wearing nonsmoker badges, defiantly puffed on their e-cigarettes during a health committee hearing on the devices at City Hall Wednesday. The committee is considering a bill to extend the indoor smoking ban to these battery-powered, smokeless cigarettes.

E-cigarettes: Should They Be Regulated as Cigarettes?
Huffington Post - December 3, 2013

E-cigarettes are designed to look like cigarettes. They are labeled and marketed like cigarettes. They contain nicotine like cigarettes. They should be regulated ...

E-cigarettes may lead to nicotine addiction
San Francisco Chronicle - December 3, 2013

E-cigarettes are promoted as safe alternates to cigarettes, but may only serve as a new route to nicotine addiction among adolescents, a new UCSF study has ...

Which Electronic Cigarette Produces the Most Vapor? V2CigsDeals.com Throws Some Light
SBWire - December 3, 2013

...okers prefer thick and long staying vapor. Produced from the e-liquid, vapors are supposed to get dissolved in the air sooner or later. But e-cigs that can guarantee the most vapor as well as the thickest vapor are most liked by the customers.”

Officials hope law curbs e-cigarette use by kids
TriValley Central - December 4, 2013
http://www.trivalleycentral.com/trivalley_dispatch/health_and_wellness/officials-hope-law-curbs-e-cigarette-use-by-kids/article_c5ceee2e-5d11-11e3-b9f0-0019bb2963f4.html

PHOENIX — With electronic cigarettes increasingly popular among children nationally, officials and advocates hope a new Arizona law banning sales to those ...

Calif. Cities Ban E-Cigs
AP - Associated Press - December 4, 2013

Both the cities of Richmond and Carlsbad voted to prohibit the battery-powered devices ... In Los Angeles, city councilmembers will consider two motions dealing with e-cigarettes -- one that seeks to regulate sales to kids and another that directs the ci

City Council may snuff out e-cigarettes
Orange County (CA) Register - December 4, 2013

On Tuesday night, the council voted 8-0 to have City Attorney Charles Parkin find ways to amend the City Code to regulate the trendy electronic cigarettes just like traditional tobacco products.

Long Beach Joins Other Cities in Proposing E-Cigarette Regulation
Long Beach (CA) Post - December 4, 2013

Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Suja Lowenthal are proposing that the City Attorney amend the Municipal Code to require vaporizing devices, including e-cigarettes, to be included within the City's tobacco ordinance. This would put e-cigarettes on the same

Los Angeles expected to regulate e-cigarettes
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze - December 4, 2013

City Council is expected to begin the process Wednesday to regulate the sales and use of e-cigarettes. Several public officials will attend a news conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall to announce their plans. The council will consider two differe

Carlsbad City Council votes to ban use of e-cigarettes in public ...
10News - December 4, 2013

Health advocates say the secondhand smoke risks are just as bad. The American Lung Association has come down on the side of banning the electronic ...

Richmond officials approve E-cigarette ban in public spaces
KTVU San Francisco - December 3, 2013

Richmond city officials took the first step Tuesday night toward banning ... fact alone is reason enough to include e-cigarettes in the city's normal smoking ban.

E-Cigarette Smoking Could be Banned at L.A. Restaurants, Beaches
LA Weekly (blog)-by Dennis Romero - December 4, 2013

... soon be banned in the same places that prohibit lighting up regular smokes. ... electronic devices the same way that cigarette smoking is regulated in town.

Chicago Seeks to Ban Electronic Cigarette at Public Places Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - December 3, 2013 (IL)

The ban is supported by Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, different local ... cigarettes are banned threatens "effective enforcement" of the smoking ban and sends ...

City Council To Consider E-Cigarette Ban
CBS Local - December 4, 2013

Supporters of the ban claim the E-cigarettes encourage young people to smoke and become addicted to nicotine, which could lead to switching to real cigarettes ...

Owner of e-cigarette bar: We're going to fight city's proposed ban
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - December 4, 2013

Wednesday, the City Council is holding a hearing to discuss a bill that would partially ban electronic cigarettes. Dan Mannarino went to Henley Vaporium, the ...

NATO Urges NYC Body to Hold Off on E-Cig Amendment
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - December 4, 2013

NATO explained to committee members that electronic cigarettes do not emit secondhand smoke because no tobacco is burned when an electronic cigarette is used. Rather, electronic cigarettes users exhale a vapor and a study conducted by Professor Igor Bur

City to hear both sides in e-cigarette regulation bill Wednesday
amNew York - December 3, 2013

The City Council's health committee is set to hold a hearing Wednesday on legislation that would regulate e-cigs the same way as the city does other tobacco products, banning them from use in parks, restaurants and bars.

San Marcos Give Best E Cigarette Product a Chance Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - December 3, 2013

... vote on whether or not to exempt the e cigarette from the smoking ban ordinances. ... from San Marcos ordinances on the banning of smoking in enclosed public areas. ... Yet the San Marcos city code still explicitly bans the use of e cigarette ...

Owner says she is doing nothing illegal
Truro (NS) Daily News (ca) - December 4, 2013

Connors says the device helped her switch from tobacco cigarettes and now she wants to offer the same to others. With hazy laws and little long term scientific knowledge surrounding the devices, however, the New Glasgow business has found itself rolled u

Health unit won't yet back e-cigarettes as quitting tool
CTV News Barrie - December 3, 2013

The e-cigarettes can be attractive to some people because they cost far less ... Health Unit says there are strict rules surrounding the sale of the e-cigarettes.

Limit e-cigarette sales to teenagers aged 18 and over, say MPs
DutchNews.nl - December 4, 2013

A clear majority of MPs want the introduction of an 18 age limit on sales of electronic cigarettes. MPs from the two ruling parties have now called on the cabinet to ...

Smoking e-cigarettes at work sparks row
Watford Observer (uk) - December 4, 2013

In the first case of its type the rights of employees to use e-cigarettes is to be examined in an Employment Tribunal after a worker was sacked for using one at work. The waste disposal company Viridor, which had no policy on e-cigarettes, sacked 55-yea

Public health must be at the heart of the EU ...
European Public Health Alliance - December 4, 2013

As currently evidence on the health impacts of NCPs -such as e-cigarettes- is ... “Without a robust regulatory framework in place in the EU, e-cigarettes are now ...

Cities Seek to Restrict E-cigarettes
The Epoch Times - December 3, 2013

CHICAGOChicago may soon be the first major city to prohibit electronic cigarettes in public. According to city officials, the law will protect young people from ...

Lakewood considers moratorium on new businesses selling electronic cigarettes
Plain Dealer - December 3, 2013

LAKEWOOD, Ohio City Council will consider whether to impose a temporary moratorium on new businesses selling electronic cigarettes. The moratorium would have no effect on existing businesses that sell e-cigarettes unless they sought a permit to expand.

ASA investigates 'overly sexual' ad for VIP e-cigarettes aired during Im a Celebrity
Express.co.uk - December 3, 2013

The ad was broadcast during a break in the hit show, which stars Joey Essex and Amy Willerton, and made suggestions that a woman was offering to perform oral sex on a man.

Notts: E-cigarette charger warning for users
Worksop Today - December 3, 2013

Notts residents using electronic cigarettes are being warned about the potential dangers of using chargers that are not supplied with their device at the time of purchase. The warning follows an increase in complaints to Notts County Councils Trading Standards team about fires or overheating problems caused by batteries and chargers for electronic cigarettes.

Keep e-cigs away from kids
Youngstown Vindicator - December 3, 2013

Trouble is, the sale of e-cigarettes is open to minors in most states, and we see that as trouble. Federal laws mean minors arent able to purchase traditional cigarettes, and those that do risk a run-in with the police. Yet e-cigarettes remain unregulated in South Dakota. Also in play is how e-cigarettes are classified when it comes to South Dakotas ban on smoking in public places.

E-Cigarettes: Healthy Tool or Gateway Device ...
SBWire (press release) - December 3, 2013

Smokeless cigarettes or e-cig have turned a hot product in the market supposed to be around $1.7 billion of sales on yearly basis. Some call it a healthy tool over the traditional cigarette while other considers it a gateway device. As the device is free from harmful tobacco particulars, which can cause life taken disease such as cancer, it is called a healthy tool.

Richmond Considers E-Cigarette Ban
NBC Bay Area - December 3, 2013

The city of Richmond, which already has strong smoking regulations, may add using electronic cigarettes to its list of banned behaviors during a vote scheduled for Tuesday. Right now, it is illegal to smoke cigarettes in public places, including sidewalks and streets, as well as apartment complexes. But there are no laws about where you can use electronic cigarettes, also known as vapor cigarettes.

Carlsbad Considers E-Cigarette Restrictions
NBC 7 San Diego - December 3, 2013

Carlsbad residents may soon see fewer people using e-cigarettes in public places. City councilmembers are expected to consider a proposal Tuesday that would ban e-cigarette use wherever smoking is prohibited.

Benefit of Vapour Smoking Counted by ...
SBWire (press release) - December 3, 2013

As per the expert team member ElectronicCigarettesComparison.com, First and important different between electronic cigarettes and that tobacco cigarette is ...

SIUE to investigate possible e-cigarette policy
The Alestle - December 2, 2013

The SIUE Chancellors Council will meet in the next few weeks to look at developing an electronic cigarette policy.

E-Cigarette Can Decrease Likelihood of Quitting Among Teenagers
Guardian Express - December 2, 2013

Since its introduction the public, electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette smoking has been touted as the healthier alternative to real cigarettes and can even help wean smokers off their addiction; but a recent study by the University of California claims that e-cigarette smoking may not only be ineffective in decreasing nicotine dependence, it can even promote heavy smoking habits among the youth. Stan Glantz, Director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education of the University of California, is one of the senior authors of the study performed on more than 75,000 E-cigarette using Korean students. The results showed that most the students have turned to e-cigarette smoking as a smoking cessation aid but instead have found it less likely for them to quit using e-cigarettes in the long run.

E-cigarettes gathering steam in the workplace
KLTV - December 2, 2013

Cities across the country are asking the same question and for many, the answer is still up in the air. Should electronic cigarettes hold the same bans as ... Other East Texas cities say unless they hear complaints or concerns about e-cigarettes they don't plan on discussing them. New York City is currently taking steps to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in the same places that cigarettes are banned. The New York City Council has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday.

E-cigarettes banned in and around USCB campus buildings
Hilton Head Island Packet - December 2, 2013

While the federal government decides how to regulate electronic cigarettes, many university officials across the country are moving ahead with their own rules about e-cigs on campus. The University South Carolina Beaufort is among them.

LOGIC Electronic Cigarettes Announces Continued Expansion In ...
EIN News (press release) - December 2, 2013

LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes and the #2 e-cig brand in the United States, today announced the continued international expansion of its product line into Europe.

[EPHA Briefing] Regulation of Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs ...
European Public Health Alliance - December 2, 2013

[EPHA Briefing] Regulation of Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs) including electronic cigarettes. The future legislation of nicotine containing products (NCPs) ...

As authorities ponder the future of e-cigarettes, some colleges move ...
Washington Post (blog) - December 2, 2013

While the federal government decides how to regulate electronic cigarettes, many university officials are moving ahead with campus rules about e-cigarettes. Several universities have already prohibited the devices or are set to ban them in upcoming years.

Blair Horner: Regulating E-Cigarettes
WAMC - December 2, 2013

Last week, legislation was introduced in New York City to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes. For those who don't smoke, here's some background. But the problem is one that must be addressed nationally. Since there are no product safety standards, it is critical that the FDA act. The FDA must develop and implement regulations extending its authority to cover e-cigarettes and then develop and implement a regulatory scheme for e-cigarettes.

Universities Moving Ahead with Own E Cigarette Rules Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - December 2, 2013

As the federal officials are taking time in deciding over e cigarette regulation, university officials are moving against them and building their own rules on campus. E cigarette reviews so far clearly witness that usage of electronic cigarettes is max among middle age school and college students, so several universities have updated their smoking policies to ban these battery operated devices. From reports, it has even been found that some universities have already prohibited the use of electronic cigarettes or are set to ban them in upcoming years.

Now You Can Have an E-Cigarette With Your Pimm's at Heathrow Airport
Youll still look like a nerd pulling on a robot cig, though
TIME - December 2, 2013

If you thought e-cigarettes were just another fad, you could still be right, I guess. But now theres a designated e-cigarette zone at Heathrow Airport, which essentially gives legitimacy to e-smokers as a distinct group.

Most Flavors of E Cigarette Available Without Nicotine - Suggested ...
SBWire (press release) - December 2, 2013

Electronic cigs due to the real smoking journey are known to be the top alternative to tobacco smoking. Even, some people appreciate electronic cigarette as the product helps them in quitting smoking habits. However, it is nicotine content that raise question for the safety of electronic cigarettes. Nicotine too is an addicted product and making e-cigs users also addicted towards it. There are chances that adult and teenagers who are new to world of electronic cigs can also get addicted of electronic products.

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe to Smoke Inside in 2013 ...
SBWire (press release) - December 2, 2013

While tobacco smoking is banned in public places, there is no such restriction on electronic cigarettes. Even smokers with e-cigs have been spotted in closed rooms, public conveyances.

E-cigarette shops may get green light in San Marcos
At the Watercooler, Austin Business Journal December 2, 2013

San Marcos' City Council could be among the first to welcome electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, businesses to the city. The city code, that is. The city is set to vote Tuesday on a measure that will add "vape shop" and "vapor shop" to the official rules regulating smoking in San Marcos. If passed, the ordinance amendment would also exempt the businesses from San Marcos ordinances prohibiting smoking in enclosed public areas.

V2CigsDeals.com Reveals the Status of E-Cigarettes in Public Places and Work Places
SBWire – November 29, 2013

...vapor consists of water, vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, nicotine and artificial flavors. The vapor gets diminished within a few seconds after being emitted. Hence, vapors do not reach others. This explains why e-smoking has not been banned in public

Considering e-cigs / As feds ponder future of e-cigarettes, some colleges move against them
Greenfield (MA) Recorder – November 29, 2013

At Idaho State University, Missouri State University and the University of Texas at Austin, for example, officials have updated their smoking policies to ban e-cigs. The products soon will be prohibited at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a

Electronic cigarettes still deliver addictive nicotine
Bradenton Herald – November 29, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent years with the number ... While the health consequences from e-cigarettes remain in doubt, teenagers ...

E-cigarette rules on the back burner
Consumer Reports – November 29, 2013

So why is it taking the FDA so long? Several reasons. The FDA had set a target date of October 2013 to release its proposed rules to the public. But the partial government shutdown in late September and early October likely delayed the process. The agenc

Dutch sound alarm about possible risks of e-cigarettes
Reuters – November 28, 2013

Dutch Health Ministry sounded an early warning on Thursday about the possible health risks of electronic cigarettes, announcing plans to clamp down on labeling ahead of European regulations. The move followed an analysis of existing scientific research b

EU seeks 'ban on all currently available e-cigarettes'
Electronic Telegraph (uk) – November 29, 2013

EU wants all electronic cigarettes removed from shop shelves because they 'normalise the action of smoking'

Proposed ban of ‘too realistic’ e-cigarettes by European Union draws ire of proponents of nicotine devices
National Post (ca) – November 29, 2013

E-cigarettes have been taken up 1.3 million people in the U.K., and many more across Europe, but now the EU is looking to ban the devices, which it says are "too realistic" despite including no tobacco in their delivery system for vaporizing nicotine.

Smokers Kicking the Habit with E-cigs
WPMI Local 15 News – November 29, 2013

(WPMI) Mobilians are trading smoke for vapor with electronic cigarettes. This new ... E-cigarettes did work, through what he calls 'vaping', instead of smoking.

Experts warn electronic cigarettes can hold more than tobacco
KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Phoenix, AZ) - November 29, 2013

Community Bridges is a non-profit organization that helps people with drug problems here in the Valley. Siete knows her stuff when it comes to illegal substances and how they're being used. "The whole point is when you're using an e-cigarette, it's mask

E-cig industry, and debate about it, is growing
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press – November 28, 2013

In Minnesota, the stores got a kind of nicotine rush when new cigarette taxes went into effect in July, pushing the cost of a pack to about $7.50. Overnight, demand soared. "Sales were insane," said Angie Griffith, who owns several Smokeless Smoking stor

St. Peter to ban e-cigs
Mankato Free Press – November 28, 2013

ST. PETER — The city of St. Peter is planning to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in city facilities and require a traditional cigarette license to sell the new ...

E-cig boom leads to taxation, regulation questions
The San Luis Obispo Tribune – November 29, 2013

Stores that sell increasingly popular e-cigarettes are popping up around the Twin Cities, ... E-cigarettes are battery powered and produce a nicotine vapor.

Bill Would Restrict Electronic Cigarettes in New York
New York Times - December 2, 2013

Trendsetters who have circumvented New York City’s public smoking bans by “vaping” electronic cigarettes would no longer be able to do so under legislation proposed by the City Council that would crack down on the smokeless cigarettes.

Poll: Do you support proposal to vaporize e-cigarette smoking in ...
SILive.com - November 29, 2013

Popular e-cigarettes would be included in the city's indoor smoking ban under ... tobacco cigarettes are banned threatens "effective enforcement" of the smoking ban ... "I support legislation that bans smoking in public places," said Ms. Rose.

Staten Island lawmakers turn thumbs-down on proposal to ban e ...
SILive.com - November 29, 2013

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Staten Island lawmakers blew smoke at proposed ... "I support legislation that bans smoking in public places," said Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North ... cigarettes are banned threatens "effective enforcement" of the smoking ban ... Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who led the city to ban smoking in bars, ...

Best E Cigarette Reviews Reveal the Big Apple Wants to Restrict ...
SBWire (press release) - November 29, 2013

There is are plans to add the smoking devices to the smoking ban that was ... The Big Apple has long banned traditional smoking in workplaces under the ... and Utah recently included the smokeless cigarette in their bans on smoking in ...

Carlucci Pushes for Tougher Regulation of E-Cigarettes
Patch.com – November 29, 2013

Carlucci is sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would categorize the use of e-cigarettes as smoking, treating it the same as burning a ...

New E-cigarette shop opens in downtown Fargo
WDAY – November 29, 2013

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new store opening to customers Friday on Broadway in Fargo hopes to tap into the growing business of electronic cigarettes

LETTER: Editorial warning of e-cigarettes spot on
Hazleton (PA) Standard-Speaker – November 29, 2013

Thank you for your editorial "Agencies should bar e-cigarette sales to children." As a cardiologist and physician member of the Luzerne County Medical Society, I can't agree more and I'm glad to learn that the Pennsylvania Medical Society is working to

Regulate e-cigarettes
Tribune-Review – November 29, 2013

I have introduced a bill to make it crystal clear to Pennsylvania residents and retailers that e-cigarettes should not be sold to anyone under the age of 18.

E-cigarettes a solution to addictive smoking or another addiction to worry about
Allentown (PA) Morning Call – November 29, 2013

Blandford and other users say it's safer than smoking cigarettes. No tobacco. No threat of second-hand smoke. No smoke that can seep into homes, cars and clothes. But doctors are leery about the devices that have only been around for 10 or 15 years and

E-cigarette companies targeting children on Facebook and Twitter ...
Evening Standard-by Gareth Vipers - November 27, 2013

Cancer Research UK is calling for children to be protected from the “unregulated marketing” of e-cigarettes on social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

New commission move would ban most e-cigarettes, industry warns
European Voice-by Dave Keating - November 27, 2013

The European Commission has tabled a new proposal to restrict e-cigarettes that would go even further than the reclassification as medicines originally ...

Study: Teens' E-Cigarette Use Promotes Heavy Tobacco Use
Voice of America - November 26, 2013

WASHINGTON — According to the first-ever study on the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, by young people, researchers have found that the devices, ...

Electronic cigarettes safer than traditional ones
Coeur d'Alene Press - November 27, 2013

"Electronic cigarettes were found to be 'much safer' than traditional tobacco ones, and had a level of toxicity similar to existing nicotine replacements." (A study ...

E-cigarettes aren't a solution for those addicted to nicotine
Napa Valley Register - November 27, 2013

Dave Patton's new business aims to steer smokers away from cigarettes by selling cigarettes — electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, that is. Patto… Read more.

New York City Bill to Include E-Cigarettes in Clean Indoor Air Law ...
PR Newswire (press release ) November 27, 2013

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports legislation introduced in the New York City Council to include electronic cigarettes in the city's clean ...

Q&A: Health commissioner says it's too soon to say e-cigarettes are ...
NewsOK.com-by Jaclyn Cosgrove - November 27, 2013

Although electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity, public health ... The use of electronic cigarettes has far outpaced research, leading to gaps in ...

Outlaw e-cig sales to minors (letter)
York Daily Record - November 27, 2013

Earlier this year, I introduced Senate Bill 1055. My legislation would make it crystal clear to Pennsylvania residents and retailers that e-cigarettes should not be ...

Lalley: E-cigarettes light up the live chat with enthusiastic quitters
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - November 27, 2013

Lalley: E-cigarettes light up the live chat with enthusiastic quitters ... of the gradual desocialization of smoking, which is the rise of the electronic cigarette.

End may be near for e-smokers
Joshua Star - November 27, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have become a concern for school officials, she told trustees. ... Some have used the e-cigarettes in the gym and bleachers during athletic ...

Electronic Cigarettes: New Route To Smoking Addiction For ...
RedOrbit - November 26, 2013

E-cigarettes have been widely promoted as a way for people to quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Now, in the first study of its kind, UC San Francisco ...

Can E-Cigarettes Save Philip Morris International?
DailyFinance-by Dan Caplinger - November 26, 2013

Yet Philip Morris has also said it plans next year to enter the e-cigarette market, a segment that has helped domestic counterpart Lorillard find growth in a ...

The 'Incredible and Unprecedented' Chance to Make Nicotine Safer
Wall Street Journal - November 26, 2013

Last week Wells Fargo held its first E-Cigarette Forum in New York, and yesterday the bank's analysts sent out a transcript of some of the panel discussions at ...

European Officials Mull Ban on All E-Cigarettes
CSNews Online - November 26, 2013

BLACKBURN, United Kingdom -- The days of electronic cigarettes could be numbered, if proposals from the European Commission that would effectively take ...

Electronic Cigarettes Considered a Gateway for Teens Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - November 26, 2013

E cigarette reviews and other reports witnesses that wide use of electronic cigarettes can be mainly seen among the teenagers. A senior author Stanton A.

Study: How Much Money Can You Really Save by Switching to eCigs?
PR.com (press release) - November 26, 2013

Study: How Much Money Can You Really Save by Switching to eCigs? Study: How Much Money Can You Really Save by Switching to eCigs? Long Island, NY ...

Can E Cigarettes Sales Be Restricted? V2CigsDeals.com Comes ...
SBWire (press release) - November 26, 2013

E cigarettes being marketed and sold without any restriction, it is often being asked whether FDA has any plan to restrict the sales of e cigarettes. Can e ...

E-cigarette cartridges thrown out of window puncture tires
WHNS Greenville - November 26, 2013

Now he uses an electronic cigarette, which is free of ashes and smoke. ... He said e-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, but the waste it leaves ...

A-B Exec Makes Jump to E-Cigarette Maker
CSPnet.com - November 26, 2013

LIVINGSTON, N.J. -- LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the addition of Tony Gaines to its executive team. In his role as ...

E-cigarettes 'are answer to passive smoking risk'
SourceWire (press release) - November 26, 2013

Nicolites is calling for smoking parents to switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes to ... and that is to either quit the habit completely or switch to electronic cigarettes.

Colleges move to block e-cigarettes
Bradenton Herald - November 26, 2013

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has adopted a no-smoking policy that also bans e-cigs. Rick Lyttle, the director of facilities, said the new policy ...

Arizona Officials Are Working on Law to Ban E-Cigarettes From ...
Tucson Weekly - November 26, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are becoming more popular with today's youth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The use of e-cigarettes with ...

Officials, advocates hope state ban on e-cigs curbs rising use ...
KTAR.com - November 26, 2013

PHOENIX - With electronic cigarettes increasingly popular among children nationally, officials and advocates hope a new Arizona law banning sales to those ...

Chicago Proposed E Cigarette Ban to Affect Brands Like Blu Cigs ...
SBWire (press release) - November 26, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/26/2013 -- The e cigarette is set to make history as the City Chicago maybe the first major U.S. city to regulate the sale of the ...

Arizona Officials Are Working on Law to Ban E-Cigarettes From ...
Tucson Weekly - November 26, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are becoming more popular with today's youth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The use of e-cigarettes with ...

Chicago E-Cigarette Ban? City Considering Updating Smoking Ban ...
Huffington Post - November 25, 2013

Specifically, that means they would be banned for minors and would also not be allowed ... The proposal, as well as a companion ordinance banning the sale of ...

Chicago could add e-cigarettes to city smoking ban
Kankakee (IL) Journal - November 25, 2013

Users of electronic cigarettes could soon find themselves subject to Chicago's smoking ban as the city tries to limit the use of the battery-powered nicotine vapor inhalers, which have become popular among minors and young adults. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is b

E-Cigarettes are Gaining in Popularity, But are they Safe?
MyStateline.com - November 26, 2013

MACHESNEY PARK - E-Cigarettes are here and they're gaining popularity ... Todd Kundert works with a young woman who's trying e-cigarettes for the first time.

Vaping business advocates product to quit cigarettes
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette - November 25, 2013

Like the nicotine patch before it, vaping advocates say it provides a safer way to place nicotine into the bloodstream, and is fast becoming the way for smokers to quit. "It simulates smoking," said Si Caponette, co-owner of City Vapor and E-Cig in Kelle

Las Vegans trade smoke for vapor, but are e-cigs safe?
KVVU Las Vegas - November 25, 2013

You've probably seen ads for electronic cigarettes, commonly called ... The Food and Drug Administration has been called on to regulate them as a tobacco products. ... "Any time you start craving a cigarette, you start jonesing for one, you're ...

Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes
WAMC - November 26, 2013

Two New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley say they will push legislation at the beginning of the year that would regulate e-cigarettes the same way ...

AISD board votes to ban e-cigarettes
KXAN.com - November 25, 2013

(1/2)On Monday, the Austin Independent School District banned electronic cigarettes. Until now, the school policy for students and staff only covered traditional ...

Yakima council mulls e-cigarette ban in public places
KOMO News - November 26, 2013

The city of Yakima is considering adding e-cigarettes to the ban on smoking in public places. ... "I think personally that banning cigarettes is taking people's freedoms and liberties away." ... "They shouldn't be banned from public places.

E-cigarette laws coming in Nova Scotia
CBC.ca - November 26, 2013

An e-cigarette store has been operating in New Glasgow since August and another opened in ... E-cigarettes are not covered under the province's smoking ban.

LOGIC Electronic Cigarettes names chief customer officer
NJBIZ-by Joe Ross - November 25, 2013

Livinsgton-based LOGIC Electronic Cigarettes announced today the addition of Tony Gaines as chief customer officer. According to the announcement, Gaines ...

Can Anyone Smoke Electronic Cigarettes in Airplane? Is Possible ...
SBWire (press release ) November 25, 2013

According to Blu Cigs, an electronic cigarette brand "can be smoked in bars, ... U.S. air carriers to design their own policies related to electronic cigarettes, but at ...

SFATA Founding Member Participates in Inaugural Wells Fargo ...
SBWire (press release) - November 25, 2013

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/25/2013 -- The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, ...

E-cigarettes 'could cut insurance costs for smokers'
SourceWire (press release) - November 25, 2013

Nicolites – the UK's favourite electronic cigarette – is supporting calls for life and health insurance premiums to be reduced for smokers who have switched from ...

Who Got Rich This Week: Founders of Zulily and an E-Cigarette ...
Forbes - November 23, 2013

This is the vision of Marc Hardgrove, cofounder of Victory Electronic Cigarettes. He established the company in 2010 initially as an online only e-cig vendor, but ...

BAT rethinks plan to overhaul image with 'medicinal' cigarette
The Times (subscription) - November 22, 2013

An audacious plan by British American Tobacco to break into the pharmaceutical market with electronic cigarettes has been thrown into doubt by the departure ...

MD Anderson expert shares the risks involved in alternative tobacco ...
Your Houston News - November 24, 2013

Just one cigarette puff can become a lasting problem for teens. ... tobacco industry spends billions of dollars advertising products like e-cigarettes, flavored cigars and hookahs. ... Hookahs are water pipes that create flavored tobacco vapor.

E-cigarettes sprouting promise and questions
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - November 25, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, began appearing in the U.S. as ... three Vape It Zone stores since he first tried an e-cigarette himself seven months ago.

City eyeing crackdown on e-cigarettes
Chicago Sun-Times - November 25, 2013

Chicago would ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and snuff out the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products in a wider area around schools, under a mayoral crackdown timed to coincide with a cigarette tax hike of 75 cents a pack. Mayor

In Tobacco Country, E-Cigarettes Could Mean Problems for Burley Growers
Lexington (KY) Business - November 22, 2013

Clark said manufacturers of e-cigarettes can get the nicotine from anywhere and don’t necessarily need a high-quality product. “In general, we’re known for a quality of leaf that can’t be replicated, for the most part, anywhere else in the world, but al

Editorial: Smoking out true motive
Boston (MA) Herald - November 25, 2013

there is no reliable scientific data to suggest that e-cigarettes pose a serious threat to the health of those who use them — never mind threaten those who happen to be playing on the jungle gym 100 feet away.

VIDEO: With e-cigs Vuse and Blu, Big Tobacco makes its way back onto Utah airwaves
Salt Lake Tribune - November 23, 2013

Smoking » Unless the FDA steps in first, R.J. Reynolds’ ads will hit Utah airwaves by early 2014.

GERRISH: Opposing Viewpoint: The risks of e-cigarettes aren't worth it
The Signpost (Weber State U.) - November 23, 2013

All things considered, at their best, electronic cigarettes might help you quit smoking, but at what cost? The number of unknowable factors that accompany e-cigs, from the ingredients used to the long-term effects of vaping, paint a much hazier picture t

Opposing Viewpoints: In defense of e-cigarettes
The WSU Sign Post-by Alex Gerrish - November 23, 2013

That's why I am in favor of allowing e-cigarettes on campus. “But Alex!” some of you might be protesting. “You are a pious, rudimentary Mormon do-gooder!

Schools play catch-up as e-cigarettes catch on
Kankakee Daily Journal - November 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — When a teacher noticed what looked like smoke rising in her Eastern Middle School classroom one day this fall, she quickly investigated, ...

Coalition Claims Effects Of E-Cigarettes Negative
Wheeling (WV) News-Register - November 25, 2013

During the Ohio County Tobacco Prevention Coalition's November meeting at River City restaurant, guest presenter Christina Mickey spoke about smoking-related issues and the rise of e-cigarettes. The OCTPC's goals include creating awareness regarding toba

Top E Cig Lobbyists Conflicted over Proposed D.C. Restrictions ...
SBWire (press release) - November 22, 2013

This is in conformity with the trend that shows that many states, counties and cities with the absence of any federal guidelines on electronic cigarettes have made ...

Lobbyists clash over proposed e-cigarette restrictions in DC
Washington Post - November 22, 2013

To hear anti-smoking groups tell it, the vapor they emit contains traces of ... called such descriptions reckless and said restricting the use of e-cigarettes would ... bill to restrict e-cigarettes, is also chairwoman of the council's health committee.

Is The Electronic Cigarette Healthy? Can This Be The Future of Smoking?
Daily Consumer Alert - November 22, 2013

Joel Niztkin ... concluded that "...if we get all tobacco smokers to switch from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes ..." While conducting this research, we found that Regal Ecig™ is offering a limited time RISK FREE TRIAL, along with a FULL mont

New study counters health arguments against e-cigarettes
Oklahoma Watchdog - November 22, 2013

Dr. Joel Nitzkin's analysis broadly counters attacks on e-cigarettes, which have mounted in recent months. Time will tell if the study's conclusions offset or ...

The Truth About The Safety Of E-Cigarettes
Huffington Post - November 22, 2013

At first, electronic cigarettes were a novelty -- something a braggart in a bar might puff to challenge the established no-smoking policy, marveling bystanders with ...

The Leonard Lopate Show: Understanding E-Cigarettes
WNYC Radio - November 22, 2013

Dr. Richard Hurt, director of the Nicotine Dependence Center at the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Deepak Saxena, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the NYU College of Dentistry, talk about how e-cigarettes work and their growing popul

The vapor continues to rise…
Village News Network - November 21, 2013

According to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, nearly four million people now use the devices in the United States. One of those is Bruce ...

FDA Guidance on Electronic Cigarettes Pending
SBWire (press release) - November 22, 2013

While use of electronic cigarettes has increased rapidly, the FDA has been slow to issue regulations. Without any type of oversight, there are no restrictions to ...

Rise of e-Cigarette Use in Kids Sparks Concern
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog) - November 22, 2013

Anti-smoking advocates fear of a rise in use of e-cigarettes among kids because of fun flavors and targeting advertising. Others say that's not the case and they ...

Special Report: E-Cigarette Explosion Part II
WLOS - November 22, 2013

They're smoking hot, but are e-cigarettes safe? It's a big question for the unregulated and untested industry. But a new study reveals e-cigarettes might be as ...

Electronic Cigarettes Industry Concerned About Increasing Numbers ...
SBWire (press release) - November 22, 2013

There are concerns that have been raised in Oklahoma that there are more and more kids that are using electronic cigarettes and everyone especially the ...

Not ready to Smokeout? Switching products is as good as quitting
Sacramento Bee - November 20, 2013

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has good news for the smokers who have ...

E-Cigarettes Just More Smoke and Mirrors, Doctors Say
LiveScience.com - November 21, 2013

At first, electronic cigarettes were a novelty — something a braggart in a bar might puff to challenge the established no-smoking policy, marveling bystanders ...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Can Kids Use E-Cigs?
GPB (blog) - November 21, 2013

Not smoke. E-cigs are marketed as an alternative to traditional smokes, but are they really any better? Vaping is trendy, but now middle and high school students ...

NJOY Files Lawsuit Against Victory Electronic Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - November 21, 2013

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- NJOY Inc., a leading independent manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Victory ...

Ploom's E-Cigarettes and Vaporizers Use Real Tobacco
Businessweek-by Brad Stone - November 21, 2013

Ploom is also gaining traction with a novel electronic cigarette called the modelTwo. The device heats small pods of tobacco, unlike most e-cigarettes that use ...

Electronic Cigarette Smoking on Planes Discussed by ...
SBWire (press release) - November 21, 2013

It means that smoker enthusiasts can use electronic cigarette on the places ... The confusion of using smoke e-cigarettes during the air journey post a great ...

MD Anderson expert shares the risks involved in alternative tobacco ...
Your Houston News - November 21, 2013

The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars advertising products like e-cigarettes, flavored cigars and hookahs. They're touting these products as “safe” and ...

E-cigarettes: Do benefits outweigh risks?
KVUE - November 21, 2013

"You see all the commercials that cigarettes are so bad, which is true, then they say, it's a new, safe alternative," said Matt Majd who admitted e-cigarettes were ...

County supervisors have given tentative approval to banning the ...
Mountain News - November 21, 2013

County supervisors have given tentative approval to banning the use of electronic cigarettes at enclosed places in unincorporated county areas. What's your ...

Santa Barbara District Moving to Ban Electronic Cigarettes as Use ...
Noozhawk - November 20, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among middle and high school students, and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is ...

Alachua County Considers Stricter E-Cigarette Regulations
GTN News - November 20, 2013

One of the things which draws people to e-cigarettes is the ability to smoke them in places regular cigarettes aren't allowed. The Marion County Commission is ...

NM panel proposes banning e-cigarettes for minors
Las Cruces Sun-News - November 21, 2013

SANTA FE - A legislative study committee is recommending that New Mexico ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. The Tobacco Settlement Revenue ...

While e-cigarettes gain popularity, FDA my start regulating products
WRVO Public Media - November 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration may soon get in on the fast growing e-cigarette industry. It's considering labeling them as tobacco products, which would ...

A case against e-cigarettes
Bismarck Tribune – November 21, 2013

Today we celebrate the Great American Smokeout. It is a national campaign that brings awareness to the dangers of tobacco and secondhand smoke, and encourages people who smoke to quit.

Oklahoma City Council member wants to consider e-cigarette ban
Town Hall - November 20, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — The next big fight over e-cigarettes and other electronic ... Oklahoma City's Ward 4 councilman Pete White contends e-cigarettes are “a ...

E-cigs spark burning questions
KOIN.com - November 21, 2013

Clouds of fruity vapors fill the room, from customers puffing on electronic cigarettes that deliver mists of nicotine-laced liquid into their lungs. Some customers ...

The great American e-smokeout? E-cigarettes raise concerns
Health Care Inc. Northwest, Portland Business Journal – November 21, 2013

. “This is an opportunity for kids to be exposed to nicotine who wouldn’t have been exposed. It can be used as a bridge product.” And the earlier you get hooked, the harder it can be to quit About 90 percent of adult smokers began smoking …

School board prohibits e-cigarettes, synthetic drugs
Sawyer County Record - November 21, 2013

At its monthly meeting Monday, the Hayward Community Schools Board of Education acted on several matters, including the prohibition of e-cigarettes in the ...

Unexpected Electronic Cigarette Advocates
CSPnet.com - November 20, 2013

Will the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) hold e-cigarettes to the same ... cigarettes, effectively banning all flavors and severely limiting advertising and ...

Marlboro maker Philip Morris to enter e-cigarette business in 2014
Reuters - November 20, 2013

N) raised its full-year profit forecast, citing a lower impact from unfavorable exchange rates, and said it would enter the e-cigarette business in the second half of ...

EsmokeHub.com Talks About the E Smoking and the Workplace
SBWire (press release ) November 20, 2013

Deerfield Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2013 -- EsmokeHub.com says that smoking of e cigarettes is very common in most of the places. Yet in the workplaces ...

What Airports Prohibit E Cigarettes? Configured by ...
SBWire (press release) - November 20, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2013 -- Electronic Cigarette Comparison is turning into most popular Electronic Cigarette review websites offering quality ...

E-cig backers form group
KFGO - November 20, 2013

(KFGO AM) -- Supporters of E-cigarettes have formed a consumer-based ... Black says the National Institutes of Health found E-cigarettes pose no health risk to ...

E-cig entrepreneur hopes to blow away tobacco cigarettes
Napa Valley (CA) Register - November 20, 2013

Patton said that in his shop, Dave’s E-Cig’s, smokers will find an alternative to regular tobacco cigarettes that allows them to have what they enjoy about smoking, whether it be the nicotine or the simple hand-to-mouth motion, without a lot of the negate

County passes restrictions on e-cigarettes
Ocala - November 19, 2013

Vaping refers to the burning of the liquid nicotine loaded into e-cigarettes. ... Supporters of tougher restrictions argued for action on e-cigarettes because of the ...

E-Cigarette Ordinance in Marion County
WCJB - November 20, 2013

MARION COUNTY - Electronic cigarettes may be growing in popularity and that has ... E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that provide doses of nicotine.

Regulation push catching up with electronic cigarettes
Saukvalley - November 20, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears poised to label e-cigarettes a “tobacco product,” a distinction that would give the agency power over their ...

Faculty continues to be divided on e-cigarette ban
Iowa City Press Citizen - November 19, 2013

Faculty continues to be divided on e-cigarette ban ... water vapor instead of tobacco smoke — should be banned along with regular tobacco from campus. ... Smoking was outlawed entirely at UI in conjunction with the state's Smoke Free Air ...

Vapiing debated, Beltrami County Board votes 3-2 to revise tobacco ...
Bemidji Pioneer - November 20, 2013

Ordinances in question are 29 and 38A. Ordinance 29 pertains ... Section 4 of Ordinance 38A outlines permitted smoking in the county. Subdivision 4 has been ...

Time to stop smoking
NUjournal - November 20, 2013

The Brown County Board talked about banning e-cigarettes this week but decided to wait until someone actually determines whether they are a health risk to ...

Olmsted County to take up issue of E-Cigarettes
myfox47 - November 19, 2013

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- The city of Rochester has already added e-cigarettes to all of its smoking bans, Now Olmsted County officials are taking up the ...

Ban on e-cigs for minors endorsed
ABQ Journal - November 20, 2013

Santa Fe City Councilor Ron Trujillo's proposal to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors under 18 years old got its first review Tuesday before the city's advisory ...

All e-cigarettes should be banned for minors
ABQ Journal - November 20, 2013

Both the Santa Fe City Council and some state legislators from both parties are considering proposals to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. The governor ...

E—cigarette proposal fails
Clovis News Journal - November 19, 2013

The vote followed a presentation from a 20-plus year smoker who said she's been clean a month now, not touching tobacco thanks to her electronic conversion.

Union calls for immediate regulation of e-cigarette products
Healio - November 19, 2013

“E-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery systems manufacturers and vendors have been vocal about the supposed benefits of their products and quick to ...

Mistic® Named Co-Primary Sponsor of KVSH Racing for 2014 and ...
4-traders (press release) - November 19, 2013

"I am very excited to be representing Mistic electronic cigarettes as I enter a new chapter of my career with KVSH Racing," Bourdais said. "It's a good feeling to ...

Already covered: E Liquid Products Get Gateway at Heathrow Airport Reviews ...
SBWire (press release ) November 19, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/19/2013 -- The first ever vaping zone for e liquid dispersing products like e cigarettes will be opened recently at Heathrow airport.

How Safe Are E-Cigarettes? Reveals V2CigsDeals.com
SBWire (press release) - November 19, 2013

Florida, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/19/2013 -- E-cigarettes were invented almost a decade ... But unlike these other alternatives to smoking, e-cigarette did not lose the ...

E-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit
WEAR - November 19, 2013

It's the latest in nicotine replacement products - joining the patch and gum but e-cigarettes are much cheaper and because they are unregulated. They can be ...

Electronic shocker!
Champion Newspapers - November 19, 2013

WHEN smoker Claire Connolly decided to switch from 'regular' cigarettes to the electronic variety she thought it would be better for her health - until one blew up ...

Public health: proper debate is needed over the safety of e-cigarettes
The Guardian - November 19, 2013

One million smokers in the UK are already using e-cigarettes – but how safe are they, ... In our division, we disagree with each other about e-cigarettes and the ...

Many E Cigarette Reviews Predict Big Tobacco Will Dominate ...
SBWire (press release ) November 19, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/19/2013 -- According to the latest e cigarette reviews many of the big tobacco giants are now really investing in the marketing of ...

Quick Takes
The UCSD Guardian Online - November 18, 2013

E-cigarette users get their nicotine fix without the other toxins found in tobacco, ... Comprehensive trials are needed to measure whether electronic cigarettes will ...

Vapor store owner defends E-Cigarettes
WALB-TV - November 18, 2013

A Tifton vapor store owner is defending electronic cigarettes saying they are a safer and cheaper alternative to cigarettes for adults. Glenn Williams owns South ...

BEMIDJI CITY COUNCIL: E-cigs sales amendment passes 4-3
Bemidji Pioneer - November 19, 2013

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council narrowly passed an amendment Monday that adds the sale of electronic cigarettes to its existing ordinance on tobacco.

New Hanover Commissioners Ban E Cigarette from County Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - November 19, 2013

The Commissioners of New Hanover County approves the regulation on e cigarette this Monday restricting its usage in county buildings and vehicles.

Lawmakers, governor concerned about e-cigarettes
ABQ Journal - November 19, 2013

SANTA FE – Electronic cigarettes are drawing the attention of New Mexico lawmakers and could face new regulations during the upcoming 30-day legislative ...

City Council to Can Proposed Electronic Cigarettes Ban in ...
SBWire (press release) - November 18, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/18/2013 -- An ordinance banning the use of electronic cigarettes on city property in Tahlequah has been asked to be removed by ...

Tahlequah city council tables proposed e-cigarette ban
kjrh.com - November 18, 2013

The group said the fight to ban e-cigarettes on city property will continue at a later date. ... Choate said the plan would essentially put e-cigarettes into the same ...

The Burning Question: Are e-cigs allowed in public places?
ABC NEWS 4 - November 18, 2013

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) – E-cigarettes are a growing trend across the country and in the Lowcountry. E-cigs use electricity to vaporize flavored ...

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation to Participate in the Wells ...
EIN News (press release) - November 18, 2013

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTCBB:ECIG) ("Victory" or "the Company"), an emerging leader in the electronic cigarette industry, today announced ...

Can Anyone Fly with Electronic Cigarettes? Answered by ...
SBWire (press release) - November 18, 2013

It is also important not to make the bulky electronic cigarette similar to pipe bomb or pen bomb. One can take it different by keeping the parts differently and ...

White Cloud Receives Golden Leaf Award at GTNF
EIN News (press release) - November 13, 2013

"The e cigarette industry is constantly evolving, adapting to consumer demand and new technology," Burton said. "From the moment we entered the field, we ...

E-cigarettes: To vape or not to vape?
Greenfudge.org - November 18, 2013

Cigarette smoking is becoming less common among teens in the US, but e-cigarettes and even cigars are experiencing a growth in popularity. On the whole ...

Are electronic cigarettes dangerous? Here's what you should know
NBC Latino - November 18, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes has increased among U.S. adult current and former smokers as well as high school students. The 2011-12 National Youth ...

Now Explore All New Amazing Smoking Indulgences with the ...
SBWire (press release) - November 18, 2013

The e-cigarettes they stock are the exact look alike of the natural tobacco cigarettes and provides the smoke puffs of same intensity but doesn't produces the ...

E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation
Arizona Daily Star - November 16, 2013

Arizona’s recent ban on e-cigarette sales to minors may sound sensible, but some lawmakers and health experts believe it’s actually a step in the wrong direction. Critics say the way Arizona’s law was written will make it more difficult for the federal g

FDA Tells Jepsen It's On Same E-Cigarette Page
New Haven Independent - November 18, 2013

Kendra Baker Photo The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shares George Jepsen's concerns about electronic cigarettes—and plans to step in to ...

Iowa attorney general wants to regulate e-cigarettes
Dubuque Telegraph Herald- November 17, 2013

Electronic cigarettes produce no smoke and contain no tobacco, but Iowa's ... that he will urge the state Legislature to take regulatory action on e-cigarettes.

No flame, plenty of fire over rise in e-cigarettes in Maine
Kennebec Journal - November 17, 2013

the scenario typifies the gray area around e-cigarettes. In this tale of two mothers, Gorham sees them as the wave of the future and the lesser of two evils. Simon worries they represent another way for the tobacco industry to make a buck on nicotine addi

Commissioners approve raise for ABC chair, e-cig ban
WWAY NewsChannel 3 - November 18, 2013

Also at this morning's meeting, commissioners also approved a ban on e-cigarettes and expanding the county's restrictions on smoking. E-cigarettes and regular ...

Interest in e-cigarettes grows amid concerns
WRAL-TV - November 16, 2013

meteoric rise in popularity of e-cigarettes has some people scratching their heads as to whether the tobacco-less devices are a new tool in smoking cessation or a Trojan horse that could undo decades of anti-smoking campaigns.

Vaporizing smoking habits in Evesham
Burlington County Times - November 17, 2013

A selection of some of the more upscale e-cigarette batteries and tanks for sale at Popie's Vapor Lounge in the Crispen Square Shopping Center in Evesham.

E-cigarette retailer opens in NEPA as business booms nationwide
Scranton Times-Tribune - November 17, 2013

Warren Ruda / Staff Photographer Eric Bennett tests an electronic cigarette with shopowner John Trott and his business partner, Rick Moser, in Edwardsville.

Reynolds to expand e-cig product to Utah in early 2014
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area (blog) - November 18, 2013

Pictured here is a VUSE electronic cigarette product launched by a subsidiary of Winston-Salem-based Reynolds American Inc. The company announced ...

Starting over: Explosion of e-cigarettes, flavored cigars has antidrug ...
Green Bay Press Gazette - November 18, 2013

E-cigarettes are not deemed safe because doses of nicotine are variable, and they also are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. / MCT ...

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?
LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie - November 18, 2013

For many, quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do, but that could be made easier through the use of an electronic cigarette. The e-cigarette lets the ...

How e-cigarettes have become a 'very wild west' industry in Canada
Financial Post - November 16, 2013

E-cigarettes represent one of the most important breakthroughs in harm reduction technology. They have the potential to save millions of lives worldwide.

First e-cigarette zone to open at Heathrow
CANOE - November 18, 2013

Gabor Kovacs of 'smoke no smoke' puffs on an e-cigarette that his shop sells at Camden in London June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville ...

E-cigarettes spark call for study, regulation
Chicago Tribune November 15, 2013

Jay Altman smoked cigarettes for 25 years before deciding a few months ago that for the sake of his wallet and his health, a change was in order. Three states North Dakota, New Jersey and Utah already include e-cigarettes in their smoking bans, and about 100 cities and counties nationwide have taken similar steps, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Electronic Cigarettes, Hookahs New Fad For Teenagers: CDC
RedOrbit - November 15, 2013

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) and hookahs are fast becoming popular among middle and high school students, according to a newly-published report by ...

San Marcos Smoking Ban Includes E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - November 15, 2013

San Marcos, Texas has just joined a growing number of Central Texas cities to pass a smoking ordinance. Sharon Teal and Ray Santorelli, owners of Ahh Vapors, had hoped the ban would not extend to electronic cigarettes but it did. The proprietors believe the ban was enacted without proper information. Ahh Vapors specializes in selling vaporizers and e-cigarettes with different levels of nicotine and several flavors for smokers intending on weaning off of cigarettes.

Vaping with the Electronic Cigarettes Captures Attention of Ladies ...
SBWire (press release) - November 15, 2013

Over the time results showed and proved that women smokers were exposed to higher risk compared to their counterparts. Electronic cigarettes have not only turned as the optimum alternative of traditional smoking but have also made life easy for female smokers. This vaping device has found its consumers in some of the world famous female celebrities like Cheryl Chole, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton and many more. Well-known actress Katherine Heigl has admitted using electronic cigarettes since the early stages of its launch in 2008. The no smoke and no ash concept of electronic cigarettes has wooed these ladies and several others across the world over the regular cigarettes.

Clearing the air about e-cigarettes: Just how safe are they?
KBOI-TV - November 15, 2013

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Electronic cigarettes, battery powered devices that deliver nicotine and other chemicals as an alternative to tobacco smoking, are ...

Teenagers Are Smoking E-Cigarettes
Daily Beast - November 15, 2013

The number of high school and middle school kids using e-cigarettes nearly doubled between 2011 and 2012, and teachers are baffled by how to handle the ...

Board to consider e-cigarettes
Davisclipper - November 15, 2013

CLEARFIELD Regulations being considered for specialty shops catering to e-cigarettes will tighten gaps in marketing, labeling, packaging and sanitation.

The Most Cost Effective E Cigs Starter Kit Available in the Industry ...
SBWire (press release) - November 15, 2013

The growing demand of e cigarettes has made some e cigarettes brands to hike their price of the e cigarette starter kits. But this is not limited as people in-spite ...

E-Cigarettes Are Smoking Hot
Motley Fool - November 15, 2013

Sales of e-cigarettes are expected to surpass $1 billion later this year and $10 billion within the next decade. The e-cigarette market is red hot, with more than ...

Lift the ban on e-cigarettes
Daily Californian - November 15, 2013

For decades, American society has been moving toward a complete ban on smoking tobacco. Since about the mid-20th century, when scientific studies revealing the drugs devastating effects on the human body were made public, public policy and social attitudes have shifted more and more against tobacco. This is a good thing. But in executing its well-intentioned ban on consuming tobacco products on University of California campuses, the university administrations prohibition of e-cigarettes is a step too far.

Evanston joins more than 100 cities, counties banning e-cigarettes in public spaces
Daily Northwestern November 14, 2013

After weeks of heated debate and emotional appeals, Evanston last month joined more than 100 other cities and counties that have banned electronic cigarettes in all public areas where other smoking products are prohibited. City Council on Oct. 28 approved an amendment to the Evanston Clean Air Act As of Oct. 1, only 100 local laws existed restricting e-cigarette use in public areas, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Two states New Jersey and North Dakota have put similar measures into effect.

SD attorney general, 40 others, pressure FDA to regulate e-cigarettes
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - November 14, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that vaporize liquid nicotine and other substances to simulate smoking, are new enough inventions to exist in a regulatory no-mans land.

Government efforts to regulate e-cigarettes going too far?
Fox Business - November 14, 2013

ALL RIGHT, SWITCHING TO ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES COULD SAVE LIVES, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT WILL SAVE YOU GRIEF FROM UNCLE SAM.

Fewer teens smoke but more use e-cigarettes, hookahs
USA TODAY - November 14, 2013

Fewer U.S. teens are smoking cigarettes, but more are getting a nicotine fix from hookahs and electronic cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports today.

Will FDA clamp down on e-cigarettes?
Fox News - November 14, 2013

But people that follow the industry that's been -- -- -- five years we have five billion dollar business. Or ten going there's the president of logic EC says he's ...

E-Cigarette Marketing Is Working
National Journal - November 14, 2013

Emerging tobacco products like e-cigarettes and hookahs are rapidly growing in popularity among middle and high school students, according to a new report ...

E-Cigarettes and Hookahs Rise in Teen Popularity
LiveScience.com - November 14, 2013

Unconventional tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes and hookahs are becoming more popular among U.S. teens, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Possible Ban on Flavored Cigarettes Concerns E-Cigarette Manufacturers
The Inquisitr - November 14, 2013

New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs proposed ban on flavored cigarettes in retail stores has attracted attention from e-cigarette manufacturers across the country. The proposal, which would restrict the sale of all cigarette flavors except menthol and tobacco in almost every location in New York City, would have a direct impact on e-cigarettes.

House passes bill prohibiting minors from buying E-Cigarettes
Perry daily.com - November 14, 2013

... House has passed House Bill 144, legislation that prohibits children from buying or accepting alternative nicotine products, most notably electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarette bill passes House despite criticism
Columbus Dispatch - November 14, 2013

The House moved yesterday to keep the growing e-cigarette industry away from Ohio youths, but the bill continues to draw fire from those who say the hidden purpose is to shield the products from state cigarette taxes.

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Enters Into Agreement With Major US Distribution Group
EIN News (press release) - November 14, 2013

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTCBB:ECIG), one of the emerging leaders in the electronic cigarette industry, today announced that it has entered into a major distribution agreement with one of the largest distributors to the convenience store industry in the US to expand its portfolio of Electronic Cigarettes throughout the United States. The distributor is one of the leading suppliers of packaged consumer products in North America serving nearly 30,000 retail stores, including traditional convenience retailers, grocers, mass merchandisers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry consumer packaged goods.

Now Overcome the Smoke Addition with SMOKEFREE's Electronic ...
SBWire (press release) - November 14, 2013

SMOKEFREE is the pioneer of innovative electronic smoking products that are more commonly known as Electronic Cigarettes. Being a reliable alternative to the traditional cigarette, these are real life savers.

New Holiday Flavor E-Liquids Launch Today
Sacramento Bee - November 14, 2013

Apollo Electronic Cigarettes, a premier electronic cigarette company, is happy to unveil their 2013 holiday line of e-liquids today. The new limited edition e-liquid flavors will be available in 'Pumpkin Pie,' 'Gingerbread,' and 'Candy Cane."

Controversies Hook Up with E Cig and Vaping Trends Reviews Ehefs.org
SBWire (press release) - November 14, 2013

Users of electronic cigarettes say the device has helped them in many ways such as they taper off nicotine intake with it while getting the same smoking ...

New shop downtown clears the air with E-cigarettes
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times - November 14, 2013

Two men are setting up shop in Kent Square, hoping to change the way the New River Valley smokes. Four months ago, 28-year-old's Cole Smith and Donovan Phillips invested $20,000 into a self-made electronic cigarette shop in the downtown Richmond, Va. area.

The Statehouse drive to protect us from the vapors
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - November 14, 2013

Last week, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller urged the Legislature to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, tax them like regular cigarettes and add them to ...

Jared Followill sparks security scare with e-cig
Yahoo omg! UK - November 14, 2013

Tobacco is notoriously bad for your health, but Jared Followill has discovered e-cigarettes are not as safe as they seem. The Kings Of Leon bassist touched ...

Vote on e-cig ban to come next year
Mankato Free Press - November 14, 2013

MANKATO A decision wont come until early next year on whether Mankato will ban electronic cigarette use in the same places that traditional smoking is prohibited. The City Council appeared to be on the verge of banning e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces earlier this year, but Councilman Jason Mattick asked for a delay until Nov. 25 to await an anticipated report from the Food and Drug Administration on the relatively new product.

E-cigarettes: a conundrum for regulators
Financial Times - November 14, 2013

E-cigarettes have come a long way since the nattily named Electro Fag first appeared on the market almost a decade ago. ... Their sudden popularity has left regulators with a conundrum: how do you categorise them?

SGA discusses banning e-cigarettes on campus
Daily O'Collegian - November 14, 2013

The Student Government Association met Wednesday evening with a heavy plate of topics to discuss first of which was the banning of electronic cigarettes on campus. After one month in Stillwater, Oklahoma State Universitys chief of wellness officer is wasting no time in continuing to keep campus healthy.

Mundelein cracks down on electronic cigarettes for minors
Mundelein Review - November 13, 2013

Concerned by the rising use of electronic cigarettes among kids, Mundelein officials have banned the sale of the devices to anyone younger than 18.

Alachua County Commission Debates over E Cigarette Law ...
SBWire (press release) - November 13, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/13/2013 -- A discussion sparks out when the Alachua County Commission debates over the e cigarette law whether the county should prohibit people from using them in nonsmoking areas or not. Commissioners review about e cigarette that the proposed legislation in case gets approved; it would ban the sale to minors, requiring stores keeping them behind the counter, and prohibiting their use in public places. While banning the e cigarette sales among minors seem no controversial during the meeting but commissioners Baird and Byerly looks wary of restricting adults to use in public places.

E-cigarettes now part of county ban ($$)
East Oregonian (subscription) - November 13, 2013

PENDLETON Advances in smoking technology prompted Umatilla County Board of Commissioners to adopt a new policy Wednesday that defines smoking instruments. County attorney Doug Olsen said this was a first.

American Cancer Society talks FDA regulation of e-cigarettes
KFDA - November 13, 2013

Battery operated, vapor-smoking devices commonly known as e-cigarettes are becoming more and more common and have widely been marketed as a tool to help smokers quit. But there hasn't been much science to prove whether they're actually helpful or harmful causing some to say it's time for the FDA to step in and regulate. "There's not a lot of science proven or dis-proven regarding e-cigarettes," said Jason McCoy with the American Cancer Society. "So, really there's not good science on the benefits or the harms so we really don't recommend it as a cessation tool because that's kind of how it's been marketed."

E-Cigarettes being used to smoke marijuana
KFVS - November 13, 2013

Law enforcement wants to warn people about what could be the next drug problem. Deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department recently confiscated electronic cigarettes being used to smoke illegal drugs. Kevin Glaser from the SEMO Drug Task Force said they haven't seen it in Southeast Missouri, but that doesn't mean it's not happening. He said there have been a few reported cases in St. Louis, which to him means it's only a matter of time before it makes it down here.

Jackley Pushes for E-Cigarette Regulation
KELOLAND TV - November 13, 2013

Jackley say because e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a derivative of tobacco, they should be classified as tobacco. E-cigarette makers, however, claim they these ...

Davis County considering regulations on e-cigarettes, vaping
fox13now.com - November 13, 2013

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah The Davis County Board of Health is asking for the public's input on regulations they are considering regarding e-cigarettes and vaping ...

New shop hopes to capitalize on e-cigarette craze
Cottage Grove Sentinel - November 13, 2013

The past five years have brought a dramatic surge in the number of users of electronic or e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that use a heating element to ...

Leaders could restrict use of e-cigs on county property
WECT-TV6 - November 13, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) New Hanover County is planning to toughen its prohibition of e-cigarettes on county property.

Electronic Cigarettes – How Can E-Cigarettes Save Millions of Lives?
Pentagon Post-by Shelly Jones - November 13, 2013

London: If you are a “smoke addict”, then switching to e-cigarettes can save your live from this dangerous habit. Robert West, professor of health psychology at ...

E-Cigarettes: Expert Q&A With the CDC
WebMD - November 13, 2013

Tim McAfee, MD, talks to WebMD about why the agency is concerned about their growing use, despite a lack of research on the health risks. McAfee is the CDC’s director of the Office on Smoking and Health.

E-cigarette and e-liquid brand, VIP, to launch provocative TV ads ...
Retail Times - November 13, 2013

“E-cigarettes offer smokers an alternative that is widely regarded to be less damaging to health than traditional tobacco cigarettes and at VIP we only market our ...

EcigsCorner Announced About Menthol E Cigarette Starter Kits for ...
SBWire (press release ) November 13, 2013

EcigsCorner.com announced about Menthol E Cigarette Starter Kits for Sale. The site even mentions about the other hot selling flavor e cigarettes cartridges in ...

E Liquid by Top Electronic Cigarette Brands Are Reliable Says ...
SBWire (press release ) November 13, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/13/2013 -- According to the experts of electronic cigarette reviews website, e liquid from top electronic cigarette brand is likely to ...

E-cigarettes could save lives, European conference told
New York Daily News - November 13, 2013

Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers' lives, a conference on the rapidly expanding use of the devices heard Tuesday, though some delegates ...

E-cigarettes pose minimal health risk, study finds
DigitalJournal.com - November 13, 2013

E-cigarettes have long been controversial in the health world. Find out what true doctors and scientists have discovered about the effects of e-cigarettes to the ...

VIDEO: Vapor Vs. Smoke: A Look At The E-Cigarette Craze In San Diego
KPBS TV/FM (San Diego, CA) - November 13, 2013

GUEST: Dr. Thomas Novotny ... many health advocates are wary of the new devices. They say they are largely untested, and claim they are being marketed to teenagers.

LCS revises smoke-free policy
Le Mars Daily Sentinel - November 13, 2013

LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community School District Board of Education has approved a revision to its policy on a smoke-free/tobacco-free environment.

Branstad 'absolutely interested' in regulating e-cigarette
Mason City Globe Gazette - November 13, 2013

2013-11-13T08:00:00Z Branstad 'absolutely interested' in regulating e-cigaretteBy JAMES Q. LYNCH For The Globe Gazette Mason City Globe Gazette.

Oak Brook adopts e-cigarette ordinance
The Doings Oak Brook - November 13, 2013

The coming state law will prohibit the distribution or sale of alternative nicotine products, including electronic cigarettes, to anyone under age 18. Oak Brook's ...

Southern Ill. Sheriff Allows E-Cigarettes For Inmates
CBS Local - November 13, 2013

While traditional cigarettes are banned, Sheriff Doug Meier began allowing electronic cigarettes in the jail two months ago. Inmates can buy electronic cigarettes ...

Another OK town considers e-cigarette ban
Watchdog.org - November 13, 2013

After recent passage of bans on electronic products in Ada and Shawnee , critics have pointed out a link between ordinances banning e-smoking products and ...

'Vape' activists seek 'less insane' e-cigarette law
Watchdog.org - November 13, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — Those who love to “vape” — enjoy a non-tobacco electronic smoking device, or e-cigarette — are waging a battle for tolerance in an ...

Office Visit: E-cigarettes and anti-smoking policies
Journal Record (subscription ) November 12, 2013

Our policy states that the smoking and use of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e cigarettes, vapor cigarettes) are prohibited in all Mercy facilities ...

More People Using E-Cigarettes
KELOLAND TV - November 12, 2013

Regular smoking may be losing popularity, but a new type of cigarette is gaining popularity. Some people believe electronic cigarettes are a healthier alternative ...

Davis County looks at regulating e-cigarettes
Salt Lake Tribune - November 12, 2013

Some vapers — the term used by e-cigarette users instead of "smokers" ... that advocates the use of e-cigarettes as a tobacco harm reduction method, said his ...

Switzerland bans e-cigarettes in public transport
AFP - November 12, 2013

Switzerland bans e-cigarettes in public transport ... Geneva — Use of e-cigarettes in public transport in Switzerland will be banned as of next month, the national ... The regulation against smoking tobacco on public transport was extended to ...

New business sells e-cigs downtown
Superior Telegram - November 12, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have made the leap to Superior. Ecig Crib opened Friday at 1412 Tower Ave. It is the business fourth store; the other three are located in the Twin Cities. The shop offers e-cigarettes as well as an array of flavored juices to fill them with, ranging from tobacco to vanilla, Gummi bears to blueberry waffle.

Regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco
Scranton Times-Tribune - November 12, 2013

Originally devised to help tobacco smokers quit, e-cigarettes are ... to apply the same prohibitions covering tobacco sales to minors to e-cigarette sales, and to ...

Public 'seem to like' e-cigarettes
BBC News - November 12, 2013

The British Medical Association wants them banned - but more than a million people are now using electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes 'could save millions of lives'
BBC News - November 12, 2013

Scientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives. In the UK there are currently about ...

How do you react to e-cigarettes?
Radio 1 - November 12, 2013

A poll carried out by BBC Breakfast has been gauging public attitudes to electronic cigarettes. Increasing numbers of smokers have started using the cigarettes ...

Store that specializes in e-cigarettes opens on 23rd Street; update ...
Lawrence Journal World (blog) - November 12, 2013

So, although I have heard of electronic cigarettes, I figured they weren't for me. Jack Tran, owner of a new Lawrence store that specializes in selling e-cigarettes, ...

E-cigarettes picking up steam
Visalia Times-Delta - November 12, 2013

You probably haven't smelled them, but perhaps you've seen them: Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity in Tulare County. Local smoke shops report that ...

UK's First e-Cigarette Bar Opens in London
EIN News (press release) - November 12, 2013

There is currently confusion about where e-cigarettes can and cannot be used - some venues ban their use inside, despite the fact they contain no tobacco and ...

Are e-cigs safer than traditional cigarettes?
CW39 NewsFix - November 12, 2013

HOUSTON, TX Its safe to say that the e-cigarette fad has caught on like wildfire. Easily accessible and available in a variety of styles, colors and flavors, but despite those friendly attributes, there are some concerns associated with these things. Though they may be a safer alternative for smoking traditional cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration doesnt regulate e-cigs, so how do vendors keep consistency?

10 Things E-Cigarettes Won't Tell You
Wall Street Journal - November 11, 2013

The cigarettes of the future could be safer, cheaper and less taboo than the smokes of the past. But they also threaten to upend decades of antismoking efforts.
SFATA Director Says Electronic Cigarettes Need Separate Regulatory Outline
SBWire (press release) - November 11, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/11/2013 -- Cynthia Cabrera says that electronic cigarettes should not be considered any way similar to tobacco product. Cynthia who is the director of Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association asserts that putting e cigarette in the same category as tobacco cigarette is a misconception and under the appropriate framework there is no real threat to e cig niche even after FDA e cigarette regulations are introduced.

E-cigarettes turning healthy profits for industry
allvoices - November 11, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, unlike their conventional cousins, can be advertised on TV, sponsor sports events like NASCAR and are free of FDA regulations. There are ...

Inside e-cigarettes: Debate continues over health risks
KFMB - November 11, 2013

More and more people are using electronic cigarettes to help them quit tobacco, even though the devices are not approved for smoking cessation by the Food and Drug Administration.

Mundelein restricts electronic cigarette sales
Chicago Daily Herald - November 11, 2013

Effective Tuesday, you have to be 18 or older to buy electronic cigarettes in Mundelein. Village trustees on Monday added rules for the vapor-creating devices to a local, tobacco-related ordinance.

Electronic Cigarettes Grow in Popularity
stjoechannel.com - November 11, 2013

A new shop specializing in electronic cigarettes opened last week in St. Joseph. The shop, called "Oh My Vapor", sells starter kits and liquid for the cigarettes.

Exploding electronic cigarette blamed for fire
AZFamily - November 11, 2013

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz -- Kyler Lawson told 3 On Your Side, "I've been smoking for quite a while. I started when I was underage." However after buying his Crown Seven Gladiator electronic cigarette, Lawson said the unexpected happened. "I had it for four days and when I was charging it, it exploded." Kyler went on to say, "It shot out like a bullet, hit the window, dropped from the window to the carpet. Caught the carpet on fire."

E-cigarette ads model big tobacco ads of old
USA TODAY - November 11, 2013

Correction: An earlier version of this story included a quote that suggested the Food and Drug Administration regulated alcohol. The FDA does not have jurisdiction over alcoholic beverages.
Some e-cigarette companies are following in the marketing footsteps of tobacco companies: celebrity appeals and flavors that could attract kids. The Food and Drug Administration restricts how regular cigarettes are advertised, but e-cigarettes fall into a loophole for federal regulation.

Loophole allows TV advertising of E-cigarettes
kdvr.com - November 11, 2013

Some makers of electronic cigarettes are taking to television advertising, just like the big ... to step in and regulate E-cigarette advertising just like tobacco.

E-Cig Maker Mistic Debuts TV Commercial
CSPnet.com - November 11, 2013

Electronic cigarette maker Mistic, has announced the release of its first television commercial, which it said highlights the value of its product compared to traditional tobacco cigarettes. The new ad premiered Nov. 1 and features a story using whiteboard animation video.

Controversy, concerns heat up over e-cigarettes and vaping trend
Washington Times - November 11, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, also referred to as vaping, is suddenly a smoking hot trend, fueled by the recent visibility of numerous celebrities including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ryan Seacrest among others. Actress Katherine Heigl even convinced talk show host David Letterman to give her rig a try on a recent appearance on Late Night.

Italy to legalize electronic cigarette use in public places
Gazzetta del Sud english - November 11, 2013

Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin on Monday was sanguine over impending legalization of electronic cigarettes in public areas, like restaurants and cinemas, where traditional cigarettes will continue to be banned.

Exploding E Cigarettes? Starting Fires? What Can We Do
SBWire (press release) - November 11, 2013

Well it would seem there has been another e cig explosion from over charging. Why is this happening and what can be done to prevent it? It sounds a whole lot like stories weve heard before: Somebody from the relatives had plugged the e-cigarette right into a laptop to charge and went to bed. The good news is to the sleeping family members, the smoke alarm went off in time for them to put out the flames that has a fire extinguisher, reviews WPTV.com. we asked Roger Taht of E Cigarette Now http://ecigarettenow.com/ a site that does e cig reviews and news updates what he thinks about this. "Well this should not be happening that is for sure and manufacturers need to come up with an auto shut off, but with that being said people also need to follow the directions and not plug into a laptop or leave unattended."

Health experts to discuss the future of electronic cigarettes at London summit
Retail Times - November 11, 2013

Critically these groups have rarely met in public with stakeholders from the electronic cigarettes industry and much of the debate about e-cigarettes has ...

KevinMD's Take, November 11, 2013
MedPage Today (blog) - November 11, 2013

In many states, there are no age restrictions to obtaining e-cigarettes. At the very least the FDA should institute some type of age restriction, similar to what they ...

Special Report: The E- Cigarette Debate
WPEC - November 11, 2013

But there is another side when it comes to e-cigarettes. Some say the biggest problem is the industry isn't currently regulated and consumers don't know what ...

The Scientific Evidence for E-Cigarettes
Health Care News (blog) - November 11, 2013

I am honored to join Drs. Riccardo Polosa and Pasquale Caponnetto and their colleagues at the University of Catania in Italy as a coauthor of a new scientific article on e-cigarettes published in Harm Reduction Journal (available here). We scientifically disprove the stated premise of a recent NPR broadcast (here), little is known about the potential health effects [of e-cigarettes]. NPR expert Stanton Glantz stated that e-cigarettes today are the triumph of wishful thinking over data. Our publication shows that e-cigarettes are the triumph of scientific evidence over feigned ignorance. For the benefit of members of the Flat Earth Society, I reproduce our summary here

E-cigarettes In Jails Catching On
MyStateline.com - November 11, 2013

SPRINGFIELD - E-cigarettes are becoming a popular alternative to traditional tobacco products. Two southern Illinois county jails are now letting inmates use ...

E-cigs Enter The Mainstream 25 Yrs After Smoking Ban
Live Trading News - November 11, 2013

E-cigarettes aka E-cigs, are small, odorless, and cost about 20% of the price of a pack of tobacco cigarettes, and they are gaining traction in the US and EU.

Safe smoke?
Press of Atlantic City - November 10, 2013

Marc Reider failed at least five times during the past eight years to quit smoking cigarettes. Reider, of Smthville, had a two-pack-a-day habit, but he discovered electronic cigarettes last year. He finally succeeded in quitting regular cigarettes. He says electronic cigarettes enabled him to do so. Revenues from the sales of e-cigarettes, both retail and online, will total $1.2 billion this year, said Tom Kiklas, co-founder and CFO of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. Four million Americans are using the products currently, and it's projected to quadruple by at least 2016, Kiklas said. The average vaporizer kit is $34.99.

New York Times: E-cigarette industry woos and wins Europe
Kyiv Post - November 10, 2013

BRUSSELS Facing a decision on whether to impose tight restrictions on a booming market for electronic cigarettes, members of the European Parliament ...

NM Attorney General Gary King: Too many unknowns on E-Cigarettes
Carlsbad Current Argus - November 9, 2013

Risks of electronic cigarette use are uncertain because there have yet to be any ... Tobacco industry publicists have claimed that e-cigarettes can help smokers kick ... And does anybody remember RJ Reynolds advertising that claimed "More ...

Crutch or cure: issues surround use of e-cigarettes
Fremont Tribune November 9, 2013

The meteoric rise in popularity of e-cigarettes has some people scratching their heads as to whether the tobacco-less devices are a new tool in smoking cessation or a Trojan horse that could undo decades of anti-smoking campaigns. The Fremont Board of Education at its October meeting voted to approve the first reading of a policy that would treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional, or burn cigarettes effectively banning their use on school grounds. The new policy is expected to pass a second and final reading at the boards November meeting.

E-cig shops taking hold in the Twin Cities suburbs
Minneapolis Star Tribune - November 9, 2013

Anthony Haugen kicked his smoking habit five years ago. But a business opportunity lured him back, and hes now selling and puffing on the new smoking alternative: electronic cigarettes.

Potsdam electronic cigarette store opening
North Country Now - November 9, 2013

An electronic cigarette store is opening on Main Street. The store is called Gourmet Vapor, and owner Eric Kreizman said expected to open the store at 2 Main St., near Market Street, this week

'Vaping' trend a form of tobacco-free smoking concerns health industry
The Advocate - November 9, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif. Brandon Lockridge and his electrician-school classmate stopped into The Vape Bar in San Jose, Calif., bellied up to the shiny wooden bar and ordered the usual.

Ban on electronic cigarettes considered
Wilkes Journal Patriot - November 9, 2013

The Wilkes Board of Education is considering revising three school system policies to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on Wilkes County school property and during any school-sponsored activities. ...

E-cigarette retailers arrive in South Dakota
Rapid City Journal - November 9, 2013

They're small, virtually odorless, and they cost a fifth of the price of a pack of cigarettes. And they're invading South Dakota. Last month, Rapid City welcomed its first retailer of electronic cigarettes a more than $1 billion industry that is growing rapidly across the country. Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes...

EverSmoke E Cigarettes Topped the List of Best E Cigarette Brands ...
SBWire (press release) - November 8, 2013

The concept of smoking electronic devices that dont contain tobacco in them is not new and has been around for many years. But with the recent technological advances the quality and the flavors options in these e cigarettes has seen a major change and growth. Few years back there werent many top quality brands offering delicious e cigarette flavors but with the increasing popularity of e cigarettes there are many big companies offering the best tasting e cigarettes in variety of flavors options. And one such highly popular brand of e cigarette is EverSmoke E Cigarettes.

VaporCigaretteDeals.com Publishes the Latest List of Electronic ...
SBWire (press release) - November 8, 2013

Three things about electronic cigarettes confuse consumers, particularly new users, says the reputed portal VaporCigaretteDeals.com. The first thing is that they are new products. Nobody seems to know sufficient facts on the products. There are no quality bench marks or standards to these products. The second thing is that there are too many brands. The market is already saturated with a plethora of different brands; still more new products are arriving in the market regularly with a hope to cash the demand for these devices. The third thing is that there is too much information on these products that is freely available on the internet. To protect consumers from information overload and to give them an idea of better brands, list of electronic cigarette brands is prepared by the portal.

New FDA rules could impact e-cigarette market
MarketWatch - November 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) Makers of so-called electronic cigarettes have taken to Washington to protest the Food and Drug Administrations proposed regulation for the emerging technology.
International health body, The Union, calls for 'urgent regulation' of e-cigarettes
The Global Dispatch - November 8, 2013

Just months after the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement advising against the use of e-cigarettes, another international health organization has come out against the smoking cessation aid. Members of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Health (The Union) issued a warning about the potential health impact of e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and called for urgent regulation of the product at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris recently.

Coming Soon to the E-Cigarette Regulation Debate: A Sliver of Clarity
The Atlantic Cities - November 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is set to release proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes by the end of this month, a long awaited move that's been ...

Can e-cigs actually help smokers kick the butt?
Health Newsline - November 8, 2013

Can puffing electronic cigarettes help smokers quit the habit? If the findings of a new study are anything to go by, then the odds are loaded in favor of e-cigs! Vaping facilitates in smoking cessation and may actually help smokers kick the butt, an exploratory e-cig study finds

The week in health: 5 things you need to know
USA TODAY - November 8, 2013

Federal health authorities also have their eyes on e-cigarettes. Manufacturers say these newfangled nicotine-delivery devices may be able to help smokers quit ...

Common sense solution for indoor vaping
R Street - November 8, 2013

E-cigarettes are gaining traction as legitimate harm-reduction alternatives for cigarette smokers, but one nagging question persists: should vaping be permitted in interior public spaces? With few exceptions, indoor smoking bans, which protect nonsmokers from exposure to thousands of airborne toxins, are now the standard. Tobacco prohibitionists would extend these measures to cover e-cigarette vapor. E-cigarette enthusiasts insist they should be able to vape wherever they like, since their products vapor is harmless. Ill suggest a compromise that will please no one in these polarized factions.

E-Cigarettes Taking Hold, Finding Niche
MedPage Today - November 7, 2013

Nearly one-fifth of smokers who tried electronic cigarettes became regular users, most often in an attempt to cut down on regular cigarettes, a European survey showed.

'Smutty' E-Cigarette Ad For VIP Brand Will Make You Cringe (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - November 7, 2013

These e-cigarette commercials are reportedly a response to an Advertising Standards ... E-cigarettes, which produce vaporized nicotine without tobacco when ...

E-Cigarette Ban For Minors Backed By Senate Committee
WBFS - November 7, 2013

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) With the slim metal tubes becoming a trendy alternative to regular cigarettes, a Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Proposed bill would ban E-cig sales to minors
WPEC - November 7, 2013

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- One Florida legislator, who also happens to be a physician, has filed a bill for next years session which would prohibit electronic cigarettes from being purchased by minors. Sales of the smokeless cigarettes, which use heat to vaporize liquid nicotine, have ... In their marketing efforts, many E-cigarette companies claim their products ...

Changes to Marblehead smoking regulations focus on e-cigarettes
Marblehead Reporter - November 7, 2013

Marblehead The Board of Health amended the town's tobacco-control regulations, notably prohibiting the sale to minors of nicotine-delivery products, known as "e-cigarettes," and incorporating new language surrounding the popular devices, following a public hearing Wednesday evening, Oct. 30. Other provisions added to what is now called the "Tobacco and Nicotine-Delivery-Product Control" article under the town's health and sanitation bylaws include a restriction on the use of e-cigarettes in public places and a new schedule of fines associated with violations.

E-cigarettes added to tobacco ban for Eugene's schools
KVAL - November 7, 2013

EUGENE, Ore. -- With the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes, the Eugene 4-J School District changed their existing tobacco ban Thursday to include them.

Electronic Cigarette Smoking Among Middle School Children Rising ...
Pentagon Post - November 7, 2013

Amid the US government leaving no stone unturned to check use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers, a government study indicates startling figures that ...

E-cigs won't fly at Lee Co. High
WALB-TV - November 7, 2013

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - There's a new way some students are sneaking a smoke break at school. The principal at Lee County High says they're seeing an increase of electronic cigarettes on campus. Those devices are prohibited at school and there are consequences for students caught with them.

VUSE Sets Course to be Market Leader in E-Cig Category
CSNews Online - November 7, 2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- To some, three months may not be enough time to test the waters with a new product. However, for R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. (RJRV), it was enough time to know it had a winner on its hands with its new digital vapor cigarette VUSE.

Robert Hsu | E-Cigarettes: The evil new kid?
The Daily Pennsylvanian - November 6, 2013

And it's not just tobacco companies that favor this new product some public health advocates are just as excited about e-cigarettes as young children are on ...

Berkeley Vapers Called to Action to Oppose E-Cig Usage Ban
DigitalJournal.com - November 7, 2013

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has issued a "Call to Action" for e-cigarette users in the Berkeley City Council (San Francisco) area to oppose the unjustifiable proposal to ban "vaping" in existing "No Smoking" areas. The council will meet on the 12th of November at 7 pm, and although the legislation is unlikely to be discussed, the meeting provides users a valuable opportunity to speak before the council. E-cigarettes have the potential to save countless lives across California, and this legislation will only limit their appeal and effectiveness.

V2CigsDeals.com Predicts when Will FDA Regulate E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - November 7, 2013

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of US is an agency of the health department of the country which is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting public health. It introduces various regulations on the use of various food and drug products including tobacco cigarette.

E-Cigarettes Make Marijuana Smoke Virtually Undetectable
KMOX.com - November 7, 2013

Would you know if someone were smoking marijuana in an e-cigarette? Police say probably not, because the odorless vapor they emanate is virtually undetectable.

Smokeless Cigarettes Exposed at Esmokehub.Com
SBWire (press release) - November 7, 2013

Esmokehub.com is no less than a hub of electronic cigarettes. Surfing online for electronic cigarettes is now more easy and interesting with this website.

'Vaping' industry faces cloud of uncertainty
OCRegister (subscription) - November 7, 2013

The lab at Epic Juice in Anaheim, where Arthur Han and his partners mix up liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes, has a vague sweet scent. In one room, which ...

More evidence e-cigarettes may help in quitting tobacco
Fox News - November 7, 2013

Electronic cigarette users followed over a year reduced or quit using tobacco cigarettes in large numbers and were less prone to resume smoking, at least in the short term.

E-cigs wafting into workplace 25 years after smoking ban
Business Mirror - November 7, 2013

The 39-year-old technician has been able to indulge his habit in common areas at work since he started using electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), which emit vapor rather than smoke.

E-cigs sold to kids
wflx - November 6, 2013

More and more people in the Tri-State are trying electronic cigarettes including children. In September, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined 39 other state attorneys general to urge the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the e-cigarette industry the same way it regulates the tobacco industry and restrict use by minors.

Md. County Council Delays Vote on E Cigarette Ban Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - November 6, 2013

Prince Georges County Council is delaying the proposed e cigarette legislation and is holding off the voting until the results of the study to be conducted by UMD researcher, Dr Pamela Clark are released. As no evidence till date brings e cigarettes under ban, Clark is conducting a $19 million study examining the effects of e cigarette use among other unregulated tobacco products. Clark is considering a review on electronic cigarettes and is intended to keep researching on the issue till major health risk associated with e cigs is found.

CDC: Makers of e-cigarettes, little cigars target kids
USA TODAY - November 6, 2013

New types of cigarettes and tobacco threaten to addict a new generation of kids, in spite of the country's overall progress against smoking, said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly one in 12 high school seniors now smoke "little cigars," which are nearly identical in size, shape and color to traditional cigarettes, but are regulated much more loosely, according to the CDC. And nearly 7% of students in grades 6 through 12 tried an e-cigarette in 2012, more than twice the rate in 2011, according to a September CDC report.

Should co-workers be allowed to puff on e-cigarettes at the office ...
Patriot-News-by John Luciew - November 6, 2013

Technology upending workplace smoking bans ... Carolina law banning sales of electronic cigarettes to minors takes effect Thursday, Aug. ... Now, decades after no-smoking policies have become firmly entrenched in the workplace ... Background according to Bloomberg: Many corporations still ban “vaping” as they wait to ...

Rahman on LOGIC's Standouts
CSPnet.com - November 6, 2013

After attending LOGIC's recent electronic cigarette summit, Rahman said he was ... With so many e-cigarettes on the market--and upcoming FDA deeming ...

New way to use drugs in plain sight
KSDK-by Anne Allred - November 5, 2013

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) - NewsChannel 5 is exposing what could be the next big drug problem. Deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department ...

E-Cigarette Firms Are Behaving More and More like Cigarette ...
Sacramento Bee - November 6, 2013

By Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Last modified: 2013-11-05T20:40:59Z. Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 - 12:38 pm.

Imperial seeks to steal a march on rivals by selling e-cigarettes as lifestyle choice
Times Of London (uk) - November 6, 2013

Alison Cooper, the chief executive, said that the takeover gave it added patents and access to the e-cigarette’s inventor Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist. The group has faced accusations of being a laggard in a market expected to top $2 billion this year a

Out With the Old, In With The New Smokes
Advocate.com - November 6, 2013

That's because orange isn't the new black; e-cigarettes are. E-cigarettes heat up nicotine vapor to be inhaled, but they don't produce the ammonia and arsenic, ...

7 things you need to know about electronic cigarettes
Al Jazeera America (blog) - November 6, 2013

E-cigarettes do not burn, so there is no combustion to produce the harmful carcinogens that traditional cigarettes give off. This has led many to believe that they ...

Democrats Blast Ads Making E-Cigarettes Look 'Sexy'
Law360 - November 6, 2013

House Democrats argued Monday that makers of electronic cigarettes are exploiting a delay in regulation by running televisions ads that are "eerily similar" to those that promoted regular cigarettes from the 1950s until such TV spots were banned in 1970.

Calls for rate rethink on e-cigarettes, ex-smokers
FT Adviser - November 6, 2013

“The health implications can vary dramatically and the rise of e-cigarettes could also have a dramatic effect on how we price annuities and life insurance.”.

BH City Council Denies Ban on E-Cigarettes
The Beverly Hills Courier - November 6, 2013

The Beverly Hills City Council heard dozens of comments Tuesday from people who say they have kicked smoking and use e-cigarettes in their place without ...

Local e-cig distributor doing big business
Gainesville Sun - November 6, 2013

The U.S. branch of a Korean electronic cigarette company has been quietly building a distribution business from a small Gainesville storefront and will be ...

Mike Ryan: Minors face another threat from nicotine
Sun-Sentinel - November 6, 2013

In just one year, the use of nicotine vaporizers, or electronic cigarettes, had doubled. Nicotine vaporizers deliver liquid nicotine to the user (reportedly along with ...

Representative Phyllis Kahn proposes ban on indoor e-cigarettes
Minnesota Daily - November 6, 2013

“The same controls that apply to smoking regular cigarettes would apply to ... network banned e-cigarettes from its buses, trains and facilities this summer.

Letter to the Editor: Common sense protections should be put in place
West Fargo Pioneer - November 6, 2013

...in just one year, and the knowledge that adolescents have found ways to alter these devices to smoke other ...

New York Mayor's Withdrawal of Display Ban a Win for Electronic ...
Washington Times - November 6, 2013

So the recent withdrawal of Bloomberg's proposal to ban in-store cigarette displays was a win for manufacturers of tobacco and electronic cigarettes around the ...

Should Restaurants Ban Electronic Cigarettes?
KOKH FOX25 (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 6, 2013

And in England, they are faced with the same question: Should restaurants allow e-cigarettes? Though there is no real smoke, the Daily Mail reports that some diners are being put off by the odorless vapor given off by the electronic version.

Sheriff introduces the use of electronic cigarettes for inmates
The Tomahawk - November 6, 2013

At the Johnson County Jail, smoking has gone smokeless. Beginning in early August, Sheriff Mike Reece instituted the use of electronic cigarettes within the jail.

Italy says e-cigs to save smoker's life
West - Welfare Society Territory – November 6, 2013

If smokers used the electronic cigarette without tobacco, at least 30,000 lives in Italy and 500 million worldwide would be saved each year. With such figures ..

E-Cigs Wafting Into Workplace 25 Years After Smoking Ban
Bloomberg - November 5, 2013

Twenty-five years after companies began banning smoking in the workplace, the ... Many corporations still ban “vaping” as they wait to see if the U.S. Food and ...

Advocates press regulatory case for e-cigarettes
Washington Times - November 5, 2013

Electronic cigarette manufacturers and advocates are out in force on Capitol Hill this week as the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association stages its first-ever ...

Amid Regulatory Pressure, E-Cigarette Group Launches First Fly-In
Associations Now – November 5, 2013

With the industry facing calls for regulation at the city, state, and federal levels, the association representing electronic cigarette makers aimed to gain ground in ...

E-cigarette causes house fire in Coeur d'Alene
KREM.com (registration) - November 5, 2013

COEUR d'ALENE -- Fire officials in Coeur d'Alene say an electronic cigarette exploded and started a fire while a family of four slept in their house on Sunday ...

Md. County Holds Off on E-Cigarette Ban
NBC4 Washington - November 5, 2013

Prince George's County Council has delayed passing a ban on e-cigarettes, ... "Smoking is so deadly and with e-cigarettes, you're still smoking but you are not ...

TEENS: Beware of electronic cigarettes
MyWebTimes.com - November 5, 2013

Kids today are apparently being lured in by the advertisements of the new "e-cig," an electronic cigarette. With its fruity flavors and fewer chances of being caught ...

Campus Wide E Cig Ban at University of California Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - November 5, 2013

UC will see a system wide smoking ban effective January 2 and e cigarette is also ... In addition to the smoking ban, the UC system committee is highlighting ...

Lakewood Approves New Rules on E-Cigs, Vaporizers
Los Cerritos News - November 5, 2013

English: Two electronic cigarette models. Self-taken photograph by Equazcion. From top down: 1. RN4072 (full size “pen style”), fully assembled 2. RN4072 ...

Evanston Adds E-Cigarettes to Clean Air Act
Patch.com - November 5, 2013

The city council voted 8-1 to include electronic cigarettes in the citys clean air act, banning them in all areas designated smoke-free.

House Dems: Delay of e-cigarette regulation hurts kids
The Hill (blog) - November 5, 2013

Electronic cigarette companies are taking advantage of the Obama administrations delays in regulating their products to market to children, a group of House Democrats is warning. The three lawmakers are accusing e-cigarette companies of taking advantage of a loophole in current regulations that allows them to escape the type of oversight given to the rest of the tobacco industry.

Iowa AG wants restrictions on sale of e-cigarettes
WBBJ-TV - November 5, 2013

Iowa lawmakers should ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and address how the product is taxed, Attorney General Tom Miller said Monday.

'I want to put it in my mouth': E-cigarette campaign sparks-up ...
Mancunian Matters - November 5, 2013

The sexy new advertising campaign for VIP Electronic Cigarette Company are ... to be less damaging to health than traditional tobacco cigarettes and at VIP we ...

VIP responds to e-cigarette ad clampdown with innuendo-filled campaign
Marketing - November 5, 2013

VIP, an e-cigarette and e-liquid brand, is launching a raunchy ad campaign filled with sexual innuendo in reaction to the ad watchdog's clampdown on e-cigarette advertising.

E-cigs issue sparks public debate: Amendment to require license for ...
Bemidji Pioneer - November 5, 2013

Townspeople filled City Hall Monday to speak on the issue of e-cigarettes facing the Bemidji City Council. They were participating in a public forum on a draft ordinance amendment that would add e-cigarettes to the city code requiring licensing of tobacco sales and prohibiting their sale to minors.

Electronic cigarettes: the culture and the future
WBIR-TV - November 5, 2013

More tobacco users are turning to electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. It's a booming business with little to no regulation, leaving plenty of questions ...

E-cigarettes included in University of California smoking ban
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - November 5, 2013

University of California officials are reminding students and faculty that the system wide smoking ban going into effect next year includes electronic cigarettes.

UC pulls plug on electronic cigarettes in systemwide smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - November 5, 2013

BERKELEY -- A systemwide smoking ban at University of California campuses includes the controversial electronic cigarette, a tobacco smoking device whose backers claim is safer than traditional smokes.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors considers a policy on e-cigarettes
10News - November 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider whether to have staff develop a policy on electronic cigarettes. The so-called ... Supervisors Dave Roberts and Ron Roberts will ask their colleagues to direct staff to review how e-cigarettes fit into the board's policy on smoking and tobacco use.

San Diego County Mulls E-Cigs Oversight
NBC 7 San Diego - November 5, 2013

San Diego County may soon join the cities and counties regulating electronic cigarettes. When the Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, they will consider ...

Imperial Tobacco to launch e-cigarettes to counter falling sales
Reuters - November 5, 2013

Imperial Tobacco Group said cost cuts and the launch of electronic cigarettes would help deliver "modest" growth for the new year as it posted slightly better than expected earnings.

Electronic Cigarette's Final Hurdle: Becoming Fashionable
My Fashion Life - November 5, 2013

Many consumer products released onto the market over the years have inexplicably been deemed flops due to having never been considered fashionable. The fluid and impossible to predict label fashionable has eluded consumer products such as the Betamax and New Coke and is often thought to be the final hurdle for a product to navigate before becoming a significant and long-lasting success. This is the hurdle that the electronic cigarette industry now has to leap clear of to maximise interest and maximise profitability.

Should Restaurants Ban Electronic Cigarettes?
KOKH FOX25 - November 5, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are personal vaporizers that do not contain tobacco. They deliver nicotine via a cigarette-shaped device. While they don't ...

Dealing with e-cigarettes at work
CIPD (blog) - November 5, 2013

Employers should think twice before sending electronic cigarette users off to join the smokers.
Many smokers are now choosing electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), as an alternative to more conventional tobacco products. Employers need to choose whether to widen the scope of their existing drug and alcohol policies to include them, or create a new set of rules relating to electronic cigarette use.

Is E-Cigarette, the Best Alternative to Completely Stop the Smoking ...
SBWire (press release) - November 5, 2013

Is e-cigarette, the best alternative to completely stop the smoking? While this statement is not appropriate with all occasions and nature of the smokers who wishes to quit smoking on permanent basis, the e-cigs helps the smoker to find the better alternatives to answering their nicotine cravings. While the traditional cigs possess more than thousands highly toxic chemicals as well as nicotine, a smokeless cigarette contains only nicotine. Additionally, there are brands which allow the option of selecting a zero nicotine strength electric cigarette.

Miller wants to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors
DesMoinesRegister.com - November 4, 2013

... Monday he wants the Legislature to ban electronic cigarette sales to minors. ... Minnesota changed its definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, ...

Lawmakers to FDA: Regulate E-Cigarettes
Adweek - November 4, 2013

Using a side by side presentation showing cigarette ads then and now, Reps. ... Because e-cigarettes are not defined as a tobacco product, they are exempt ...

A Study by the Electroniccigaretteoffers.Com Has Done a ...
SBWire (press release) - November 4, 2013

Second hand smoking is synonymously called passive smoking and it is in this type of smoking that it is not necessary to explain about the negative impacts of it on our health. Many people are quite uncertain with regards to the health impacts of the electronic cigarettes but they have taken it to be the best option when it concerns tobacco cigarettes. This is why the on Electronic Cigarette Water Vapor vs Second Hand Smoke which was undertaken by the website has confirmed that the people are more and more relying on the first.

Save Your Friends from Second Hand Smoke Reviewed by ...
SBWire (press release) - November 4, 2013

The word smoking and cigarette are not new in the world. They are in trend from last many decades. Everyone is aware about the fact that there are lots of heath related issues associated with it. But the addiction makes the things worse and changes the life totally of a smoker. Family starts feeling distracted from the smoker. There are evidences that a cigarette contains more than 4000 different chemical and 50 of them can cause cancer. Considering the popularity of cigarette and addicted habits of people, electronic cigarette come into consideration which is supposed less harmful for the body of human beings.

'Broadway' Bill Lee on E-Cigs: "Smokers Don't Have to Be Second ...
SBWire (press release) - November 4, 2013

For smokers who love their cigarettes, but hate the inconveniences and social restrictions that go with them, theres a light at the end of the tunnel. Take it from Broadway Bill Lee. The famed radio personality from WCBSFM 101.1 is a diehard smoker and is now an unabashed fan of Green Smoke electronic cigarettes. The leading e-cig brand is known for providing an authentic smoking experience without the smoke, odor and ash that get smokers banished from no-smoking places. .

E-cigarettes Turn Up in Schools
Twin Falls Times-News - November 4, 2013

BURLEY - Students have been sneaking off to the boys room to smoke since the advent of schools and the discovery of tobacco. But use of harder-to-detect electronic cigarettes is causing some educators and parents to worry.

Quitting smoking takes more than over coming an addiction
Uniontown Herald Standard - November 4, 2013

A growing addition to the smoking-cessation arsenal is electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. These battery-powered devices convert nicotine, flavorings and ...

E-Cigarettes: Healthy Tool or Gateway Device ...
SBWire (press release) - November 4, 2013

Electronic Cigarettes Comparison has conducted a research on E-cigarettes: Healthy tool or gateway device? Different people have their different opinions on ...

E-cigs no safer than the real thing
Olive Press - November 4, 2013

Spains Association of Pneumology and Thoraicic Surgery tested the effects of e-cigarettes on the lung function in non-smokers, healthy smokers, and those with ...

E-cigarettes usage on the rise
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - November 4, 2013

While e-cigarettes have been around since the 1960's, it has only been in the past few years that the business has exploded in the Boise area and the fad has ...

From e-cigs to hypnotism, the stop-smoking industry is hot
Reynolds Center - November 4, 2013

E-cigarettes. Rechargeable batteries about the same size as a regular cigarette, fitted with cartridges that may contain nicotine and other substances, ...

Man fined for public use of e-cigarette
Pharmacy News - November 4, 2013

An Australian e-cigarette, or 'vaping' blog advises users that some countries such as the United Kingdom provided exemption to e-cigarettes. Regulation for ...

The union calls for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems
Phys.Org - November 3, 2013

At the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, members of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Health (The Union) issued a warning about the potential health impact of e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and called for urgent regulation of these products.

E-cigarette makers worry new regulations will snuff out emerging business
The Hill (blog) - November 3, 2013

It is a concerted effort to make the business case for electronic cigarettes to Congress, said Cynthia Cabrera, SFATA's executive director. It's the perfect time for ...

Don't believe e-cigarette hype
The Daily Progress - November 3, 2013

Several weeks back, Saturday Night Live spoofed the increasing ubiquity and purported safety of e-cigarettes by touting its own fictitious product e-meth. The skit, which included Breaking Bads Jesse Pinkman (actor Aaron Paul), offered e-meth as a sensible smokeless alternative to crystal meth itself a completely far-fetched and ridiculous claim. It was also quite laughable until you realize that e-cigarette companies are hawking their product as a safe cigarette in much the same way.

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: Safe, Effective, and...Fun?
Reason (blog) - November 2, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are a safe, effective, and fun way to prevent cancer among smokers of tobacco prodcuts - or people who want to suck down flavored water ...

Editorial: Kids and e-cigs
Gainesville Sun - November 2, 2013

As anti-smoking campaigns reduce tobacco use among young people, public health advocates see a new threat in electronic cigarettes. The 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey found that 12 percent of high school students had tried e-cigarettes, an increase of 102 percent since 2011.

Letter: Caution on e-cig situation
In-Forum - November 2, 2013

There's been a lot of buzz lately regarding electronic cigarettes and the rise in popularity (and sales) they've seen all across the country, including right here in ...

SULLUM: No smoke, yet ire
Odessa American - November 2, 2013

Sales of electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in recent years. Whether you see that development as an opportunity or a threat depends on whether you ...

Few e-cigarettes spotted in La Grange, Western Springs
The Doings La Grange - November 2, 2013

La Grange Police Chief Michael Holub said there aren't any state laws governing electronic cigarettes. Illinois statutes cover smoking using burning materials, ...

Legislation would add e-cigarettes to Minn. smoking ban
Minnesota Public Radio - November 2, 2013

State Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, wants to clear up confusion about the use of electronic cigarettes by adding the so-called vaping devices to the statewide cigarette ban.

Erin Hill-Oban, Bismarck, ND letter: E-cigarettes' safety, impact remain in doubt
Grand Forks Herald - November 2, 2013

Tobacco Free North Dakota would like to add the voice of our organization and our members to the conversation. We have no interest in scaring the public; ...

Addictive attraction: Ordinance would keep e-cigarettes from minors under age 18
ABQ Journal - November 1, 2013

Santa Fe city government is jumping on the electronic cigarette regulation bandwagon with a newly proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes or similar electronic nicotine-delivering products to minors under the age of 18.

ABC5 Special Report: E-Cigarettes in Iowa
WOI - November 1, 2013

In the early 2000's, the Chinese invented the ecigarette. ... Big tobacco has injected the market with millions of dollars in advertising for their cheaper and more ...

Cotton candy and 'Atomic Fireball' flavored electronic cigarettes are forging a new pathway to addiction, death and disease
Sampan - November 1, 2013

By American Lung Association board chair Ross Lanzafame and president and CEO Harold Wimmer E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. ... The use of sweet flavors is an old tobacco industry trick to entice and addict young ...

Minister opposes introduction of e-cigarettes in prison
isleofman.com - November 1, 2013

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has opposed the introduction of electronic cigarettes at the Isle of Man prison because of concerns over health and security.

Could switching to electronic cigarettes be the answer to cheaper life insurance?
MoneyExpert - November 1, 2013

A policy implemented by a specialist independent insurance broker has fuelled speculation that switching to electronic cigarettes from standard ones can enable smokers to cut costs they pay on their life insurance, MoneyExpert understands.

Bright Grey and Scot Prov change protection criteria for e-cigarettes
Money Marketing - November 1, 2013

At the moment, we would class someone who smokes e-cigarettes as a smoker. However, we are currently reviewing our underwriting policies around this ...

LOGIC Technology Hosts First Annual Electronic Cigarette Summit
Convenience Store Decisions - November 1, 2013

Industry experts and sales executives discuss the rapidly growing e-cig space. LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, held the first annual electronic cigarette summit this past weekend (October 24-27), bringing together industry experts and sales executives from around the country.

E-cigarettes a blast from the past, in a bad way
Olean Times Herald - November 1, 2013

Youth love to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Unfortunately, there is one product that is more trick than treat: e-cigarettes look and taste like a treat, but contain a ... Stanton Glantz, who directs the Center For Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California-San Francisco, says, Theyre making health claims. Theyre using celebrities, movies, television. Its just like getting into a time machine.

FDA, Take Note: Study Shows E-Cigs Pose No Risk to Heart Cells
DigitalJournal.com - November 1, 2013

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2013) - A new study from Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos underlines the need for regulations which acknowledge the drastically reduced risk of e-cigarettes, by showing that the vapor poses no risk to heart cells. The FDA's proposed deeming regulations on e-cigarettes are on the cusp of announcement after a series of delays, leaving the technology's future hanging in the balance. Alongside the existing body of evidence attesting to the phenomenal harm reduction potential of e-cigarettes, the new study provides yet more reason that stringent regulation from the FDA would be disproportionate and unnecessary.

Web Extra: Hear from Iowa's Attorney General About E-Cigs
WOI - October 31, 2013

Iowa's Attorney General Tom Miller talks about the unregulated industry of e-cigarettes in Iowa.

Web Extra: Julie Woessner, Advocate for E-Cigs
WOI - October 31, 2013

Julie Woessner, a board member for Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives talks about the life-saving e-cigarette.

Two Illinois Jails Approve Electronic Cigarettes
NBC Chicago - October 31, 2013

Two county jails in southern Illinois are allowing inmates to use electronic cigarettes, and other counties are considering it.

E-cigarettes sold to inmates in Illinois county jails to raise money
Examiner.com October 31, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are now allowed in two southern Illinois county jails while other county jails in the state are considering the measure, according to an NBC ...

Electronic Cigarette Bans Increasing
CBS Local October 31, 2013

(Las Vegas, NV) Electronic cigarettes are becoming popular among smokers, but a growing number of Las Vegas locations are banning the devices.

E Cig Users and Alachua County Officials Ready to Showdown ...
SBWire (press release) - October 31, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/31/2013 -- The Alachua County has been seriously considering the banning of the e cig to minors in what has been seen as a sign of better a community taking steps to ensure that minors do not get access to them this has been made by following of bans that have been made by the Clay County which has already banned the sale of e cigarettes to minors. The County Commissioner, Robert Hutchinson has asked the County Commission to draft an electronic cigarette ordinance and then to bring it back to the board for further consideration. As a starting point they have been given a copy of the Clay County ordinance.

Regulators unsure how to treat electronic cigarettes
Washington Times - October 31, 2013

The questions concerning the safety of electronic cigarette use are neatly matched by the questions concerning how and even whether governments should regulate the product. In Germany, Norway, Ireland, Poland and Portugal, the sale and use of electronic cigarettes is completely legal. In a closely watched vote last month, the ...

Sara Boyns: Legal implications of e-cigarettes in the workplace
Monterey County Herald - October 31, 2013

Q: I have an employee who wants to smoke electronic cigarettes at work. Is this legal? What are the legal issues I need to consider in designing a policy to ...

Bars, stores cater to e-cigarette army
Nashville Ledger newspaper - October 31, 2013

With online sales booming and brick-and-mortar e-cigarette retail stores popping up in Middle Tennessee, Russell Cunningham wanted a slice of the business - despite never vaping or smoking.

What's next for e-cigarette fans FDA regulation or business boom?
Nashville Ledger newspaper - October 31, 2013

Beaming blue lights in the midst of odorless vapors are setting a smokeless firestorm amongst lawmakers, health officials and the advocates for electronic cigarettes.

States Moving Ahead With Electronic Cigarette Rules
NACS Online - October 31, 2013

WASHINGTON Lawmakers in dozens of states are considering regulating e-cigarettes, evaluating who should be able to use the product, how it should be ...

You're not hearing the whole truth about e-cigarettes
TechHive - October 31, 2013

I recently had my first close encounter with an e-cigarette in the wild. Waiting for the show to start at a club in San Francisco, the lady in front of me dug around in her purse and pulled out a small device that I thought was a bullet pipe for smoking pot. But when she lit it up, a pleasant smella little like bubble gumbegan to waft from the gadget to my nostrils. It was kind of nice.

Southern Illinois jails allow e-cigarettes
WREX-TV - October 31, 2013

White and Saline counties in southern Illinois are allowing the inmates in their respective jails to use electronic cigarettes. Officials in Franklin, Wabash, and ...

Herald opinion: Sales of e-cigarettes to children must be stubbed out
Tamworth Herald - October 31, 2013

The latest weapon in this arsenal against the noxious weed are electronic cigarettes, or 'e-cigs', which again provide smokers with tar-free nicotine, inhaled ...

E-cigarettes may not be gateway to smoking
WOWK - October 31, 2013

E-cigarettes don't appear to entice teens to try smoking tobacco, a new study says.

Study Suggest E-Cigarettes Are Not A Gateway To The Conventional Kind
Chicago Tribune - October 31, 2013

The activists and politicians pushing forstrict regulationof electronic cigarettes claim to be thinking of the children, who supposedly are endangered by nicotine delivery devices that may lure them into deadly tobacco habits. Hence e-cigarette alarmists jumped all overCDC survey dataindicating that the percentage of teenagers who have tried e-cigarettes doubled (from 3.3 percent to 6.8 percent) between 2011 and 2012."Many teens who start with e-cigarettes may be condemned tostruggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine and conventional cigarettes,"CDC Director Tom Friedenworried. But the survey data provided no evidence that e-cigarettes are a gateway to the conventional kind, and a new study casts further doubt on that hypothesis. In a survey of 1,300 college students, a team led by Theodore Wagener, an assistant professor of general and community pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,foundthat only 43 (3.3 percent) said e-cigarettes were the first form of nicotine they'd tried. Of those, only one (2.3 percent) later started smoking conventional cigarettes. "It didn't seem as though it really proved to be a gateway to anything," said Wagener, who described his results at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Are e-cigarettes healthy?
Independent Online - October 31, 2013

An estimated 1.3 million people across Britain have now switched to electronic cigarettes, joined by, among others, the supermodel Kate Moss. The electronic ...

Mums call for ban after girls buy 'e-cigarettes' at Tamworth market
Tamworth Herald - October 31, 2013

TWO TAMWORTH mothers whose 13-year-old daughters were sold electronic cigarettes legally by a Tamworth market trader, have called for a change in the ...

Renuart files e-cigarette legislation ($$)
Ponte Vedra Recorder - October 31, 2013

Ronald "Doc" Renuart (RPonte Vedra Beach) filed legislation this month prohibiting the sale of Electronic Cigarettes to minors in Florida. The bill, HB 153, aims ...

Medical groups ask for laws regulating, taxing e-cigarettes
Reading Eagle - October 31, 2013

Dr. Richard T. Bell, a West Reading pulmonologist, hears that question about electronic cigarettes at his West Reading practice. The answer, he said, might be ...

New York City Council Raises Legal Age to 21 for Tobacco Buyers
Businessweek - October 31, 2013

New York's City Council voted to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18, to keep young people from smoking.

E-cigs may be unproven but they must be better than cigarettes
Scunthorpe Telegraph - October 31, 2013

Having unsuccessfully tried every replacement nicotine therapy available, I switched to e-cigs last March. My own GP advised me to try them and I've never ...

E-cigarettes: Are they safe?
Muncie Star Press - October 31, 2013

MUNCIE If you thought e-cigarettes, the tobacco-less vaporizing devices, are safer than smoking traditional products, the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Delaware ...

E-cigarette use slowing infiltrates campus
Old Gold & Black - October 30, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery operated devices that deliver nicotine via inhaled vapor. This increasingly trendy technology, even on campus, ...

Public responding to decision to ban e-cigarettes from city property
Mcalester News Capital - October 30, 2013

Ada Shortly after the Ada City Council outlawed electronic cigarettes on public property, the owners of Ada Vapors fielded at least 20 calls a day from ...

Proposed Kennesaw smoking ban won't include e-cigs
MyFox Atlanta - October 30, 2013

A proposed ban on smoking at most places in Kennesaw won't include electronic cigarettes. In a work session on Wednesday, the Kennesaw City Council took ...

E-Cigarettes No Longer Allowed in Lafayette Parish Schools
KATC Lafayette News - October 30, 2013

More people are turning to electronic cigarettes as a way of quitting smoking, and the ... Electronic cigarettes can be seen in more and more places as their uses ... However, one place you won't be seeing the personal vaporizers pop up, are in Lafayette Parish Schools.

Buy the Best Looking Smokeless E Cigarettes as Seen on TV on EsmokeHub
SBWire (press release) - October 30, 2013

Since many years the ordinary cigarette users had been used to smoking the same old looking and one single flavored tobacco cigarettes. But with the latest technological advances the smokeless e cigarette concept has shaken the entire world. Smokers are shocked to notice the kind of design, color and flavor options that these smokeless e cigarette brands are capable of offering. Hence the smokers have chosen to switch from the boring tobacco cigarettes to the smokeless e cigarettes. But they want

County may ban sale of e-cigs to minors
Gainesville Sun - October 30, 2013

Alachua County may follow Clay County's lead in banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Hutchinson said he asked the Florida Association of Counties' staff how likely it is that the Florida Legislature will enact e-cigarette legislation during next year's session but was told the issue doesn't have much traction in Tallahassee at the moment. He didn't want the county to go through the trouble of passing its own ordinance only to be pre-empted by a state bill within a matter of months, but FAC's response assuaged those concerns. Hutchinson would like the County Commission to pass an ordinance that bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors as well as their use in nonsmoking areas of the county. He also would like to include a requirement that e-cigarettes be placed behind the counter in stores.

Charles D. Connor / E-cigarettes aren't cigarettes
Press of Atlantic City - October 30, 2013

This is currently the fate of the "electronic cigarette." Despite the product's name, it is not a cigarette at all. Unlike "traditional" cigarettes, their electronic ...

Strips and Stones
New York Times - October 30, 2013

It’s no accident that Art Spiegelman’s drawings of himself almost always show a butt hanging off his lower lip. Mr. Spiegelman, now 65, smokes the same way he does everything else — with feeling and with urgency. In his SoHo studio not long ago, he lit up

E-Cigarettes May Not Be Gateway to Smoking: Study
HealthDay [HealthScout] - October 30, 2013

Overall, 43 students said their first nicotine product was an e-cigarette. Of that group, only one person said they went on to smoke regular cigarettes. And the vast majority who started with e-cigarettes said they weren't currently using any nicotine or

E-Cigarettes and the Law: NJOY's Craig Weiss on Proposed Regulations
Reason Magazine - October 30, 2013

“Our policymakers in government should be making all of their decisions based on science and data, not on conjecture, not on 'Well, if it looks like a cigarette it must be a cigarette,'" argues Weiss. "That’s not data. That’s not science, and that’s not

VIDEO: E-Cigarettes: Second-hand Smoke, Vaping, and the Price of FDA Regulations
Reason Magazine - October 30, 2013

“We’re using technology, and that’s what we do in America, we use technology to solve really complicated problems,” says Craig Weiss, president and CEO of NJOY. NJOY is a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes - and a donor to Reason Foundation, ...

Three New US Made Chocolate Flavored Eliquids for Electronic ...
SBWire (press release) - October 30, 2013

Leading independent provider of e cigarettes expands its VAPRIOT Made in the ... LeCig offers electronic cigarette products and tobacco alternatives to both the ...

Can E-Cigarettes Cure America's $90 Billion Smoking Problem?
Yahoo Finance (blog) - October 30, 2013

Denholtz still carries a cigarette with him -- an electronic one, that is. E-cigarettes, as they're commonly referred to, are battery-operated devices that deliver hits ...

Regulatory Stars Aligning for E-Cigs?
CSPnet.com - October 30, 2013

"In fact, combustible cigarettes were demonized and a common goal to migrate smokers from combustible cigarettes to electronic cigarettes was evident.".

Is This Beginning of the End for Combustible Cigarettes?
CSNews Online - October 30, 2013

The industry is still waiting on proposed deeming regulations for e-cigarettes, which are currently at the Office of Management & Budget. How the FDA deals with ...

E-cigarettes easy to buy, can hook kids on nicotine
American Academy of Pediatrics - October 30, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of e-cigarettes. Most cartridges have 20 milligrams of nicotine, and a dose of as little as 10 milligrams of nicotine can be fatal for a child. In addition,

Buy the Best Looking Smokeless E Cigarettes as Seen on TV on ...
SBWire (press release) - October 30, 2013

But with the latest technological advances the smokeless e cigarette concept has ... color and flavor options that these smokeless e cigarette brands are capable of ... Hence the smokers have chosen to switch from the boring tobacco cigarettes ...

Scientists Criticize UC Berkeley's Ban on E-Cigs
East Bay Express - October 30, 2013

As a result, scientists who support bans on smoking cigarettes and other ... And when asked why e-cigarettes are banned even as a smoking-cessation tool at Cal, ... not justify banning e-cigs in public places — especially not in outdoor areas.

Rolling Rock provides alternative to smoking cigarettes
newtoncitizen - October 30, 2013

Six months ago, Hawley quit smoking and began using electronic cigarettes which ... She and her husband Chuck Hawley, who also switched to e-cigarettes, ...

Despite jail trials, e-cigarettes unlikely to get blessing from DOC
Herald & Review - October 30, 2013

Gary Tyner said a distributor recently made a pitch to supply e-cigarettes and left some ... The expansion of e-cigarettes into county jails comes just months after ...

USI bans e-cigs because it looks like smoking
14 News WFIE Evansville - October 30, 2013

With the implementation of the policy on July 1, 2011, smoking and the use of other tobacco products are not permitted except in personal vehicles and, for those ...

YSS director concerned about e-cigarettes
Marshalltown Times Republican - October 30, 2013

David Hicks, director of Youth and Shelter Services of Marshall County, said he has concerns about the use of electronic cigarettes among minors. E-cigarettes ...

E-cigarette bill up for debate in Massachusetts
YNN Hudson Valley - October 30, 2013

The legislation would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, ban their use on ... E-cigarettes use an odorless chemical vapor to transfer nicotine into the body.

Bill Regulating E-Cigarettes OK'd By Committee
CBS Local - October 30, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would place electronic cigarettes under the state's existing tobacco control law is making its way through the Massachusetts ..

NYC Council Measure Raising Cigarette Purchase Age To 21 Now Includes E-Cigs
New York Daily News - October 30, 2013

E-cigarette advocates flocked to protest the change -- including some who puffed smokeless butts while the meeting was in session. "I used to smoke almost a pack a day. They helped me quit," said Ilona Orshansky, 29, who owns the Vapor Lounge New York i

E-Cigs: Ban burns smokers, ignites debate among students
Eastfieldnews - October 30, 2013

The Subway employees don't ask him to smoke elsewhere. ... in the Pit, library, hallways and classrooms, a new policy change is banning them on campus.

E-cigarettes getting notice
Norman Transcript October 30, 2013

NORMAN — It didn't take long for the electronic cigarettes craze to make a blip on the public policy radar screens. First, Oklahoma State University regents took ...

Conceal and carry: Kids with e-cigarettes
KEPR 19 - October 30, 2013

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Action News went to Kennewick High School to talk candidly with your kids; they say electronic cigarettes and pocket vaporizers are in ...

Experts: More research needed on electronic cigarettes
The Augusta Chronicle - October 29, 2013

Electronic cigarettes were added to the proposed tougher smoking ordinance that would ban their use as well as smoking tobacco in most public places in ...

Awaiting FDA, states pursue their own e-cigarette rules
Washington Post (blog) - October 29, 2013

Legislators in dozens of states are facing three questions when they consider regulations: Who should be able to use the product? How should the product be taxed? And what, exactly, is it in the first place?

Ada bans electronic cigarettes on public property
Tulsa World - October 29, 2013

ADA Electronic cigarettes will be banned from public property beginning Nov. 20 after the Ada City Council narrowly amended the city's tobacco ordinance.

E-cigarettes to be banned in Oklahoma town
KOKI FOX 23 - October 29, 2013

ADA, Okla. (AP) Ada is banning electronic cigarettes from public property beginning Nov. 20 after the city council narrowly amended its tobacco ordinance. Elsewhere in the state, Oklahoma State University officials delayed a proposal to ban e-cigarettes on campus last week. An e-cigarette ban already is in place at ...

Evanston bans electronic cigarette use in public spaces
Daily Northwestern - October 29, 2013

Evanston aldermen Monday night voted to prohibit electronic cigarette use in public spaces, despite a personal plea from one of their own against the restriction. After weeks of heated deliberation, City Council approved an amendment to Evanston's tobacco ordinance, adding electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to the ...

SEMINAR: E-Cigarettes, Trick or Treats
Muncie Voice - October 29, 2013

The Tobacco Free Coalition of Delaware County will host a seminar entitled E-Cigarettes, Trick or Treats on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Ball State Alumni Center at 2800 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie Indiana 47304. Indiana has been a test market for at least seven new tobacco products in the past 12 years.

E-cigarettes better than smoking, but that doesn't make them healthy
Daily Mail - October 29, 2013

Smoking in public places is back - but not as we know it. An estimated 1.3 million people across Britain have now switched to electronic cigarettes, joined by, among others, the supermodel Kate Moss.

Electronic cigarettes: will they make life insurance cheaper?
Telegraph.co.uk - October 29, 2013

A 10-a-day smoker who quits tobacco-filled cigarettes and switches to electronic versions already stands to save more than 1,000 a year.

E-cigarette warning to consumers and businesses in Tower Hamlets
East London Advertiser - October 29, 2013

Smokers switching to the latest trend for e-cigarettes and e-shisha pipes are being warned of the safety risk from the electronic devices and their chemical ...

E-cigarettes give diners the vapours
Independent Online - October 29, 2013

London - It is an issue restaurants and diners might have thought was consigned to the past with bans on smoking in public.

Tobacco stocks no longer 'bulletproof', says Fidelity manager
http://citywire.lu - October 29, 2013

The European Union's decision not to classify e-cigarettes as medicinal products could see tobacco stocks lose their reputation as 'bulletproof' investments, ...

No poison in e-cigarettes (Editor's Inbox)
Mason City Globe Gazette - October 29, 2013

Tobacco is the problem, not e-cigarettes E-cigarettes look like cigarettes, but they don't contain tobacco and they don't burn ... E-cigarettes do not deliver the poisons present in tobacco that cause ...

New e-cigarette shops let vapers lounge
Lincoln Journal Star - October 29, 2013

On Sunday afternoon, many of the customers who came into Lincoln Vapor browsed the selection of e-cigarettes for sale and then took a seat on a wraparound black leather couch. Some students assume e-cigarettes don't fall under the same prohibitions as traditional tobacco products. They assume wrong, Lincoln Public...

E-smoking in restaurants: do we need a ban?
Time Out London - October 29, 2013

Ask Wandsworth's Chez Bruce, Soho's Bocca di Lupo and the Salt Yard restuarant chain, who huffed and puffed about indoor e-smokers last week.

E-cigarettes present a question of safety
Waterbury Republican American - October 28, 2013

The most deadly behavior in the United States might morph into a lifesaver. Or a product with an unknown safety profile might lure more smokers. The e-cig has divided a public health community whose reliance on carefully collected scientific evidence is no match for a fast-moving new technology backed by some of the world's slickest marketers. Which is why so much is riding on a Food and Drug Administration decision expected soon on whether and how to regulate e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette users fuming over ban on Ada city property
kfor.com - October 28, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are devices that use a small battery to vaporize a liquid solution of flavored nicotine. Starting November 21st, the use of e-cigarettes will be ...

Smoking out the truth about e-cigarettes
Alexandria Town Talk - October 28, 2013

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that contain cartridges filled with nicotine, flavoring and chemicals including propylene glycol and glycerin. The device turns nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that is inhaled by the user. That's because New Jersey is ahead of most states when it comes to regulating the devices, particularly when it comes to minors.

More Young Teens Puffing On Electronic Cigarettes
KCOY.com - October 28, 2013

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.- A new addiction is butting its way into the hands of young teens. While one local organization is fired up about electronic cigarettes, others say the cigarettes are the new and healthy alternative to smoking.

Rules on electronic cigarettes still in formative stages
Norridge Harwood Heights News - October 28, 2013

Businesses in Harwood Heights and Norridge are reluctant to comment about the use of electronic cigarettes, because they have not had many customers use e-cigarettes. Owners indicated the few times somebody had used an e-cigarette, nobody has complained.

Electronic cigarettes booming but face regulation
Register Pajaronian - October 28, 2013

Enter electronic cigarettes, a new and largely unregulated smoking method that allows smokers to take in nicotine without emitting smoke.

Employers to Frame Policy on Electronic Cigarettes Use Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - October 28, 2013

Electronic cigarettes use to be banned by employers or should these vapor emitting devices be allowed to be use within office premises, this is one question which is hovering on employers over the country as use of e cigs increases. Before employers take a rain check and decide on whether to ban e cigarettes or not it is important for employers to review e cigarettes and check with the state laws and local laws regarding smoke-free workplaces, conveys Council with the law firm Fisher& Phillips in Philadelphia, Celia Joseph.

EcigsCorner Informs About Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe
SBWire (press release) - October 28, 2013

The online mediums are informing people about the never ending discussion between the two major industries of alternative forms of smoking. The major industries are traditional tobacco cigarettes industries and the electronic cigarette industries available in the market. And in such a situation smokers who have already switched to electric cigarettes are confused and are looking for information about Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe or are as harmful as the other alternative. The experts advice can put an end to this ongoing discussion and confusion amongst smokers. As they are experienced in this field and even examine all the elements and effects carefully and only then provide an opinion about e cigs. And after thorough examination smokers are informed that e cigs are safe as these cigs do not contain tobacco, smoke or toxins like traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarette company opening in Central Park
The Free Lance-Star - October 28, 2013

A Richmond-based company that makes and sells products for the growing electronic cigarette market is opening a store in Fredericksburg.

On the agenda: Alhambra Beautiful Awards, restrictions on e ...
Alhambra Source - October 28, 2013

Council will also consider for the second time the regulation of the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes and prohibition of the issuance of more permits to e-cigarette retailers around the city. E-cigarettes are metal tubes implanted with heating devices that vaporize a liquid solution, simulating the smoking of cigarettes or tobaccos. Some liquid ...

TEMECULA: Proposed rule on e-cigs to be reviewed by OMB
Press-Enterprise (blog) - October 28, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent its proposed rule on e-cigarettes to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review, a big milestone for a document that is anxiously awaited by the owners of smoke and vaping shops here in town.

Big Three Moving Quickly in Growing E-Cigarette Presence
Convenience Store News October 28, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The big three tobacco companies may be relative newcomers to the electronic cigarette market, but all three are poised to make moves quickly. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), Lorillard Inc. and the Altria Group Inc. discussed their e-cigarette offerings during their respective earnings calls last week.

British American Tobacco apologises for advertising e-cigarette in ...
The Guardian - October 28, 2013

British American Tobacco has apologised after an advert for its Vype e-cigarettes brand was spotted in an iPad children's app. The ad was spotted by author and educator Graham Brown-Martin, who tweeted a screenshot showing the Vype banner appearing inside the My Dog My Style HD game. After he alerted BAT's corporate Twitter account, the company pulled its online advertising for Vype, then followed up with an apology and explanation. "We've investigated and found a breach of protocols by third party used by ad agency. It's unacceptable and we're taking the issue seriously," explained BAT.

E-cigarettes hot in Hollywood
New York Post - October 28, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio digs them. Johnny Depp draws on them. Jenny McCarthy goes out with them. Theyre e-cigarettes, and theyre the latest symbol of Hollywood hip glam. But this is no mere Hollywood fad to the big tobacco companies, which are betting that e-cigs can give them a much-needed boost.

E-cigarettes give rise to 'vaping' bars for breathing sweet air
Contra Costa Times - October 28, 2013

Ken Miguel of San Jose exhales e-cigarette vapor on Oct. 18, 2013 at The Vape ... kick, from zero (flavor only) up to 24 mg, but no tobacco smoke is produced.

Pompton Lakes' outdoor smoking ban still up in the air
NorthJersey.com - October 28, 2013

Boro could become 2nd in county to reject expansion to public property New concerns over the proposal to ban outdoor smoking on all publicly-owned properties have prompted the governing body to postpone adopting the measure. The Borough Council was scheduled to adopt the new smoking ban ordinance at its Oct. 23 meeting. During the meeting, resident Sharon Saranovic said she did not agree with the inclusion of electronic cigarettes in the ban. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, utilize a heating element to vaporize a liquid solution. Some release nicotine while others release a flavored vapor. Saranovic said there is nothing in e-cigarettes that can harm anyone, therefore to include them in the ban would not make sense.

Electronic Cigarettes Should Be Treated Like Tobacco, Say Doctors
Newswise (press release) - October 28, 2013

Newswise The potential dangers of electronic cigarettes have members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society concerned, and until more is known about the ...

E-cigarettes easy to buy, can hook kids on nicotine
AAP News (subscription) - October 28, 2013

Parents may try electronic cigarettes to help them quit smoking. Teens may try them because they think theyre safer than regular cigarettes. One electronic cigarette, however, can have as much nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found cancer-causing chemicals in electronic cigarettes.

Mayo director opposed to E-Cigarettes
KFGO - October 28, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have ignited a smoke-free firestorm of controversy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says their use by children doubled from 2011 to 2012. The founder and director of Mayo Clinics Nicotine Dependence Center, Dr. Richard Hurt says the claims that they help people quit smoking are completely unproven, as is the overall safety of ecigarettes.

Rise of e-cigarettes sparks tobacco industry plans
PRWeek - October 28, 2013

E-cigarettes are a nascent category, but Wall Street analysts predict the segment could become a $3 billion-a-year business in the next three years. Success of the products hinges on how the category will be regulated and that is where the PR battle is being played out between e-cigarette manufacturers and public health advocates. Will e-cigarettes be taxed like regular cigarettes and face the same marketing restrictions or be treated as a safer alternative for smokers that should be encouraged?

STONE: Are e-cigarettes the lesser of two evils?
Odessa American - October 28, 2013

In shopping mall kiosks, convenience stores, and vape shacks around the country, electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) have skyrocketed in ...

Store owners oppose ban of electronic cigarettes
Daily Northwestern - October 28, 2013

Evanston City Council is weighing a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes. The council will vote on the issue Monday ...

World-Herald editorial: Be sensible with e-cigs
Omaha World-Herald - October 28, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have been marketed as safer ways for smokers to get their fixes without smoke, though few e-cigarette safety claims have been verified ...

Levittown Schools to Ban Electronic Cigarettes
Patch.com - October 28, 2013

The Levittown School District's ban on cigarettes on school grounds will soon include electronic cigarettes. Superintendent Dr. James Grossane said at ...

Finns unimpressed by e-cigarettes
West - Welfare Society Territory - October 28, 2013

In Finland, use of the electronic cigarettes is rare. In 2012, only less than one per cent of men and women used the electronic cigarette on a daily basis.

Brown and Crouppen discusses e-Cigarettes and Kids
KSDK - October 28, 2013

e-Cigarettes have been touted as an incredibly powerful tool in helping smokers kick the habit. For those of you who haven't seen them, e-Cigarettes are cigarette-shaped inhalers with a battery-operated heating element that heats liquid cartridges which usually contain nicotine. The user inhales the resulting vapor, much like a cigarette. (It's called "vaping", not "smoking")

E-Cigarettes- ABetter and Healthier Alternative to Traditional Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - October 28, 2013

The worlds most popular search engine are getting numerous search request from the people all around the world to know more about E-cigarettes, their popular brands and flavors available. As it is a far better option than traditional smoking as well as environment friendly. Many new companies are entering in thee-cigarettes business. Many V2 cigs electronic cigarette review websites are there which are providing the most recent information about e-cigarettes.

FDA: No Surprises Planned for E-Cigarette Regs
MedPage Today - October 27, 2013

When the FDA finally issues its proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes, which may be as soon as the end of the month, what will they look like? Probably pretty familiar, experts said. The first step is likely to be just bringing the nicotine-vapor devices officially under the agency's tobacco control authority and up to speed with the age, marketing, and packaging restrictions that have long been in place for conventional cigarettes.

City Drops Bid to Ban Display of Cigarettes
New York Times - October 27, 2013

A highly contested bill to require stores to keep cigarettes out of sight has been quietly dropped from a package of anti-tobacco measures that would make New York the first city to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Administration officials cited an unresolved debate over electronic cigarettes as a reason for scrapping the display ban.

The E-Cigarette Industry, Waiting to Exhale
U.S. Pro Cycling News - October 27, 2013

A maker of electronic cigarettes is aiming to bring smokers in from the cold. But it faces health concerns and the might of Big Tobacco, which wants in on the business, too.

Franklin Park business owners see increase in electronic cigarette ...
Franklin Park Herald - October 27, 2013

Local bar owners are starting to see customers use electronic cigarettes in their businesses. ... Guerin's not a fan but does allow electronic cigarettes in his bar.

Unicoi sheriff proposes selling e-cigarettes to inmates at jail
Johnson City Press (subscription) - October 27, 2013

However, the Unicoi County Commission will consider an agreement today that may allow the Sheriff's Department to sell electronic cigarettes to inmates ...

Photos: E-cigarettes and the art of vaping
San Jose Mercury News media center - October 27, 2013

E-cigarettes, which produce a lot of smoke just like the real thing but are healthier than tobacco products, are gaining popularity in the Bay Area.

E-cigs still surrounded by smoke
Statesman Journal October 26, 2013

The high school smokers corner is getting an upgrade. In a time where everything from healthcare to social interaction is getting bathed in a cascade of technology, its no wonder cigarettes are following this mainstream trend. Thanks to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs for short, teenagers can technologize every aspect of their life, even smoking. One blaring red flag associated with e-cigs is how little research has been done on them. Since theyve only been on the market since 2003, researchers still are conducting studies on long-term risks.

COC student government gathering student input on e-cigarettes
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - October 26, 2013

Facing an industry that is rapidly rising in popularity nationwide and locally, the student government at College of the Canyons is examining whether to subject battery-powered electronic cigarettes to the same rules on campus as conventional ones. Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, are devices that provide doses of nicotine or other additives to the user in aerosol form, typically as a ...

Warning: 'E' cigs unregulated
Montana Standard - October 26, 2013

In the Oct. 21 edition of The Montana Standard was a one-quarter page ad touting the benefits of E cigarettes. This should come as no surprise that Big Tobacco is behind this.

E-cigarette use still low among students in Dubois, Spencer counties ($$)
Vincennes Sun Commercial October 26, 2013

A new smoking craze that has reached teens throughout the country in the past few years has not yet severely affected youth in Dubois and Spencer counties, but local counselors and health advocates are still working to bring new educational tools to students and parents. The use of e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine that is vaporized to form an aerosol mist, has doubled among middle and high school ...

Does Minnesota's smoking ban law include employees' use of 'e-cigarettes?
Business Management Daily October 26, 2013

A. The use of e-cigarettesbattery-powered devices that allow users to inhale nicotine vapors from a heated liquidhas grown dramatically, raising issues about how no-smoking laws and policies apply. You are not required to ban the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the states smoking ban does not apply to e-cigarettes.

Small Number of E-Cigarette Batteries Explode
NBC Chicago - October 25, 2013

The popularity of E-cigarettes, those battery operated inhalers that deliver nicotine without the smoke, is on the rise. But the $1.5 billion dollar business continues to battle a slew of health, safety and regulatory questions, including a new one related to battery safety. A small number of consumer reports from across the country detail exploding e-cigs that launch out of their chargers, leading to fires and injury. "Im aware of 10 failures in the last year, industry spokesman Thomas Kiklas, who represents the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA), told NBC 5 Investigates. When you charge them, they are 99.9 percent safe, but occasionally there will be failures.

Ada's ban on tobacco use includes e-cigarettes
City-sentinel - October 25, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY The city of Ada really has it out for smokers, even those who choose to go smokeless with e-cigarettes. After receiving assurances that a measure on Monday's meeting of the City Council would be an age restriction that extended to electronic cigarettes, defenders ...

Editorial: Electronic cigarettes in need of regulation
Tulsa World - October 25, 2013

E-cigarettes are legal and growing in popularity, and they need to be regulated. For a variety of reasons, Tulsa smokers are turning to the "vapor" electronic cigarettes, which give them the nicotine they crave and the physical sensation of inhaling without cigarettes, their smoke, their carbon dioxide or their tar. The battery-operated devices convert liquid nicotine into an inhalable mist.

OSU proposal to ban e-cigarettes is put on holds
Tulsa World - October 25, 2013

STILLWATER - Oklahoma State University officials are delaying a proposal to ban e-cigarettes on campus. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, OSU ...

Flagstaff Unified School District bans electronic cigarettes
Arizona Daily Sun - October 25, 2013

Flagstaff Unified School District has officially banned electronic cigarettes. The FUSD Governing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to add language about e-cigarettes, tobacco substitutes, vapor products and other chemical inhalation devices to its policy prohibiting smoking in district buildings and vehicles, and on district premises.

Should advertising for e-cigarettes be more tightly regulated?
The Guardian - October 25, 2013

Flicking through a free newspaper on the London underground recently, my attention was drawn to a half-page advert for cigarettes. I felt confused I hadnt seen one of these for a very long time hadnt they been banned? Closer inspection revealed that the ad was of course for an e-cigarette, a device that delivers liquid nicotine in vaporised form without most of the pesky carcinogens in tobacco.

Schools ban e-cigs and shisha pens
Blackpool Gazette - October 25, 2013

A new 'craze' for electronic cigarettes and flavoured smoking devices has ... Electronic cigarettes are designed to substitute regular tobacco smoking and ...

Troutman Sanders LLP | Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice to ... ($$)
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - October 25, 2013

The Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice is proud to be participating in the Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA) FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes Conference.

Rules on electronic cigarettes still in formative stages
The Doings Hinsdale - October 25, 2013

Paul Belluomini said he has seen only one or two customers smoking an e-cigarette inside his place and has no rules against it. The owner of Belluominis Grill, at 55th and Madison streets said theres no confusion as they clearly are not regular cigarettes.

STAWAR: e-Cigarettes: Boon or boondoggle
Evening News and Tribune - October 25, 2013

Recently, we had some good news when our middle son told us he had quit smoking. He had tried a couple times before, but now he seems very determined and were rooting for him. As for our younger son with Dianes encouragement I recently bought him and his girlfriend reusable electronic cigarette starter kits. Although the chances are slim, wed like to think that they might encourage them to at least consider quitting or cutting back.

E-cigarettes present a question of (non-burning safety)
Anchorage Daily News October 25, 2013

After 20 years of cigarettes, things started adding up for Abhi Nath: The smoke burn. Future health concerns

Columbus library board bans e-cigarettes
Columbus Dispatch - October 25, 2013

Columbus Metropolitan Library is the latest to ban electronic cigarettes, joining universities, airlines, buses and some public buildings. The library board voted 6-0 yesterday to ban the devices from its 21 branch buildings and bookmobiles.

Altria expanding electronic cigarette sales to a second state
Richmond Times Dispatch - October 25, 2013

Altria Group Inc. said Thursday it will expand sales of its first electronic cigarette brand from a test market in Indiana to retail stores in Arizona.

E-cigarette shop opens in Shelbyville
Shelbynews - October 25, 2013

The owners of a new Shelbyville e-cigarette shop shy away from the term smoking. For what they do, they prefer vaping since, in their opinion, consuming an e-cigarette is not like smoking at all.

E-cigarette review One year later
The Gadgeteer - October 25, 2013

Is this a sign perhaps that e-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular? For me it's now over 12 months of vaping. Am I still using the Ego-T? Did I go back ...

E-cigs may yet lead to more of us smoking
Leicester Mercury - October 25, 2013

Many e-cigarettes deliver nicotine and for some people this may be the first time in years their bodies have had a break from the high doses of hazardous ...

CU Banning Use of Popular E-Cigarettes
KSWO - October 24, 2013

LAWTON Okla_ Electronic cigarettes have become popular among people trying to cut back on smoking or to quit altogether, but recently some businesses in Oklahoma City have started banning e-cigarettes. Oklahoma State University is considering it, too. That trend has made it to Southwest Oklahoma and even to Cameron University. Cameron University has temporarily banned the use of e-cigarettes in all buildings on campus, but they can be used outside. Cameron said they want to do more research about e-cigs before they decide whether this ban will be permanent.

Newtown High School Adds E-Cigs to No-Smoking List
Newton (CT) Patch.com - October 24, 2013

Newtown High School students can't smoke at school, of course but a change in school policy will also restrict their electronic, smokeless equivalent.

Is it really any different?
The Ranger - October 24, 2013

When people come onto this campus, they are greeted by signs that read, San Antonio College is a smoke-free campus. A smoke-free campus is intended to protect the health of students, employees and visitors. But dont be surprised if you see puffs of smoke wafting through the air around campus. Those puffs are not smoke exhaled by users of traditional tobacco cigarettes but a mist of vapors created by electronic cigarettes.

When Will FDA Regulate E Cigarettes? Revealed by ...
SBWire (press release) - October 24, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/24/2013 -- Smokeless electronic cigarettes which is also known as E-cig as per some researches results as a good and healthier ...

E-cig lobbyists working to head off new regulations
ConsumerAffairs - October 24, 2013

With new regulations looming, lobbyists for the electronic cigarette industry are heading to Capitol Hill, hoping to persuade lawmakers that the combustion-free devices shouldn't be treated like tobacco products.

Phoenix FD: faulty e-cigarette likely to blame for fire that injured Vietnam vet
WSHM-TV - October 24, 2013

PHOENIX (CBS5) - CBS 5 News has told you about two different electronic cigarette-related fires, here in the Valley, during the past six months. In April, an exploding device caused a car fire in Glendale. Then in August, a "Smokin' T" e-cigarette is believed to have caused a small apartment fire in Phoenix. Nobody was hurt in either of those fires. But, now we're learning of a house fire in Phoenix last week that injured a Vietnam veteran.

Connecticut Legislator Proposes E-Cigarette Ban
NACS Online - October 24, 2013

HARTFORD A Connecticut state senator is seeking to relegate e-cigarettes to the same public restrictions placed on traditional cigarettes, CBS New York ...

Oklahoma town bans e-cigarettes on public property
Fox News - October 24, 2013

The city of Ada really has it out for smokers, even those who choose to go smokeless with e-cigarettes. The Ada City Council has banned the use of tobacco products on public property that includes a surprising prohibition on electronic cigarettes.

Skycig seeks agency for e-cigarette drive
CampaignLive - October 24, 2013

It has approached shops directly, inviting them to pitch. Skycig was responsible for launching the UKs first e-cigarette ad in January, created by Povey Sindall Media.

Could Chic E-Cigarettes
PSFK - October 24, 2013

With electronic cigarettes appealing to more and more people as a healthy alternative to regular smoking, its only natural that companies would want to put a bit more effort into their image….

The Best Electronic Cigarette Flavored Cartridges 2013 Is ...
SBWire (press release) - October 24, 2013

The elite review panelists of the e cigarette websites help in suggesting the top brands of electronic cigarettes to the consumers looking to find the most suitable brand of e cigarettes. There are many review sites present on the web offering help to the consumers but not every review site promotes the guaranteed quality brands of e cigarettes. And one of the most important elements in e cigarettes that the consumers need to be sure about is the quality of the flavor cartridges as they want the best tasting experience. And according to many review sites V2 Cigs manufactures the Best Electronic Cigarette Flavored Cartridges 2013.

ElectronicCigaretteDeals Suggest Smokers About Which Is the Most Suitable Smoking Alternative in 2014
SBWire (press release) - October 24, 2013

For several years the traditional tobacco cigarettes have been the only option available for the smokers. These smokers of the traditional cigarettes are even realizing the harmful effects of smoking them and hence have decided to switch to a healthier smoking alternative that doesnt cause any serious health issues. Many serious smokers of tobacco cigarettes wish to know about Which is the Most Suitable Smoking Alternative in 2013 so that they can quit the tobacco cigarettes and switch to a better alternative without any problem. And according to the cigarette industry experts e cigarettes are considered as the best smoking alternative all across the globe.

Best Discounted E Cigarette Brand Reviews 2013 Released by ...
SBWire (press release) - October 24, 2013

ElectronicCigaretteDeals.net informs the smokers that brand reviews of e-cigarettes are known to be the powerhouse of information. The site even released the ...

What E Cig Was Used in the Tourist, Finds out ...
SBWire (press release) - October 24, 2013

ElectronicCigarettesComparison.com has found out that the character portrayed by Johny Depp was smoking Smart Smoker, a brand of electronic cigarette which became more popular after everybody came to know what e cig was used in The Tourist. It was the first movie to showcase electronic cigarettes on the screen. ElectronicCigarettesComparison.com, the best review website of all brands of electronic ...

Policymakers and SFATA Members to Discuss Electronic Cigarette Industry at Washington, D.C. Fly-In
Marketwired (press release) - October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) and its member companies will head to Washington, D.C. for a "Day on the Hill" November 4 - 5 to meet with Congressional Representatives and senior staff legislators to discuss the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry. "This is a critical time for SFATA, its members and the e-cig industry at large," said Cynthia Cabrera, Executive Director, SFATA. "While our industry understands reasonable and appropriate regulation is needed, it is vital our young industry not be grouped with combustible cigarettes as federal guidelines are developed for these products. Excessive regulation could limit adult access to e-cigs and stifle growth and innovation in the segment."

Healthy or harmful? Smoking out the truth about e-cigarettes
Dailyrecord.com - October 24, 2013

Frank Bruccalero started smoking when he was 13 years old, and spent years searching for a way to quit after he began wheezing in bed at night. A pack-a-day smoker, Bruccalero, 32, of East Hanover, spent about $60 a week on cigarettes and finally quit this February with the help of electronic cigarettes. Gregory Conley, a lawyer and volunteer legislative director for the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, also credits electronic cigarettes with quitting smoking.

OSU eyes ban on e-cigarettes on campus
The Lawton Constitution - October 24, 2013

STILLWATER (AP) Oklahoma State University plans to ask its governing board to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on campus. The proposal is set to go before the Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges at a meeting Friday. In 2007, the university banned the use of all tobacco on campus, but the prohibition didn't extend to e-cigarettes, which resemble traditional cigarettes but emit vapor instead of smoke.

Lorillard Sees Red-Hot Sales of Its Blu E-Cigarettes
Businessweek (blog) - October 23, 2013

Big Tobacco may not be dying after all. Lorillard (LO), the tobacco giant behind Newport and Kent brand smokes, is now getting almost 4 percent of its revenue from electronic cigarettes. The North Carolina-based company says its Blu e-cigarette brand posted $63 million in sales in the recent quarter, a brisk trade that helped push Lorillards total sales up 10 percent, to $1.8 billion. The company estimates that it now holds about half of the U.S. market for e-cigarettes, which heat a liquid cocktail of nicotine to create a smokeless vapor. Its e-cig sales have risen almost fivefold in the past year thanks to a national TV advertising campaign featuring Jenny McCarthy and strong repeat purchases, Lorillard says.

Few rules apply to electronic cigarettes
The Doings Weekly - October 23, 2013

BURR RIDGE Craig Rzepka has gotten a few dirty looks while using his electronic cigarette. That is, he said, until the complainant realizes the vapor hes exhaling smells more like dessert than cigarette smoke Individual businesses are free to set their own rules regarding the use of e-cigarettes, but there is little public policy regarding their use. Marc Loftus, deputy police chief in Burr Ridge, said there is no local ordinance regarding the devices. We could not cite someone for using one, Loftus said. He said a revised ordinance would be needed to do so, and that could not be done without reason. Even the DuPage County courthouse has no formal policy regarding the use of e-cigarettes. John Lapinski, DuPage County Court administrator, said there has been only one incident he can remember, where a prospective juror lit up.

What Should You Know About E-cigarettes?
Science Daily (press release) - October 23, 2013

E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular and widely available as the use of regular cigarettes drops. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that e-cigarette use by children doubled from 2011 and 2012. The health effects of e-cigarettes have not been effectively studied and the ingredients have little or no regulation. Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center experts are available to discuss what people should know before trying e-cigarettes.

My 2 Cents: Anger Over E-Cigarettes
news9.com KWTV - October 23, 2013

What are we going to do about these E-Cigarettes, now more commonly called "Vapes" short for vapor? OSU is the latest university to consider banning them ...

Cerritos Council to consider moratorium on new e-cigarette ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 23, 2013

Cerritos has one electronic cigarette retailer and hasnt received any complaints about it, but the city wants to place a 45-day moratorium on any new retailers that would sell e-cigarettes or vapors. We've had about 10 inquiries in the past six months from people asking about possible retail locations for e-cigarettes in the city, said Ryan Carey, advance ...

Vista bans indoor e-cigarette smoking
fox5sandiego.com - October 23, 2013

VISTA, Calif. A smoking method considered a cleaner alternative to lighting up a cigarette is still not acceptable enough for the City of Vista. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday evening to ban e-cigarettes from being used indoors at restaurants and most public places. They said the main reason is for enforcement, claiming it would cause some confusion between e-cigarettes and regular ones.

Lakewood council moves to regulate e-cigarettes
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 23, 2013

The City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday setting the stage for regulating electronic cigarette use the same as tobacco products in the city. The city, for example, doesnt allow smoking in public places or restaurants, and that would apply to e-cigarettes.

Letters: Listeners Sound Off On E-Cigarettes' Pros And Cons
NPR - October 23, 2013

Now, it's time for your letters, all of them today in response to our story on Monday on the growing popularity of e-cigarettes and the growing pressure to regulate them. Several e-cig users, known as vapers, wrote to say the devices change lives and help them quit smoking.

Digital Dilemmas: What's the etiquette of e-cigarettes?
Philly.com - October 23, 2013

Dear Mr. Manners: I quit smoking last year and have now been vaping e-cigarettes. My understanding is that smoking e-cigs is legal in public places, but the ... So, until the FDA and state and local municipalities determine whether an e-cigarette is a cigarette is a cigaretteor notsmoking etiquette applies: Take it outside. Second best: If its not illegal where you are, ask permission before lighting up. But dont place the burden on restaurant staff to police smokers and deal with customer complaints. Thats not their job.

Mayo Clinic Experts: What Should You Know About E-cigarettes?
Newswise (press release) - October 23, 2013

E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular and widely available as the use of regular cigarettes drops. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Electronic Cigarette Commercials Back on Television Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - October 23, 2013

Marketers of electronic cigarettes are therefore introducing ad campaigns ... Mitchell Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, believes that the ...

Art Smoke x Andre Electronic Cigarette
Chip Chick - October 23, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have officially become an 'it' thing now - they're getting the ... After all, if your e-cigarette isn't going to be disposable, might as well make it ...

E-Cigarettes Get Diamond-Encrusting Treatment
Israel Diamond Portal - October 23, 2013

As innovators invent new devices which we gradually begin to incorporate into our culture, jewelry designers jump on them in short order and cover them in ...

The Health Hazards Of E-Cigarette Regulation
Forbes - October 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to propose regulations for electronic cigarettes by the end of this month. In my latest syndicated column, I warn ...

BAT claims an e-cigarette success with Vype
Evening Standard - October 23, 2013

Early signs from the launch of electronic cigarette Vype have been good, ... are encouraging," said chief executive Nicandro Durante of the e-cigarettes in August ...

E-cigarettes bad for teenagers
Princeton Daily Clarion - October 23, 2013

New survey results reveal a new challenge in the on-going battle against teen smoking. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the use of e-cigarettes ...

LeCig Announces 3 New Fruit Flavor USA Eliquids for Electronic ...
SBWire (press release) - October 23, 2013

Leading independent provider of e cigarettes expands its VAPRIOT Made in the USA E Liquid Flavors for e cigarettes to include Black Currant, Double Apple ..

Vista will treat e-cigs just like regular cigarettes
U-T San Diego - October 23, 2013

...will soon be banned in Vista restaurants and other public places where smoking is already prohibited. The Vista City Council by a 4-1 vote Tuesday approved a proposal to treat the smokeless devices like regular cigarettes. City Councilwoman Amanda Rigby...

Vista CC: Obamacare, cabarets, e-cigs, and a pledge to an unseen ...
Examiner.com - October 23, 2013

So surreal: we pledged allegiance to an unseen flag tonight. On Mayor Ritter's word that the American flag was beyond the council wall, we saluted a wall.

Pinellas County schools say 'no' to e-cigarettes
MyFox Tampa Bay - October 23, 2013

It didn't take long for the Pinellas County School Board to just say no to e-cigarettes in schools. "E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, so it's an ...

Idaho E-Cigarettes Need Regulation
Northwest Public Radio - October 23, 2013

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and 39 of his colleagues want tougher regulations for electronic cigarettes. The group hopes the federal government ...

Morton Musings: No video gambling, so how about e-cigarettes in ...
Peoria Journal Star (blog) - October 23, 2013

Ben Rediger has an idea he thinks will help Morton bar owners who are struggling financially because they can't offer video gambling. Responding via email to ...

Future of electronic cigarettes stuck in a haze
Northern Iowan - October 23, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, often referred to as e-cigs, are plastic or metal devices are commonly resemble cigarettes. They do not contain chemicals and additives that ...

E-cigs 'a breath of fresh air' for smokers
Wichita State Sunflower - October 23, 2013

Over the course of the weekend, my goal was to try these e-cigs to see if this was ... This lack of a stigma is a huge part of the appeal of e-cigs, as discussed a ...

OPINION: Electronic cigarettes, a new pathway to addiction
Spring Grove Herald - October 23, 2013

Yet, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still is not regulating e-cigarettes. The absence of regulatory oversight means the tobacco industry is free to ...

Oklahoma State University to ask board of regents to ban electronic ...
The Tribune - October 23, 2013

The proposal is set to go before the Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges at a meeting Friday. In 2007, the university banned ...

Smoking ban e-cigarette inclusion sparks debate
UTA The Shorthorn - October 23, 2013

About 4 million Americans are electronic cigarette users, as estimated by the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. UTA students are also catching ...

Readers talk professor's death, shutdown and e-cigarettes
UTA The Shorthorn - October 22, 2013

Occasionally, we will present thoughts from you, our readers, about what we're reporting and commenting on. Readers' letters and commentary will publish in ...

Don't smoke your e-cigarettes indoors, say London's top restaurateurs
London Evening Standard - October 22, 2013

Top London restaurateurs have said diners puffing on electronic cigarette should go outside for their "smoke" after seeing a surge in the number of customers using them.

Penn State-Virginia Commonwealth collaboration will study matters ...
PennLive.com-by David Wenner - October 22, 2013

Are electronic cigarettes healthier than real ones? That's one of the questions that will be studied during a research collaboration between Penn State Milton S.

eCigarettes to Be Banned from Workplaces?
Occupational Health and Safety - October 22, 2013

While traditional smoking is banned in many workplaces across the country, ... it is up to the individual employer whether or not it wants to ban the devices in its ...

Altria Earnings Preview: Growth Hinges On Pricing Gains As ...
Trefis - October 22, 2013

In addition to health concerns, the growing popularity of e-cigarettes is accelerating the decline in traditional cigarettes sales in the U.S. (See: Altria Lights Up ...

It's Back To The Future For E-Cigarette Ads, At Least For Now
WUFT - October 22, 2013

E-cigarettes are a booming business among smokers who want to light up indoors, smokers who want to quit and, as the Centers for Disease Control and ...

E-CIGARETTE CURBS ARE CONSIDERED IN VISTA
U-T San Diego - October 22, 2013

Their proposal would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes “or similar smoking ... Councilman Cody Campbell proposed such a ban in June, but it was voted down 3-2. But even cities that have adopted those bans — including Carlsbad, Del Mar and El ... regulations — including prohibiting sales to minors and banning their use in ...

New vaping shops spark conflict over e-cigs
Idaho Press-Tribune - October 22, 2013

April Smeltzer, a mixologist at Epoch Cigarettes in Meridan, mixes cotton candy and black cherry liquids to be used in an electronic cigarette for local customer ...

Allen County anti-tobacco group concerned about e-cigarettes
News Sentinel - October 22, 2013

Today the word takes on new meaning with the fast-growing popularity of the electronic cigarette, which is something you “vape,” not smoke. Most e-cigarettes ...

Education effort helping to clear smoke
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - October 22, 2013

According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the use of e-cigarettes among high school students has doubled, from 5 percent in 2011 to 10 percent in 2012.

Blown Away: Electronic cigarette shop offers unique variety of home ...
LSU The Reveille - October 22, 2013

This futuristic silver cylinder is an electronic cigarette with an in-house blend of juices. In the background, Novelle Gibson puts a wick into the rebuildable ...

Council scrutinizes e-cig sales
Bemidji Pioneer - October 22, 2013

BEMIDJI — An expansion of the city's ordinance regulating the sale of tobacco to include e-cigarettes had its first public trial by fire Monday before the Bemidji ...

Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes ...
Shawnee News Star - October 22, 2013

Shawnee City Commissioners passed an ordinance Monday night that will ban tobacco use, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and ...

Oklahoma State University seeks ban on electronic cigarettes for all ...
kjrh.com - October 22, 2013

On Friday, the university will ask the school's board of regents to ban electronic cigarettes on campus. "OSU is proposing to update its tobacco-use policy due to ..

Report: 30-day use of e-cigarettes by youth up 500 percent in Weber ...
El Estándar - October 22, 2013

OGDEN -- The use of electronic cigarettes in Utah has skyrocketed during the past two years and youth in Weber and Morgan counties are using them more than ...

E-cigarettes may get snubbed in campus no-smoking zones
Western Front - October 22, 2013

Western Washington University's Central Health and Safety Committee is asking for input on a proposal to include electronic cigarettes in the university's current ...

E-cigarettes: Yes or no?
Stoutonia - October 22, 2013

University of Wisconsin–Stout was the first 4-year campus in the UW system to be tobacco-free, and it has remained this way for nearly three years. Smoking ...

London restaurants consider E-Cigarette ban
ITV News - October 22, 2013

... want diners to go outside if they want to puff on electronic cigarettes. ... [the e-cigarette] looked real and even gave off an admittedly odourless vapour.

Dr. Aw: E-cigarettes are a public health disaster waiting to happen ...
National Post - October 22, 2013

Knowing my occupation, and the fact that I have teenaged children, she asked what I thought of e-cigarettes. My neighbour was concerned about a rumour she'd ...

Would you try electronic cigarettes?
LSU The Reveille - October 21, 2013

Would you try electronic cigarettes? Total Votes: 7. Yes 2 29%: No 5 71%. Loading… Rules of Conduct. 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, ...

Electronic Cigarette Sales Banned For Minors
WSIL TV - October 21, 2013

WILLIAMSON CO. -- Beginning next year, electronic cigarette sales to minors in Illinois will not be allowed. Lawmakers and health officials say the ban is needed ...

Should e-cigs be treated like regular cigarettes?
U-T San Diego - October 21, 2013

Their proposal would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes “or similar smoking ... Councilman Cody Campbell proposed such a ban in June, but it was voted down 3-2. But even cities that have adopted those bans — including Carlsbad, Del Mar and El ... regulations — including prohibiting sales to minors and banning their use in ...

Lakewood City Council to consider new regulations for e-cigarettes ..
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 21, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are on their way to being regulated the same ... regulate e-cigarette use the same as tobacco products at its meeting tonight.

Local lawmaker looks to ban e-cigarettes from public places
WFSB - October 21, 2013

E-cigarettes don't produce any smoke or have tobacco inside them. ... health concerns and whether they should be banned in public areas like real cigarettes.

AVT Develops Automated Stores for Seminole E-Cigarette Program
PR Newswire - October 21, 2013

a leader in automated retailing systems, micro-stores and kiosk has launched a pilot program of their new Electronic Cigarette Machine, developed for the Seminole Indian Tribe in Florida.

Pinellas school district mulls e-cigarette ban
Tbo.com - October 21, 2013

Most Florida school districts have banned e-cigarettes or are in the process of ... students aren't simply using them to get around smoking bans, Corace said.

Wright County Board amends ordinance to include e-cigarettes
Monticello Times - October 21, 2013

At the Oct. 8 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners debated whether to categorize e-cigarettes as a component of the county’s tobacco ordinance. The county regulates where tobacco products can be sold and requires a license be issued for...

AUDIO: E-Cigarettes: A Nearly $2bn Industry, A Regulatory Wild West
National Public Radio (NPR) - October 21, 2013

Phillip Morris, and R.J. Reynolds are now launching their own brands. Back in 2009, the FDA warned that e-cigarettes could pose health risks. This month, the agency is expected to release a set of proposed regulations on the devices.

The electronic smoker
Financial Express - October 21, 2013

The European Union issued new guidelines on cigarettes at its meeting last week, but did not act as harshly as expected on electronic cigarettes. The proposal ...

It's Time to be a Tobacco Advocate
Convenience Store Decisions - October 21, 2013

Something has happened to e-cigarettes. As recently as two years ago as I would visit distributors and retailers, I would be asked by those responsible for ...

Flavored electronic cigarettes are forging a new pathway to ...
News-Democrat & Leader - October 21, 2013

Big Tobacco is happy to hook children with a gummy bear-flavored e-cigarette, a grape flavored cigar or a Marlboro, so long as they become addicted. We share ...

Talk to children about the dangers of e-cigarettes
Albert Lea Tribune - October 21, 2013

The use of e-cigarettes among high school students has doubled in the past year, according to a statement last month from the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Doctor Cautions Against Using E-Cigarettes
WBIW.com - October 21, 2013

(TAMPA, Fla). - Touted as a safer alternative to traditional smoking, electronic cigarettes are supposed to give smokers their nicotine fix without the ...

An industry catches fire without any smoke
RichmondBizSense - October 21, 2013

He walked over to the stand and found something he had never seen before: electronic cigarettes. The owner let him try one. “I had smoked for 37 years,” ...

Big Tobacco Invests in E-Cigarettes. Should You?
U.S. News & World Report - October 20, 2013

U.S. sales of electronic cigarettes are expected to jump past $1 billion this year, and where there's growth like that you can bet someone is making money – whether it'll be new companies or Big Tobacco remains to be seen. While still a tiny fraction of...


Connecticut lawmakers consider adding e-cigs to smoking ban
Middletown Press - October 20, 2013

State Sen. Edward Meyer, D-Guilford, said legislators are currently asking if the definition of smoking real cigarettes should be expanded to the electronic devices. “What isn’t in question is the medical testimony” Meyer said. “We’re getting informati

E-cigarette debate hits home on First Coast
Florida Times-Union - October 20, 2013

The First Coast is front and center in mirroring the nationwide debate over regulation of electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are heralded by tobacco smokers ...

New store sells e-cigarettes for quitters
Burlington Times News - October 20, 2013

Wrenn and his wife swear by the products they'll sell, since the e-cigarettes have allowed them to taper off their nicotine intake while quitting smoking. He said ...

Market for e-cigarettes grows in Tulsa area as vapor stores get popular
Tulsa World - October 20, 2013

In just three years, the e-cigarette industry has lit up in Tulsa, with dozens of retailers fighting it out in the emerging market. At least 25 dedicated electronic cigarette and vapor retailers have opened shop in the Tulsa area, more than much bigger m

Are Tobacco Companies Making a Comeback?
Motley Fool - October 19, 2013

If the FDA continues to allow tobacco companies to advertise e-cigarettes, these products could be the new engine behind these highly profitable companies. This trend along with their high dividend yields could mean that these companies are becoming more...

Sunday: E-cigarette trend lights up in Tulsa
Tulsa World - October 19, 2013

Jacob Reid smokes an e-cigarette while working at his Tulsa Vapor store in Tulsa. ... Tulsa Promenade mall advertising “vapor” electronic cigarettes, a relatively new ... The average pack of cigarettes in Oklahoma costs $5.38, according to the U.S. .... NOT tobacco) is also customizable, and is not even required to be present.

A real culture change
Denton Record Chronicle - October 19, 2013

Smokers have been lighting up in a different way here in Denton and around the country as electronic cigarettes gain popularity, moving from a fad to a real ...

E-cigarette marketing seen threatened under FDA scrutiny
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — The $1.5 billion U.S. electronic- cigarette industry has tripled sales this year with the help of TV ads, Nascar sponsorships and ... cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, some e- cigarette companies are opening up the marketing ...

Prince George’s County Council proposes ‘e-cig’ ban
Gaithersburg Gazette - October 18, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are hailed as a safe alternative to smoking, but Prince George’s County officials are skeptical retailers aren’t just blowing smoke on the potential long-term effects and are proposing a ban on the devices. “Many of the [electronic...

E-cigarette advertising rules to be rewritten
Marketing Week - October 18, 2013

The body is now exploring potential options with a view to launching a full public consultation on the advertising of e-cigarettes “as early as possible” in 2014.

Smoking Out the Law on e-Cigarettes in the Workplace
Workforce Management (blog) - October 18, 2013

Electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco. Instead, they use a heating element to vaporize a liquid solution that includes a concentration of nicotine. Because ...

Electronic Cigarettes Judgment Day on the Verge Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - October 18, 2013

If electronic cigarette reviews are to be believed, the categorization of electronic cigarette under tobacco products would impose stricter regulations on the production, advertising, flavorings and sales of electronic cigarette. This billion dollar ...

FAQs about electronic cigarettes
Las Vegas Sun - October 18, 2013

Cotton Candy and Atomic Fireball flavored electronic cigarettes ...
Amador Ledger-Dispatch - October 18, 2013

E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that ...

No More Nicotine! Company Offers Jenny McCarthy $1 Million To ...
Radar Online - October 18, 2013

Although she's anti-vaccinations for children, controversial The View co-host Jenny McCarthy endorses e-cigarettes and a nicotine-free company wants to put a ...

Could e-cigarettes save lives?
Fox Business - October 18, 2013

We're gonna go to you next you are they chairman and CEO of the victory electronic cigarettes how are you Brent. They learn how are you very good thank you ...

Antidote: Mixed messages on e-cigarettes
Medical Marketing and Media - October 18, 2013

It has been a difficult month for e-cigarettes, mostly because the news media doesn't do a great job with mixed messages. First came a study from CDC showing ...

FIN® Branding Group Accelerates into the Fast Lane at NASCAR ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) - October 18, 2013

With three different nicotine concentrations available in tobacco and menthol flavors, FIN's e-cigarettes are able to replicate the smoking experience without the ...

U.S. awards AUB grant for e-cigarette research
Beirut Daily Star (lb) - October 18, 2013

A team of researchers from the American University of Beirut has been awarded a $2.1 million grant by the United States government to study e-cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarette Store RAD Vapor Brings Smoking Alternative to ...
Patch.com - October 18, 2013

Electronic cigarettes offer an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. Their products mimic the experience of smoking, though what one inhales is actually ...

Possible e-cigarette ban at Edison State
NBC2 News - October 18, 2013

It calls to ban the act of taking a puff from an electronic cigarette on campus. ... no consistencies in what kinds of chemicals or products occur within e-cigarettes.

EDITORIAL: No rush to regulate e-cigarettes
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette - October 18, 2013

The Iowa Department of Public Health has yet to take a position. Any final decision about regulation of e-cigarettes needs their input and more quality research.

Hazy future for e-cigarettes in Iowa
Sioux City (IA) Journal - October 18, 2013

E-cigarettes exist in a legal limbo of sorts, where government is trying to play catch up to private enterprise. “There’s no current Iowa Department of Public Health position,” said Jerilyn Oshel, interim director of the department's Division of Tobacco ...

New Wakefield Business Focuses On e-Cigarettes
Patch.com - October 18, 2013

Bleauvelt acknowledges that nicotine is addictive in any form, but also credits electronic cigarettes with having helped one of his brothers kick a 50-year smoking ...

As more young people get down with e-cigarettes, health officials’ concerns rise
Las Vegas Sun - October 18, 2013

Clark County officials say they haven’t noticed e-cigarettes being a problem, but health officials are concerned e-cigarettes can serve as a gateway for young adults and teenagers to try conventional cigarettes. Maria Azzarelli, the tobacco-control prog

Curry County considers electronic cigarettes ban
KFDA - October 18, 2013

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Curry County commissioners are considering a ban on electronic cigarettes. The proposal is set to go before the commission early next ...

Some Oklahoma Businesses Banning E-Cigarettes
news9.com KWTV-by Rusty Surette - October 18, 2013

More businesses are snuffing out those electronic cigarettes that are growing in ... The Warren Theatre in Moore banned e-cigarettes earlier this year because ...

Wisconsin colleges deal with e-cigarettes
Green Bay Press Gazette - October 18, 2013

College campuses across Wisconsin are grappling with electronic cigarettes, a relatively ... E-cigarettes are banned at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

No fire, no smoke, no federal rules / Electronic cigarette use doubles among minors.
The Ranger Online (San Antonio College) - October 17, 2013

Broadcasting freshman Eric Martinez said he started using it to help him reduce tobacco use and was surprised by the results. “My teeth got whiter,” he said. “I didn’t have to waste time going outside. I didn’t smell like a real cigarette.”

College considers smoking limits on campuses
Aztec Press - October 17, 2013

Tobacco and e-cigarette users at Pima Community College may soon find themselves ... The use of electronic cigarettes has exploded across the country and ...

FDA could decide to regulate e-cigarettes like regular cigarettes before end of month
Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger - October 17, 2013

Before November the makers of electronic cigarettes expect to know whether the Food and Drug Administration will add their rapidly growing $1.5 billion industry to its regulation of the $90 billion U.S. tobacco market, according to Bloomberg News.

E Cigs Protects Women from Ill-Effects of Tobacco Smoking ...
SBWire (press release) - October 17, 2013

The alarming growth rate of women smokers in the current era has been a concern for long. Now, E Cigs caters to this concern by providing the same ...

E Cig Might Face Regulations in North Texas Reviews DigitalSmoke ...
SBWire (press release) - October 17, 2013

Currently there are eight e cigarette stores in Richardson city and city leaders' are taking ... Tim Faukner who is in the business of electronic cigarettes and owns ...

Looking through the e-cig haze
Community Impact Newspaper - October 17, 2013

Those statistics, along with claims of health and lifestyle benefits, have helped the electronic cigarette industry grow from a $300 million industry in 2012 to a ...

Pub operators urged to keep policies on e-cigarettes under review
MorningAdvertiser.co.uk - October 17, 2013

Anti-smoking campaigners are urging pub operators to keep their policies on electronic cigarettes under review as controversy grows around the devices ...

ESmoking101 Focuses on Helping People Kick the Habit
SBWire (press release) - October 17, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2013 -- Electronic cigarettes are tobacco free, so they are healthier to smoke than normal cigarettes, which consist of many ...

FDA set to decide whether to regulate e-cigarettes
Philly.com - October 17, 2013

Some e-cigarette manufacturers are ready to mount marketing blitzes while they still can, in advance of possible regulation by the FDA. (Chris Ratcliffe ...

E-Cigarette Brands Brace for FDA Regulation
Investorplace.com - October 17, 2013

That could impede tobacco company efforts to promote e-cigs through sporting events and TV marketing campaigns. If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

Growing e-cig popularity has pros, cons
K-State Collegian - October 17, 2013

E-cigarettes have been known to help smokers who are trying to quit regular cigarettes. Kevin Terrill, junior in sociology, said he has found the benefits of using ...

Curry County weighs ban on indoor e-cigarettes
ABQ Journal - October 17, 2013

Electronic cigarettes would be banned from all buildings within Curry County's legal jurisdiction under an ordinance given its first reading Tuesday by county ...

LUNDBERG: VIDEO: Let Them Use E-Cigarettes!
Medical Tribune - October 16, 2013

...we the public and we the public-health folks ought to cool it and just let the tobacco addicts, who are going to get their nicotine rush any way they can, use e-cigs rather than burn tobacco and inhale its smoke. It strikes me as immoral to try to prevent...

Electronic cigarettes could be banned from all buildings
Clovis News Journal - October 16, 2013

The proposal drew mixed reaction from the group, including Commissioner Tim Ashley, who wondered aloud if a ban on electronic or e-cigarettes was ...

Vaping Is the Fanboy-Charged Future of Cigarettes and Weed
Motherboard (blog) - October 16, 2013

How do you know when a trend is officially in vogue? When it scores 1,700-square feet of real estate in SoHo. New York City's first e-cigarette bar, The Henley ...

Electronic cigarettes could join Hampton schools' prohibited tobacco ...
Tribune-Review - October 16, 2013

Superintendent John Hoover said with some studies showing the presence of toxins in the electronic-cigarette vapor, district officials wanted to add it to the list of ...

SKYCIG signs deal with Wolves to let fans puff at Molineux
Marketing Week (UK) - October 16, 2013

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans unable for years to smoke cigarettes to settle their nerves when watching their team play at Molineux Stadium will now be able to puff away on an alternative after the League One club signed a two-year sponsorship deal with e-

Richardson Sees Influx Of E-Cigarette Stores
CBS Local - October 16, 2013

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) - Richardson has seen an influx in recent weeks in new electronic cigarette stores opening in the city. In the past 10 weeks, ...

Smoke has yet to clear on ban: Vape shop owners call e-cigarette ...
Hays Free Press - October 16, 2013

Ahh Vapors in San Marcos specializes in selling e-cigarettes and vaporizers, providing a number of nicotine levels and flavors for smokers who want to wean ...

Electronic cigarettes spark debate
Dromore Today - October 16, 2013

In one end of an e-cigarette there is liquid nicotine, and in the other a ... Because there is no tobacco in e-cigarettes, there is no tar and it is the tar in ordinary …

E-cig revolution promotes 'vaping' instead of smoking (VIDEO)
AFP - Agence France Presse - October 16, 2013

As the EU restricts the advertising of e-cigarettes, AFPTV looks at how the devices have taken off in the US, becoming a US$1.7 billion (RM5.41 billion) market despite concerns from health experts.

E-Cigarette Marketing Seen Threatened Under FDA Scrutiny: Health
Business Week/Bloomberg - October 16, 2013

With at least 40 U.S. states seeking stricter rules and federal health officials raising the alarm about e-cigarette use by children, manufacturers of the smokeless devices are preparing for a FDA crackdown. "We do anticipate becoming a regulated indust

EU Lawmakers E Cig Plan Boosting Giant Tobacco Investments ...
SBWire (press release) - October 16, 2013

The electronic cigarette industry, which is booming across the globe, would ... to be made available anywhere only restricting promotions and sales to minors. ... several giant tobacco companies have appeared to now step into vapor cigarettes ...

Which E-Cig Has Most Vapor, Revealed by ...
SBWire (press release) - October 16, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/16/2013 -- Those who are already familiar to electronic cigarettes, vapor is not a new word for them. But for the uninitiated, vapor is ...

Fort Smith library approves ban on e-cigarettes
WXVT - October 16, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Visitors to the Fort Smith Public Library will no longer be able to puff on electronic cigarettes while browsing through books. The library's ...

Alhambra's City Council places moratoriums on e-cigarettes and tattoos
Pasadena (CA) Star-News - October 16, 2013

On a 3-1 vote, the council also passed the first reading of an ordinance that would place "vape" in the same category as old-school tobacco, meaning the city may eventually restrict smoking in public places, restaurants and parks. "The people who want …

Beltrami County Commissioners tackle issue of e-cigarettes, seek comment from community
Bemidji (MN) Pioneer - October 16, 2013

people are outraged at the newest nicotine ingestion technique. Beltrami County commissioners will hear how ignited or vapid the public feels on the topic in the next few weeks. The board unanimously voted to initiate a three reading process necessary to

Proposed ban on electronic cigarettes sparks emotional debate
Daily Northwestern - October 16, 2013

Evanston City Council on Monday night heard at times emotional pleas against banning electronic cigarettes from all places where other types of smoking are outlawed. "You're taking away the motivation of the people who want to get off of tobacco, and …

Q&A: Mason talks government shutdown, UI apartments, and E ...
UI The Daily Iowan - October 16, 2013

Q&A: Mason talks government shutdown, UI apartments, and E-Cigarettes .... DI: Last week, the UI Faculty Council debated where electronic cigarettes fit into the ...

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes Partners with USF (University of S. Florida) for Research ...
Sacramento Bee - October 15, 2013

"The e-cigarette product category is seeing an explosive growth right now. It is not ... In addition to business development, White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes is ...

Electronic Cigarette Reviews Reveal Exotic Flavors by Green ...
SBWire (press release) - October 15, 2013

Green Smoke is among the best electronic cigarette brands available in the market. It provides best alternative to tobacco cigarettes and employs best e liquid ...

What Parents Should Know About E-Cigarettes
Diablo Magazine - October 15, 2013

The electronic cigarette is an inhaler meant to be a substitute for regular tobacco cigarettes. It seems smokers started puffing them a few years ago, in public ...

E-cigarette users turn out to oppose ban
Evanston Now - October 15, 2013

He said many former smokers who now are able to use electronic cigarettes in ... But it argued that their use in public places should be banned because, "since they ... Fear should not drive...

Lighting up at BU
Daily Free Press (subscription) - October 15, 2013

Using a rechargeable lithium battery, e-cigarettes provide users with nicotine through 'vaping,' which is the vaporization of a liquid solution. An LED light on the ...

Bel Air's Vape Lounge taps into e-cigarette market
Baltimore Sun - October 15, 2013

Cuchiella had started vaping - using e-cigarettes - in March. ... in 2008 to 3.5 million in 2012, according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association.

North Texas City Considers Regulating E-Cigarette Stores
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (KTVT - CBS 11) - October 15, 2013

just the past few months, Richardson city leaders say one kind of business seems especially interested in setting up shop -- e-cigarette retailers. Currently there are eight of the stores in the city. In the business of electronic cigarettes storeowner

Mansfield considers crackdown on electronic cigarettes
KHOU CBS 11 (Houston, TX) - October 15, 2013

Mansfield is the first city in North Texas to target electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted 5-0 to put a hold on all permits for electronic cigarette shops for six months. During that time, staff members will look at the issue and consider where …

Electronic Cigarette Gets Breathing Break in Mankato Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - October 15, 2013

Mankato is one other city which was to vote on banning electronic cigarettes in ... electronic cigarette like tobacco cigarettes, says city manager Pat Hentges.

E-Cigarettes and Vapor Pens are being Misused for Smoking ...
Science World Report - October 15, 2013

E-cigarettes and vapor pens, which were devised to substitute the ordinary cigarettes and cigars of the smokers, are being misused by smoking marijuana.

Council delays e-cig decisio
Mankato Free Press - October 15, 2013

...to make a final decision about where electronic cigarettes can be used and sold in the ... Earlier action by the council put e-cigarettes in the same category as ...

Orange Park Town Council Discusses E Cigarette Ordinance ...
SBWire (press release) - October 15, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2013 -- The proposed ordinance banning sale of e cigarette and liquid nicotine to minors will be discussed and reviewed by ...

Video: Smoking out the truth about e-cigarettes
The Journal News / Lohud.com - October 15, 2013

Smoking out the truth about e-cigarettes: Dean Tammam of White Plains talks about why he choose to smoke e-cigarettes instead of regular ones. (Video by ...

Electronic Cigarettes Bar in New York an Instant Success Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - October 15, 2013

Manhattan bar opens door for electronic cigarettes users as New York gets its first bar solely dedicated to e cigarettes with reviews from users suggesting that it ...

Richardson city staff proposes regulations for e-cigarette businesses
Dallas Morning News (blog) - October 15, 2013

A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette in Aurora, Colo. in March 2011. The Richardson City Council is looking into adopting zoning ...

E-cigarette regulation debate heats up
WAVY-TV - October 15, 2013

NORFOLK, Va (WAVY) - Smokeless cigarettes are igniting a firestorm of debate as attorney generals from 40 states are calling on the FDA to regulate them ...

'Vapers' Plea: Don't Outlaw E-Cigarettes in Evanston
Patch.com - October 15, 2013

Many people spoke up against a proposed city ban on smoking e-cigarettes in places ... If his father had switched from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, ...

Electronic Cigarette Water Vapor vs Second Hand Smoke, a ...
SBWire (press release) - October 15, 2013

Non smokers accept water vapors of electronic cigarette while the smoke of a conventional tobacco cigarette is a strict no for them. A recent study by ...

Sports clubs warned about aligning brands with e-cigarette companies
Out-Law.com - October 14, 2013

"The concept of e-cigarettes is currently asking a lot of awkward questions of ... to accept the alignment of their brands with those of e-cigarettes companies.".

Smoking Loophole / Colleges consider whether e-cigarettes are covered by bans on smoking
Inside Higher Ed (blog) - October 14, 2013

It's hard for university groups to come to an agreement, university spokesman Tom Moore said. Some faculty and staff members feel e-cigarettes are unhealthy and would be a distraction in classrooms; others are wary of adding e-cigarettes to the ban until

SULLUM: E-Cigarettes, Heroin, And The Gateway Theory
Forbes - October 14, 2013

Even if cannabis consumers rarely try heroin, it remains true that people who use marijuana are more likely to try heroin than people who never smoke pot. The question is how to interpret that association: Does smoking pot make people more likely to try

E-cigarettes banned from LPS school property
The Lawton Constitution - October 14, 2013

Electronic or "vapor" cigarettes officially were booted from Lawton Public ... The board added electronic cigarettes to the tobacco policy for the district and the ...

Lorillard Inc. (LO): Lorillard: Big Upside Still Ahead For This E-Cig ...
Seeking Alpha - October 14, 2013

Lorillard (LO) understands this and is already well ahead of its peers in this market. For example, Google the phrase "Ecig" and the very first result to come up is ...

Health risks of e-cigarettes hazy
Tampa Bay (FL) Times - October 14, 2013

...Philbrook recently signed up for a Moffitt Cancer Center research looking at e-cigarette users, what attracts them to the devices and whether they help people quit tobacco. "E-cigarettes are very controversial," said Thomas Brandon, director of the...

Which Professional Sport Athletes Smoke Cigarette? Searched by ...
SBWire (press release) - October 14, 2013

Selection of e-cigs is good option and not at all health hazardous. Electronic smokeless cigarettes are basically a battery operated devices that has a cartridge ...

Studies disprove some negative health risks associated with e-cigs
wtkr.com - October 14, 2013

Two recent studies have disproved some of the negative health risks associated with electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). Among the many risks are concerns that the ...

Should cities regulate e-cigarettes?: Editorial
San Bernardino Sun - October 14, 2013

They don't have the cancer-causing tar and nasty-smelling smoke that sticks to your clothes for weeks, but electronic cigarettes with flavors such as mojito mint ...

Should cities regulate e-cigarettes? Question of the week
Los Angeles Daily News - October 14, 2013

They don't have the cancer-causing tar and nasty-smelling smoke that sticks to your clothes for weeks, but electronic cigarettes with flavors such as mojito mint ...

Smoking and Mental Illness: Will E-cigarettes Save Lives?
PsychCentral.com (blog) - October 13, 2013

My feeling about the e-cigarettes is just like my Mental Health Humor Cartoon. If it can help smokers kick the habit and quit smoking, GREAT! But if it is just ...

E-cigarette 'safety' is just vapor and mirrors
Pacific Daily News - October 13, 2013

The weapon of choice this time is the electronic cigarette. Sure, we may have thought that smoking was in full retreat. But the industry was just regrouping behind ..

Bloggers Talk E-Cigarretes, Noah's 7 Commandments, Health Care
Patch.com - October 13, 2013

Electronic cigarettes: are they a breakthrough aid to help stop smoking or addictive, harmful devices? Patricia Folan, RN, DNP, director of the North Shore-LIJ ...

Debate rages over e-cig regs
Albuquerque Journal - October 13, 2013

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expected to release its first proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes this month, debate is growing over the potential benefits and hazards.

LETTER: Another view of e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - October 13, 2013

truly ironic that Melrose, a former high-ranking official of the American Cancer Society, advocates policy changes that would risk more cancer deaths. '

Letter: E-cigarettes will burn users in the long run
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - October 12, 2013

E-cigarettes are real nicotine products, camouflaged in heat and vapor, carrying all the ill effects that nicotine could do on the cardiovascular system. Nicotine is ...

Barry Hummel: Electronic cigarettes only help maintain addiction
Gainesville (FL) Sun - October 12, 2013

Communities need to start holding the use of nicotine in public places to the same standard used for alcohol. Only then can parents take responsibility and fully control the message on the impact of drug and alcohol use.

KEENAN: APOV: Seven reasons the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes
Daily News - October 12, 2013

seven ways in which makers of the e-cigarette are using the same marketing strategies as the tobacco industry used back in the 1950s through the early ’70s: 1. They have celebrity spokespeople.

SULLUM: How E-Cigarettes Lead To Heroin
Forbes - October 11, 2013

... I do not believe that “e-cigarettes lead to heroin”; the headline was intended as a sarcastic jab at that claim, for which neither Lt. Smith nor WNBC presents any evidence. For more, see my new post.

Marion County Commissioner advocates banning sales of e-cigs to ...
Gainesville Sun - October 11, 2013

OCALA - Seeking to fill an alleged regulatory void, County Commissioner David Moore is advocating a ban on sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and seeks ...

E-cigs make debut on campus
MENAFN.COM - October 11, 2013

E-cigs make debut on campus. Crowder College, Neosho, MO October 11, 2013 (The Sentry, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex) --Though ...

E-cigarette smoking declared illegal in Punjab; becomes India’s first state to do so
Daily Bhaskar (in) - October 11, 2013

The Health Secretary said that 12 districts of Punjab have already been declared as no smoking district. Punjab government will strictly execute this law. Soon, the state will declared as smoke-...

Commissioner advocates banning sales of e-cigs to minors
Ocala (FL) Star-Banner - October 12, 2013

County Commissioner David Moore is advocating a ban on sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and seeks to outlaw the use of e-cigarettes in public places where traditional smoking is already disallowed. "Nobody in Tallahassee will close the loophole t

E-cigarettes fan the flames of nicotine addiction: Doctor
Windsor Star - October 11, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are small cigarette-shaped canisters that are used to ... the federal Tobacco Act bars the use of flavours - except menthol - in cigarettes, ...

Melrose tackles e-cigarette trend
Wicked Local - October 11, 2013

Melrose, Mass. Local, state and federal officials are all working to address an increasingly popular product electronic cigarettes.

The Vapologist will see you now: Inside New York's first e-cigarette bar
The Week Magazine - October 11, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are most commonly used as a substitute for the real thing, a tool for smokers to wean themselves off the traditional variety while still getting ...

Why Is The FDA Shielding Smokers From The Good News About E-Cigarettes?
Forbes - October 11, 2013

Any clear-thinking health professional would agree that cigarette smoking is without question the most devastating and preventable public health risk that we need to address in this country. And now, four-plus years after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was given legal authority over tobacco products, the regulatory agency faces arguably its most important public health decision in its history. The time has come to confront their responsibility to smokers trying to quit and their families.

Electronic cigarettes on the rise in Morgantown
The Daily Athenaeum - October 11, 2013

In July, West Virginia University put a new tobacco ban into effect, causing some smokers to make adjustments. As a result, electronic cigarettes have been more ...

Sneaky smokers force landlady to act
Oldham Chronicle - October 11, 2013

A TOWN-CENTRE pub has become one of the first in the borough to ban the indoor use of e-cigarettes. We can only put it down to people openly smoking e-cigarettes. It seems to encourage other smokers, so to be fair to everyone we ask everyone to go outside ...

E-cigarettes being used to smoke marijuana in public
Daily Mail - October 11, 2013

Cannabis, in liquid or wax forms, doesn't emit the pungent odor that marijuana smoked in plant-form does, making it easy to use the drug with the discreet ...

Birmingham electronic cigarette company Nicolites seals multi-million pound deal with Sainsbury's
Birmingham Post - October 11, 2013

A Birmingham electronic cigarette company has agreed a multi-million pound deal with Sainsburys to stock its products at hundreds of stores across the UK. Nicolites will be stocked in the health and beauty section of the supermarket chain.

In brief: Spokane Public Schools bans e-cigarettes
The Spokesman Review - October 11, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have been banned at public schools in Spokane. Spokane Public Schools officials said they needed to clarify the policy as school employees began asking about rules governing the relatively new devices.

Bill would restrict minors from buying "e-cigarettes"
Sunshine State News - October 19, 2013

State Rep. Ronald Doc Renuart, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, has filed a bill that would clarify that e-cigarettes can't be sold to minors. The devices, which are ...

Health officials wary of e-cig, influence on teens
Princeton Daily Clarion - October 10, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have no tobacco. They turn liquid nicotine and flavoring into an inhalable vapor. Some health officials are wary of the impact on teens and ...

Banning E-Cigarettes
KGWN - October 10, 2013

The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under the age of 18.

Cheyenne mulls underage e-cigarette ban
Casper Star-Tribune Online - October 10, 2013

CHEYENNE The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are metal or plastic battery-powered devices resembling traditional cigarettes that heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating ...

SOCIAL QS Starting a Vapor Trail
New York Times - October 10, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, for the uninitiated (or anyone who hasnt seen a paparazzi shot of Jack Nicholson or Leonardo DiCaprio lately), are battery-powered vaporizers, often in the shape of cigarettes, that deliver synthetic nicotine (the addictive agent in old-time ciggies), without many of the harmful substances, which is not the same as calling them safe. Users exhale an odorless white vapor. (Are you with me so far?) These e-versions are said to be cleaner and safer than tobacco products. But I couldnt find any definitive study about their safety, addictive qualities or hipster cred for users or those of us who take in secondhand vapor. And the laws regulating them are all over the place. This is terra (relatively) nova.

Marblehead set to join towns banning e-cigarettes
Boston Globe - October 10, 2013

Public health officials in cities and towns north of Boston are pushing for tough restrictions on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, as new studies show the high-tech tobacco substitutes are becoming increasingly popular among youth. In Marblehead, the towns Board of Health has proposed a raft of new regulations that would outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to children under 18 and prohibit their use in bars, restaurants, and public buildings, among other restrictions .. To date, at least 86 towns and cities in Massachusetts have approved restrictions on the use and sale of e-cigarettes, according to the state Department of Public Healths tobacco control program.

European Union Gets Tougher on Cigarettes
NACS Online - October 10, 2013

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM The European Parliament earlier this week backed new regulations for cigarettes, requiring them to include larger warning labels while banning flavors such as menthol, the Wall Street Journal reports. It also said electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same rules as tobacco cigarettes. The vote prompted relief among e-cigarette makers, as EU health ministers earlier this year had proposed treating e-cigarettes as medicinal products, which would have required extensive medical testing while limiting their sale to pharmacies in some EU countries.

MEPs back tougher tobacco rules
European Voice - October 10, 2013

Vote in favour of visual warnings on packs E-cigarettes would be treated as tobacco Members of the European Parliament have voted to back stricter rules on the marketing and labelling of tobacco products, adopting a position largely in line with what member states agreed in June.

Resist the rush to tax, regulate e-cigarettes
Quad City Times - October 10, 2013

For at least seven years, Americans have had access to e-cigarettes, first marketed as tobacco substitutes for smokers driven out of public places. We remember

U of I takes a look at e-cigarettes
DesMoinesRegister.com - October 10, 2013

The rising use of electronic cigarettes is sparking a conversation about the ... year, and that about one in five adult smokers had used electronic cigarettes.

Iowa school looks to broaden smoking ban to include e-cigarettes
WQAD.com - October 9, 2013

The University of Iowa may be broadening its campus-wide smoking ban to include electronic cigarettes. Administrators met on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to ...

E-cigarette debate is smoking over lack of regulations
kwwl.com - October 9, 2013

E-cigs don't produce smoke, just vapor, so they aren't covered under Iowa's Smoke Free Air Act, put in place in 2008. Now many public spots which ban smoking ...

Marlboro Man Dons Lab Coat to Find Next Big Tobacco Hit: Retail
San Francisco Chronicle - October 9, 2013

At a Philip Morris International Inc. lab on a Swiss lake, researcher Bertrand Bonvin insists the butts of the Marlboro makers next-generation tobacco products be burned after testing, lest the proprietary technology in them sneak out. Despite the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, Bonvin and his peers at the biggest tobacco companies are still looking for their holy grail -- a product that will hook nicotine-craving smokers like conventional cigarettes, without the health downfalls.

The risks are still unclear as the use of e-cigarettes grows
Minneapolis Star Tribune - October 9, 2013

The offerings at Fridleys eCig & Supply Company store sound like something a kid might choose as a slushie or smoothie flavor on a hot summer day: Melon Mist; Blueberry Cream; Lemon Blast, and Papa Smurfs Brother, a root beer and vanilla combo named for the iconic cartoon character.

Statement from Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA ...
Sacramento Bee - October 9, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the European Parliament's decision on October 8, 2013 to reject a proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes as medicinal products, Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) President Phil Daman has stated the following: We applaud the European Parliament's landmark decision that nicotine vaporizing devices, like electronic cigarettes, should not be regulated as medicinal ...

Lakewood City Council looks to restrict use, sale of e-cigarettes
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 9, 2013

In response to the growing use of electronic cigarettes and their health impacts, the City Council may regulate their use as they do tobacco products and may create new zoning laws for where they can be sold.

Tulsa restaurant bans e-cigarette smoking
KOKI FOX 23 - October 9, 2013

A popular electronic cigarette store is bringing new clientele to a burger joint next door. In response, the owners of Fat Guys in south Tulsa have now altered the traditional no smoking signs to include e-cigarettes. "We'd rather err on the side of caution than have cigarette smoke years down the road and say' oh yea they were exhaling obnoxious chemicals the whole time,' " said Cline. "Nobody knows what's in that vapor when it's exhaled and it's our concern image wise because you don't know if someone's smoking or it's an e-cigarette," said Cline.

Reports of exploding electronic cigarettes
WKYC-TV - October 9, 2013

PROVO, Utah -- Kenzie Barlow will never forget the fear in her son Connor. "Seeing your child on fire, and them screaming 'help me' is definitely terrifying," she says. Barlow was charging her e-cigarette in the car charger when she says ...

European Parliament rejects tougher regulation of tobacco
Winston-Salem Journal - October 9, 2013

As part of a plan to ban the sale of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco with ... Parliament also voted to phase out menthol cigarettes over eight years rather than ... governments on the draft law: requirements that cigarette packages feature a ...

Fruit Flavored Electronic Cigarette Not Meant for Minors Says ...
SBWire (press release) - October 9, 2013

... a better alternative to tobacco cigarettes while on the other its tempting features have ... The flavors are one of the prominent features of electronic cigarette but

E-cigarettes cause unnecessary hype, even danger to kids
FIUSM - October 9, 2013

E-cigarettes, Viper Vapes, Vapor Sharks and the like might give off the appealing impression of being able to relinquish the desire to smoke cigarettes, but, from personal experience, it happens to accomplish quite the opposite.

The Bar That Could Actually Make E-Cigs Cool
NYU Local - October 9, 2013

I knew two things about e-cigarettes before today: (1) that the kid perched on the Washington Square Park fountain wearing a Class of 2017 shirt smoking one looked stupid and (2) that they emit this eerie blue light and that some critics, according to a vague Google search, call them dick-shaped cyborgs. Nevertheless, I decided to check out The Henley Vaporium, a coffee-juice-vapor lounge in Soho that officially opens Friday and will be the first location in New York that caters to electronic cigarette users. The shop, although still unfurnished, has this cool, earthy vibe to it and would definitely be the the type of place I would visit with friends if I had friends. I digress.

Coalition Forms to Oppose New York Electronic Cigarette Bill
Long Island Exchange - October 9, 2013

New York City retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and members of the public today formed New Yorkers for Smarter Smoking Alternatives (NYSSA) to combat legislation seeking to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in certain indoor areas throughout the state. The bill introduced to the Assembly on Friday will categorize electronic cigarettes as smoking devices, restricting their use anywhere smoking is prohibited.

Turning Up the Lobbying Heat
NACS Online - October 9, 2013

Lobbyists for electronic cigarette companies are hitting local, state and federal governments hard as momentum builds for regulating the devices.

University of Iowa Considers Electronic Cigarette Ban
WOWT - October 9, 2013

Faculty and administrators at the University of Iowa are discussing whether to ban electronic cigarettes on the campus. Members of the university's Faculty ...

Cigarette alternatives may not be 'safe' tobacco
Medical Xpress - October 9, 2013

Cigarette alternatives, widely perceived to be safe, are often addictive and can be stepping stones to cigarette smoking, according to a scientific review published online in the journal Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology.

E-cigarettes dangerous: Journal
The Province - October 9, 2013

With fruit-flavoured products and movie star endorsements, e-cigarettes could lure youth who wouldn't otherwise smoke into a nicotine habit, an editorial in this week's issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests. The editorial was written by Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, a Toronto-based respirologist and an editor at the journal.

UI officials discuss ongoing e-cigarette debate
UI The Daily Iowan - October 9, 2013

While an escalating trend of nicotine vaporizers has encompassed the area, the University of Iowas smoke-free campus policy makes no mention of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes a complication in enforcing smoking ban
Lincoln Journal Star - October 9, 2013

Lincoln's Health Department director is worried the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes could undermine ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. Electronic cigarettes are legal in bars and restaurants because they operate on batteries. They are turned on, not lit. And they produce vapor, not smoke.

E-cigarettes may be up in smoke in Vero Beach
TCPalm - October 9, 2013

They dont smell, they dont burn and they seem to be the perfect answer to smoking in public. Just the same, the Vero Beach City Council wants to regulate electronic cigarettes.

European MPs say 'no' to crackdown on electronic cigarettes
Express.co.uk - October 9, 2013

Backers of e-cigarettes argued that a new licensing system would reduce availability of a key weapon against smoking and would penalise firms with large costs.

EU lawmakers adopt anti-smoking bill, reject e-cigarettes curbs
Business Recorder - October 9, 2013

European lawmakers on Tuesday approved a long-fought and divisive anti-smoking bill aimed at making cigarettes less attractive to youngsters but threw out a bid to curb sales of increasingly popular e-cigarettes. After intensive lobbying from the relatively new e-cigarette industry, the European Parliament refused to classify them as medicinal products, which would have restricted their sale to pharmacies.

E-cigarette ban blows smoke
UTA The Shorthorn - October 9, 2013

UTA reiterated that its tobacco ban policy includes electronic cigarettes, but it shouldnt. The campuswide tobacco ban, which went into effect Aug. 1, 2011, still elicits ire from current students and alumni. More than two years ago, arguments brewed about whether it was fair to enact such a ban. Currently, the debate is whether electronic cigarettes, which are a substitute for tobacco smoking, should be banned. Todays debate is less convoluted. The answer is no. University leadership should remove this aspect of the ban.

Punjab to declare e-cigarettes as illegal
Latest News From Punjab - October 9, 2013

Dr.Rana from 'The Union' told that Punjab is the first state in which State Drug Controller has declared e-cigarettes as illegal. Mr. Hemant Goswami from Burning ...

E-cigarettes simply reinforce a terrible habit
The Independent - October 9, 2013

When I was struggling to give up smoking, I often wondered when scientists would stop faffing around with that Large Hadron Collider and invent a cigarette that didnt kill you. After teleportation and an iPhone battery that lasts longer than 12 hours, surely this must have topped the Overdue column on Sciences Big To Do List? Then, some time last year, that little plastic device with a red glowing light on the end was suddenly everywhere. It was to the rebellious allure of actual cigarettes as a Ken dolls crotch is to real sex, but still, it worked. It allowed the smoker to inhale nicotine, without the harmful effects of tobacco. Healthy cigs had finally arrived. Be careful what you wish for.

New rules won't thwart Duluth e-cigarette shop owner
Budgeteer - October 9, 2013

Daniel Albrecht said his e-cigarette store isnt leaving Duluth, in spite of restrictive ordinances on his product that take effect today.

E-Cig Empire
Budgeteer - October 8, 2013

E-Cig Empire co-owners Daniel Albrecht (left) and Mike Albrecht, both of Duluth, straighten out the sample area of the store Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. New city ordinances on e-cigs go into effect today. The store wont be able to allow its customers to sample products once the ordinance is in place.

New E-Cig Rules Take Effect in Duluth
WDIO-TV - October 8, 2013

Come Wednesday people that use e-cigarettes won't be able to smoke them where tobacco cigarettes are already banned.

Avera Medical Minute AHH: Are e-Cigarettes a safer & healthier o ...
KSFY - October 8, 2013

They've been around for nearly a decade but electronic cigarettes are just now beginning to catch fire among smokers. E-cigarettes are supposed to be a more safer option than the real thing, but health experts say that claim is not entirely true.

European Lawmakers Reject Tight Restrictions on E-Cigarettes
New York Times October 8, 2013

STRASBOURG, France The European Parliament on Tuesday scrapped proposals by health officials that electronic cigarettes be tightly regulated as medical devices, setting the stage for a debate in the United States over the extent of regulation.

Less lighting up in Europe: EU bans menthol cigarettes
USA TODAY - October 8, 2013

European lawmakers have approved sweeping new regulations to curb smoking, including limits on electronic cigarettes, bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol. Legislators also put new limits on advertising for electronic cigarettes, but stopped short of restricting them to therapeutic use only.

European Lawmakers: Good News and Bad News for E-Cigarettes
TIME - October 8, 2013

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, has approved comprehensive tobacco regulations to curb smoking in Europe. The rules include a ban on menthol cigarettes and new restrictions on electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarettes: 5 things to know
U-T San Diego - October 8, 2013

The popularity of e-cigarettes is growing (a Google shopping search showed more than 100 results). They can also be found in stores, gas stations and other retail establishments. Here are five things to know about electronic cigarettes:

Government Shutdown Could Delay Expected E-Cig TV Ban Again
AdAge.com - October 8, 2013

The government shutdown could delay a Food and Drug Administration ruling that is expected to curb TV advertisements of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes should be snuffed out
Mason City Globe Gazette - October 8, 2013

We are opposed to e-cigarette use in public. No, some dont have dangerous nicotine and that foul odor or the cancer threat of second-hand smoke or make your clothes smell bad -- you know, all the cool things about smoking cigarettes. But they do look a lot like real cigarettes, and we think that seeing their use in public could lead to the perception that cigarettes themselves arent harmful to users. We're especially concerned about the impact on young people.

Vapor rising: New trend gives students an alternative to smoking
Diablo Valley College Inquirer - October 8, 2013

In order to afford his new health insurance plan, DVC student Josh Yotter needed to quit smoking cigarettesor at least find a healthier alternative. To battle his four year smoking habit he first tried rolling tobacco, then chewing tobacco, and just as he slapped on his first Nicoderm CQ patch, he discovered Blu e-cigarettes.

Major Victory For E Cigarettes In Europe, How Will Ruling Impact US?
University Herald - October 8, 2013

Electronic Cigarette manufacturers scored a major victory in Europe on Tuesday. The European Union's decision to allow loose regulation ensures the industry will continue its exponential growth and could impact legislation in the United States, according to The New York Times.

Should Restaurants Ban E-Cigarettes?
Dallas Observer (blog) - October 8, 2013

There's a crackdown on e-cigarettes in the works. While the health risks of pulling on a battery-powered nicotine stick are still unknown, policy makers are ...

E-cigarettes: A burning new HR issue
Business Management Daily - October 8, 2013

Sooner or later, one of your employees is going to power up an e-cigarette in your workplace. These trendy, battery-powered devices give the user a sense of smoking by inhaling a nicotine mist. No smoke is dispersed, only vapor.

American Lung Association Ex-Chief Is Pro E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - October 4, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are all over the headlines recently, especially this past month with the upcoming decision on the FDAs decision for regulation on the device. Throughout the process the media has been flooded with opinions from doctors, attorney generals, city council, store owners, advocates, and many more. However, the past president of the American Lung Association is speaking out on electronic cigarettes and calling it the breakthrough product. Charles Connor is the former president of the American Lung Association and has spoken that he is in favor of the revolutionary device. He joined the Electronic Cigarette Industry Group (ECIG) on Thursday as a paid consultant.

E-Cigarettes Catch On& Catch Some Flak
New Haven Independent - October 4, 2013

Greg likes the idea that he can have a banana-nut muffin-flavored cigarette with ... cigarettes as tobacco products under the Tobacco Control Act and prohibit ...

EU officials fear tobacco lobby may derail anti-smoking law
WKZO - October 4, 2013

The EU Tobacco Products Directive calls for mandatory text and picture ... back of cigarette packs and would ban the sale of specially flavored cigarettes such as ...

Nebraska Lawmakers To Address Use Of E-Cigarettes
WOWT - October 4, 2013

The so-called e-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine into a flavored, smokeless vapor. They're commonly used by smokers who are trying to quit, but their growing ...

Danny Tyree: E-cigarettes are just the beginning
Baxter Bulletin - October 4, 2013

Having been bombarded with umpteen Internet ads for electronic cigarettes, I resolved to find out what the dadblamed things are. An e-cigarette, I found, is a ...

E-Cigarette Users Object to Categorizing the Device in with Tobacco Products
SBWire (press release) - October 4, 2013

Many fear that placing heavy restrictions e-cigarettes will hamper the good electronic cigarettes are trying to accomplish. E-cig advocates are expressing their ...

E-cigarettes have helped many smokers
Idaho Press-Tribune - October 4, 2013

I am an owner of a local e-cigarette shop, and like every store in Idaho, I have a tobacco permit through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to sell the e-liquids. It is illegal to sell to anyone under the age of 18, and we abide by these laws. We work hand-in-hand with the Idaho Tobacco Project to know the law and to work within it.

South Beach Smoke Releases Pink Battery in Support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SBWire (press release) - October 3, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/03/2013 -- South Beach Smoke, the leading provider of electronic cigarettes, is supporting October being National Breast Cancer ...

Palm Beach Vapors begins franchise in Tulsa
Tulsa Business - October 3, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have been taking the nation by storm. Tobacco smokers and users turn to e-cigarettes as an alternative to their smoking ...

Is Anything Being Done To Prevent Exploding E-Cigarettes?
The Consumerist - October 3, 2013

While concerns about health effects and youth-targeted marketing have the attorneys general of 37 states asking the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes much like the agency regulates the sale of tobacco, there are numerous reports of the devices exploding or catching fire, which can be significantly more dangerous than simply inhaling nicotine. For example, there was the Florida man who had an e-cig explode in his mouth last year, resulting in a trip to the hospital to treat burns to his face. At the time, a rep for industry group the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association told the AP that the organization had not heard of any incidents involving explosions or fires. But in just the last few months, there have been numerous reports of fires caused by e-cigs going kapow. Given its previous claims that it didnt know of explosions and fires related to e-cigarettes, we went back to TVECA to see what, if anything, the industry was doing to minimize the odds of future incidents. We at the TVECA push for regulation that requires companies to purchase products with GMP (good manufacturing practices) standards, a rep for the organization tells Consumerist. We request that these companies also carry liability insurance on all products sold. We work diligently with government agencies to implement these rules so that we can create a responsible and stable industry. The rep did attempt to downplay the prevalence of the issue, pointing to the millions of e-cigs sold and used without incident, though he did admit that even the few incidents that have occurred are not acceptable.

No smoke, but lots of fire!
Daily Mail - October 3, 2013

The latest in a spate of e-cigarette explosions have health and fire officials warning 'vapers' - as e-smokers have come to be known - that 'healthier' alternatives to smoking are far from danger-free. Firefighters in the town of La Crosse, Wisconsin, responded to an incident this week where an e-cigarette erupted from its charger, launching about 25 feet from the power socket to start a fire across the room, according to News8000.

LETTER: E-cigarette regulation
Electronic Telegraph October 3, 2013

we are pushing for electronic cigarettes to be as widely available for adults as tobacco is, and are calling on our MEP colleagues and constituents for their support so that this part of the tobacco products proposal can be overturned. ...

The haze around e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - October 3, 2013

It's not yet certain whether 'vaping' is dangerous. But policymakers are deciding now whether to regulate e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes and, for many people, substitute for them. But enormous questions remain. Are they a relatively harmless tool that helps people quit, or are they an attractive gateway into smoking for young people? If they're substantially less dangerous than regular cigarettes but substantially more dangerous than not smoking at all, should they be subject to the laws that govern cigarettes on TV advertising, sales to minors and restrictions on smoking? E-cigarettes became a sales phenomenon so quickly that they left scientists as well as local, state and federal governments scrambling to catch up. To date, there is little in the way of definitive, evidence-based answers to the many questions that have been raised. Many cigarette smokers who have switched from smoking to "vaping" swear they could never have beaten their tobacco habit without the e-cigarette, which provides both the nicotine and some of the experience of smoking. Not that nicotine is safe; in addition to being addictive, it raises the heart rate and is one of the components of smoking associated with heart disease. But e-cigarettes don't have the tar that is the main cause of smoking-related cancers. It seems reasonable to assume that e-cigarettes are, if not harmless, at least more benign than tobacco. But scientists warn that such assumptions could be mistaken. A Greek study last year found e-cigarettes almost immediately inflamed and constricted the users' airways at the same time, but another Greek study a relatively limited one found no heart damage from the e-cigarette, which would be a significant advantage over regular cigarettes. According to the FDA, e-cigarettes contain many chemicals and ultrafine particles that can become embedded in the lungs, just as regular cigarettes do. The effect on people sitting nearby in other words, people inhaling secondhand vapor isn't known. The mist certainly isn't as smelly, cough-inducing or annoying as tobacco smoke. One German study found that toxins were still a problem in secondhand vapor, but at about 20% of the level from tobacco cigarettes. And a report this year by the German Cancer Research Center concluded that harm to secondhand inhalers couldn't be ruled out because of metals and carcinogenic chemicals. The paper also cited the substances that irritate people's airways as a reason not to assume that "vaping" indoors harms no one other than the person puffing on the e-cigarette.

Biden calls for ban on e-cigarette sales to kids, restrictions on advertising
Cape Gazette - October 3, 2013

Attorney General Beau Biden has joined 39 other state attorneys general in calling for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the marketing and sale of electronic cigarettes. In a letter sent this week to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, the attorneys general urged the agency to use its authority under the federal Tobacco Control Act to restrict advertising of the increasingly widespread product and to ban its sale to minors.

Oregon Lawmakers Look at New E-Cigarette Tax
SBWire (press release) - October 3, 2013

Great River, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/03/2013 -- Oregon Legislature is debating taxing electronic cigarettes in the state. The State Department of Revenue brought ...

FDA should regulate e-cigarettes
Quad City Times - October 3, 2013

The American Lung Association in Iowa is very concerned about the potential safety and health consequences of electronic cigarettes, as well as claims that ...

LPS: No e-cigarettes in school
Lincoln Journal Star - October 3, 2013

Most high school students wouldn't consider lighting a cigarette in class, but many of them don't seem to have the same hesitation about puffing on e-cigarettes at their desks. We didn't include it in the student information packet when we put it together this year, said East High Principal Sue Cassata. We underestimated the problem it would be for students.

Torbay Council says e-cigarettes are NOT the way to quit
This Is South Devon - October 3, 2013

As many people are facing the challenge of quitting smoking during Stoptober, Torbay Council's Public Health Team is spreading the message that e- cigarettes ...

Protect bystanders from e-cigarette vapors
STLtoday.com - October 3, 2013

Recently I have been an unwilling and uncomfortable vaper when people in close proximity to me choose to exhale strange-smelling steam in my face or personal space. Users claim e-cigarettes are perfectly safe, but I question their opinion when it applies to my health. Very peculiar odors come out of some of those fake cigarettes and I think it is time for regulation in order to protect bystanders.

New Legislation Would Re-Classify eCigs
FOX 40 News WICZ TV - October 3, 2013

New legislation in the State Assembly would re-classify e-cigarettes and put them in the same category as conventional cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, a Democrat from Ossining, has proposed the bill which would prevent e-cigarettes from being used in public places where ...

What Are The Risks of Electronic Cigarettes?
KUOW News and Information - October 2, 2013

The electronic cigarette industry is booming. By some estimates, it's expected to rake-in nearly $1.7 billion this year. Later this month, the Food and Drug ...

Woburn bans electronic cigarettes
Wicked Local- Woburn - October 2, 2013

Smoking electronic cigarettes is legally equivalent to smoking tobacco in Woburn as of Oct. 1. The Woburn City Council passed an ordinance this week prohibiting use of the high-tech tobacco substitute in public buildings and many retail businesses.

Ely City Council to Vote on Synthetic, E-cig Moratorium
WDIO-TV - October 2, 2013

The Ely City Council is proposing a moratorium on both electronic cigarettes and synthetic drugs. If passed, the ordinance would ban the sale and indoor use for the time it takes for the Planning and Zoning Commission to provide a report on the substances to the council.

Caution on e-cigarettes
The Providence Journal - October 2, 2013

Suddenly, e-cigarettes seem to be everywhere. And with them have come a host of questions. Can e-cigarettes damage health over the long run, even though ...

Minnesota man's e-cig explodes while charging
FOX 9 News - October 2, 2013

BLAINE, Minn. (KMSP) - E-cigarettes are gaining popularity by the day, but there are still a lot we don't know about the unregulated product. Just ask Renae Leslie, who said her husband's e-cig recently exploded while charging. "I heard this explosion, jumped up and screamed," Leslie said. "It was unreal to think it was in my house doing this." The e-cig, plugged into the computer, started sparking like a fountain firework. Seconds later, Renae said it "shot out like a missile" from the computer. The e-cigarette landed on the carpet burning several spots. "This is something that is supposed to be safe and is not," Leslie said. "It turned into a firework." Mike Swafford bought E-Cig Clubhouse in Ham Lake, Minn. six months ago. "I hear about it two or three times a week," Swafford said. "There's a lot of inferior products out there."

Minors don't need e-cigarettes
Fremont Tribune - October 2, 2013

E-cigarettes may be safer than traditional tobacco ones, but the purpose is the same getting nicotine into humans. So if a planned interim study hearing by the ...

Will Taxes And Regulation Rein In The Booming E-Cigarette Market?
Forbes - October 2, 2013

Lorillard LO 0.51%s announcement it will pay as much as $100 million for a top British e-cigarette manufacturer demonstrates the rapid evolution of what started out as a niche business. On top of Lorillards $135 million purchase of blu eCigs in April 2012 and the entrance of high-profile entrepreneurs like Sean Parker and Peter Theil they invested $15 million into NJOY earlier this year Lorillards investment signals the e-cig business has arrived. It also increases the odds that electronic cigarettes, which heat nicotine into a vapor instead of burning tobacco, will be dragged into the same web of taxes and ...

Electronic cigarettes won't be prohibited
BG News - October 2, 2013

Electronic cigarettes won't be prohibited ... The cigarettes that are available in the unique flavors are actually electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes.

New bill filed by FL senate to keep e-cigarettes from kids
WEAR - October 2, 2013

If approved it would ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. ... It would also make it illegal for minors to possess electronic cigarettes. New bill filed by FL ...

Mass. bill would tighten rules for e-cigarettes
Businessweek - October 2, 2013

BOSTON (AP) Attorney General Martha Coakley and a group representing Massachusetts physicians urged lawmakers on Tuesday to regulate the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.

Should Electronic E-cigarettes Be Allowed To Advertise On TV, Asks ...
PR Web (press release) - October 2, 2013

The DRTV Centre reviews whether e-cigarettes should be allowed to advertise on TV. Last month, the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) banned an existing TV commercial for E-Lites because it made no reference to the product containing nicotine. It ruled the ad was likely to mislead customers by omitting this information.

Regulatory cloud hangs over e-cig revolution
Medical Xpress - October 2, 2013

The electronic cigarette is seducing Europe and America, luring millions away from traditional tar-depositing tobacco with a battery-powered alternative that claims to be satisfying and harmless. A recent New Zealand study said tobacco-free electronic cigarettes have proved as effective as nicotine patches at weaning smokers off their habit, but both ...

A New Way to Light Up
Elon Local News - October 2, 2013

They're called electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes. ... Bohle, a cardiologist in Forsyth County, N.C., warns users about the risks of e-cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarette Reviews Nacogdoches Decision to Get to ...
SBWire (press release) - October 2, 2013

Nacogdoches city fathers are using electronic cigarette reviews to better educate themselves about the effects of banning e cigarettes before making any ...

Cashing in on e-cigs
Taipei Times - October 2, 2013

The former Playboy centerfold strikes a sultry pose in a bar, the sleek black cigarette in her hand and a handsome dude at her side. I love being single.

Tobacco ban includes e-cigarettes
UTA The Shorthorn - October 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are included in UTAs tobacco-free policy on campus and are prohibited. The university sent an email to faculty and staff reinforcing the ban on electronic cigarettes on Monday. University spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said e-cigarettes have always been included in the policy that went into effect in 2011.

Legislature considers restrictions on e-cigarettes
The Patriot Ledger - October 1, 2013

The federal government shutdown that began Tuesday morning will slow down Food and Drug Administration regulations for e-cigarettes, originally planned to be released Oct. 31, Attorney General Martha Coakley predicted Tuesday when testifying before lawmakers contemplating restrictions for the unregulated products.

Are Cannabis Vaporizers and E-Cigarettes Friends or Foes?
Leafly - October 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigs) are allowing people to enjoy their vice almost anywhere rather than being relegated to the smoking area. The fledgling industry ...

Ste. Genevieve school bans e-cigarettes
KFVS - October 1, 2013

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - New numbers from the CDC show more and more kids and teenagers are now using electronic cigarettes, which contain nicotine. Ste. Genevieve school officials are combating this trend by adding e-cigarettes to the list of things not allowed inside school facilities.

Government shutdown slows FDA regs for e-cigs
Nashoba Publishing - October 1, 2013

BOSTON -- The federal government shutdown that began Tuesday morning will slow down Food and Drug Administration regulations for e-cigarettes, originally ...

Spanish doctors say e-cigarettes no safer than the real thing
DigitalJournal.com - October 1, 2013

Spain's Association of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery, a top Spanish medical association, is warning that the vapor of e-cigarettes has pretty much the same bad effects as regular cigarettes.

Lorillard acquires British e-cigarette maker for $49 million
Los Angeles Times - October 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices, shaped like cigarettes but made of metal or plastic, that heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that ...

University has no policy for electronic cigarettes
Purdue Exponent - October 1, 2013

Disconnect between health officials and policy makers are to blame for the persistent lack of policies and legislation regulating electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, on Purdue's campus. Non-smokers advocating legislation regulating the use of tobacco products seem to be teaming with health officials to promote awareness for the importance of similar regulations against e-cigs.

A smoking gun in e-cigarettes?
Sentinel and Enterprise - October 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes use batteries to heat a nicotine-laced liquid, producing a vapor that is inhaled. However, unlike the traditional tobacco industry, there is no ...

E-cigarettes: Healthy alternative or addictive concern?
Iowa State Daily - October 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes were invented in the 1960s, but have only recently become popular in the U.S. Unlike regular cigarettes, they are not currently regulated by ...

Utah e-cigarette retailers set new standards as use triples among youth
Salt Lake Tribune - October 1, 2013

A consortium of e-cigarette retailers announced this week that they have implemented new standards designed to limit youth access and improve product safety and quality of the nicotine liquids they manufacture.

Outside Editorial: Minors don't need e-cigarettes
Juneau Empire (subscription) - October 1, 2013

E-cigarettes may be safer than traditional tobacco ones, but the purpose is the same getting nicotine into humans. So if a planned interim study hearing by the ...

E-cigarette industry makes moves on NHS Stoptober campaign ($$)
Times Of London - October 1, 2013

A major marketing push by the e-cigarette industry has been launched to coincide with the National Health Services annual quit smoking month, which starts today. Companies selling the electronic cigarettes say they believe that they can be part of a ...

Orange Park managers push new limits on e-cigarettes
WOKV - October 1, 2013

If approved, a new town ordinance in Orange Park would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited. The ordinance also aims to ...

National Smoking Rate Continues to Fall Will Electronic Cigarettes Help or Hinder the Cause?
Highlight Press - October 1, 2013

Smoking is once again on the down across the US, with last years figures suggesting the first substantial dip in seven years.

Push to limit use of e-cigarettes in Orange Park
ActionNewsJax.com - September 30, 2013

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- If approved, a new town ordinance would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited. The ordinance also aims to make it more difficult for minors to get their hands on the e-cigarettes.

Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto files proposal to ban e-cigarette sales to ...
Sunshine State News - September 30, 2013

Lizbeth Benacquisto filed a bill today that will prohibit sales of popular electronic cigarettes to minors. The proposal by the Ft. Meyers Republican will add ...

Nacogdoches officials looking into banning E-cigarettes
KLTV - September 30, 2013

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Cities are researching the legal risks of banning e-cigarettes. It's happening in Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches City Attorney Rob Atherton is brushing up on E-cigarettes. "I think they call it vaping because of the vaporization," Atherton said. He's right. It's the kind of research he'll present to city council tomorrow night. Sooner or later the council will have to decide how the popular growing contraption fits in with the city's smoking ban.

CASAA: U.S. Government Officials Create False Crisis, Mislead Public About E-Cigarettes
Sacramento Bee - September 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. faces several unresolved public policy crises including a federal government shutdown, and yet officials are trying to create a problem where none exists. Some U.S. Senators and state attorneys general, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), have launched a bad-faith campaign against electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the low-risk alternative to smoking.

Ex President of ALA Joins Electronic Cigarette Industry Reviews
SBWire (press release) - September 30, 2013

Charles D. Connor, president of ALA has joined a leading electronic cigarette industry group as a consultant to act as a link between public health and the e ...

The electronic angle to quitting ($$)
Western Courier - September 30, 2013

According to a study by the University of Auckland in New Zealand, 7.8 percent of participants who were asked to use electronic cigarettes had completely ...

Should Big Tobacco Fear an E-Cigarette Snuff-Out?
Investorplace.com-by Charles Sizemore - September 30, 2013

And because (as non-tobacco products) e-cigs were almost completely unregulated, they eroded another long-term competitive advantage for the existing ...

E-cigarettes need federal regulation to reach right consumers
NYU Washington Square News - September 30, 2013

The electronic cigarette has been steadily growing in popularity. E-cigarettes are fast becoming a fixture of modern society, as just last year, the number of ...

Nicolites Respond to Poll Suggesting Support for Smoking Ban in ... (UK)
SourceWire (press release) - September 30, 2013

“Councils and CoSLA are very supportive of making Scotland smoke free and ... However, he also questioned how the ban would be enforced, suggesting that ...

How Best Ecigs Can Help Tobacco Cigarette Smokers - Explained ...
SBWire (press release) - September 30, 2013

Importantly, with electronic cigarettes there will not be any social stigmas. ... SmokelessCigaretteBrands.com, however, hints that electronic cigarettes are not ...

No smoke, no odor, no shortage of questions
Nashoba Publishing - September 30, 2013

What did work was e-cigarettes, something still new enough that no federal regulations are in place because agencies say not enough is known about them.

Better East Texas: E-cigarettes taking younger generation by storm
KLTV - September 30, 2013

Recently, President Obama was caught on an open mic at the United Nations professing that he has quit smoking but still chews Nicorette gum, presumably to ...

Put e-cigarettes under FDA rules
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - September 30, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," have taken off as a novelty item to the point ... have decided on a course that restricts their sale to minors, which seems the ...

'Vaping' seeps into some metro area schools
Omaha World-Herald - September 30, 2013

20, school officials warned them they were seeing a rise in e-cigarette use among their high schoolers and reminded them that anyone caught “vaping” could ...

E-cigarette retailer coming to downtown Belleville
Belleville News Democrat - September 30, 2013

Those looking to get their fix with tobacco-less cigarettes will soon find them in a new store opening Tuesday in downtown Belleville. Proprietor Joe Barhoumi ...

Our view: State, feds can step up for e-cig safety
Duluth News Tribune - September 30, 2013

Three weeks ago today, Duluth made headlines across the state, becoming the first city in Minnesota to ban e-cigarettes indoors where tobacco use already is ...

As e-cigarette stores pop up in Twin Cities, so do the questions
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press - September 29, 2013

While the FDA considers regulating e-cigarettes, states, counties and local governments are taking the matter into their own hands. Chris Turner, program and media specialist for the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota, said Minnesota is one of the few...

Galef Introduces Bill to Restrict E-Cigarette Use
Hudson Valley Reporter - September 29, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has introduced legislation that would classify electronic or e-cigarettes in the same category as tobacco ...

Jason Ashley Wright: Reports may change minds on e-cigarettes
Tulsa (OK) World - September 29, 2013

But they may not be as healthy as I thought, according to more info I found on the Mayo Clinic's website. When the FDA analyzed samples of two popular brands, they found variable amounts of nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including known cancer-c...

So far, e-cigs seem the lesser of two evils
The Keene Sentinel - September 29, 2013

Next month, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations for e-cigarettes. Having been exposed to them during the summer, I'm ...

E-Cigarette Ads Spark Lawmakers' Concern for Youths
National Journal (blog) - September 29, 2013

An advertisement for Blu electronic cigarettes shows a glitzed-up, scantily clad Jenny McCarthy seated in a club, smoking—or "vaping"—a sleek black tube with ...

No smoke, but lots of fire in debate over electronic cigarettes
Kansas City Star - September 29, 2013

A few years ago, virtually no one knew anything about e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that don't burn tobacco, but rather heat liquid nicotine into a ...

E-cigarettes an industry on the make
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - September 29, 2013

International chains and e-cigarette- specific stores are spreading as the smoke-free cigarette business explodes into an industry that has already marked $1 billion in sales this year. Totally Wicked, an e-cigarette chain based in the United Kingdom, ...

Wicomico County Health Department: FDA Should Regulate E-cigs ...
WBOC TV 16 - September 29, 2013

SALISBURY, Md-Cracking down on the growing market for electronic cigarettes is the goal of a major national organization urging the Food and Drug ...

EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes need regulation
Idaho Press-Tribune - September 29, 2013

There are still many questions to be answered about the health impacts of electronic cigarettes, and until they are, cities will face the challenge of how restrictive they will be in allowing citizens to use them. But tighter FDA regulations, for the ...

Regulations may tighten on popular e-cigarettes
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise - September 29, 2013

No Massachusetts regulations are yet in effect either, but state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, a Boston Democrat, filed a bill last month that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and add them to smoking bans in workplaces. States often lead the way on ...

Regulate E-cigarettes?
Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail - September 29, 2013

Clockwise from top left: Editor Tom Martin, Assistant Editor Jay Redfern, Assignment Editor Lisa Coon and Local News Editor Rob Buck.

No e-cigs in classrooms
Arizona Daily Wildcat (blog) - September 29, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are the new fad among smokers. They allow nicotine to enter into the body without the added harm of tobacco. Another plus: They can be ...

Government should not ban sales of e-cigarettes
Daily Trojan Online - September 29, 2013

E-cigarettes serve as a great option for smokers looking to kick the habit and do less harm to the environment. The Food and Drug Administration should not ban ...

E-cigarettes need regulation
Idaho Press-Tribune - September 28, 2013

Smoking was once portrayed as the cool, hip “thing to do.” Watch some of those classic movies made in the 1950s on your favorite oldies cable channel and ...

Editorial, 9/28: Minors don't need e-cigarettes
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - September 28, 2013

Minors don’t need access to e-cigarettes. There’s plenty of time after they’re 18 to pick up adult habits. For now, the state would be wise to act as soon as possible to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

It's still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes
Kingsport Times News - September 28, 2013

There are a lot of differences between cigarettes and electronic cigarettes –– size, shape, smell –– but local medical experts say it's hard to predict what the ...

Time to Embrace The E-Cigarette
Huffington Post UK - September 28, 2013

E-cigs are a form of electronic vaporizer which imitate the process of smoking. Commonly known as "vaping," e-cigs importantly do not release any of the harmful ...

Former American Lung Association CEO Joins Electronic Cigarette ...
Convenience Store Decisions - September 27, 2013

The Electronic Cigarette Industry Group Inc. (ECIG), a non-profit association of consumers, manufacturers, importers and distributors of electronic cigarettes, ...

E-Cigarettes: Rush To Regulate Could Destroy Effective Alternative
PR-BG.com (press release) - September 27, 2013

Last week, several organizations sent a joint letter to the President, asking him to order the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promptly assert authority over ...

Waxman, Durbin, Harkin, Rockefeller & Members of Congress Call on E-Cigarette Makers to Explain Marketing Tactics Targeting Kids
Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) - September 26, 2013

...twelve members of Congress today called on nine e-cigarette makers to provide additional information regarding the sale, distribution, labeling, and marketing of their products to children and teens. Currently

Tulsa doctor touts e-cigarettes, invests in company
KRMG - September 27, 2013

A Tulsa cardiologist says evidence that e-cigarettes have become an effective way to quit smoking continues to mount, and he's put his money where his mouth ...

House, Senate Dems accuse e-cigarette companies of marketing to children
The Hill - September 26, 2013

A dozen Democratic lawmakers are probing the ways that electronic cigarette manufacturers market their products ... In a letter to nine companies on Thursday, the legislators from both chambers expressed their concern that the firms are marketing e-ciga...

Cities Are Flummoxed About How To Treat E-Cigarettes, And Many Are Issuing Temporary Bans To Figure Everything Out
Business Insider - September 26, 2013

Hermantown Mayor Wayne Boucher said according to the Duluth News Tribune. “We want to take the emotion out of this issue and simply weigh the facts.” That's almost exactly what they said in Seal Beach.

Rep. Paul Brodeur: Protecting minors from e-cigarettes
Wicked Local- Melrose - September 27, 2013

State Rep. Paul Brodeur, D-Melrose, represents the 32nd Middlesex District, which includes all of Melrose and portions of Wakefield and Malden.

As regulators wrestle with e-smokes, the tobacco industry is changing fast
The Economist - September 27, 2013

The goal, according to Clive Bates, a former director of Action on Smoking and Health, a British campaigning group, and a tireless advocate of e-cigarettes, is not to lose the chance of millions of smokers switching in whole or in part to a relatively ...

Anti-smoking gains being vaporized
Livingston Daily - September 27, 2013

Even in states that have banned sales to teens, the industry has exacted a price, lobbying for measures that allow e-cigarettes to escape smoking bans and the ...

Nicolites Comment on Cost of Smoking on Welsh Economy
SourceWire (press release) - September 27, 2013

Leading electronic cigarettes provider, Nicolites, has reacted to news that smoking is costing the economy in Wales almost £800 million a year. It is thought that ...

Celebrities and Electronic Cigarettes
FemaleFirst.co.uk - September 27, 2013

The electronic cigarette market is growing rapidly, and celebrity power has no doubt had a massive effect on the popularity of e-cigs. A whole host of female ...

Electronic cigarette users say advertisements do not target kids
WECT-TV6 - September 26, 2013

Electronic cigarette users say advertisements do not target kids ... He says electronic cigarettes are not directed at children, only tobacco users and asks Cooper ...

Rush to Regulate Is Reckless, Says CASAA
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - September 25, 2013

The CASAA has written the President to urge him to advise the FDA to take the time needed to develop science-based regulations that will serve the interests of public health. CASAA is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure the availability of low-

GRAY: Burned Toddler Shows Need for E-Cigarette Regulation
TIME Magazine - September 25, 2013

When the FDA begins the regulatory process, it will be able to require safe manufacturing standards, testing  of the liquid's safety, and require child safety measures like child proof caps, among other things. For the little boy in Utah, regulation did

European lawmakers should reject proposals to control electronic ...
The Economist - September 26, 2013

SMOKING tobacco sends perhaps half of its long-term addicts to an early grave, and inflicts chronic diseases on many of the rest. The filthy habit is on the wane

As regulators wrestle with e-smokes, the tobacco industry is ...
The Economist - September 26, 2013

In Europe 7m people are thought to be using e-cigarettes, which vaporise a solution ... Electric smokes compete with cigarettes yet do not in most places face the ..

E-cigarettes should be marketed as a tobacco deterrent, not the ...
New Statesman - September 26, 2013

Lorillard's "Blu" e-cigarettes are being sold as the latest vogue nicotine product, when really they should be presented as an attractive way of cutting down.

Electronic cigarettes banned in schools
Weekly News Journal - September 26, 2013

BURLEY – The Cassia County School Board adopted a policy Tuesday that leaves no doubt about the use of electronic cigarettes in schools. The unanimous ...

Slow down before taxing e-cigarettes
Ontario Argus Observer - September 26, 2013

The Oregon Legislature is considering whether to tax electronic cigarettes. We urge caution before the state decides to add a new tax to a product that may ...

Blowing smoke?
Setonian - September 26, 2013

E-cigarettes are the newest fad among college students, but many students do not ... According to Director of Housing and Residence Life Tara Hart, e-cigarettes ...

Should e-cigarettes be banned from restaurants?
Tulsa World (blog) - September 26, 2013

Should e-cigarettes be banned from restaurants? By JASON ASHLEY ... Like their conventional counterparts, electronic cigarettes contain nicotine. An atomizer ...

Michael Smerconish: E-cigs offer smokers whiff of help
La Crosse (WI) Tribune - September 26, 2013

It would be best if everyone just quit. For years, my sister-in-law has tried. However, she is down to half a pack per day, filling the void with e-cigs, which are seemingly less harmful, don’t stink and don’t imperil others. It is hoped the FDA will not

Hermantown temporarily bans sale and use of e-cigarettes (MN)
Duluth News-Tribune - September 26, 2013

Hermantown has temporarily snuffed out the sale and use of electronic cigarettes inside public spaces while it considers a more permanent solution.

Booming sales of e-cigarettes attract big-time marketing and more calls for regulation
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch - September 26, 2013

Erika Sward, national spokeswoman for the Lung Association, said there has been too little research into the claims of e-cigarette sellers and too much marketing that looks disturbingly like the bad old days. Cigarette ads were banned from TV in 1971.

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated for Purdue facilities
Purdue Exponent - September 26, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are increasingly being used indoors, but that doesn't mean they should be legal to use inside Purdue facilities. Cigarette laws in the U.S. ...

Regulation stacks up for e-cigarettes
Nature - September 25, 2013

The decisions that regulators make will shape not just the future of the industry but also the public-health response — and scientists both for and against e-cigarettes have waded into the debate while regulation is still up in the air. “Right now, elec...

CDC Director on Antibiotics, Influenza, and E-Cigarettes
Medscape - September 26, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, sat down with Medscape during the recent National Health Research ...

Your First-Grader Wants a Cigarette? How That's 'OK' in Virginia
Patch.com - September 26, 2013

You may want to tell your kids not to use electronic cigarettes, but so far the federal government has passed no regulations against their purchase by minors.

AGs urge FDA to Regulate Sale and Advertising of E-Cigarettes
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) - September 25, 2013

called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today to immediately regulate the sale and advertising of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as "tobacco products" under the Tobacco Control Act, as they are products made or derived from tobacco.

DeWine urges FDA to regulate electronic cigarettes
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - September 25, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and his counterparts in 39 other states and territories sent a letter yesterday to Commissioner Margaret Hamburg of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to begin testing and regulating e-cigarettes, so

Burned Toddler Shows Need for E-Cigarette Regulation
TIME - September 25, 2013

On Tuesday, CNN reported that a three-year-old boy in Provo, Utah had been severely burned by a faulty car battery used to charge his mother's electronic ...

E-Cigarette Adverts Banned Following Viewer Complaints (UK)
Huffington Post UK - September 25, 2013

The ban, the first time the regulator has ruled against a TV ad for e-cigarettes, ... Style, sparked 65 complaints that it was irresponsible and normalised smoking.’’

Perfecting Smoking Imperfections via a Flavored Device - E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - September 25, 2013

Well then, e-cig can easily be mistaken for the regular tobacco cigarette. The main difference between these two products is that E-cigarettes do not contain any ...

Lawmakers may ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors
Columbus Telegram - September 25, 2013

So-called e-cigarettes that heat liquid nicotine into flavored smokeless vapor have ... The FDA Center for Tobacco Products has said it will expand its jurisdiction ... school students who reported ever using an e-cigarette rose from 4.7 percent in ...

Idaho attorney general urges tighter controls on e-cigarettes
Idaho Press-Tribune - September 25, 2013

Corbin Christansen, Boise, smokes an orange fantasy flavored e-cigarette at a ... About 95 percent of people getting onto e-cigarettes stop using tobacco based ...

States Urge FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Wall Street Journal - September 24, 2013

E-cigarette foes say flavored e-cigarettes appeal to youth. ... sales are expected to top $1 billion this year, a bit more than 1% of the overall U.S. tobacco market.

Regulators Fear Stephen Dorff Will Make Children Smoke Cigarettes
Above the Law-by Elie Mystal - September 25, 2013

E-cigs are being advertised in national campaigns by Stephen Dorff and the incomparable Jenny McCarthy as a substitute for smoking regular cancer cigarettes, ...

Holy End Run! Attorneys General Urge Action As E-Cigarettes Gain ...
Forbes-by Daniel Fisher - September 25, 2013

The AGs, in their letter, urge the FDA to fold e-cigs into the regulatory framework established under the Tobacco Control Act. That would mean no more Super ...

E-cigarettes: A new drag on children's health
NJ.com (blog) - September 25, 2013

Haven't heard of “vaping?” That won't last. That's what it's called when you “smoke” an electronic cigarette — which isn't actually smoking. Instead of burning ...

Other Views: E-cigarettes could undo years of gains
Opelousas Daily World - September 25, 2013

While most people weren't paying attention, leading tobacco companies popped out a new product line — electronic cigarettes. Sales are already soaring.

Many in e-cigarette industry support regulations
WBIR-TV - September 25, 2013

As dozens of states call for regulations on e-cigarettes, many in the industry ... As dozens of states call for regulations on e-cigarettes, many in the industry ...

E-Cigarettes: Rush To Regulate Could Destroy Effective Alternative
Sacramento Bee - September 24, 2013

By Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association ... The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is writing the ...

Department of Community Health Warns Against E-Cigarettes
WILX-TV - September 25, 2013

"We actually went non-smoking one year prior to the ban," said Vanis, Co-Owner of Coral Gables. "We were finding that more and more of our customers were ...

Should Youths Be Allowed to Buy E-Cigarettes?
Patch.com - September 25, 2013

There are no federal age restrictions on e-cigarettes and no rules about ... federal regulators to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and stop e-cigarette ..

Women Smoking Made Easy by SmokelessCigaretteBrands.com
SBWire (press release) - September 25, 2013

All this was not socially accepted earlier but with changing times and latest technology women now have found a much better alternative in electronic cigarettes.

Free Electronic Cigarette Ebook Now Available for Download
SBWire (press release) - September 25, 2013

De Queen, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/25/2013 -- Leading ECigarette provider LeCig today announced today that a new free ebook "The Truth About Electronic ...

A Viral Market? Insight into the Rise of E-Cigarettes and Vapers from ...
Sacramento Bee - September 25, 2013

"Electronic cigarettes [have] become a phenomenon... as one smoker becomes a vaper and shows their family and friends and they try it. And they love it, and ...

40 AGs urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes
WFAA - September 24, 2013

BOSTON (AP) Forty attorneys general are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products. The letter dated Tuesday is co-sponsored by Massachusetts Attorney Martha Coakley and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. It says e-cigarettes are being marketed to children through cartoon-like advertising characters and by offering fruit and candy flavors, at the same time they are becoming more affordable and available. The letter says e-cigarettes are also being advertised during prime-time television hours and are portrayed as safe alternatives to traditional cigarettes. But it says they are addictive and capable of delivering high doses of nicotine. An industry group, the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, says it agrees that e-cigarettes should be regulated as a tobacco product.

AG Coakley Urges FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes, Prohibit Sales to minors
Mass.gov - September 24, 2013

Emphasizing the need for immediate regulatory oversight of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), Attorney General Martha Coakley today urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of the popular, highly-addictive product, and prohibit its sale to minors. In a bipartisan letter co-sponsored by Massachusetts Attorney Martha Coakley and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, and joined by 38 other attorneys general, AG Coakley urges the FDA to take all available measures to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products under the Tobacco Control Act. E-cigarettes, the use of which is growing rapidly among both youth and adults, are battery operated products that heat liquid nicotine, derived from tobacco plants, into a vapor that is inhaled by the user.

Concerns About E-Cigarettes
Muncie Voice - September 24, 2013

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are devices that claim to contain no tobacco, but are designed to look like conventional cigarettes. They are intended to be ...

5 things you need to know about e-cigarettes
WRTV Indianapolis - September 24, 2013

The electronic cigarette was invented in the 1960s, but it didn't really take off until a decade ago. Currently, there are more than 250 brands of "e-cigarettes" ...

Smoking turns e-chic - or does it?
My Fashion Life - September 24, 2013

Battery operated; e-cigarettes work by heating a water-based e-liquid solution until it turns into an inhalable vapour. In fact, tobacco-free and exempt from the UK ...

Questions about E-cigarettes Start Debate on Regulation
Guardian Express - September 24, 2013

As e-cigarrettes become increasingly popular, even among minors, questions about how safe the vaporizing devices are have risen, and a debate on whether ...

Ottawa Heart Institute: No evidence e-cigarettes help you quit
MetroNews Canada - September 24, 2013

A recent literature analysis by the University of Ottawa heart Institute on e-cigarettes in Canada shows no evidence the new devices help smokers quit.

Loopholes in e-cigarette regulation
N.C. State University Technician Online - September 24, 2013

If we didn't have enough gadgets in our lives already, electronic cigarettes will add another battery to the lot and require a new assortment of regulations to ...

Perfecting Smoking Imperfections via a Flavored Device- E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - September 23, 2013

Ever heard of the phrase appearances can be deceptive? - Well then, e-cig can easily be mistaken for the regular tobacco cigarette. The main difference between these two products is that E-cigarettes do not contain any tobacco, are odorless and do not produce any smoke. Electronic cigarettes are also more environmental friendly as compared to their tobacco counter-parts. The need for a lighter or match is replaced by a battery. It is pretty obvious that vapor cigs are here to stay since the device offers an appealing alternative to the tobacco audience and especially nicotine addicts. E-cig is undoubtedly a first-class technological innovation that has gained much prominence over the past few years.

Reader's View: Restricting e-cigarettes supports community's health
Duluth News Tribune - September 23, 2013

Many electronic cigarettes look very similar to a cigarette, and seeing someone using an electronic cigarette can trigger smoking behavior in others.

Regulations on electronic cigarettes still being formed
Aurora Beacon News - September 23, 2013

The man and his two friends were sitting in a restaurant, puffing away on their cigarettes, with no concern about their actions. No, they were not breaking the law.

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Featured on Bloomberg, FOX, ABC and ...
Marketwired (press release) - September 23, 2013

SPRING LAKE, MICHIGAN--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2013) - Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTCBB:ECIG) is dedicated to providing a cleaner and ... Over the past week the Company's CEO, Brent Willis, embarked on a national media tour which kicked off in New York City where he provided insight into the electronic cigarette category and Victory's rapid growth.

Little known about effect of e-cigarettes
Press of Atlantic City - September 23, 2013

I'm thinking about switching to electronic cigarettes or to a nicotine inhaler because I've heard they aren't as bad for you as regular cigarettes. Is that true?

The jihad against e-cigarettes
Deccan Chronicle - September 23, 2013

London: What strategy should Britain adopt to cope with the British Medical Association (BMA)? Its members kill more people each year than Syrian President ...

E-cigarettes threaten to undo years of gains: Our view
USA TODAY - September 22, 2013

While most people weren't paying attention, leading tobacco companies popped out a new product line electronic cigarettes. Sales are already soaring.

E-cigarettes could reduce harm: Opposing view
USA Today September 22, 2013

For too many years, tobacco policy has been mired in an all-or-nothing philosophy. Under this approach, smokers are presented with just one alternative: quit.

The Old Cigarette Ploy
New York Times - September 22, 2013

The tobacco industry's marketing of electronic cigarettes to teenagers reminds me of the 1940s, when Big Tobacco would hire pretty girls to pass out free ...

Deadly nicotine blows its way into e-cigarettes
Yass Tribune - September 22, 2013

... has found tobacconists and other businesses are selling potentially deadly nicotine products as traders seek to cash in on the boom in electronic cigarettes.

A positive whiff of e-cigs
Philly.com - September 22, 2013

Next month, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations for e-cigarettes. Having been exposed to them during the summer, I'm ...

E-cigarettes become growing trend in Cobb
Marietta Daily Journal - September 21, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, which are often designed to mimic traditional cigarettes, use a heating element to vaporize a liquid solution that is then inhaled to provide a ...

Dangerous new trend in electronic cigarettes
Fox News - September 21, 2013

Dangerous new trend in electronic cigarettes ... ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES HAVE BECOME $1 BILLION INDUSTRY THAT WAS PROMOTED AS A SAFE ...

FDA missing in action on e-cigarettes
The Hill (blog) - September 21, 2013

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are being promoted as wonder products that can satisfy a smoker by providing a nicotine fix without the smoke and ash of ...

Handling of e-cigarettes by some insurers, employers a drag for users
Tribune-Review - September 21, 2013

Since January, e-cigarettes have worked, keeping him on the road, for the most part, to what he believes is a healthier life without the toxicity of tobacco.

Smoking no longer allowed in Chesco public housing
The Mercury - September 21, 2013

Since last month, all of the units owned by the Housing Authority of Chester County have been deemed tobacco free, a first in public housing in southeastern Pennsylvania, authority officials say. The policy does not prohibit individuals who use tobacco from living or working at authorityowned properties. But it does forbid its use anywhere on the property, inside or out. The policy relates not only to cigarettes, cigars, and pipe smoking, but also to smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

Child burned after e-cigarette explodes in car charger
KSTU-TV 13 (Salt Lake City, UT) - September 21, 2013

A Mount Pleasant mom said an exploding e-cigarette set her sons car seat on fire, leaving first- and second-degree burns on the 3-year-olds body. Seeing your child on fire and hearing them scream Help me! is pretty terrifying, Kinzie Barlow said. ...

City, county consider new e-cigarette regulations
Bemidji (MN) Pioneer - September 21, 2013

City and county officials, as well as local law enforcement, met Thursday to discuss the issue of how to deal with the e-cigarettes that are being sold and used locally. ...

Two Reasons Lorillard's blu e-cigs Are the Next Big Thing
Motley Fool - September 19, 2013

Domestic tobacco cigarette shipments are declining, but e-cig sales are on the rise. While several major tobacco companies have acquired or developed their ...

In response: E-cigs are clean, don't cause cancer
Duluth News Tribune - September 19, 2013

In response: E-cigs are clean, don't cause cancer. The News Tribune's Sept. 8 editorial stated many false things, and I'd like to take an opportunity to clear up ...

Benicia council snuffs out e-cigarettes after further discussion
Vallejo Times-Herald - September 19, 2013

BENICIA -- Following more discussion about the health and safety of e-cigarettes, the City Council on Tuesday upheld adding the unregulated products to the city's anti-smoking ordinance. By a 3-2 vote, the council amended the municipal code to prohibit the use of electronic cigarette vaporizers in indoor public places, including stores, hotels, offices and most restaurants. The ordinance does not ban the use of e-cigarettes in bars.

E-cigarettes increase presence with traditional tobacco advertising ...
Lexology (registration) - September 19, 2013

E-cigarettes increase presence with traditional tobacco advertising will regulation ... Traditional cigarette companies such as Lorillard and Reynolds are also ...

Electronic cigarettes stub out no-smoking signs
MarketWatch - September 19, 2013

Thanks to electronic cigarettes, it may now be easier to get away with smoking on an airplane than with using a cellphone. The devices are beginning to reverse decades-long efforts to ban smoking in public places, experts say, and may also be contributing to a rise in underage smoking, marijuana use, and other illegal activities.

PB Dialogues: Studies still needed for e-cigs
Post-Bulletin - September 19, 2013

Medical experts, public health officials, a Rochester City Council member and advocates for e-cigarettes were involved in the Post-Bulletin Dialogues program ...

Letter: Faulty reading of stats on e-cigarettes
Concord Monitor - September 19, 2013

The Concord Monitor's view of electronic cigarettes is guided by a faulty interpretation of Centers for Disease Control data on youth usage. The CDC study found ... (The writer is legislative director for the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, representing users of e-cigarettes.)

E-cigs catch on citywide and face a big backlash
New York Post - September 19, 2013

Its the middle of New York Fashion Week and the stylish crowd of celebs, designers and wannabes are filing into the front row. As the models sashay down the runway, a puff of what looks like white smoke rises from the crowd, but no one seems to mind. Its not a carcinogen cloud, but vapor from Njoy, an electronic-cigarette brand that looks just like the real thing. The e-cigs were a popular freebie at this months style summit, with fashionistas stuffing packs of the reusable, smokeless products into their Fendi bags, allowing them to get their nicotine fix anywhere, smoking bans be damned.

Should smokers switch to e-cigarettes?
Capecodonline - September 19, 2013

A salesman demonstrates an electronic cigarette and the vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo. on March 2, 2011. The jury is out on whether e-cigarettes are ...

E-cigs, innovative or recreating the past?
V Spectator - September 19, 2013

The article states, E-cigarettes, with or without nicotine, were modestly effective at helping smokers to quitUncertainty exists about the place of e-cigarettes in ...

CNM smoking ban includes e-cigs
KASA - September 18, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - CNM is joining a growing number of colleges going smoke-free except for designated outdoor areas, but the school is facing questions over the ban that began this fall. Should electronic cigarettes be included too? Arthur Dubay, who says he uses e-cigarettes as a more natural alternative, said, "It is almost opening up a different problem for a whole new group of people."

Vape Fest 2013 Is Going to Held. the Time for E-Cigs Users to Unite ...
SBWire (press release) - September 18, 2013

Finally the time has come for which the e smokers wait for every year. The date for Vape fest has been announced officially. Esmokehub.com has revealed about the declaration of Vape fest 2013. Not only e smokers but the e cigarette companies also wait for this fest. The date of the fest starts from 20th of September (Friday) and will come to an end on 21st of September (Saturday). The fest is going to held in Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel.

E-cigarette 'safety' is just vapor and mirrors
The Tennessean - September 18, 2013

The assault on reality is back, courtesy of the tobacco industry. The weapon of choice this time is the electronic cigarette. Sure, we may have thought that smoking was in full retreat. But the industry was just regrouping behind a gimmick that seems to solve many of the tobacco industrys problems. E-cigarettes emit vapor, not smoke, which contains nicotine, but may be present in lower concentrations than conventional cigarettes. The industry would have you believe e-cigarettes help smokers kick their habit; that people around the e-cigarette user are safe because there is no secondhand smoke; oh, and they would very much like for you to believe that e-cigarettes are just for adults. That includes the cherry, strawberry, vanilla and cookies-and-cream flavored e-cigarettes that can be found in convenience stores all over. If only cigarette companies were as good at science as they are at subterfuge.

Reader's View: Restricting e-cigarettes protects public health
Budgeteer - September 18, 2013

Reader's View: Restricting e-cigarettes protects public health. Congratulations, Duluth, for being the first city in Minnesota to restrict the use of electronic ...

Views around the country from our partners
USA TODAY - September 18, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/09/18/commentary-gannett-papers/2830863/

The industry would have you believe e-cigarettes help smokers kick their habit; that people around the e-cigarette user are safe because there is no secondhand ...

Oregon lawmakers debate e-cigarette taxes
Ct Post - September 18, 2013
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Oregon-lawmakers-debate-e-cigarette-taxes-4824376.php

The state Department of Revenue told House and Senate committees on Tuesday that there are currently no taxes on electronic cigarettes, battery powered ...

E-Hookah: Is It the Latest Smoking Craze
SBWire (press release) - September 18, 2013
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/e-hookah-is-it-the-latest-smoking-craze-333314.htm

Great River, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/18/2013 -- Electronic cigarettes are now a billion dollar industry and within that industry is the electronic hookah pen. What is a ...

New E-Cigarette Study Hints at the Aid of Quitting
SBWire (press release) - September 18, 2013
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/new-e-cigarette-study-hints-at-the-aid-of-quitting-330871.htm

A study conducted in Italy followed hundreds of smokers with no desire to quit for an entire year. The study was not billed as a smoking-cessation test, but did come to a fascinating conclusion.

Electronic Cigarettes: Study Shows No Adverse Effects in Coronary ...
SBWire (press release) - September 18, 2013

Great River, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/18/2013 -- A new study coming out of Amsterdam gives reassurance on the short term effects on the microcirculation of the ...

Regulating e-cigarettes a prudent course of action
The Olympian - September 18, 2013

It's expected the federal Food and Drug Administration will announce regulations for electronic cigarettes as early as next month. That could trigger a welcome ...

Up in smoke: Use of electronic cigarettes rises among young people ...
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - September 18, 2013

At first glance, it can be hard to discern the difference between an electronic cigarette and a traditional one. Both supply the user with nicotine and both emit ...

Editorial: Jury still out on e-cigarettes
UI The Daily Iowan - September 18, 2013

These include nicotine patches, nicotine gum, self-help materials, and most recently, electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes). While e-cigarettes have ...

House Democrats Request E-Cigarette Regulations
NACS Online - September 18, 2013

House Democrats Request E-Cigarette Regulations. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the FDA to monitor electronic cigarettes.

Letter: Potential risks of e-cigarettes are still not fully understood
Corvallis Gazette Times - September 18, 2013

In response to the Sept. 9 article, Shop offers smoking alternative, I would like to point out that the potential health risks posed by e-cigarettes are not fully ...

Electronic Cigarettes and the Impact on Health Care Premiums
SBWire (press release) - September 18, 2013

Throughout the years many corporations have charged a higher premium or a penalty on employees health care insurance if they are smokers. Could this now be applying to electronic cigarettes even though they are tobacco free?

Top New York chefs want to ban 'tacky and intrusive' e-cigarettes ...
Daily Mail - September 17, 2013

As electronic cigarettes become more and more widely used, restaurant owners and chefs are having to take a definitive stance on the use of them in their own establishments. While some fine dining eateries allow the glowing cylinders, others have banned them for various reasons, like the notion that they bother other patrons, their likeness to actual cigarettes, and even simply because they appear tacky.

E-cigarettes are not safe to smoke around babies
Charlotte Observer - September 17, 2013

Q. My husband is a smoker and we are expecting our first baby in a few months. He is having a difficult time kicking the habit and has asked whether e-cigarettes are a safe alternative. Is second-hand smoke from an e-cigarette dangerous? A. An electronic cigarette is a device that looks like a traditional cigarette but works by creating a nicotine mist that is inhaled. Many e-cigarette manufacturers are marketing these as safe alternatives to cigarettes; however, the public should be aware that this assertion is presumptuous at best. To begin by stating the obvious, nicotine is an addictive drug regardless of the route by which it enters a persons body. Children whose parents smoke are more likely to develop this same habit. So the best gift an expectant parent with a nicotine addiction could give to his or her baby is to stop smoking.
Although e-cigarettes do not smell like tobacco, no one knows the effects of their secondhand smoke. In 2009, the FDA tested e-cigarettes from two leading manufacturers and found detectable levels of toxins and carcinogens (cancer-causing agents), including diethylene glycol and nitrosamines, in their cartridges. Another concern is the risk of nicotine ingestion.

E-cigarette Sales Surpass $1 Billion As Big Tobacco Moves In
Forbes - September 17, 2013

If the technology continues to innovate the way that it has been, in 10-15 years from now, we are the replacement to big tobacco, says Andries Verleur, CEO and co-founder of e-cigarette maker V2 Cigs.

Court: E-cigarette sales can not be restricted
The Local.de - September 17, 2013

A court ruled on Tuesday that the sale of electronic cigarettes can not be restricted in Germany, as the nicotine-based liquid inside is not a pharmaceutical product. But the ruling could still be overturned by Brussels. Mnster's administrative court decided that unlike nicotine plasters, E-cigarettes would not be treated as a pharmaceutical product designed to help smokers quit ...

SMOKING: UCR biologist challenges safety of e-cigarettes
Press-Enterprise (blog) - September 17, 2013

Not so fast. The health risks from e-cigarettes remain largely unknown because of scant research. Now UC Riverside cell biologist Prue Talbott has found that the new products safety is far from certain: some fluids used to refill e-cigs are toxic to cells, the scientist has learned. Her lab also discovered that different smoking devices often required stronger puffs to activate than conventional cigarettes. This potentially could draw harmful chemicals deeper into the lungs.

House Dems call for cigar, e-cigarette regulations over 'kid-friendly ...
The Hill (blog) - September 16, 2013

A group of House Democrats is calling on the Obama administration to issue new rules for cigars and electronic cigarettes. In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday, the lawmakers asked regulators to act quickly with new rules for the products, over which the federal government currently has little oversight.

Regulate sales of electronic cigarettes to protect minors
Albany Times Union - September 16, 2013

A national survey found that the percentage of high school students who had ever smoked e-cigarettes jumped to 10 percent in 2012 from 4.7 percent in 2011; ...

E-Cigarettes in Legal Limbo
Lawyers.com Blog (blog) - September 16, 2013

E-cigarette and charger Smokers know that they can't light up in most public places. Kids know that they cannot purchase cigarettes if they are under 18.

Hermantown Places Moratorium on E-Cig Sale, Indoor Use
WDIO-TV - September 16, 2013

The Hermantown City Council voted on Monday night to place a suspension on the sale and indoor use of electronic cigarettes. The move comes exactly one week after the Duluth City Council passed similar regulations on the popular alternative to tobacco cigarettes, becoming the first city in Minnesota to ban them from bars and restaurants along the way.

E-cigarettes: Does smokeless mean harmless?
UC Newsroom September 10, 2013

Talbot now leads a major study of the chemicals contained in new versions of the e-cigarettes, and their health risks. The early research and the new studies are funded by the UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. The research demonstrates the need for a better understanding of these products, she said. "Our earlier studies with electronic cigarette refill fluids showed that some of these products were toxic to both mouse neural stem cells, [and] human embryonic stem cells as well as to adult lung cells," she said. And at least some e-cigarette components may threaten developing fetuses in mothers, as regular tobacco cigarettes do, and also may damage lung tissue.

Aldermen asked to restrict electronic cigarettes
Evanston Now - September 16, 2013

City staff will ask aldermen at the Human Services Committee tonight to support a proposed ordinance that would impose the same restrictions on electronic cigarettes as exist for traditional tobacco products in Evanston. That would make it illegal to sell them to minors or distribute them from vending machines. It would also make using electronic cigarettes in places where smoking is now prohibited illegal.

Are E-Cigarettes a Boon or a Menace?
National Geographic - September 16, 2013

E-cigsas these battery-operated nicotine inhalers are commonly calledare increasingly popular, with a Wells Fargo financial analyst predicting that U.S. ...

Our view: Nanny government identifies a new target
The Salem News - September 16, 2013

New, electronic cigarettes supposedly eliminate all the negative public effects of ... desire without all the other harmful components found in ordinary cigarette smoke. ... The Jamaica Plain Democrat is sponsoring the ban on sales to minors.

How long before e-cigs outpace traditional cigarettes?
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area (blog) - September 16, 2013

E-cigs, which are rechargable, produce vapor by heating liquid that contains nicotine. Today, the revenue for e-cigs at Reynolds (NYSE: RAI) is negligible, ...

The cloud around e-cigs
The Virginian-Pilot - September 16, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are a booming business, with sales expected to be close to $2 billion by the end of the year in the United States.

PA Senator Works to Ban E-Cigarette Sale to Minors
90.5 WESA - September 16, 2013

State Sen. Tim Solobay (D-Washington) wants the commonwealth to become the 21st state to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

PB Dialogues meeting on e-cigs Wednesday
Post-Bulletin - September 16, 2013

Last week, the Duluth City Council voted to restrict the use of e-cigarettes, the new, high-tech and fashionable alternative to smoking. Duluth will be the first city ...

Ban considered as trial tests if vapour safer
WA today - September 16, 2013

''E-cigarettes'' are battery-powered devices that simulate the effects of smoking by heating a nicotine liquid into vapour, which the user then inhales and exhales.

Australia's Possible Nationwide Smoking Ban Will Be World's First
International Business Times AU - September 16, 2013

Australia may be the first country in the world to outlaw smoking if electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are proven to be safe and effective.

Mailbag: About e-cigarettes
Albany Democrat Herald - September 16, 2013

In response to the Sept. 9 article, Shop offers smoking alternative, I would like to point out the potential health risks posed by e-cigarettes are not fully ...

Coming soon: Restrictions on e-cigarettes
Ynetnews - September 16, 2013

Coming soon: Restrictions on e-cigarettes. Electronic cigarette smokers will shortly find themselves in good company, joining their tobacco smoking brethren ...

UQ e-cigarettes research misrepresented in media
HealthCanal.com - September 16, 2013

The following statement is attributable to Dr Coral Gartner, Leader of the Health and Addictive Behaviour Interventions research group from The University of Queensland's Centre for Clinical Research. A front page article in the Sun Herald newspaper on Sunday 15 November presented incorrect information about electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes) research at The University of Queensland. The article by Eamonn Duff claimed that a UQ Centre for Clinical Research clinical trial of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation had been funded by the previous Labor government as part of a plan to ban traditional cigarettes. The journalist made this claim without checking its accuracy with the researchers, the University or the funding body. The research study is in fact funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant. ..

Reader's view: Editorial unfairly demonized e-cigarattes
Duluth News Tribune - September 15, 2013

How irresponsible for the News Tribune to publish such a blatantly wrong opinion on e-cigarettes as it did with the Sept. 8 Our View editorial, Obvious danger ...

Projection: E-cigs to overtake Reynolds revenue in 2021
myfox8.com - September 15, 2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Reynolds American Inc. may have just eight more years as a predominant traditional cigarette manufacturer if a leading tobacco analysts revenue projections about electronic cigarettes prove accurate. Bonnie Herzog, with Wells Fargo Securities, has estimated Reynolds will have $4 billion in revenue from e-cigs in 2021 compared with $3.9 billion from conventional cigarettes.

Largely unregulated e-cigarettes lighting up in Brevard
Florida Today - September 14, 2013

People such as Marotto are switching from smoking to vaping and fueling the new popularity of the electronic-cigarette industry.

E-cigarettes: Healthy tool or gateway device?
WTSP 10 News - September 14, 2013

(CNN) -- If the tiny sample of smokers in a new study in the British journal Lancet are any indication, electronic cigarettes might be slightly more effective than ...

Tobacco Returns to TV with E-Cigarette 'Deterrent'
IBTimes.co.uk - September 14, 2013

Big Tobacco companies have announced they are allocating record sums on TV campaigns promoting "smoking deterrent products" such as e-cigarettes, ...

E-cigarettes: A gateway to nicotine addiction?
The Week Magazine - September 13, 2013

Kids just can't get enough of electronic cigarettes. The use of the battery-powered smoke inhalers doubled among U.S. middle and high school students between ... The CDC calls this trend a "serious concern." Although e-cigarettes contain far fewer chemicals and carcinogens than a burning roll of tobacco, they still deliver a mild hit of nicotine a drug that may impact adolescent brain development. Some research also suggests e-cigarettes could be linked to cancer. But the Food and Drug Administration does not yet regulate the growing $1.7 billion industry. "It is crucial that they do so," said Dr. Mark Siegel at Fox News:

Mulvane schools ban electronic cigarettes
KWCH - September 13, 2013

(Mulvane, Kan.) Electronic cigarettes have no place at Mulvane schools. School board members voted to ban "e-cigarettes" this year. Tom Keil is the director ...

Electronic Cigarettes: Boon or Bane For Those Looking To Kick ...
States Chronicle - September 13, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes has seen a remarkable popularity among both adults and minors since they hit the market in 2006.

Experts Suspect if E-Cigarettes Offer Claimed Benefits: Report
Austrian Tribune - September 13, 2013

A new study published in the British journal Lancet has shed light on a small sample of smokers. It is being claimed that it is a hint that e-cigarettes could be more effective as compared to nicotine patches, when it comes to helping people relinquish smoking.

Can E-Cigarettes Be a Public Health Victory?
MedPage Today (blog) - September 13, 2013

Behind pillow pet stations and the candle stand, mall shoppers can find electronic cigarettes, or "vapes." Often targeted at smokers wanting to quit, e-cigarettes ...

Misbehave responsibly with e-cigarettes: Column
Pensacola News Journal - September 12, 2013

As someone who hates smoking and loves children, even children who smoke, I was delighted to learn the other day that more and more kids smoke electronic cigarettes. According to data furnished this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of 10 high school students used e-cigarettes last year, twice the number from 2011. CDC Director Tom Frieden said these teenagers might develop "a lifelong addiction to nicotine and conventional cigarettes." Yes, and they might also develop an addiction to Caesar salads and Golden Girls reruns. Who knows?

Do Androids Smoke Electronic Cigarettes?
WAMC - September 12, 2013

Anti-tobacco efforts have also been bolstered by the increasing number of smoking-cessation aids available to those who want to quit, such as nicotine patches, psychotropic drugs like varenicline, and electronic (or E-) cigarettes. E-cigarettes in particular have become particularly trendy. Physically resembling a tobacco cigarette, e-cigarettes use a battery-powered heating element to produce an inhalable nicotine-containing vapor. Nicotine cravings can be satisfied, but without exposure to the thousands of other toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke. E-cigarettes may thus be "healthier" than actual cigarettes, despite the fact they are specifically designed to deliver nicotine, a highly addictive carcinogen and teratogen. They may also help people stop smoking. Just this week a study published in the British medical journal The Lancet reported that e-cigarettes do help active smokers cut back on actual tobacco use. So e-cigarettes are a good thing, right? Maybe, but there are a number of reasons to be concerned about their growing use and popularity.

L.A. Councilman Hopes to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
Patch.com - September 12, 2013

The number of high school students who said they used e-cigarettes ... In August, Seal Beach's City Council set a 45-day moratorium on e- cigarette sales in new ...

Solobay: Report Shows Need for Action on E-Cigarette Bill
Thephilanews - September 12, 2013

State Sen. Tim Solobay said cited a report from the Centers for Disease Control as a call for quick legislative action on his bill to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Will e-cigarettes help people quit smoking or start smoking?
EarthSky - September 12, 2013

In 1988 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company launched what was to become an epic product fail: the Premier cigarette. Marketed as a smokeless cigarette, ...

Hundreds of E-cigarette Users Convene in Las Vegas
Brazil Business Today (subscription) - September 12, 2013

National Vapers Club announces Vegas Vapefest 2013 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, an event to promote research and education for e-cigarette users while providing a venue for the latest products.

E-cigarettes -- let's make them available by prescription only
Fox News - September 12, 2013

Do e-cigarettes work? Yes they do. A first of its kind highly scientific randomized study published this week in the prestigious British journal Lancet found that as ...

How safe are e-cigarettes?
CTV News - September 12, 2013

E-cigarettes have become a billion dollar industry, with one in five North Americans trying the product. But how safe are the battery operated devices?

Is It Ever Cool To Smoke E-Cigarettes In Restaurants?
The L Magazine - September 12, 2013

Well, we could look at this a couple different ways. "Cool" as in "something that's considered socially acceptable and does not explicitly violate any rules," in ...

E-cigs firm complete Old Firm double by sealing deal with Rangers
Herald Scotland - September 12, 2013

It's an Old Firm double deal: Rangers FC have announced a partnership with E-Lites electronic cigarettes so that fans can now benefit from an alternative to smoking.

Smoking Showdown in Duluth Over E-Cigarettes
KSTP.com - September 12, 2013

It's not the first community to prohibit the devices, and it's creating a smoking showdown over where you can power up an e-cigarette in public. The rules for ...

E-cigarettes: A risk worth taking?
N.C. State University Technician Online - September 12, 2013

The Journal of American College Health recently noted electronic cigarette use has increased among American college students. Although medical experts ...

E-Cigarettes at Dinner? No Problem at These Top Smoke-Free ...
NEWS.GNOM.ES - September 12, 2013

No Problem at These Top Smoke-Free Restaurants. Ten years after New York City banned smoking in restaurants and bars, diners are puffing away once again.

E-Cigarettes Will Be Illegal for Minors
550 KFYI September 11, 2013

But Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights, says there's lead and carcinogenic toxins in the vapor mist, so they're not safe.

Districts ban E-Cigarettes from sporting events
kfor.com - September 11, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. Some school districts in the state are taking steps to fight the electronic cigarette fad on campus. Those e-cigarettes use liquid, allowing users ...

Reston Bans Use of E-Cigarettes
Washingtonian.com (blog) - September 11, 2013

It becomes the first town in Washington to do so, in response to the rise in use among teenagers. By Melissa Romero. In June, the Reston Association board of ...

E-Cigarettes at Dinner? No Problem at These Top Smoke-Free ...
Businessweek - September 11, 2013

E-Cigarettes at Dinner? No Problem at These Top Smoke-Free Restaurants. By Ryan Sutton September 11, 2013. E-Cigarettes at Dinner? No Problem at These ...

LifeView: The Canadian Cancer Society's lab tests and exclusive ...
NorthumberlandView.ca - September 11, 2013

Nearly a quarter of 18-24 year olds have used electronic cigarettes during the course of ... "These figures explode the myth that electronic cigarettes are made for ...

Nicolites Comment on Proposals to Increase Tax on Cigarettes in ...
SourceWire (press release) - September 11, 2013

As a leading brand of electronic cigarettes, Nicolites closely follow industry news. As such, a representative for the company shared their thoughts on the recent ...

Wellness Wednesday: Mental Healthcare, E-Cigarettes, Teen Health
WOSU Public Media - September 11, 2013
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There's no doubt that electronic cigarettes deliver fewer harmful substances to the body, but their overall safety, especially among teens, is still unknown.

E-cigarettes' peril — and opportunity
Washington Post - September 11, 2013

IS THE rising popularity of electronic cigarettes a public health problem or a way for smokers to get their nicotine in a safer form? Right now, e-cigarettes appear ...

Our View: Smoking bans should apply to electronic cigarettes
Post-Bulletin - September 11, 2013

In the 2005 film "Thank You For Smoking," an executive for a tobacco company wonders why sales to teenagers were declining. "We don't sell Tic Tacs, we sell ...

Students using more e-cigs
Minnesota Daily - September 11, 2013

University of Minnesota staffer Brad Kaufman said he began smoking electronic cigarettes a few months ago because they contain fewer chemicals than regular ...

New NB business a 'paradise' for e-cigarette users
East Central Minnesota Post Review - September 11, 2013

Vapers Paradise employee Robley Liebelt helps a pair of customers select new e-cigarettes. Liebelt has been using e-cigarettes for about four months and said ...

JnJ Vapor offers new way to smoke
Columbus Telegram - September 10, 2013

It's better vaping Gummy Bear than smoking a cigarette that tastes like dirty socks, Heather Jakub said, using a term that's becoming increasingly common as ...

E-cigarettes raise new questions about smoking
Washington Post - September 10, 2013

When a friend sitting at my kitchen table pulled out what looked like a cigarette, I was about to direct her to the front porch. But then I realized that what she was ...

E-cigarettes may equal nicotine patches for smoking cessation
MyFox Austin - September 10, 2013

... adults in the United States are smoking menthol cigarettes, a large new study finds. ... However, e-cigarettes were more effective in reducing cigarette use among ... Peter Hajek, a professor and director of the tobacco dependence research ...

E-cigarettes as good as nicotine patches
Las Vegas Sun - September 10, 2013

Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them. E-cigarettes are battery-operated ...

Buyer beware: Not all e-cigs the same

Voxy - September 10, 2013

By Dr Prudence Stone, Executive Director, Smokefree Coalition. The results of Auckland University research on e-cigarettes will no doubt have an impact on the ...

Study: Children's use of e-cigarettes increasing
Las Vegas Sun - September 10, 2013

Health officials say children _ like adults _ are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes. A 2012 survey found 2 percent of middle and high school students said ...

Duluth Treats Water Vapor-Emitting E-Cigarettes Like Regular Smokes
Budget & Tax News - September 10, 2013

City officials in Duluth, Minn., have extended the city's cigarette regulations to include the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), which ...

Council votes to restrict e-cigarette use in Duluth
Bemidji Pioneer - September 10, 2013

... night by the Duluth City Council will subject people using e-cigarettes to the same ... She also noted that e-cigarettes have been a helpful tool in helping wean ...

Duluth City Council Votes To Regulate E-Cigarettes
KDAL - September 10, 2013

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Duluth City Councilors had a late night debating and eventually passing three ordinances that will regulate e-cigarettes. The ordinances ...

E-cigarette debate at the City Council
Duluth News Tribune - September 9, 2013

... wears a sticker encouraging the Duluth City Council to vote yes for health by voting in favor of regulating e-cigarettes. McAvoy later spoke on the topic during ...

Children's higher e-cigarette use might lead to regular tobacco
ReporterNews.com - September 9, 2013

More kids still smoke traditional cigarettes than the new electronic ones, and it's not clear how dangerous e-cigarettes are. It's also not clear from the report how ...

Editorial: Nanny government identifies a new target
Eagle-Tribune - September 9, 2013

But there is no such evidence that the vapor exhaled by those who smoke e-cigarettes poses any health risks whatsoever. Banning smokers of electronic ...

KIMREE Calls for Not to Sell Teenagers Electronic Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - September 9, 2013

Electronic cigarette manufacturer KIMREE expresses "grave concern", and calls on electronic cigarette brands and resellers not to sell e-cigarettes to teenagers.

Editorial: As e-cig popularity lights up, feds need to catch up
Newsday - September 9, 2013

They're also pushing e-cigarettes with kid-magnet flavors, such as bubble gum, cherry and cotton candy, that are banned in conventional cigarettes. And based ...

Do teens using e-cigarettes cause concern? Your Say
USA Today - September 9, 2013

10% of high school students say they tried e-cigarettes, up from 4.7% in 2011, according to a
CDC survey released Thursday. Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar: ...

E-cigs more effective than patches?
West - Welfare Society Territory - September 9, 2013

Are e-cigs really more useful than patches in helping quit smoking? It seems so, according to the last study presented at the European Respiratory Society and ...

Duluth City Council to take up e-cigarette debate
Duluth News Tribune - September 9, 2013

Brian Annis plans to open a store selling e-cigarettes in Duluth, but he said he would be forced to locate elsewhere if the City Council enacts new restrictions.

Research supporting e-cigs as quit aid welcomed by Nicolites
SourceWire (press release) - September 9, 2013

A new report that says tobacco-free electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in weaning smokers off their habit has been welcomed by the UK's ...

Is the new e-cigarette craze safe?
WAVE - September 9, 2013

On the one hand, Dr. Esterle said for current smokers, e-cigarettes provide a ... Neuling suffers from COPD and says e-cigarettes have helped her cut back on ...

Can Electronic Cigarettes Spark a Real Fire??
SBWire (press release) - September 9, 2013

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/09/2013 -- Recent reports suggest electronic cigarettes might have a flaw. There have been several mentions in the news lately ... Electronic cigarettes have a low voltage battery, so the chances of a fire are rare. There is no known problem with the electronic cigarette batteries in the industry and some cases could be a result of owner negligence An important factor to look at with these fires is how long the electronic cigarettes were plugged in, which was not stated in any of the news reports. Leaving any electronic device plugged into long can be dangerous and cause a fire. Leaving a device plugged in overnight to charge while sleeping or out would not be recommended.

No Sleep for the Wicked
New York Times - September 8, 2013

The e-cigarette lady was working hard. It was Wednesday night at a party given by Treats!, a newish fashion magazine that mostly eschews clothing in favor of showcasing top models in a state of near-total undress. A strange scent emanated. They smell like cookies, she said, as if this were an extra selling point. Anyway, they were free. As befits Fashion Week, the cigarette was being given away by its manufacturer who was sponsoring the event.

E-Cig Empire Manager Speaks on Possible Regulations
WDIO-TV - September 8, 2013

E-cig Empire Chief Manager Mike Albrecht said he does not care if the Council regulates e-cigs in places like restaurants. Outlawing the sampling that takes ...

Legislation would ban sale to minors
Eagle-Tribune - September 7, 2013

Its against the law for minors to buy and use tobacco products in Massachusetts, and if new legislation is passed, electronic cigarettes will be snuffed out for them, too.

Two New Studies Reiterate the Urgent Need for Science and Regulation of E-Cigarettes
American Legacy Foundation - September 7, 2013

Washington, D.C. Two new studies this week reinforce the need for continued study of e-cigarettes, an emerging product that allows users to inhale vaporized nicotine in a cigarette-like fashion. Legacy has long held the position that e-cigarettes need to be approached with caution, and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations Center for Tobacco Products should regulate the devices.

Reader's view: City Council must regulate e-cigarettes
Duluth News Tribune - September 6, 2013

What do batteries, flavored liquids and LEDs have in common? They are major components of e-cigarettes, a new method of delivering nicotine to the consuming public. E-cigs are made to look like regular cigarettes. They even produce visible fake smoke like cigarettes.

We Card Urges Increased Employee Training
NACS Online - September 6, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. September is We Card Awareness Month, named for one of the most successful corporate social responsibility efforts in America. The We Card program is entering its 18th year with a call to action for retailers, requesting stronger restriction of tobacco products to minors. The program, recognized by its ubiquitous yellow and red signage that warns "Under 18, No Tobacco: We Card," has been providing training and educational materials to retailers since 1995. As part of its award-winning campaign to prevent underage access to tobacco products, We Card will also educate retailers nationwide about state laws that restrict e-cigarette sales to minors.

E-cigarette use in teens skyrockets
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - September 6, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes among middle and high school students has been growing rapidly, a trend that public health officials worry could undermine ...

Study: E-cigarettes aren't as safe as previously believed
Daily Nebraskan - September 6, 2013

Electronic cigarettes may be trendy in the United States, but a recent French study claims that these battery-operated devices aren't as safe as people thought.

Would you allow your teen to puff on an E-cigarette? More kids are ...
PennLive.com-by John Luciew - September 6, 2013

E-cigarettes are seen by some as a safe alternative to lighting up a traditional smoke. But the mechanized, vapor-spewing, blue-tipped tobacco-delivery systems ...

E-Cigarette Use Rising Among Youth, Study Says
Wall Street Journal - September 5, 2013

But many anti-tobacco groups say e-cigarettes could be a new gateway to traditional ... also should weigh flavor bans in addition to prohibiting sales to minors.

Study: Children's use of e-cigarettes increasing
abc7news.com - September 5, 2013

ATLANTA -- Health officials say children - like adults - are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes. More kids still smoke traditional cigarettes than the new electronic ones, and it's not clear how dangerous e-cigarettes are. It's also not clear how many are using ...

Kids Are Trying E-Cigarettes. Everybody Panic!
Reason (blog) - September 5, 2013

But there's a reason you don't see kids flashing their e-cigs on every street ... "The increased use of e-cigarettes by teens is deeply troubling.

Electronic Cigarette 2013 Focuses on Using Smoke Free Cigarettes ...
SBWire (press release) - September 5, 2013

Electronic cigarette for the year 2013 has been reckoned as being amongst the topmost priorities in the minds of smoking enthusiasts across the globe, which is why the best e cig brands are much sought after worldwide. Nonetheless, unless and until vapor cigarette reviews are read regularly, it is very tough to gather vital facts pertaining to the best brands. Hence, only brands such as V2 Cigs, South Beach Smoke and Green Smoke are selling widely.

E-Cigarette Use Doubles Among Students, Survey Shows
New York Times - September 6, 2013

The share of middle and high school students who use e-cigarettes doubled in 2012 from the previous year, federal data show. The rise is prompting concerns among health officials that the new devices could be creating as many health problems as they are s ...

Electronic Cigarettes Available for Free at Fashion Week
Cosmopolitan - September 5, 2013

NJOY Kings electronic cigarettes are an official sponsor of New York Fashion Week, meaning they'll be widely available for free to models, editors, stylists, and anyone else working on or attending fashion week. If you haven't seen these shiny new butts of the future yet, e-cigarettes are battery-operated nicotine inhalers intended to be less carcinogenic than your average Parliament Lights.

E-cigs: Not just blowing smoke
Reno Gazette Journal - September 5, 2013

These ads for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, including new ones with ... unregulated e-cigarette market (still only a fraction of total tobacco sales).

E-cigarette ads bring smoking back to US television - but for how long?
The Drum - September 5, 2013

On television and in magazines, ads for e-cigarettes are being rolled out one ... and tobacco analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, in a press release from e-cigarette ...

Laguna Beach Council Says "NO" to Banning E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - September 5, 2013

Great River, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/05/2013 -- On Tuesday August 6th, Laguna Beach City Council voted no to banning electronic cigarettes. Like many other ...

Britain to classify electronic cigarettes as medicines
Zee News - September 5, 2013

London: Electronic cigarettes, the popular smokeless devices used by millions of people to quit smoking, will be classed as medicines in Britain under new ...

E-cigs' popularity raises questions
Cherry Hill Courier Post - September 5, 2013

These ads for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, including new ones with upcoming co-host of The View Jenny McCarthy, hark back to an era when smoking ...

University should ban e-cigs
Minnesota Daily - September 5, 2013

As the University of Minnesota and Boynton Health Services work toward a smoke-free campus, they would be wise to follow suit and ban e-cigarettes as well.

City of Duluth Considers Nonsensical Regulations on e-Cigarettes
Americans for Tax Reform - September 4, 2013

By using e-cigs instead of smoking cigarettes, consumers can obtain a nicotine fix without the combustion and smoke responsible for much of the negative ...

Are e-cigarettes' safety claims just blowing hot air?
Dallas Morning News (blog) - September 4, 2013

Electronic cigarettes look like cigarettes and have nicotine. But, you cannot smoke them. So, are electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) safe? According to the Centers for ...

E-cigarettes are 'quite harmful,' UK Markey Cancer Center director ...
KyForward.com - September 4, 2013

Limited research to date on electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes shows they are quite harmful, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Director Dr.

E-cigarette users under fire at Wal-Mart, other companies
Cincinnati Business Courier (blog) - September 3, 2013

Ohios biggest employer, Wal-Mart Stores, is among a growing number of companies whose health plans have begun charging workers extra if they use electronic cigarettes, according to Modern Healthcare.

Are e-cigarettes truly a safer option for smokers?
MyFox Atlanta - September 3, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have become incredibly popular. They deliver a major dose of nicotine without the tar and other harmful chemicals found in tobacco.

Regulating a new technology
Boing Boing - September 3, 2013

E-cigarettes are different enough from cigarettes that it's hard for regulators to figure out how to monitor their safety and use. There's nicotine, but no tobacco.

Answer Man: Mankato among Minn. cities restricting e-cig sales
Post-Bulletin - September 3, 2013

Dear Answer Man, I'm interested in these new e-cigarettes that people are sucking on, but I've heard that some cities in Minnesota are outlawing them, though ...

MEP fights electronic cigarette restrictions
Bradford Telegraph and Argus - September 3, 2013

Liberal Democrat MEP Rebecca Taylor (above) is against proposals to regulate electronic cigarettes as medicinal products, a move which would significantly ...

E-cigarette makers go to war over EU proposals
Channel News Asia - September 3, 2013

"Medicinal regulation will impose limitations on e-cigarettes ... and will limit their ... Citing academic studies, they say e-cigarettes are safer than conventional ...

Hospital smoking ban for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan approved
BBC News - September 3, 2013

Smokers will be prescribed with nicotine replacement patches to help them cope during their stay at affected hospital sites, but e-cigarettes will not be allowed.

The Jury Is Out on E-Smoking
Huffington Post UK - September 3, 2013

It's impossible not to notice the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes - but the jury is still out on their health credentials, with compulsory medical regulation ...

Lack of Research On E-Cigarettes A Big Concern For Anti-Smoking Advocates
KUHF-FM - September 2, 2013

Instead of smoking, its called vaping inhaling the vapors of nicotine. Dr. Paul Cinciripini is director of tobacco research and treatment at MD Anderson. He says the battery-powered devices, called electronic or e-cigarettes, come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them look like cigarettes, some of them dont look anything like cigarettes. But its the same principle, you have the nicotine-containing cartridge, (to) which of course you can add, depending on the manufacturer, a bunch of flavors to it licorice, and cherry and other things to make it more appealing. Cinciripini says e-cigarettes may be less harmful, because you arent inhaling dozens of carcinogens and other additives that are found in regular cigarettes. But because e-cigarettes are unregulated, there are still a lot of unknowns about whats in them. If you go to the websites youll see a lot of claims better than smoking maybe. Yeah, maybe. But we havent tested that.

Imperial buys e-cigarettes
Express.co.uk - September 2, 2013

IMPERIAL Tobacco is close to striking a 48million deal to buy part of the Chinese firm which invented electronic cigarettes. Published: Mon, September 2, 2013.

E-cigarettes have cities, businesses pondering action
Los Angeles Times - September 1, 2013

He's seen e-cigarette stores evolve into hemp shops and draw with them a ragtag ... The flavors range from tobacco to fruity and come with various levels of ...

Companies spend huge sums on TV ads, sponsorships to boost e-cigarette sales
Economic Times - September 1, 2013

With US smokers buying e-cigarettes at a record pace annual sales are expected to reach $1.7 billion by year's end e-cigarette makers are opening their ...

Doctors caution use of e-cigarettes, saying vaping is worse than ...
WRTV Indianapolis - September 1, 2013

Touted as a safer alternative to traditional smoking, electronic cigarettes are supposed to give smokers their nicotine fix without the cancer-causing side effects of ... Dr. Mike Feinstein, a spokesman for the American Lung Association said, People are inhaling some type of chemical vaporized compound into their lungs without really knowing what's in it."

Debate rages over e-cigarette rules in Duluth
Budgeteer - September 1, 2013

The growing national debate over the definition and safety of electronic cigarettes has crashed upon the shore of Lake Superior in the last week. On Monday, ordinances that mirror those being enacted across the country were introduced to the Duluth City Council regarding the sale of the smokeless devices and where they can be used.

E-cigarettes on the rise, but still unregulated
KHI News Service - September 1, 2013

E-cigarette displays inside Payless Smokes, a convenience and tobacco shop in Topeka. ... Now, "the e-cigarettes are taking up quite a bit of market share.".

Study finds e-cigarettes still pose significant health risks
Kota - August 31, 2013

A study from France has found that electronic cigarettes, while tobacco free, still pose ... coming in to purchase the electronic cigarettes, for a variety of seasons.

Electronic cigarettes: No adverse effects on coronary microcirculation
TheHeart.Org - August 31, 2013

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Authors of a small study looking at the microcirculatory effects of electronic cigarettes say their findings offer more early ...

How To Make E-Cigarettes Look Even Dumber
Gizmodo Australia - August 31, 2013

Cigarettes are bad for you. No one not even the guy smoking on the street corner right now will argue that. But e-cigarettes just add a layer of ridiculousness on top of that. It looks like youre playing with a dumb toy that lights up and annoys people because you get to smoke vapor indoors.

How To Quit Smoking
Forbes - August 30, 2013

Watching Jenny McCarthy try to sell me e-cigarettes, I couldnt help but reflect on my experiences undergoing chemotherapy treatment last year. As someone whos worked in advertising, I could see what theyre selling. Technically, they want you to buy Blu eCigs, brought to you by Lorillard Tobacco, makers of Newport, Kent, and True. An electronic cigarette means no unsightly ash or burns on McCarthys white sofa. Not only did I feel better about myself, I felt the freedom to have a cigarette without the guilt, she tells us. She adds her eCigs have been an absolute savior for me, from which we may surmise electronic cigarettes are equivalent to Christ. Potential female consumers get to imagine living in McCarthys picture-perfect set which, she assures us, doesnt reek of Marlboros. Potential male consumers get to enjoy the former Playboy Playmates exposed cleavage and the moment at which she inserts the charger into her mouth. And e-cigarette advertising, which isnt as tightly regulated as cigarette advertising, is working. To point out that more research is needed would be an understatement. No matter! The electronic cigarette industry is moving forward, full steam ahead. Napster founder and Mark Zuckerberg buddy Sean Parker has invested millions in NJOY, another e-cigarette brand. Meanwhile, the FDA is considering banning online sales of e-cigarettes in an attempt to curb sales to minors.

Woburn's state lawmakers favor e-cigarettes regulation
Wicked Local- Woburn - August 30, 2013

Twelve states have passed legislation restricting e-cigarette sales in some way, but ... sales to minors, according to Gouveia, from Tobacco Free Massachusetts.

Is 'Vaping' Better Than Smoking?
Huffington Post - August 30, 2013

A growing number of smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to get their nicotine fix instead of smoking traditional cigarettes. Is "vaping" better ...

Will E-Cigarettes Destroy Big Tobacco?
Motley Fool - August 30, 2013

When I first read about electronic cigarettes, I was a non-believer. Cigarettes have been around forever, how could they be replaced by e-cigarettes? While it ...

Electronic cigarettes: Believe the Vype
The Upcoming - August 30, 2013

Think e-cigarettes are too good to be true? Believe the Vype, say cigarette manufacturers Vype UK. Electronic cigarettes are becoming more and more ...

The E-Cig Traveler: To Vape Or Not To Vape (And Where)
ReadWrite - August 30, 2013

Where that leaves users is in a strange new territoryparticularly as this high-travel, three-day weekend arrives. Vaping may not be federally regulated yet, but that hasn't stopped airlines, hotels and others from restricting or even prohibiting e-cigarettes. It's a quagmire of confusing findings. And well-meaning lawmakers and businesses, not knowing what else to do, are erring on the side of caution.

E-cigarette makers' ads echo tobacco's heyday
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - August 30, 2013

Electronic cigarettes may be a creation of the early 21st century, but critics of the devices say manufacturers are increasingly borrowing marketing tactics that are ...

Seal Beach Approves Moratorium on E-Cigarette Vendors
KTLA - August 27, 2013

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) The Seal Beach City Council on Monday unanimously approved a 45-day ban on e-cigarette vendors.

Uncertain Health Risks Banning E Cigs Among Minors Review ...
SBWire (press release) - August 27, 2013

As e cigs industry is associated with many undefined health effects, Tucsons school districts have finally decided to ban e cigs on school premises. E Cigs industry had been dogged by many controversies including its health effects, online selling etc. E Cig reviews conclude that this industry seized attention of millions of customers in very short span of time in both the adverse as well as the supportive manner.

Dr. Keith Ablow Releases Study Regarding Effectiveness of ...
Sacramento Bee - August 27, 2013

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 27, 2013 -- LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, today announced the results of an expanded clinical study, conducted by Dr. Keith Ablow, showing the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes and their ability to reduce tobacco product usage. Over the course of three months, 70 percent of participants had stopped smoking entirely, giving insight into the need for a larger, government-funded national study. Sponsored by LOGIC, Dr. Ablow offered traditional tobacco smokers ten disposable menthol or regular flavored electronic cigarettes to monitor and track their experiences.

Council to consider e-cigarette rules
Budgeteer - August 27, 2013

Three ordinances dealing with electronic cigarettes were introduced to the Duluth City Council on Monday night. The aim is to regulate the devices as the city regulates cigarettes, including restricting their use where smokers are banned.


Some Question Safety Of Popular E-Cigs
WBFS - August 27, 2013

E-cigs are battery powered devices that mimic the sensation of smoking a real cigarette without tobacco and without combustion. They deliver nicotine through a ...

RJ Reynolds launching TV commercial to promote Vuse
Greensboro News & Record - August 27, 2013

Reynolds is the latest major tobacco manufacturer or marketer to step through a window of opportunity possibly fleeting to advertise e-cigs on TV to adult ...

E-cigarettes may damage your health, French study finds
RFI - August 27, 2013

A French consumer advocacy group says that electronic cigarettes are not as harmless as manufacturers make them out to be. A study found metals and other ...

OUR OPINION: Rational policy for e-cigarettes
The Patriot Ledger - August 27, 2013

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes raises two issues for policymakers one of them simple, the other more complicated.

Tobacco firms, regulators take notice of e-cigarettes
The Patriot Ledger - August 27, 2013

The process replaces the smoke and smell that accompany traditional cigarettes with an odorless ... Some cities and towns are considering local restrictions.

Councilors Discuss Possible E-Cig Regulations
WDIO-TV - August 26, 2013

City Attorney Gunnar Johnson stressed that the regulations would not completely ban e-cigs, as they're popularly called, but it would give the city more control ...

Despite little research, e-cigs sell
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - August 26, 2013

MadVapes store manager Robert Everhart uses an electronic cigarette at MadVapes in Charlotte, N.C. Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, but ...

Camel Maker Reynolds Returns to TV With E-Cig Ad 43 Years Later
Businessweek - August 26, 2013

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI:US), which once promoted its Winston cigarettes on the Flintstones cartoon show, is returning to television for the first time in 43 ...

The Real Reason Big Tobacco Loves E-Cigs
Businessweek - August 26, 2013

Apparently, the nicotine business never changeswith smoke or without. Big Tobacco fought government overseers for decades, but eventually traditional cigarettes became heavily regulated products. Now the Food and Drug Administration is working on a package of regulations for e-cigarettes devices, which vaporize liquid nicotine with heat, rather than burning it via tobacco leaves. Among other things, the FDA is considering a ban on online sales of e-cigarettes to cut down on sales to minors, and discussing whether to curtail advertising. A roster of proposed rules is expected in October.

Electronic Cigarettes Not So Harmless As Manufacturers Say
Daily Press - August 26, 2013

According to a National Consumers Institute (INC) study in France, published by the 60 Million Consumers magazine, electronic cigarettes contain carcinogens. Electronic cigarettes are not as harmless as their manufacturers say. According to the study, some electronic cigarettes contain potentially carcinogenic compounds. The study also reveals problems with labeling, manufacturing defects and false nicotine dosage labeling. The review is based on tests on a dozen models of disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes. Carcinogens the most disturbing of this study: the e-cigarette vapor contain carcinogenic molecules in significant quantities, says the French magazine that published Monday the results of the study. Thus, in three cases out of ten, formaldehyde levels come close to those in some conventional cigarettes, writes the magazine.

E-Cigarettes: Are they dangerous?
WTVA - August 26, 2013

We all know how harmful cigarettes are, but what about electronic cigarettes? Are they completely safe? North Mississippi Medical Center Doctor Keith Box said, ...

Whether e-cigarettes are a good idea remains a question
Macon Telegraph (blog) - August 26, 2013

Store manager Robert Everhart uses an electronic cigarette at MadVapes in Charlotte, N.C. Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, but concern still ...

E-cigs could be a game changer
Richmond Times Dispatch - August 26, 2013

The store sells a variety of electronic cigarettes, called e-cigs for short. The devices are designed to mimic the experience of smoking, but they function quite ...

OTHER VOICES E-cigarettes need rules even if they turn out to be safer
Bangor Daily News-Aug - August 25, 2013

Various electronic cigarettes are sold at The Vapor Bar in Grapevine, Texas. ... The question may become more common as electronic cigarettes become more ...

E-Cigarettes' Clueless Crusaders
Daily Beast - August 24, 2013

The anti-smoking movement is going after e-cigarettes, the harmless inhalers that ... E-cigarettes are the subject of an ever-growing list of bans, prohibitions, and ...

Benicia OKs public ban on e-cigarettes
Vallejo Times-Herald - August 23, 2013

With little public discussion, a split City Council this week has approved adding smokeless electronic cigarettes to the city's anti-smoking ordinance. The amended law, which will require a second council vote before taking effect, would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places, including retail stores, hotels and motels, pharmacies, banks, offices and most restaurants. The ordinance does not address whether such products may be used in bars, and currently there are no state or federal restrictions on the use of e-cigarettes in public places.

FDA Considering Ban on Online E-Cigarette Sales
CSNews Online - August 23, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving closer to issuing regulations of electronic cigarettes, with a ban of online sales a ...

FDA Mulls Ban of Online E-Cigarette Sales
Reason - August 23, 2013

The FDA, which warned in 2009 that e-cigarettes could pose health risks, has been meeting with e-cigarette makers this week to hear their views on its proposed ...

Analysts: E-cig volume for retailers could rise if FDA restricts online ...
Winston-Salem Journal - August 23, 2013

It is true that more research is needed on the health effects of e-cigarettes, Zeller ... However, we do not need more research on whether e-cigarettes should or ...

E Cigarettes Business Boosted by Price Sensitive Strategy Says ...
SBWire (press release) - August 23, 2013

There are many factors that work behind the success of e cigarettes and price sensitivity is one of the major reasons. The right strategy of the electronic cigarette ...

E-smokes booming
wickedlocal.com/chelmsford - August 23, 2013

Nationwide, sales of electronic cigarettes have already topped $1 billion in 2013. Local public health directors and lawmakers anticipate regulations from the ...

Big Tobacco looks to the future of e-cigarettes
Irish Times - August 23, 2013

We think electronic cigarettes will prove to be the most significant development in the history of the organised tobacco industry, it said assuredly, with ...

E-Cigarettes: Electronic, but Maybe Not Online
Wall Street Journal - August 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on online sales of electronic cigarettes, as part of a package of regulations the agency is readying for the ...

More research needed, but e-cigs seem a good compromise
Simi Valley Acorn - August 23, 2013

More research needed, but e-cigs seem a good compromise. To date, secondhand cigarette smoke has been banned in most public places. Those who don't ...

Nicolites Respond to Research Suggesting Link between Passive ...
SourceWire (press release) - August 23, 2013

Electric cigarettes reduce the risks associated with passive smoking as users inhale and exhale a water vapour, instead of smoke. This can help reduce the risks ...

Duluth City Councilors Amend Ordinances for E-Cigarettes
Northland's NewsCenter - August 22, 2013

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --Now that the city has regulated synthetic drugs, Duluth city councilors have Ecigarettes in their sights. Councilors Jennifer ...

Minnesota communities ban e-cigarettes
WCSH-TV - August 22, 2013

MANKATO, Minn. (KARE) -- As the e-cigarette business continues to boom, you might see more and more people inhale the product's "vapor" indoors, but that's ...

Our View: Have state regulate e-cigarettes
StandardNet - August 22, 2013

If e-cigarettes are going to be regulated, it should be done by the state and not in a piecemeal fashion by Utah cities or counties. The Davis County health board has announced that it wants to take the lead in regulating e-cigarettes, according to Lewis Garrett, director of the county health department. The board approved having staff begin drafting e-cigarette regulations for consideration. However, Garrett added that any regulations are about a year away.

The Cloudy Science Of E-Cigarettes
PhysicsCentral.com (blog) - August 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration can't currently regulate electronic cigarettes because they don't technically contain tobacco -- even though the nicotine in ...

New Grape Flavored E-Cig About To Launch Cross Country.
Sacramento Bee - August 22, 2013

After the hugely successful launch of their Wild Watermelon electronic cigarette last month, NEwhere Electronic Cigarettes is ramping up for its September Grape ...

Winchester regs limit sales to minors
Wicked Local - August 22, 2013

Winchester, MA While most Massachusetts communities do not restrict the sale of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to minors, Winchester has banned the sale of the devices to persons under 18 since last year.

E-cigarettes targeted for state regulation
The Arlington Advocate - August 22, 2013

Twelve states have passed legislation restricting e-cigarette sales in some way, ... restricting sales to minors, Sanchez's legislation adds definitions for tobacco ...

Snuffing out e-cigs
WWLP 22News - August 22, 2013

MANKATO, Minn. (KARE) - As the E-cigarette business continues to boom, you might see more and more people inhale the product's "vapor" indoors, but that's ...

Ask SAM: E-cigarettes are not covered by non-smoking laws
Winston-Salem Journal - August 22, 2013

Q: Are e-cigarettes allowed to be used in restaurants and other areas ... Answer: E-cigarettes are not included in the smoking ban, according to Marlon Hunter, ...

Coffee Club: Should E-Cigarettes Be Allowed Indoors?
Big County - August 22, 2013

So, what do you think of e-cigarettes? Should smokers be allowed to use them indoors? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page for a chance to be featured ...

Smoking out the law on e-cigarettes in the workplace
Business Management Daily - August 22, 2013

Electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco. Instead, they use a heating element to vaporize a liquid solution that includes a concentration of nicotine. Because ...

E-cigarettes banned from school campuses
Blytheville Courier News - August 22, 2013

E-cigarettes, which up until this year have been legal in most public buildings statewide, were recently banned from school campuses by the Arkansas Legislature. Act 1099, passed during 2013's regular legislative session, will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on all public school properties. In the act, e-cigarettes are defined as "electronic oral devices" which provide a vapor of nicotine or another substance used to simulate smoking.

Merthyr Town stadium to be called Cigg-e Stadium
Inside World Football - August 22, 2013

Merthyr Town, a non-league Welsh club that plays in the English Southern League, has sparked controversy by signing a naming rights deal with electronic cigarettes company Cigg-e for their stadium for the next three years.

Shock at e-cigarettes stadium name
Belfast Telegraph - August 22, 2013

For the next three seasons, Merthyr Town's home will be known as The Cigg-e Stadium after signing a "lucrative" sponsorship package. And in June, Birmingham City announced a shirt sponsorship deal with Nicolites, which produces the largest brand of electronic cigarettes in the country.

Anti-'vaping' legislation goes adrift
Law that would have regulated smokeless devices put off until 2014
Thousand Oaks Acorn - August 22, 2013

Electronic cigarette users are breathing a sigh of relief this week after a proposed state law that would regulate the smokeless devices the same as tobacco cigarettes was tabled until 2014. Senate Bill 648 seeks to define e-cigarettes as a tobacco product and ban vaping in places where smoking is prohibited by state law. It passed the state Senate in May. But last week, the California Assembly Committee on Government Organization postponed its Aug. 14 hearing on SB 648 after Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-Fremont), the bills author, decided it needed more work.

Are e-cigarettes just a pipe dream?
Agoura Hills Acorn - August 22, 2013

To date, secondhand cigarette smoke has been banned in most public places. Those who don't smoke are glad to be rid of the noxious fumes. Those who do ...

For Marblehead, e-cigarette regulations may be near
Marblehead Reporter - August 21, 2013

The liquid solutions in e-cigarettes can range from flavored chemicals to nicotine. ... The subsection will be added at a time when three major tobacco companies ...

Are E-Cigarettes A Safe Smoking Option?
Babble - August 21, 2013

These e-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that often look like regular cigarettes, except there is no tobacco involved. An atomizer heats a liquid containing ...

What's Wrong With This Picture
Huffington Post - August 19, 2013

Emerging tobacco products like Camel Snus, Orbs and Strips, Marlboro or Skoal ... marketed electronic cigarettes that come in a wide variety of flavors including ...

Legislators aim to bar e-cigarette sales to minors
MetroWest Daily News - August 19, 2013

NATICK Appearing on the Late Show, sassy actress Katherine Heigl puffed an electronic cigarette as she told David Letterman it had helped her kick a smoking habit and live healthier since becoming a mother. Rather than applauding, Tami Gouveia, executive director of Tobacco Free Mass, is cheering a new bill to prohibit sale of e-cigarettes and other "nicotine-delivery devices to anyone under 18 in Massachusetts.

Illinois Bans Electronic Cigarettes for Minors
NACS Online - August 19, 2013

The new law applies to both electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine ... cigarettes should be no exception to the legal age for purchasing tobacco products.

LOGIC E-Cigs Continues Steady Growth
Convenience Store Decisions - August 19, 2013

LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the results of Nielsen's latest Item Rank Report, indicating LOGIC continues to ...

Vaping May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Bloomberg - August 18, 2013

The question may become more common as electronic cigarettes become more popular. The answer, however, remains elusive. Etiquette aside, the health effects of inhaling nicotine vapor (hence the term) are largely unknown. More research is clearly needed, but in the meantime, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has to start regulating e-cigarettes.

INVESTIGATION: Mayo Clinic Unsure if E-Cigarettes are Safe to Use
KAALtv.com - August 19, 2013

INVESTIGATION: Mayo Clinic Unsure if E-Cigarettes are Safe to Use. (ABC 6 NEWS) -- Right now in Minnesota its legal to smoke electronic cigarettes in bars ...

E-cigarettes: New 'smoke,' same concerns
HeraldNet - August 19, 2013

EVERETT -- Laura Montejano is convinced that electronic cigarettes helped wean her off her long-standing pack-and-a-half-a-day smoking habit.

E-Lites Sign Up With Derby County
SourceWire (press release) - August 19, 2013

The UKs leading brand of electronic cigarettes, E-Lites, has teamed up with Derby County Football Club in their latest sponsorship deal. The partnership allows Derby County fans and visitors to Pride Park Stadium to use the E-Lites range of e-cigarettes and e-cigars in and around the stadium on matchdays to provide an alternative to smoking actual cigarettes prior to entering the Stadium and at half time.

Tobacco country begins warming to e-cigarettes
Greensboro News & Record - August 18, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, provide nicotine and other substances to users in the form ... Many e-cigarettes are made to look like traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes heat up workplace policies
Zanesville Times Recorder - August 18, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, are smokeless devices that were first introduced to the United States in 2006 but have only recently picked up ...

Smoke gets in his eyes
New York Post - August 17, 2013

Whatever you think of Bloomberg's efforts on everything from salt to transfats, in this case there's little scientific research to support the notion that e-cigs lead to ...

Will e-cigs send tobacco bans up in smoke?
Post-Bulletin - August 17, 2013

JR Lewis smokes an electronic cigarette at Top Shots Bar. E cigarettes are becoming popular for many reasons, one of which is they are allowed in many ...

Marysville Tobacco Joe's offers 'Vaporland' to sample e-cigarettes
Marysville Globe - August 17, 2013

"This time, the sleeping giant is Big Pharmaceutical, because their preference would be that e-cigarettes be prescribed by doctors, so that they can charge more ...

Health Dep't Issues Smoking Regulations Reminder
Madison County Courier - August 17, 2013

Electronic cigarettes (often known as e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale a vaporized liquid nicotine mixture instead of tobacco ...

More research needed to understand potential role of e-cigarettes in ...
News-Medical.net - August 16, 2013

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide inhaled doses of nicotine vapors and flavorings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

E-cigarettes could significantly cut tobacco use: Study
CNBC.com - August 16, 2013

A new study being published in the American Journal of Health Behavior suggests that electronic cigarettes might encourage hard-core tobacco puffers to significantly cut back on traditional cigarettes, even when they say they don't want to. The pilot study found that of 28 adult smokersnone of whom were interested in quitting25, or nearly 90 percent, reduced their use of tobacco cigarettes during a week in which they smoked e-cigarettes from leading maker NJOY.

Letter: E-cigarettes helped me break chains of addiction
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - August 15, 2013

This letter is in response to the letter you printed on Wednesday about e-cigarettes. Unlike that letter-writer, I was thrilled about the article you printed Tuesday.

No bronzing, no smoking
Chicago Tribune - August 15, 2013

Another measure Quinn signed into law Thursday aims to prevent young smokers from buying electronic cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco but usually are ...

Arguments just a smokescreen for opponents of e-cigarettes
Irish Examiner - August 16, 2013

Medical experts in France have recommended e-cigarettes should be subject to the same restrictions as tobacco, with a ban on sale to under-18s in case they ...

Imperial Tobacco to Introduce Cigarette Alternative Next Year
Business Week/Bloomberg August 15, 2013

The required development of e-cigarettes could help boost Imperial Tobaccos sales outlook, Nomura International analyst David Hayes said in a note before todays announcement. ...

Electronic cigarettes: Should people smoke them in public places?
Penn Live - August 15, 2013

Should electronic cigarettes fall under the same category as conventional cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes have created a hot debate.While traditional paper ...

Fog surrounds e-cigs
Pocono Record - August 15, 2013

About one in five adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. had tried electronic cigarettes in 2011, nearly twice as many as in 2010. Sales reached nearly $500 million ...

Health Department concerned about e-cigarettes
Davisclipper - August 15, 2013

E-cigarettes vaporize a liquid through a system of cartridges, which hold flavored liquid, atomizers, which heat and vaporize it, LEDs, batteries and sometimes ...

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to real cigarettes?
WMBF - August 14, 2013

Despite their growing popularity, the FDA has not regulated e-cigarettes, and the state of South Carolina is also struggling with how to tax the devices. Close to ...

Proposed Bill Could Be the End of E-Cigarettes
The Epoch Times - August 14, 2013

NEW YORKElectronic cigarettes might soon be subject to heavy regulation, if certain proposals by the NYC Health Committee get passed. Though they do not ...

How dangerous are e-cigarettes, if at all?
Queens Chronicle - August 14, 2013

There is no regulation in the City that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by patrons in food service establishments or individuals in other ...

Coffee & Cigarettes? Not at Starbucks, E-Cigarettes Banned
KRIS Corpus Christi News - August 14, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI -- Electronic cigarettes, known as E-cigarettes, are becoming a popular alternative for smokers. At Smoke Smart in La Palmera Mall, vendors ...

Are e-Cigarettes Really a Healthy Alternative to Lighting Up?
Shape Magazine (blog) - August 14, 2013

Vaping sounds cool, almost futuristic, and thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio, Katherine Heigel, and other sexy celebs seen inhaling the vapors of e-cigarettes, it's like ...

EcigsCorner Educates Users About the Difference Between ...
SBWire (press release) - August 14, 2013

These e cigarettes may look very similar to the regular cigarettes but are entirely different from them. E cigarettes work with the help of rechargeable batteries ...

E-cigarettes are also addicting
Evening Observer - August 14, 2013

Once, there was a family of smokers, they smoked a lot and they found out about these new e-cigarettes. Soon, they were smoking them. What they didn't know ...

State bill would tamp down e-cigs
Boston Herald - August 14, 2013

Puffing electronic cigarettes would be illegal in most public places across the Bay State including restaurants and bars under a Beacon Hill bill rolled out ...

NYC Mayor Proposes to Extend Display, Coupon, Flavored Tobacco Bans to E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - August 14, 2013

In March of this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his support for two local tobacco ordinances that would ban tobacco displays in retail stores located in the city, restrict coupon redemption and multi-package pricing and ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, except in specialty tobacco bars. *Include electronic cigarettes in the definition of tobacco products. *Ban displays of electronic cigarettes from the public view except when an electronic cigarette ...

Kate Moss flies her assistant from London to Spain to bring her ...
Mirror.co.uk - August 14, 2013

Kate Moss forked out more than 2,000 on a packet of fags by flying her chauffeur to Spain to bring her electronic cigarettes from home. The supermodel paid ...

After e-cigarettes, say hello to the e-cigar
The Grocer - August 14, 2013

It is estimated there are around 1.5 million users of electronic cigarettes in the UK and Nathwani said he understands that up to 200 million traditional cigarettes ...

Restaurants, bar owners allow diners to smoke electronic cigarettes
Penn Live - August 14, 2013

Once again diners are smoking cigarettes in restaurant dining rooms and around bars. In a day and age of anti-smoking campaigns, the whole idea of smokers lighting up in public places seems completely out of place. A few months ago when a diner lit up a cigarette at Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, a bartender immediately told them to snuff it out, said co-owner Gary Huether, Jr. Only it turned out the person wasn't smoking a conventional cigarette, it was an electronic cigarette. While at first the idea of the devices created some confusion, patrons at the chain's restaurants are now permitted to smoke the cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes.

Smoked out
Oklahoma Gazette - August 14, 2013

You might have noticed the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs if you don't have time for all those syllables. Some look like regular cigarettes, ...

Already Messy, E-Cigarette Regs Likely To Grow More Chaotic ($$)
Law360 (subscription) - August 13, 2013

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 8:05 PM ET) -- The regulation of increasingly popular electronic cigarettes is growing more disorderly by the day, experts say, a problem rooted in the uncertainty surrounding whether the tobacco substitutes are a boon to consumer health or carry troubling health risks of their own.

Davis County health board considers regulating e-cigarettes
StandardNet - August 13, 2013

CLEARFIELD The Davis County health board is positioning itself to lead the way with regulations on e-cigarettes by imposing its own rules for the products ...

Hooked On Peach Schnapps E-Cigarettes? Enjoy it While it Lasts
Wall Street Journal - August 13, 2013

The bills before the council would also raise the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21, and restrict the amount of advertising, while also cracking down on illegal smuggling of cigarettes from lower tax states into New York, where packs can cost around $15. This is all coming from the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a prominent crusader against unhealthy choices ranging from transfatty baked goods to unacceptably salty food and improperly large sodas.

Mass. bill would ban e-cigarette sales to minors
My Fox Boston - August 13, 2013

BOSTON (AP) - Children and teens would be banned from buying electronic cigarettes under a bill being proposed on Beacon Hill. The bill would restrict the sale of any tobacco or nicotine delivery product to minors and prohibit use of the products on public school grounds. The bill would also apply existing state public and workplace smoking bans to electronic cigarette use and restrict the distribution of product samples.

E-Cigarette Shop to Open in Duluth
WDIO-TV - August 13, 2013

Lake Effect Vapor E-Cigarettes & Vapor Lounge is expected to open September 15, according to store owner Brian Annis. He says it will be a store filled with a ...

South Beach Smoke Mobile Showroom Offers Electronic Cigarette ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - August 13, 2013

South Beach Smoke offers a better smoking alternative with their premium electronic cigarettes. These e-Cigs are a high-tech, non-flammable solution for ...

Trying to DIY Electronic Cigarettes Could Be Fatal, KIMREE Reminds
SBWire (press release) - August 13, 2013

Recently, it is bristled with the methods of making electronic cigarettes at home on the internet, so far as to methods of homemade e-liquid. KIMREE reminds ...

What Are Electronic Cigarettes and Where Are They Heading
SBWire (press release) - August 13, 2013

These things are here to stay, and a close look at Clearette Electronic Cigarettes, one of the leading growth companies in this increasingly crowded field, reveals ...

Inhaling vapor: Science still not in on e-cigarettes
The Missoulian - August 13, 2013

About one in five adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. had tried electronic cigarettes in 2011, nearly twice as many as in 2010. Sales reached nearly $500 million ...

Chain Smokers Can Quit Smoking with the Help of Electronic ...
SBWire (press release) - August 13, 2013

These electronic cigarettes are more useful for people who are willing to quit smoking. According to reports more than 70% of Americans want to quit smoking.

E-cigarettes dodge ban in Mass. town's underage smoking law
Boston Business Journal (blog - August 13, 2013

Starting in January, teenagers in Canton, Mass., will no longer be able to buy cigarettes and other tobacco and nicotine products. So-called e-cigarettes dodged a proposed ban in the town, but may still be available to buyers under 21. Canton had made headlines with a proposal that would have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Largely unregulated, the relatively new products vaporize nicotine for inhalation.

Canton raises age to buy tobacco products, doesn't ban e-cigarettes
The Patriot Ledger - August 13, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes, dodged a ban, however, after residents and advocates voiced their support for the product as a viable ...

Mankato limits e-cigs
Mankato Free Press - August 13, 2013

MANKATO Electronic cigarettes, which use a smoke-free process to deliver vaporized nicotine to users, will be banned in the same way as traditional ...

Electronic Cigarettes How Healthier are the Modern E-Cigarettes?
StatesChronicle - August 13, 2013

Electronic cigarettes that are considered as a good way to quit smoking or a better and healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes, are raising concerns among ...

Without regulation, electronic cigarette sales expected to hit $1 billion
The Newark Advocate - August 13, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, heat a liquid containing nicotine into a vapor for consumers to inhale. The cigarettes are rechargeable, and the ...

Volunteers learn about risks of e-cigarettes in Canning Town
Newham Recorder - August 13, 2013

Natasha Anastasi from Newham Stop Smoking Team shows youngsters some e-cigarettes at the anti-smoking training session held at Community Links, ...

What Are the Health And Economic Risks of E-Cigs, Besides Looking Douche
MainStreet - August 13, 2013

NEW YORK (MainStreet)So far, August has been a zero-sum month for e-cigarettes. Let's call nicotine a substance, which it is. Let's also call smokers ...

Cheryl Cole and Johnny Depp endorsed e-cigs to cash in 100 mil pounds
Business Standard - August 12, 2013

The 'Fight For This Love' hit maker had recently posted a picture of herself holding a blueberry-flavored version of the e-cigs from UK brand '5 Colors'.

E-Cigarettes A Growing Choice For Mount Vernon Smokers
The Daily Voice - August 12, 2013

The Center for Disease Control reported earlier this year the number of American adults who use electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, rose from 10 ...

E-Cigarettes A Growing Choice For Mamaroneck Smokers
The Daily Voice - August 12, 2013

1, 2013 to smoke e-cigarettes within 100 feet of "public building entrances or schools." This move applies the same restrictions on smoking to e-cigarettes as ...

Canton board may ban electronic cigarettes
The Patriot Ledger - August 12, 2013

CANTON Canton could become the first community in the country to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes aim at e-cigarettes
7Online.com - August 12, 2013

... cigarettes are banned from most buildings in New York City, and now it appears the Bloomberg administration has its sights set on electronic cigarettes.

SO FAR, ANYTHING GOES IN ADS FOR E-CIGARETTES
U-T San Diego - August 12, 2013

Swisher International, maker of Swisher Sweets cigars, is sponsoring race cars promoting its e-Swisher electronic cigarettes and cigars and has a two-year deal ...

Smokeless smoking: Good or bad?
Mansfield News Journal - August 12, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, heat a liquid containing nicotine into a vapor for consumers to inhale. The cigarettes are rechargeable, and the ...

Are e-cigs more than just hot air?
Mail Tribune - August 12, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Electronic cigarettes embraced by users as a healthier alternative to smoking or a good way to quit are picking up steam.

Research hasn't proven e-cigarettes are safe
nwitimes.com - August 12, 2013

There is not sufficient scientific research that definitively concludes electronic cigarettes are effective tools to quit smoking. The FDA has not authorized electronic ...

A LOCAL LAW To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to raising the sales age from eighteen to twenty-one years for cigarettes and tobacco products (PDF)
Scribd - August 11, 2013

Electronic cigarette marketing is often designed to deter smokers from quitting and to attract youth. According to recent studies, electronic cigarette use is increasing among youth and young adults. Sales of electronic cigarettes doubled from nearly $300

Russell County Jail tries e-cigarettes
Online Athens - August 11, 2013

The electronic cigarettes went on sale Aug. 6 for $18 each, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor told WRBL-TV (http://bit.ly/13MShbB). Taylor said he hopes they ...

Are celebrities making smoking cool again? How stars have boosted the sale of e-cigarettes
Daily Mail - August 11, 2013

Sales of electronic cigarettes, labelled as a 'healthy' alternative to smoking, have risen tenfold in the last year, as celebrities help make puffing away 'cool' again.

CASAA: Call to Action! New York City Ordinances Would BAN Flavored E-Cigarettes And More -- Int 1020 & Int 1021 (UPDATED -- Action Needed!)
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) - August 10, 2013

CASAA has just learned that the Department of Health completely disregarded the concerns of vapers. An updated ordinance was leaked to CASAA and no substantive changes have been made. Indeed, the ordinance is actually worse than it was before,

FDA and e-cigarettes: Nicotine addiction must not be the norm
Yahoo! News August 10, 2013

Should the agency assume that millions of Americans choose to be nicotine addicts, with the federal role simply to make the use of electronic cigarettes as safe ...

Breaking News: Tobacco Consultant, Trade Association Blast NYCs Silent War On E-Cigarettes
Convenience Store Decisions - August 9, 2013

UPDATE2 3:02 p.m. with comments from Thomas Kiklas, co-founder of The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) UPDATE 2:39 p.m.: Includes comments from Greg Conley, Legislative Director for Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives As

CASAA: Laguna Beach council uses common sense, refuses to ban e-cigarettes
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) - August 9, 2013

As noted by Councilman Steven Dicterow, "I am not convinced that e-cigarettes are dangerous." It is rare these days to see such a reasonable and cautious approach to e-cigarette regulation, especially in California, where several communities have inclu

Bloomberg Is Trying To Snuff Out Your E-Cigs
Gothamist - August 9, 2013

The Bloomberg administration is quietly working to explicitly categorize electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and enact a sweeping ban on flavored e-cigs. The details of the plan come from a newly leaked draft of three tobacco-related bills currently making their way through the City Council; one would raise the tobacco age to 21, while another would prohibit the display of cigarette advertising in stores. A third bill would prohibit the use of tobacco coupons, create a $10.50 price floor for cigarette packs, and increase the fines against those selling illegal cigarettes.

Does New York City Mayor Bloomberg want to ban e-cigarettes too?
Fox News - August 9, 2013

They argue that electronic cigarettes are far less harmful than regular cigarettes and have helped many former adult smokers to quit smoking by switching to less ...

E-cigarettes grow in popularity, but health effects remain unclear
Toronto Star - August 9, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Electronic cigarettes embraced by users as a healthier ... in the U.S. tried electronic cigarettes in 2011, nearly twice as many as in 2010.

Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned in Norfolk's public places?
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - August 9, 2013

The call by the British Medical Association (BMA) for e-cigarettes to be included in the ban on smoking in public places has sparked a considerable amount of ...

E-Cigarettes Headed For a Smoking Ban
LA Weekly (blog)-by Dennis Romero - August 9, 2013

E-cigarettes, of course, are popular in restaurants, clubs and bars because, ... SB 648 limits the use of e-cigarettes as they pose unknown health risks in a public ...

New e-cig risk assessment uses the wrong standard
Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education August 8, 2013

Many people have asked me what I thought about the report "Peering through the mist: What does the chemistry of contaminants in electronic cigarettes tell us about health risks?" that being publicized by the e-cig advocacy group CASAA. This paper uses the same approach to risk assessment that I remember from risk assessments done of secondhand smoke years ago by tobacco industry apologists that concluded that secondhand tobacco smoke could not produce any adverse health effects. The first problem with this study is that

Confounding a Smoking Ban, and Bouncers
New York Times August 8, 2013

Maybe it was the thumping music, the alcohol or the beating sun, or some hallucinatory combination, but for a moment in early July, it appeared as if a waterfront state park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had turned into a smokers paradise.

E-cigarettes may pose greater danger than previously thought ($$)
Amador Ledger-Dispatch - August 8, 2013

As technology improves, electronic cigarettes have emerged as the solution to the second-hand smoking problem. Typically seen marketed in commercials on ...

Electronic Cigarette Industry Webinar Features Import Compliance ...
SBWire (press release) - August 8, 2013

Washington, D.C. -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2013 -- The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, ...

TfL vetos electronic cigarettes for staff now Tube commuters could ...
Evening Standard - August 8, 2013

Transport For London staff have been banned from using electronic cigarettes at work because they are too realistic. And customers may also be forbidden to smoke them in future, bosses at TfL say.

CASAA: New study confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes ...
PR Newswire (press release) - August 8, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- E-cigarette users can breathe a little easier today. A study just released by Professor Igor Burstyn, Drexel University School of Public Health, confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) pose no health concern for users or bystanders. This is the first definitive study of e-cigarette chemistry, and finds that there are no health concerns based on generally accepted exposure limits.

More than just hot air? Whether e-cigarettes are a good idea ...
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - August 8, 2013

About one in five adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. had tried electronic cigarettes in 2011, nearly twice as many as in 2010. Sales reached nearly $500 million ...

Webster County Considering Electronic Cigarette Ban
WBOY-TV August 7, 2013

One local county is looking to take its current ban on smoking to the next level. The Webster County Board of Health wants to stop the use of electronic cigarettes any place where regular cigarette use is already illegal.

Tooele City Council Tables E-Cigarettes Ban
ABC 4 - August 8, 2013

TOOELE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- Smoking electronic cigarettes in Tooele remains a topic of discussion with no resolution. Council members decided to table the issue Wednesday night. Theyll decide on another date to ban or allow e-cigarettes in public places.

Cautious attitude the best policy regarding e-cigarettes
Marietta Times - August 8, 2013

Across the Mid-Ohio Valley, restaurant and bar policies on electronic cigarettes vary widely. Some business owners have policies that don't allow e-cigarettes, some do allow them and others don't have an actual policy and may have never had a customer ask. But until the full health effects of e-cigarettes have been studied and determined, we think using them in public places should be limited, just as smoking traditional cigarettes is.

Laguna Beach nixes regulations on e-cigarettes
OCRegister (subscription) August 7, 2013

For the time being, it's OK to "vape" in Laguna Beach. The City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday night not to include electronic cigarettes in the city's smoking regulations

Council won't ban e-cigarettes
Coastline Pilot - August 7, 2013

The City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes. City Manager John Pietig recommended adding e-cigarettes to the city's ordinance restricting the use in public of tobacco and other plants or weeds that are smoked. The proposed amendment is consistent with the council's long-standing desire to protect the public from secondhand smoke and to discourage the unhealthy habit of smoking, according to Pietig's summary. "The secondhand vapor from an e-cig is no more harmful than the water vapor rising out of a cup of coffee," said Laguna Beach resident Peter French, regional vice president of Life LLC. "We sell health and wellness products. One of those products happens to be the electronic cigarette."

What Are Electronic Cigarettes And How Safe Are They?
Forbes - August 7, 2013

If you havent seen the strangely-sleek barrel of an electronic cigarette yet, or its peculiar vapor cloud, chances are you will soon. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported earlier this year that the number of American adults who use electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, rose ... The fact that e-cigarettes dont produce smoke and dont contain most of the chemicals found in combustible cigarettes may make them the lesser of two evils, but neither is a good idea, says Ray Casciari, MD, FRCP, director of the thoracic oncology program and the chief medical officer at St. Joseph Hospital, in Orange, Calif. People who are using e-cigarettes are still inhaling substances not meant to enter the lungs. Alongside the nicotine, users may be inhaling substances that might not be safe. The World Health Organization also has concerns about the use of e-cigarettes and the notion that the lack of smoke makes the devices safer. According to their website: This illusive safety of ENDS [electronic nicotine delivery systems] can be enticing to consumers; however, the chemicals used in electronic cigarettes have not been fully disclosed, and there are no adequate data on their emissions.

TN Sheriff Plans to Fund Raises by Selling 'E-Cigs'
ABC6OnYourSide.com - August 7, 2013

MACON Co., Tennessee (Derek Drake) -- County Sheriff Mark Gammons has a controversial plan to help fund raises for his corrections officers. According to the Macon County Times, Gammons has decided to sell his inmates electronic cigarettes. He predicts he can raise $50,000 a year in revenue by selling these items for $13.50 a piece.

Electronic Cigarettes Gain Popularity. But How Are They Regulated?
KLCC FM Public Radio - August 7, 2013

Electronic Cigarettes contain three components: a rechargeable battery, a cartridge unit containing Nicotine oil, and the atomizer. The atomizer contains a small ...

UTSA scholars to study health effects of electronic cigarettes
Phys.Org - August 7, 2013

Smokers are increasingly turning to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes to soothe their nicotine cravings without the harmful side effects. But how safe are they?

E-cigs a booming business in Tulsa and across the nation
KRMG - August 7, 2013

Whatever the reason, "vaping," the use of e-cigarettes, has mushroomed in the last year. Sales in the U.S. topped a billion dollars last year, and will top $2 billion ...

NEWS: Electronic cigarettes in the music industry
Artrocker - August 7, 2013

E-cigarettes don't contain any tobacco and are not affected by the UK ... There are no harmful second hand smoking dangers associated with e-cigarettes, ...

This E-Cigarette Company Is On Track To Generate North Of $100 million this year
Seattle Post Intelligencer - August 7, 2013

There are, of course, concerns regarding the safety of e-cigs and even whether or not they're "cool." But nonetheless, it's a huge market that e-cig startup V2 has ...

Tooele considers ban on e-cigarette smoking in public places
Salt Lake Tribune - August 6, 2013

The Tooele City Council is considering a ban on e-cigarette smoking in public parks and other gathering places, based on concerns that they contain chemicals that could be toxic to people in the vicinity of the smoker.

Reynolds to Protect Trademark in E Cigs Suits Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - August 6, 2013

Reynolds American Inc. subsidiary are busy nowadays protecting the Camel and Winston trademarks from misuse by small e cigs retailers. Reynolds has filed 29 cases in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of N.C. since August 2009 and the last being submitted July 1 2013. It has won all the final judgment of 21 cases. Different e cig companies use the marketing products similar to the Reynolds brands in taste or logo which has compelled Reynolds to file cases against them.

Questions hover around e-cigarettes
Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2013

You may have seen one. It resembles a cigarette, cigar or pipe and something is emitted into the air, but you may not be sure what it is. So, what is it?

Experts Talk Electronic Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - August 6, 2013

"I myself have used electronic cigarettes and have found them very useful in the ... even quit vaping as with electronic cigarettes you can reduce the nicotine ...

Some Indiana smokers turning to e-cigarettes, seeing vapor devices ...
Daily Journal - August 6, 2013

FORT WAYNE, Indiana A young woman, mid-20s, perhaps, paws at the cup of coffee sitting in front of her, glances to her left, then, with her right hand, takes a ...

Concern on electronic cigarettes
Irish Health - August 6, 2013

Health Minister James Reilly has been urged to clarify the health implications and legal status of electronic cigarettes. Government Chief Whip and Minister of ...

Concerns raised about implications and legality of e-cigarettes
BreakingNews.ie - August 6, 2013

"People are not fully aware of what is contained in the electronic cigarettes and WHO have come out with some concerns regarding the electronic cigarettes," he ...

Minister for Health asked to clarify legal status of e-cigarettes
The Nationalist - August 6, 2013

Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe has written to the Minister for Health to clarify the health implications and legal status of electronic cigarettes. Kehoe said ...

Dighton adopts regulation to put electronic cigarettes under umbrella of tobacco products
Taunton Daily Gazette - August 6, 2013

DIGHTON Falling in line with 75 other communities across the state, Dighton adopted its own public health regulations on electronic cigarette and other modern nicotine delivery devices. That means electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes for short, must be kept on display behind the counter of every Dighton store that sells them, along with the packs of cigarettes and loose tobacco. Now, in all public places in Dighton where smoking is prohibited, so is the use of nicotine delivery devices like e-cigarettes, a town board of health official said.

Smoking in America Today
Diane Rehm Show, NPR August 5, 2013

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-08-05/smoking-america-today

An increasing number of Americans believe both public and private smoking should be illegal. The tobacco industry has taken notice by pushing electronic and lower-nicotine cigarettes. Meanwhile, new screening standards aim to save more smokers from lung cancer. Diane and her guests discuss the state of smoking in America today.

Amherst board bans sale of cigarettes at pharmacies, regulates sale of e-cigarettes
MassLive.com - August 5, 2013

While there are just two CVS pharmacies in town, the new regulations also ban the use of nicotine delivery products or e-cigarettes wherever smoking is banned ...

Whether e-cigarettes are a good idea remains a question
Charlotte Observer - August 5, 2013

Electronic cigarettes feature flavored nicotine vapor instead of smoke. They appeal to smokers who want to kick the habit, but have struggled with gums or ...

Up in vapor, not smoke
Marietta Times-by Jasmine Rogers - August 5, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are being widely marketed a safer alternative to smoking and a means through which to quit the habit because they use ...

Old tobacco playbook gets new use by e-cigarettes
Appleton Post Crescent - August 5, 2013

E-cigarette companies like Blu Ecigs, whose spot features Jenny McCarthy, are advertising on TV forbidden for traditional cigarette companies for ... Tobacco company executives have even noted that e-cigarettes are already eating into ...

E-Cigarette Users Continue to Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - August 5, 2013

Still they continue to grow in popularity these days, and although not everyone has nice things to say about them, clinical studies show they can be a really good alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes, are they safe?
WBFO - August 5, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes appears to be growing - which raises the question are they safe? and should they be regulated? WBFO's Chris Caya has ...

WHSmith Appoints Gamucci as Electronic Cigarettes' Category Leader
PR Newswire (press release) - August 5, 2013

Gamucci has been appointed category leader by WHSmith as part of the UK retailer's plans to expand its range of electronic cigarettes. The partnership will see ...

Public smoking is banned, but how about an e-puff?
Canton Repository - August 4, 2013

Ohio's 2006 smoking ban covers only products that burn tobacco, so the decision ... banned electronic cigarettes because they look so much like real cigarettes.

At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes
Aiken Standard - August 4, 2013

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale.

Youth tobacco regulations take effect in Sept.
Wicked Local August 2, 2013

FALMOUTH The Falmouth Board of Health recently held a public hearing to consider enhanced youth access to tobacco regulations. The board last updated its youth access regulations in 2005.

eCig Vision Reviews Premium Electronic Cigarette
SBWire (press release) - August 2, 2013

The recent media attention on the controversy surrounding electronic cigarettes has raised consumer knowledge of the tobacco cigarette alternative. Various ...

Even the Celebrities Are Hooked to Electronic Cigarettes Reported ...
SBWire (press release) - August 2, 2013

The electronic cigarettes are able to satisfy the nicotine cravings and do not cause any ... Many of the celebrities have been spotted using electronic cigarettes.

E Cigarettes: Big Tobacco Friend or Foe of E Cig Industry
SBWire (press release) - August 2, 2013

For years big tobacco has been producing products that the world has deemed extremely harmful. As of recent big tobacco like RJ Reynolds has seen substantial declines in their overall revenue publically stating the culprit as electronic cigarettes. So what does multibillion dollar enterprises do? They take out their checkbook and buy their way into one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

blu eCigs Announces Sponsorship Of HARD Summer LA
Wall Street Journal (press release) - August 2, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- blu eCigs, the electronic cigarette company widely known for its products' superior style and quality, today announced its sponsorship of the popular HARD Summer L.A. from August 3 - 4 at the State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles. blu eCigs' unique activation space, coined The Vapor Lounge, will feature surprise guest appearances from some of this festival's leading artists in the electronic and hip-hop worlds.

Very little is known about the health effects of e-cigarettes
Chicago Tribune (blog) - August 1, 2013

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been a smoker for years. I'm thinking about switching to electronic cigarettes or to a nicotine inhaler because I've heard they aren't as bad for you as regular cigarettes. Is that true?

ANSWER: Electronic cigarettes and nicotine inhalers both deliver nicotine to your body without tobacco. But that's where the similarity ends. The two are quite different when it comes to how they're used and how much doctors know about their safety. Nicotine inhalers are a proven safe and effective way to help people stop smoking. In contrast, very little is known about the health effects of electronic cigarettes. The manufacturers claim that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes. But there are significant questions about the safety of these products. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed samples of two popular brands of e-cigarettes, they found varying amounts of nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including substances that are known to cause cancer.

LOGIC's New President: E-Cigs 'Incredible Opportunity'
CSPnet.com - August 1, 2013

In an exclusive interview with CSP Daily News, Martin shared his thoughts on the appeal of both LOGIC's electronic cigarettes and the segment as a whole.

Pico Rivera council advances e-cigarette ban
Whittier Daily News - August 1, 2013

PICO RIVERA - Electronic cigarettes may soon join their tobacco kin on the not-welcome list in the city's public places. The City Council has approved the first ...

Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public
Sioux City Journal - August 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have been on a slow burn for years, but they've recently caught fire. National sales jumped to $500 million in 2012 and are projected to ...

Times Writers Group: Hard to find e-cig downsides
St. Cloud Times - August 1, 2013

As a non-smoker amid a growing debate e-cigarettes inspire my interest. Are they the ... She said it was too early to estimate the e-cigarettes' popularity.

E-cigarette explodes and sparks small fire
kfor.com - August 1, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY Many cigarette smokers are turning e-cigarettes in an attempt to quit their smoking habit. The electronic devices use vapor instead of tobacco. However, one metro woman says her e-cigarette could have killed her after it exploded and sparked a small fire in her home. It happened about 15 minutes after Theressa Chastka plugged in her e-cigarette to charge. The battery shot out and hit the wall, she said.

Jenny McCarthy to Star in Latest Blu E-Cig Commercials
AdAge.com - August 1, 2013

TV personality Jenny McCarthy, the most recent addition to ABC's "The View," is the new face of Blu e-cigarettes, the leading brand in the category.

LETTERS: Readers sound off on e-smokes, sophmoric puns and A-Rod
New York Daily News - August 1, 2013

I was disappointed to read the Daily News puff piece on e-cigarettes (Vapor trail, July 31).
Glorifying a product whose contents are unknown to us is questionable at best. There is no evidence that shows the vapors emitted by e-cigarettes are safe ...

E Cigarette: Industry Growth 2013
SBWire (press release) - August 1, 2013

E Cigarettes- a novelty four years ago now, about to hit $1.2 billion in sales, according to Wells Fargo securities analysts this year.

E-Cigarettes Enjoy Perks Of Being Unregulated
Here And Now - August 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are a nicotine delivery system that has a small but growing share of the tobacco industry. However, unlike chewing tobacco and traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA or any other body. That means that electronic cigarettes can advertise on television.

Robert Pattinson 'fights' to quit smoking by using electronic ...
Now Magazine Online - August 1, 2013

Robert Pattinson is trying hard to quit smoking. The Twilight actor, 27, has been using electronic cigarettes to ease himself out of his addiction but is finding it tough to give up nicotine for good.
'He still loves the electronic cigarettes and is not completely over smoking yet,' says a source.

Agency of Medicines battles with e-cigarettes
Baltic Business News - August 1, 2013

The Agency of Medicines says that the trade in so-called electronic cigarettes should be limited because the nicotin solution they contain is a medicinal product, ...

New E-Cigarette Shop Opens in Goose Creek
Goose Creek (SC) Patch.com - August 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes vaporize liquid, usually containing nicotine, and don't agitate the ... Electronic cigarettes are nothing new, but brick-and-mortar shops are ...

New Law Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors
WUNC - August 1, 2013

Tobacco shop retailers are following a new law that keeps them from selling electronic cigarettes to minors. Many smokers use e-cigarettes as a replacement for tobacco cigarettes. The battery-operated devices heat small amounts of a nicotine solution. Smokers then inhale the vapors.

E-cigs banned from taxis...and council workplaces will follow
St Helens Star - August 1, 2013

E-CIGARETTES have been banned from taxis across St Helens after the council's licensing committee ruled the products should fall under its no smoking policy.

Once Novelties, E-cigarettes Hitting New Highs
Yahoo! News - July 31, 2013

E-cigarettesa relative novelty three years ago--are about to hit $1 billion in sales, according to Wells Fargo securities analysts. While that's only 1 percent of ...

Law banning e-cig sales to minors takes effect
Winston-Salem Journal - July 31, 2013

At North Carolina smoke shops and other retailers, the warning signs are going up: A law banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors takes effect Thursday.

Letter of the Day (August . 1): Electronic cigarettes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - July 31, 2013

A July 13 article on electronic cigarettes summarized a study in Italy and claimed a high percentage of smokers in the study quit smoking using e-cigarettes (Up in vapor). As a student of community health education and an intern at a local public health nonprofit, this cAugust ht my attention. After reviewing the study, I drew some different conclusions. About 40 percent of participants failed to attend their final follow-up visit, which definitely affected the result. Often participants in tobacco studies are too embarrassed to come to the final appointment if they did not quit smoking. Of those who did attend, 26.9 percent reported that they successfully quit smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. The researchers stated that this was possibly due to the individuals increase of confidence in themselves rather than the actual e-cigarette itself. Another important result is that the researchers did not find any significant improvement in blood pressure or resting heart rate in any of the three groups (even though 26 percent quit traditional tobacco cigarettes). It is common knowledge that these measures should improve very soon after a smoker quits using tobacco. Its critical to review the original studies to understand the actual methods, data and conclusions, rather than only relying on the news or media for interpretation.

BAT launches e-cigarette
domain-B - July 31, 2013

E-cigarettes - battery -powered metal tubes that turn nicotine-laced liquid into ... The development of inhaled nicotine products, which includes e-cigarettes, is a ...

Tobacco firms realise there's money in e-cigs
Bitterwallet - July 31, 2013

British American Tobacco the second biggest cig vendor in the world are going to rapidly expand its presence in the electronic cigarette market after launching its first product in Britain this week.

UPDATE 2-BAT plans rapid e-cigarette expansion around world
Reuters - July 31, 2013

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - British American Tobacco said it would move rapidly to expand its presence in the electronic cigarette market around the world ...

Former Altria Executive to Lead LOGIC Electronic Cigarettes
Convenience Store Decisions - July 31, 2013

logicpresident LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the addition of Miguel Martin to its executive team. In his role as ...

E-cigarattes raise basic questions on freedom, regulation
McCook Daily Gazette - July 30, 2013

Smoking bans are based on the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke -- which doesn't ... As it is, however, the ban-it-first philosophy is likely to win out.

E-Cigarettes Entering Mainstream With Sales Nearing $1B: What's ...
Medical Daily - July 31, 2013

Advocates are saying it's for these reasons that e-cigarettes are becoming more socially acceptable, and the trend has securities analysts predicting that they'll ...

The rules for e-cigarettes
New York Daily News - July 31, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, known to smokers as e-cigarettes, are lighting up the city as puffers snuff out their butts in favor of the refillable, rechargeable alternative, ...

5 New Chocolate Flavor USA Eliquids for Electronic Cigarettes ...
SBWire (press release) - July 31, 2013

Leading independent provider of e cigarettes expands its VAPriot Made in the USA E Liquid Flavors for e cigarettes. The Best USA E Liquid flavors are now ...

Electronic Cigarettes Demand Booming Despite Controversies ...
SBWire (press release) - July 31, 2013

As per the reviews Electronic Cigarette show explosive growth worldwide especially in US and other European countries. Some years back, the concept of ...

One More Electronic Step By Big Tobacco
Wall Street Journal-by Tom Gara - July 30, 2013

Electronic cigarettes — there's no tobacco involved, and they're really more like ... The European Union has said it plans to treat the e-cigarettes as medical ...

E Cigarettes Don't Smoke Weed People Smoke
SBWire (press release) - July 30, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/30/2013 -- As if the amount of problems that the e cigarette industry is facing are not enough, the recent revelations that people are ...

Leading Electric Cigarette Reviews Provider Clarifies How Safe Are ...
SBWire (press release) - July 30, 2013

For example, one of the statements by Michael Siegal, a tobacco researcher at Boston University is Tobacco contains 5,000 known chemicals, E-cigarettes ...

The electronic cigarette ignites debate
WQOW TV News 18 - July 29, 2013

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Electronic cigarettes are technically smoke free, but some businesses and health experts are drawing the line to put them out.

Graduate student awarded NIH fellowship to study electronic cigarettes
Phys.Org - July 29, 2013

Now, a University of California, Riverside graduate student has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship of more than $90,000 to study the cytotoxic effectseffects that are toxic to the body's cellsof e-cigarette use. The three-year competitive award will cover tuition and living expenses for the remainder of her tenure in graduate school. "I will be studying aerosols produced by electronic cigarettes, specifically using refill fluids," said Rachel Behar, the recipient of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. "I will isolate chemicals in the most cytotoxic aerosols and test them on human embryonic stem cells to mimic exposure during early stages of development."

The Best Deal to Extend Longevity and Quality of Life
SBWire (press release) - July 29, 2013

Smokers are exposed to less toxic elements and harmful smoke by using the electronic cigarettes. They can experience pleasant flavors and yet enjoy the real ...

Regulating E-Cigarettes Creates the Wrong Incentives
OpenMarket.org - July 29, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is gearing up to regulate electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by early October. These regulations, rather than protecting the public health, will unintentionally push people towards using more dangerous tobacco alternatives.

University of Texas at San Diego to Study Health Effects of E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - July 29, 2013

William Cooke and Donovan Fogt, UTSA kinesiologists, have received a $30,000 seed fund from the University to help investigate the health effects of electronic cigarettes. They will be teaming up with Assistant Professor Caroline Rickards at the University of North Texas to help gather data about the effects of e-cigarettes and the bodys basic physiological health.

Ways to Choose E Liquids for Best Electronic Cigarettes Highlights ...
SBWire (press release) - July 29, 2013

It has a great role to play in flavoring of electronic cigarettes. The flavors and strengths of nicotine present in e liquid should be mixed and matched carefully for a ...

South Florida Market Flooded with Brands of E Cigarettes Discusses ...
SBWire (press release) - July 29, 2013

There are lot many brands of electronic cigarettes flooded in the market that gives quality puffing to the smokers. It's true that nearly all the brands of e cigarettes ...

First Electronic Cigarette Shop Made Its Mark in Manhattan Notifies ...
SBWire (press release) - July 29, 2013

Dallas, TX: The shop owners are abiding by the law, especially in case of minors who are prohibited to buy electronic cigarettes and also taking special care of its customers ...

Electronic Cigarettes Security Fears and Health Scares Explores ...
SBWire (press release) - July 29, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/29/2013 -- Electronic cigarettes have been getting a bad name due to their similar appearance to tobacco cigarettes. As a result ...

Product Liability Webinar Readies Electronic Cigarette Business ...
SBWire (press release) - July 29, 2013

The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, hosted the second of three summer webinars for electronic cigarette industry leaders on July 23. The organization's one-hour webinar offered a wealth of information on potential product liability and insurance concerns as they apply to electronic cigarettes.

Altria Group Inc.'s (NYSE:MO) latest developments
Avauncer - July 29, 2013

In order to survive it is necessary to diversify their business which led to launch electronic cigarettes powered by battery which produces vapor inhaled by the ...

Ill Effects Of Electronic Cigarette
BoldSky - July 29, 2013

Have you heard of the well known and 'safe to use' electronic cigarettes? This electronic cigarettes which is considered a healthy option for smokers is now ...

Rise of the e-cigarette: World's cheapest nicotine vaporiser goes on ...
Daily Mail - July 29, 2013

Around 1.3million Britons use battery-powered e-cigarettes, which turn nicotine into vapour to be inhaled, avoiding the harm caused by tobacco smoke.

E-cigs debate takes turn: Expert says they may pose less risk than cigarettes
Winston-Salem Journal - July 27, 2013

The debate about the potential societal benefit of electronic cigarettes has taken an interesting turn with a former Food and Drug Administration advisor saying they likely pose a reduced-risk option to traditional cigarettes. Dr. Neal Benowitz, who served on the FDAs Tobacco Products Scientific advisory committee, co-authored a July 15 report on e-cigs posted on the Journal of the American Medical Associations website. Benowitz said e-cigs likely pose less direct hazard to the individual smoker than tobacco cigarettes and might help smokers quit smoking or reduce harm by smoking fewer tobacco cigarettes. On the other hand, there are potential harms, including promoting continued smoking of cigarettes and renormalizing cigarette smoking behaviors. Benowitzs acknowledgement of the potential public-health benefit of e-cigs is noteworthy considering he is serving on a Pfizer smoking cessation medication advisory board, and has been a consultant to two other pharmaceutical companies. Analysts have said e-cigs, particularly those made by large tobacco manufacturers, could prove stiff competition for the pharmaceutical nicotine-replacement therapy products if given FDA approval.

Cities Struggle to Classify E-Cigs as They Grow in Popularity
KSTP.com - July 27, 2013

Minnesota's recent tobacco tax hike seems to have given the business a boost. ... are former smokers or people who want to transition off traditional cigarettes.".

Customs seize shocked smoker's e-cigarette
Royal Gazette - July 27, 2013

Mr Hill said he has been using the devices on the Island for four years, importing the electronic cigarettes and cartridges through courier services. However this ...

E-cigarettes gaining use
Lock Haven Express - July 27, 2013

LOCK HAVEN - Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular, however, there is limited research regarding the safety of the products ...

Electronic Cigarettes: More Dangerous Than the Industry Wants You to Think?
Care2.com - July 26, 2013

One thing is for sure: despite what manufacturers may claim, the primary byproduct of electronic cigarettes isn't a harmless water vapor. In an interview with ...

Please ban the smoking of conventional cigarettes on the beach
Island Gazette - July 26, 2013

Now that electronic cigarettes offer an alternative to smoking the real thing, please ban the smoking of conventional cigarettes on the beach for those of us who appreciate the smell of clean, fresh ocean air. In my opinion, theres nothing more disgusting than smelling and breathing someones second hand smoke from 50 yards up the beach.

E-cigarettes may rekindle smoking fight
Courierpress/news/gleaner/ - July 26, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have been on a slow burn for years, but they've recently caught fire. National sales jumped to $500 million in 2012 and are projected to ...

Countries resolve to check e-cigarettes, hookah
Daily News & Analysis - July 26, 2013

Recognising the adverse impact of e-cigarettes which are a new craze along with hookah joints among tobacco users, India and other countries of South-East Asian region today vowed to take measures to check their use including imposing ban.

Vapor trail may lead to big sales for e-cig shops
Columbus Dispatch - July 26, 2013

It started with a hug, or, to be more precise, the withholding of one. My little sister wouldnt give me a hug. She said I smelled like an ashtray, said Andy Schmid, one of the owners of Buckeye Vapors, a Grove City shop that sells electronic-cigarette or e-cigarette devices and the flavored nicotine juice that goes in them. On the health front, one of the biggest problems is theres a lot we dont know about them, said Shelly Kiser, advocacy director for the American Lung Association in Ohio. They havent been around long enough for long-term studies. And since theyre not regulated by the FDA, there are no quality controls.

Understand the risks of electronic cigarettes
Sampan - July 26, 2013

As electronic cigarette sales have grown nationwide during the past year, there is heightened interest in their health risks compared to traditional cigarettes.

Thank You for Not Vaping: the irrational hostility to e-cigarettes
The Weekly Standard August 5, 2013

Smokeless, odorless, and, indeed, tobacco-less, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in common parlance, are projected to become a $1 billion industry this year. Yes, thats electronic cigarettes: battery-powered gadgets that convert liquid nicotine into vapor, which the user inhales. The act is knownunfortunately, if accuratelyas vaping. (Its important to note that one doesnt smoke an e-cigarette.) Some e-cigs are made to closely resemble actual cigarettesthey have the same shape and color and even an LED light at the end, designed to simulate a lit butt. They come in a variety of flavors.

New concerns over long-term risks of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Fox News - July 26, 2013

For anybody who struggle with smoking to say look I want to switch to electronic cigarettes. And I wanna quit smoking altogether knowing you can because ...

More and more smokers turning to e-cigs
Moorpark Acorn - July 26, 2013

Sandra Tovar, community services coordinator for the tobacco policy unit at the Ventura County Health Care Agency, asserts that e-cigarettes pose a serious ...

E-cigarettes : Friend or Foe?
WAMC - July 26, 2013

A decade after Clear Indoor Air Act severely limited indoor smoking in New York, the focus has turned to e-cigarettes battery-powered devices that deliver ... Elaine Keller is the president of CASAA, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, a non-profit clearinghouse for information about alternatives to smoking. Nevertheless, the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown. Capital District Tobacco-free Coalition director Judy Rightmyer is among those who fear that the devices will introduce and encourage smoking among children and possibly lead to future use of tobacco products.

Smoke Safe Premium Vapor Lounge Opens
St. Peters (MO) Patch.com - July 25, 2013

E-cigarettes use e-liquid in a variety of flavors that can be nicotine-free. ... After Jason James switched from smoking cigarettes to e-cigarettes, he felt so much ...

E-cigarette technology is ahead of the laws
Coastline Pilot - July 25, 2013

Laguna Beach restaurant owners are coping with customers who choose to boot up battery-powered, vapor-emanating electronic cigarettes in the absence of rules governing use of the devices. Some restaurant managers see customers "vaping," a term connected with the e-cigarettes, which vaporize a liquid solution of propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin that contains nicotine and flavorings. "Is it legal or illegal? No one knows," said Fouad Ziady, general manager of Las Brisas restaurant, which overlooks the ocean. "We don't have a problem [with customers using e-cigarettes], but there's a no-smoking ordinance in the city." Laguna Beach does not have any laws pertaining to e-cigarette use, according to John Montgomery, the city's community development director. But e-cigarette regulation could be on the way if state legislators adopt a bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-East Bay).

MTA puts ban on electronic cigs
Queens Chronicle - July 25, 2013

The MTA has officially included electronic cigarettes in products that are banned from being used on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains.

Exchanges now sell e-cigarettes, but military officials haven't sorted out all the rules
Military Times (blog) - July 25, 2013

Once a curiosity at mall kiosks, e-cigs are popping up on tobacco shelves, in smoke shops and at military exchanges, which began carrying the battery-powered devices within the past two months. Since May, sales of e-cigs in the Army and Air Force exchanges alone topped 28,600.

Electronic cigarettes: a digital smoking revolution?
The Upcoming - July 25, 2013

We are talking about electronic cigarettes. Invented in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik as an alternative to smoking, they have gained in popularity over ...

Contrasting perspectives on e-cigarettes from smoking cessation ...
News-Medical.net - July 25, 2013

The increasing popularity and availability of e-cigarettes (otherwise known as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, or ENDS) in many countries has prompted fierce debate among public health professionals, with some expressing concerns that lack of safety information for the devices could result in unforeseen damage to public health if they are not appropriately regulated. Others argue that e-cigarettes provide a safer and appealing alternative to smoking, and their increasing usage likely to be accompanied by a reduction in the number of traditional cigarettes smoked could be stalled if excessive restrictions are placed on their sale and manufacture. Today [Tuesday 23 July], leading smoking cessation experts present contrasting perspectives on e-cigarettes in two Comments published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

DOH tasks FDA to oversee e-cigarettes
Solar News (ph) - July 25, 2013

DOH tasks FDA to oversee e-cigarettes. The Department of Health (DOH) seeks the regulation of electronic cigarettes through the Food and Drug Administration.

Njoy Hunts For PR Support To Boost E-Cigarettes
The Holmes Report - July 25, 2013

LONDON--E-cigarette maker Njoy is searching for PR support in the UK ahead of a major marketing push aimed at boosting sales in a growing market.

UTSA researchers to study e-cigarettes
WOAI - July 25, 2013

Bobby Hillyard used to smoke two packs a day, but now he's built a business called Monster Vape selling higher quality electronic cigarettes. He says the e-cigs ...

Can we regulate the e-cigarette industry?
Rappler (ph) - July 25, 2013

Does the Philippines have the resources and capacity to regulate the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry? Food and Drug Administration director Dr Kenneth Hartigan-Go identified several challenges the regulatory body will face should government opt for regulation instead of an outright ban.

Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public
KERO-TV 23 July 24, 2013

The 27-year-old from Minnetonka wasn't breaking the law: He was using an electronic cigarette. Wolberg, who calls himself an advocate of "tobacco harm reduction," isn't shy about using his e-cigarette. "I'm rather proud to display it in public because I think it needs to be seen," he said. Cynthia Hallett couldn't disagree more. Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says vaping could undermine the hard-won battles to establish nonsmoking areas. Proctor echoes her concerns. "If you can't tell whether someone is vaping or smoking, that could work to erode established no-smoking zones," he said.

VIDEO: Tobacco companies investing in e-cigarettes
NBC News - July 23, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are a growing trend, but they are not FDA regulated and it’s unclear how the combination of chemicals impacts the body. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.

LETTER: Ready to fight e-cigarette ban
New York Journal News - July 23, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are not included in the definition of “smoking” in the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, which is to say that the New York state Legislature has not added e-cigarettes to any smoking ban other than sales. That the Long Island Rail ...

TUSD board votes to ban e-cigarettes for everyone
Arizona Daily Star - July 24, 2013

Students, staff and members of the public can no longer smoke e-cigarettes on school grounds in the Tucson Unified School District. The TUSD Governing Board approved the ban Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote, adding the device to a list of prohibited tobacco ...

Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public
Times Record News - July 24, 2013

''It's been, what, six years now since they passed the smoking ban in Minnesota? ... so-called "clean nicotine" could erode smoking bans, encourage smokers to trade ... In 2012, Minnesota passed a law banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. ... However, the electronic cigarettes have been banned in K-12 schools in the ...

How Clean Are the Electronic Cigarettes? Find out on EsmokeHub ...
SBWire (press release) - July 24, 2013

Electronic cigarette is often mistaken as a safer option compared to the ones using tobacco. EsmokeHub.com endeavors to find out how clean the e cigarettes ...

E-Cigarette On Twitter: Could A Tweeting Electronic Cigarette Help ...
iDigitalTimes.com - July 24, 2013

A New York creative agency has created an E-cigarette linked to Twitter to help smokers quit. Here's how a tweeting e-cigarette can be a cessation device.

Italy scraps e-cigarette tax plans
The Local.it - July 24, 2013

Campaigners successfully argued that the 58.5 percent hike would threaten around 5,000 jobs alongside the 2,000 e-cigarette shops which have opened in ...

Menthol Cigarette Ban Attracts Users Toward Best E Cigs Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - July 24, 2013

The customers are confused amid ban and restriction of menthol cigarettes and they are likely to move towards the best e cig brands which offer the said flavor.

QM professor calls for rethink on e-cigarette regulation
HealthCanal.com - July 24, 2013

Plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as medical devices could jeopardise enormous potential benefits to public health, warns a leading smoking cessation ...

Electronic Cigarette Reviews Reveal Phenomenal Sales Growth ...
SBWire (press release) - July 23, 2013

If the latest Tobacco Talk survey by Wells Fargo Securities LLC's are to be ... that the best electronic cigarette brands are superior to tobacco cigarettes in many ... more positive on e cigarettes, noting that its advertising and marketing efforts ...

On the Call: Altria Group CEO Barrington
Businessweek - July 23, 2013

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Tuesday it's on track to launch its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana starting next month.

American Cancer Society takes issue with proposed electronic ...
WCPO - July 23, 2013

An Ohio bill that could be the state's first regulation of electronic cigarettes has a major health organization raising red flags

E-cigarette vaporizers being used for illegal purposes, police ...
WPTV - July 23, 2013

E-cigarettes have become a multi-billion-dollar industry. ... E-cigarettes and similar devices called vaporizer pens are turning up in convenience stores and ...

TUSD to decide tonight on e-cigarettes
Tucson News Now - July 23, 2013

Happening today, the Tucson Unified School District will consider banning the use of e-cigarettes. Tobacco use is already banned on TUSD campuses, but now ...

How safe are electronic cigarettes? Not everyone agrees.
Scientific American (blog) - July 22, 2013

My friend lit up her electronic cigarette during intermission when we were in line for a bathroom at a Broadway theater. People in the line looked at her disapprovingly. She responded quickly: I am not smoking. Its only water vapor. Thats the argument that the e-cigarette industry makes, and it is clearly one that my friend wants to believe. Her response put a stop to any questions about second-hand smoke. Nobody else said anything. Maybe nobody wanted an argument on a night out for theater or maybe people knew too little to comment confidently. She waited for a bathroom stall and continued smoking. While questions about electronic cigarettes stayed below the surface in the ladies room, they are hotly debated in the world of tobacco control and public health. There are concerns about the exact benefits and potential harms of electronic cigarettes, secondhand smoke, and air quality.

Electronic Cigarettes -- Let's Think Before We Inhale
Huffington Post - July 22, 2013

Let's pause and think before we inhale the hype of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). As is the case with conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, ...

Some doctors concerned over e-cigarette safety and regulation
WPDE - July 22, 2013

E-cigarettes have been around for nearly a decade, but some doctors worry that they even though many smokers use them to quit, they could even be more dangerous to users' health.

Billion dollar e-cigarette industry raises safety concerns
KPHO Phoenix - July 22, 2013

"It's not that I want to be as good as a cigarette, I want to be better," said Craig Weiss, the CEO of NJOY, the e-cigarette industry leader with headquarters in Scottsdale. "Our mission is to obsolete cigarettes," Weiss said.

Letter: Lung association: Ban e-cigs
Newsday - July 22, 2013

We applaud the Long Island Rail Road for including e-cigarettes in its ... There is no evidence that shows the vapors emitted by e-cigarettes are safe for ...

UH study raises questions about e-cigarette safety & effectiveness
Hawaii News Now - July 22, 2013

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new study by the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center finds young people who want to quit smoking are turning to e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices, some of which turn nicotine into a vapor that is inhaled instead of smoke. "This study is one of the first studies to show that people who are using e-cigarettes are quite serious about quitting smoking," said Dr. Thaddeus Herzog. More than 1,500 smokers from different ethnic backgrounds were surveyed. Researchers found 13% of them turned to electronic smoking devices to try to kick their habit. "We found that people who had used other nicotine replacement therapy that had been approved by the FDA they were two to four times more likely to have tried electronic cigarettes to quick smoking," said Dr. Pallav Pokhrel. Researchers say the next study will examine how successful people who choose to use e-cigarettes are at quitting and how that compares to other options, like the nicotine patch or nicotine gum.

Booming E-cigarette industry raises questions on safety, regulation
CBS News - July 22, 2013

Booming E-cigarette industry raises questions on safety, regulation ... decades -- cigarettes made a return to television advertising, when electronic cigarette maker NJOY aired ... There is no tobacco or combustion, and when exhaled, no odor.

E-Cigarette Tweets To Keep Smokers Focused On Quitting
PSFK - July 22, 2013

Creative agency R/GA created an e-cigarette that connects to the internet and sends tweets about ones smoking activity.

Health Officials Worry As E-Cigarettes Enter Colorado
KUNC - July 22, 2013

Since e-cigarettes are not a tobacco product, companies can get around 42-year-old laws that ban cigarette advertising. The largest concentration of e-cigarette ...

Safety Concerns on Best Electronic Cigarette Raises with Its ...
SBWire (press release) - July 22, 2013

It's true that nowadays, best brands of electronic cigarettes are facing the situation ... EcigaretteExposed.com is the best electronic cigarettes reviews website that ...

Popularity of Electronic Cigarettes Has Tobacco Giants Launching ...
Watch List News (press release) - July 22, 2013

Regal Cigs, a manufacturer and distributor of electronic cigarettes, has noted a steep incline in the popularity of these products with the general public. Sparked ...

E-cig bill called a 'Trojan horse'
Columbus Dispatch - July 22, 2013

On the surface, the bill looks simple enough prohibit those under age 18 from purchasing alternative nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes. Anti-smoking advocates say that below the surface of House Bill 144 is a tobacco-industry-crafted Trojan horse designed to ensure that the emerging electronic-cigarette market and other alternative nicotine products remain taxed at a lower rate than traditional cigarettes and stay outside the states indoor smoking ban.

Growing e-cigarette trend raises safety concerns
Los Angeles Daily News - July 21, 2013

E-cigs were introduced to the U.S. in 2007. Projected to be a $1 billion business this year, they have been touted as a safe alternative to tobacco. E-cigs have various levels of nicotine to suit a vaper's cravings. But whether they are indeed safer than real cigarettes is fodder for much debate, as they also contain glycerol and propylene glycol.

California E-Cigarette Bill Would Restrict Use of Medical Marijuana Vaporizers
The Daily Chronic - July 20, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA The California Assembly is considering a bill that would ban the use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas where tobacco smoking is banned.

Tucson Unified School District considers e-cigarettes ban
Arizona Daily Star - July 19, 2013

While the possession or use of tobacco products is already prohibited on TUSD campuses, the district is considering adding electronic cigarettes to the ban to ...

E-cigarettes? Think again!
Inquirer.net - July 19, 2013

In this day and age, everything seems to be going digital; and that includes smoking. Many smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigs, thinking theyre better off with these than regular cigarettes. Truth is, we dont know what the effects of e-cigs are on the long term because theres not much scientific data except the ones their manufacturers have come up with.

Medical association urges local gov'ts to ban e-cigarettes
Inquirer.net - July 19, 2013

MANILAThe Philippine Medical Association challenged various city governments on Friday to follow the example of Iloilo City which it said has taken a concrete action against the dangers of electronic cigarettes to the health of Filipinos by banning their use in public.

Electronic Cigarette to Conciliate Before FDA Regulation ...
SBWire (press release) - July 19, 2013

As the makers of electronic cigarette enjoy the increase in the sales they also keep an eye on FDA regulation for these devices. As per market reviews, e cigarette industry is booming in the market and a lot of investors are turning up on this industry even though these battery operated devices are not yet regulated. FDA plans to regulate these nicotine vapor devices this fall. The makers of all the top brands of electronic cigarette are making strategic plans in order to make their brand more popular among the smokers. The competition to become the best electronic cigarette brand in the market increases as more brands steps in. Market reviews expect that the sales of e cigarettes will increase to $1 billion this year.

Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study
WGNtv.com - July 19, 2013

Electronic cigarettes. Theyre lighting up the market place. Some users believe they are safer. Others say the vapor-producing devices have helped them kick their tobacco habit. But the government wants to know more and is turning to Chicago researchers to find the answers. 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.

RI Gov Chafee vetoes bill banning use of e-cigarettes by minors
The Providence Journal (subscription) - July 18, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Chafee has vetoed legislation that would have banned anyone under the age of 18 from using or purchasing electronic cigarettes. The American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and other health advocacy groups, in calling on Chafee to strike down the measure, said it represented a "stalking horse" for tobacco and e- cigarette companies that want to exempt the growing industry from the regulations and taxes imposed on traditional tobacco-based products.

RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation
Yahoo! News July 18, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has vetoed legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children, saying the way it was written would have exempted e-cigarettes from laws governing tobacco products.

RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation
MSN Money - July 18, 2013

Lincoln Chafee has vetoed legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children, saying the way it was written would have exempted e-cigarettes from ...

Oklahoma Lawmakers Revisit E-Cigarette Tax Talk
NACS Online - July 18, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY Three Oklahoma lawmakers are renewing a fight over electronic cigarettes, one that received fierce political debate last year, Tulsa World ...

Crowley: LIRR makes the right call in snuffing out e-cigarettes
Newsday - July 17, 2013

Now, the LIRR is citing that rule to ban electronic cigarettes on trains. ... Advocates for electronic cigarettes claim they are cleaner than tobacco cigarettes ...

FDA to now begin investigating e-cigarettes
Ocala (FL) Star-Banner - July 17, 2013

At the e-cig kiosk in Paddock Mall, owner Johnny Mays — who calls himself Johnny Vapor, master vaporologist — defended the world's fastest-growing tobacco trend. Mays held a 48-page e-cigarette study commissioned by the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarett

Should E-Cigarettes Be Banned Like Smoking? Health Expert Has Surprising View
KYW Newsradio-1060 KYW-TV CBS 3 (Philadelphia, PA) - July 17, 2013

one of the things found in them is propylene glycol. It’s a substance not to be trifled with, according to Tracy Kane, tobacco dependence treatment specialist at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. “It’s something you would find in antifreeze, and

E-cig sellers jockey for market position before FDA issues regulations
CNBC.com - July 17, 2013

Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming marketplace even as they keep wary eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to ...

FIN Launches National TV Campaign
CSNews Online - July 17, 2013

ATLANTA -- Many electronic cigarettes have been hitting the airwaves to advertise ... FIN electronic cigarettes offer a real smoking experience without burning ...

Electronic cigarette firm joins fight against EU proposals
Metro - July 17, 2013

E-cigarettes face new restrictions James Dunworth's firm will go out of business if the EU pushes through proposals to turn e-cigs into medicines. Electronic ...

CB Distributors Announces Concert Sponsorship
Convenience Store Decisions - July 17, 2013

CB Distributors Inc., makers of 21st Century Smoke Electronic Cigarettes, announced last month its official sponsorship and participation in three concerts of the ...

Eonsmoke Electronic Cigarettes Reaches 15000 Retail Locations in ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release) - July 17, 2013

CLIFTON, NJ--(Marketwired - July 17, 2013) - Electronic cigarettes have boomed over the past several years as customers have been switching from traditional ...

Sherman man's e-cigarette explodes while charging
KXII-TV - July 17, 2013

SHERMAN, TX -- They've been touted as the 21st-century cigarette. But, one Texoma man has a warning for e-cigarette users after he says simply charging his ...

Another View: States should consider e-cigarette policies
Alexandria Town Talk - July 16, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have the potential to improve public health if adults use them instead of regular tobacco—but not if they end up hooking young people on ...

Enjoy Smoking Without Affecting Health with E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - July 16, 2013

E-cigarettes have emerged as a perfect alternative to the traditional nicotine cigarettes. These cigarettes mimic the satisfaction of the usual cigarettes, without ...

Best Electronic Cigarette for Women 2013 Reviews Now Available ...
SBWire (press release) - July 17, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have become very popular even amongst women. They have always ... The brand has everything that women want from their e cigarettes.

Regulation on E Cigarettes Once Again on Forefront Reviews Ehefs ...
SBWire (press release) - July 17, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2013 -- Regulation and taxes on e cigarettes are ... which will subject them to the state's tobacco tax, says e cigarette reviews.

Steamrolled: LIRR Bans E-Cigs
New York Observer - July 16, 2013

While they aren't completely safe (scientists at University of Athens found they damage the user's lungs) electronic cigarettes pose no second-hand risk, unlike ...

E-Cigarettes Not Allowed on LIRR
Complex.com - July 16, 2013

On Friday, he learned that legistlation which prohibits smoking on trains, platforms and at stations also includes electronic cigarettes. "Our lawyers have looked ...

E-cigarettes could be taken off shelf
This is Gloucestershire - July 16, 2013

ELECTRONIC cigarettes could be taken off the shelves after a European ruling which will classify them as medicinal products. Draft EU legislation will restrict the ...

Editorial - The public needs to know if e-cigarettes are safe
StarNewsOnline.com - July 16, 2013

... immediate change will result from a resolution arising from a lack of certainty about the safety of those tobacco-free substitutes known as electronic cigarettes.

East Lancashire MEP to fight for e-cigarette users
Lancashire Telegraph - July 16, 2013

MEPs voted to treat e-cigarettes as medicines earlier this week. ... E-cigarettes work by vaporising nicotine that is then inhaled, providing nicotine addicts with ...

E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at ...
Tulsa World - July 16, 2013

Three lawmakers are renewing the fight over an issue that lit up the state House last year - electronic cigarettes. Currently, state law doesn't adequately address sales of e-cigarettes to minors, and "youth access is definitely something we need to address," Jackson said.

Editorial roundup: On IRS, EPA, e-cigarettes and listening
Eagle-Tribune - July 16, 2013

Unfortunately, the ambiguous regulatory status of so-called e-cigarettes makes it possible for manufacturers to run marketing campaigns clearly aimed at young ...

Are e-cigarettes really a healthier alternative?
Idaho Press-Tribune - July 16, 2013

The e-cigarette has had a great deal of controversy recently, and with good reason. The classification of this product has been, at best, confusing. The safety of this product is truly at question. According to the FDA, any product containing nicotine from tobacco, unless marketed for therapeutic purposes, is considered a tobacco product.

Wirral MEP vows to fight for e-cigarette users
Wirral Globe - July 15, 2013

A WIRRAL MEP has vowed to continue to campaign for smokers trying to kick the habit with e-cigarettes. Vaporising nicotine to be inhaled by the smoker, the e-cigarettes give addicts their 'hit' without many of the harmful chemicals and second-hand smoke produced ...

Critics slam e-cigarette classification
The Province - July 15, 2013

Smokeless electronic cigarettes could be taken off the European market because of a "short-sighted" vote in the European Parliament that will classify them as a ...

Call for stricter control of electronic cigarettes
Herald Scotland - July 15, 2013

Professor Gerard Hastings, of Stirling University's Centre for Tobacco Control Research, said there is a lack of evidence electronic cigarettes actually work.

Legazpi mulls e-cigarettes ban
Philippine Information Agency - July 15, 2013

LEGAZPI CITY, July 15 (PIA) -- The city government here is also mulling to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in pursuit of its smoke-free campaign. Mayor Noel ...

E-cigarettes an emerging alternative
The State Journal-Register - July 15, 2013

E-cigarettes remain in a regulatory haze in Illinois. Pat Quinn in the spring legislative session bans sale of the cigarette alternative to anyone ... Proponents, including the tobacco industry, portray electronic cigarettes as a safe ... There also are concerns the flavored products attract the young.

Review to examine if e-cigarettes should only be sold in pharmacies
Irish Independent - July 15, 2013

THE Department of Health is carrying out a review to see if e-cigarettes should be licensed and only sold in pharmacies under proposals to tighten up the ...

E-cigarettes: the new fracking
Boston Globe - July 14, 2013

I LIKEN ELECTRONIC cigarettes to fracking. The new ways of drilling deep down and sideways to untap natural gas have delivered a fuel that is cleaner than coal. But while many people hail natural gas as a bridge to renewable energy, others fear that fracking will give us new levels of air pollution and groundwater contamination. The critics say we are still addicted to a fossil fuel. E-cigarettes are proliferating in a parallel universe. The battery-operated devices are cleaner than tobacco cigarettes, as they do not burn tobacco and do not contain the tar directly linked to lung cancer. Websites for e-cigarettes note how they do not produce the smell, ash, and smoke that have led to workplace and public-space bans for tobacco cigarettes. But it is far from a clean smoke. E-cigarettes contain liquefied nicotine, which is heated into a vapor that is inhaled. Nicotine is addictive. Many smokers say they smoke e-cigarettes as a bridge to quitting. But there are plenty of reasons to fear this is just another way to keep people addicted to the smoking industry, period.

So much for workplace smoking bans? E-cigarettes, vaper policies and its impact on healthcare
MedCity News - July 14, 2013

FORT WORTH -- Chris Putnam lights up at his desk several times a day. And, surprisingly enough, nobody seems to care. "We can pretty much do it anywhere we want," said Putnam, who is allowed to smoke electronic cigarettes while he handles phone and front-counter sales for XL ...

LIRR: Smoking ban covers electronic cigarettes
Newsday - July 14, 2013

The Long Island Rail Road thanks you for not smoking on its trains -- even if it's not really smoke. Responding to concerns raised by a commuter watchdog group, the LIRR has clarified its policy on smoking to also include a ban on electronic cigarettes.

MTA Extends Commuter Train Smoking Ban To E-Cigarettes
CBS Local - July 14, 2013

Even though defenders of electronic cigarettes point out they are not blowing smoke in ... Restrictions are already in place statewide on electronic cigarettes.

Aquino urged to ban e-cigarettes
Sun.Star - July 14, 2013

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III, a known smoker, has been urged by a group of medical professionals to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes in the Philippines.

E-cigarette maker targets Colorado
The Durango Herald - July 13, 2013

Because e-cigarettes are not a tobacco product, companies can get around 42-year-old laws that ban cigarette advertising. Currently, the largest concentration ...

Policy on e-cigarettes needs clarification
The Nation - July 13, 2013

... Administration (FDA) to list liquid nicotine (a key addictive substance in electronic cigarettes) as a controlled product under the Psychotropic Substances Act, ...

Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune - July 13, 2013

It was trivia night, and Michael Jamnick didnt want to leave the TGI Fridays in Maple Grove to go outside and have a smoke. So he started puffing right where he sat. The 27-year-old from Minnetonka wasnt breaking the law: He was using an electronic cigarette.

E-cigarettes may have a place just not with minors
Boston Globe - July 12, 2013

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES have the potential to improve public health if adults use them instead of regular tobacco but not if they end up hooking young people on nicotine. Unfortunately, the ambiguous regulatory status of so-called e-cigarettes makes it possible for manufacturers to run marketing campaigns clearly aimed at young Americans. If federal regulators cant or wont make sure these products dont end up creating more smokers than they cure, states like Massachusetts should.

Boston Embraces E-Cigs
NACS Online - July 12, 2013

BOSTON Boston retailers are rushing to sell electronic cigarettes, the Boston Globe wrote earlier this week, motivated by Lorillard which has been offering ...

More Kids Using E-Cigarettes
ABC 4 - July 12, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- A study by the Prevention Need Assessment surveyed kids back in 2011 and found an alarming trend. One in 20 Utah kids has tried electronic cigarettes. And experts say its against the law and could lead kids down a dangerous path. Unlike regular cigarettes, electronic cigarettes dont have the regulations or the studies to give us more information. But health experts say Big Tobacco is using them to target kids.

MEPs clash over e-cigarette regulations
TheParliament.com - July 12, 2013
http://www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/meps-clash-over-e-cigarette-regulations/

The decision by parliament's environment, public health and food safety committee to classify e-cigarettes as medicines has been condemned as "counterproductive and hypocritical".

The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes
The Global Dispatch - July 12, 2013

As part of their Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), the World Health Oganization (WHO) made a statement earlier this week concerning the use of electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems).

UTSA scholars to study health effects of electronic cigarettes
UTSA Today - July 11, 2013

Smokers increasingly are turning to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to soothe their nicotine cravings without the harmful side effects. ./. Scholars William Cooke and Donovan Fogt have received $30,000 in seed funding from UTSA to find out. The UTSA kinesiologists will team up with Assistant Professor Caroline Rickards at the University of North Texas Health Science Center to gather baseline data about the effects of e-cigarettes on the body's basic physiological health.

'Not enough research' on e-cigarettes health beneifts
KARE - July 11, 2013

Within the last two months, four stores specializing in e-cigarettes have opened in St. Cloud. In recent years, several stores have opened in the Twin Cities.

Benefits of Smoke Free Electronic Cigarette Reviews in the Year ...
SBWire (press release) - July 11, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2013 -- Smoke free electronic cigarette reviews in the year 2013 have left a positive impact on the minds of smoking enthusiasts, ...

Anger over tobacco lobbyists as Europe nears new rules on e-cigarettes
Euronews - July 11, 2013

The new Tobacco Products Directive will regulate cigarette packaging, covering 75 percent of the front and the back with graphic images and 50 percent of the side with written health warnings. It will also minimise the pack sizes to 20 cigarettes or 40 g for tobacco and regulate the pack to only allow flip-top lids. The minimum cigarette diameter will be 7.5 mm, banning the slim cigarette, and promoting flavour will be banned, including menthol. The new directive will also regulate internet sales and electronic cigarettes, classifying them as medicinal in the European Union. This last decision has provoked a storm of activity on social networking sites with many people claiming that pharmaceutical and tobacco lobbyists have influenced this decision which will, they say, hinder the access to electronic cigarettes which may only be purchased in accredited pharmacies.

New Hanover board to enlighten public on e-cigarettes
StarNewsOnline.com - July 11, 2013

The New Hanover County Board of Health on Wednesday passed a resolution encouraging regulation of electronic cigarettes and the study of their health effects.

Electronic cigarette shops pack St. Cloud
St. Cloud Times - July 10, 2013

That's what people who use electronic cigarettes exhale. The devices are marketed as a healthier and cheaper alternative to conventional cigarettes, which can ...

Rhode Island Groups Call for Veto of Ban on Sale to Minors
Vapesquad.com July 10, 2013

Rhode Island recently passed a bill proposing a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and associated products to minors under 18 years of age. Good move, right? The Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network doesnt think so. They want the bill vetoed. The Network, a coalition that includes the American Heart, Lung and Cancer Societies, among others, seem to take issue with parts of the bill that define electronic cigarettes as a new class of vapor products, rather than defining them as tobacco products.

Non-smoking businesses mixed on E-cigarettes
WZVN-TV - July 10, 2013

More and more Floridians are puffing on e-cigarettes and they're doing it in places where smoking is banned. So are the electronic cigarettes legal in restaurants ...

Anti-smoking group against e-cig bill
Providence Eyewitness News - July 10, 2013

(WPRI) -- A coalition of anti-smoking groups is calling on Governor Chafee to veto a bill that would help prevent minors from getting their hands on e-cigarettes.

Health board urges stricter regulations on sale, use of e-cigarettes (N. Carolina)
Port City Daily - July 10, 2013

Stores like this one on Oleander Drive have increased in number as e-cigarettes have become commonplace. The New Hanover County Board of Health is ...

E-cig retailers looking at Murray City (Utah)
Murrayjournal-by Peri Kinder - July 10, 2013

Tobacco-free, smokeless electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity. The problem is, no one seems to know much about the claims made by e-cigarette ...

E-Cigarettes: A Help Or Harm?
DoorCountyDailyNews.com - July 10, 2013

They give off vapor instead of smoke -- and no tobacco is involved -- but many health officials still have questions when it comes to electronic cigarettes. Dr. Rob ...

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?
WJHG-TV - July 9, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are quickly becoming the new thing to try if you want to quit smoking. About one in five smokers have tried an e-cigarette before, according ...

E-cigs 101
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 9, 2013

Since switching to an e-cigarette three years ago, Green said she's saved hundreds of dollars, banished the lingering tobacco smell that bothered her ...

Antismoking groups push for veto of RI e-cigarette legislation (Rhode Island)
The Providence Journal - July 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Banning the use of e-cigarettes by minors should be the sort of legislation antismoking groups support. Instead they are calling for a veto.

E-cigarettes could turn out to be big business when the smoke clears
The Times (subscription) - July 10, 2013

Prop up the bar of a City hostelry or sit down in one of its eateries and the chances are you'll see someone sucking an electronic cigarette. Now, for the first time, ...

Electronic Cigarette Regulation Supported by Eciggieuk (UK)
SBWire (press release) - July 10, 2013

Sheffield, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/10/2013 -- We see that the government is vigorously supervising this industry and standardize the electronic cigarette industry.

Gibraltar Government places e-cigarettes under scrutiny
Gibraltar Chronicle - July 10, 2013

The Gibraltar Government will review its position on the unregulated use of electronic cigarettes following similar moves by the British Government in the UK.

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe? Tech-Cigarettes Shares Its Viewpoint
SBWire (press release) - July 9, 2013
This question revolves around the minds of all those smoking enthusiasts who aspire to get their hands onto the best electronic cigarettes and do away with ...

Smoke 'em if you've got 'em? Anti-smoking laws evolve to cover e ...
MedCity News - July 9, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are a $600 million market, the association says. ... There are a couple of big differences between e-cigarettes and regular smokes. For one ...

E-cigarettes all the rage as more seek alternate nicotine fix
NWAOnline (subscription) - July 9, 2013

The way old-time movie stars endorsed tobacco cigarettes, actor Stephen Dorff makes the pitch for electronic cigarettes in retro-looking black-and white.

Mark Keenan: Will EU ruling take the puff out of e-cigarette revolution?
Independent.ie - July 9, 2013

IN a landmark ruling, the UK has decreed that electronic cigarettes are to be reclassified and regulated as 'medicine'. Ireland will follow next year with December's EU Tobacco Products Directive, calling for similar action by 2014. The rush to regulate the e-cig follows a surge in usage sales doubled last year in America to $1bn for the first time, prompting a leading analyst to predict that they'll outstrip regular cigarettes within a decade.

Electronic cigarettes could hit BAT and Imperial Tobacco harder than expected, say analysts
The Guardian - July 9, 2013

We think electronic cigarettes will prove to be the most significant development in the history of the organised Tobacco industry, stretching back some 200 years.

E-cigarettes to deliver legal highs
New Zealand Herald - July 9, 2013

Whangarei legal high outlets say e-Cigarettes containing synthetic cannabis could be the future of the industry in the face of new legislation aimed to combat the effects.

Health Matters: ABCs of E-cigarettes
NBC2 News - July 9, 2013

Welcome to what may be the future of smoking -electronic cigarettes. Instead of burning nicotine, users vaporize it instead.

What are E-Cigarettes and are they safer than tobacco cigarettes?
CBS 21 - July 9, 2013

Pennsylvania currently allows you to use electronic cigarettes in most places where smoking is prohibited. The FDA has given no time table as to when they may ...

Growing use of e-cigarettes worries health experts
The New Indian Express - July 9, 2013

Two years ago when Arun Kumar, a dentist, wanted to quit smoking, his automatic choice was a personal vaporizer, more commonly known as an electronic cigarette. An e-cigarette was the automatic choice for me when I decided to quit. I had heard of patches, gums, etc., but I wanted the smoke coming out of my mouth even during the quitting process, Kumar explained.

BIT Mesra students create affordable e-cigarettes
Hindustan Times - July 9, 2013

Three students of the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, have not allowed their electronics education to go up in smoke. They have created an electronic variety of cigarettes, to be priced at Rs. 200 a stick, to help smokers escape the negative effects of nicotine.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Rules on e-cigarettes hazy
Fond du Lac Reporter - July 8, 2013

The confusion about where you can or cannot smoke e-cigarettes has posed a challenge for the travel industry. The FDA has not ruled on the safety of ...

Marketing E-Cigs: Is It a Fake Cigarette?
Adweek - July 8, 2013

As tobacco giants Altria and R.J. Reynolds launch their new unregulated electronic cigarettes this summer, buzz is growing about huge marketing budgets waiting in the wings. But money is just one issuethe other is if the behemoths can figure out how to brand cigarette-shaped electronic gadgets in the Facebook era.

New E-Cigarette Hints at Quitting Potential
SBWire (press release) - July 8, 2013

In a new study published in medical journal PLOS ONE, more than half of participants cut down on tobacco not long after they began using e-cigarettes, and 13 percent were not smoking regular cigarettes at all a year after switching.

Tobacco regulators mull more oversight as e-cigarettes see ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - July 8, 2013

Although New Jersey is one of three states that prohibit people from using e-cigarettes in enclosed public places like bars, restaurants and office buildings, the ...

Electronic Cigarettes Retailer Vapor Jedi Launches New Canadian ...
SBWire (press release) - July 8, 2013

Saskatchewan, Canada -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/08/2013 -- Vapor Jedi, specialty retailer of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and eJuice, announces the launch of its ...

On Twitter, dubious health claims from e-cig bots
Solar News - July 8, 2013

(Reuters) - Advertising is a funny medium. TV spots, radio jingles, banner ads none of these are meant to get us to rise out of our seats and run to the store. Instead, most advertising is meant to impress something upon us: an idea, a favorable opinion, a subtle memory of a brand name.

E-Cigarette Business Booming in Ozarks
OzarksFirst.com - July 8, 2013

According to the CDC, one in five adults have tried e-cigarettes. ... And while major tobacco companies are now selling their version of e-cigarettes, Smart says ...

E-cigarettes light up economy [VIDEO]
Reuters - July 8, 2013

E-cigarettes light up economy (2:13). July 8 - Every year 6m cigarette smokers die, according to the World Health Organisation. So, could a huge rise in sales of ...

Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs
SYS-CON Media (press release) - July 8, 2013

E-cigarettes are not a medicinal product and as users we do not see ... I hope that MEPs will vote this week to either remove e-cigarettes completely from the ...

Rush is on Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves
Boston Globe - July 8, 2013

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 ...

Bosses fume over e-cig crackdown
Wigan Today - July 8, 2013

But if new regulations are approved, e-cigarettes will be classed as medicines, and could then only be sold over the counter and for medicinal purposes. It would ...

Growing use of e-cigarettes worries health experts
The New Indian Express - July 8, 2013

Of these, a fat chance is that many will feel strongly attracted to e-cigarettes as it closely mimics the act of smoking, said Dr Prathima Murthy, Professor of ...

Competition Heats Up as Altria Enters E-Cigarette Market
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - July 7, 2013

These tobacco giants are moving into the ever-growing e-cigarette market due to a number of factors including increased taxes, social stigma, and health concerns. ... on television, a place where traditional cigarettes have long been banned.

E-cigarette techology smoking hot while cities struggle with regulations
Pasadena Star-News - July 7, 2013

Cities across the state are grappling with how to regulate the use and sale of electronic cigarettes, a relatively new technology that is exploding in popularity.

E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation?
BBC News - July 7, 2013

In the US, e-cigarette sales could pass $1bn (650m) this year - up from $600m (390m) in 2012. ... Arizona has banned the sale of the products to minors. ... As for the idea that e-cigarettes undo the work to de-glamorise tobacco smoking, ...

E-smokes rising: Sales skyrocket for 'healthier' nicotine fix
SILive.com - July 7, 2013

Designed to resemble the real thing, the e-cigs have a vapor mist that looks something like smoke but do not include tobacco. I honestly thought I'd never quit ...

Shisha, e-cigs ban pending further scientific evidence
Malaysia Chronicle - July 7, 2013

The health ministry is waiting for more scientific evidence before making a decision to ban or regulate sisha and e-cigarette. Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.

Electronic cigarettes : No smoking , but lots of fuming
Q13 FOX - July 6, 2013

But what about vapers, the name for people who draw on electronic cigarettes that spew no actual smoke? Instead, they inhale and then exhale e-juice as ...

No Fire Yet in Hookah Tobacconist's Lawsuit (CA)
Courthouse News - July 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A manufacturer of hookah tobacco cannot block certain e-liquid products that it says infringe on its products, a federal judge ruled. Starbuzz Tobacco is suing Wisam Namou and Sukrat Namou over e-liquid products that have labe

LETTER: E-Cigarette Sales
New York Times - July 5, 2013

Ballantyne Brands works hard to “self regulate” our Mistic brand, similar to the way the tobacco companies regulate their products. For example, our policy is not to market flavored products, and none of our marketing efforts are aimed at under-age consu

Do Smoking Bans Apply to E-Cigarettes?
Sci-Tech Today - July 5, 2013

Bill Mosley, a spokesman for the Department of Transportation, says the current ban on smoking on planes applies to e-cigarettes, though it does not explicitly ...

With E-Cigarettes, Where Vapors Rise, So Does Debate
HispanicBusiness.com - July 4, 2013

These vendors hawk electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, whose sales have skyrocketed in the past few years. E-cigarette enthusiasts call themselves vapers, ...

What are the risks of smoking E-cigarettes ?
News10.net - July 5, 2013

pubId=35121343001 What are the risks of smoking E-cigarettes ? Dr. Anthony Retodo of Kaiser explains the potential safety risks of smoking electronic ...

WHO Ask Government to Regulate Electronic Cigarette Sale ...
SBWire (press release) - July 5, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/05/2013 -- World Health Organization requested government to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes citing the reason that this ...

Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming
Los Angeles Times - July 5, 2013

Public debate over e-cigs is growing rapidly on both the legal and health fronts. July 06, 2013|By Amber Dance. Customer Eric Trotter "vapes" at the Vapor Spot ...

Do smoking bans apply to e-cigarettes?
USA TODAY - July 2, 2013

Look at any electronic cigarette company's website, and you'll read that you can smoke the battery-operated devices almost anywhere. Bill Mosley, a spokesman for the Department of Transportation, says the current ban on smoking on planes applies to e-cigarettes, though it ...

General Assembly Bans Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors
Rhode Island Public Radio - July 2, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are electronic nicotine delivery systems shaped like cigarettes or cigars. They deliver nicotine to a user in the ...

E-Cigs Popular, But Are They Safe?
Health News Florida - July 2, 2013

The Tampa Tribune reports that more than 20 percent of adult smokers across the country have tried e-cigarettes, which are not regulated by the FDA and ...

Big Names Entering E-Cig Market Bring Validation
Wall Street Journal (press release) - July 2, 2013

HOUSTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Several big name companies have thrown their hats into the e-cigarette ring in recent weeks, validating the view of CigReviews.com that electronic cigarettes are much more than a passing fad. "It's validation that electronic cigarettes are here to stay," he says. "Electronic cigarettes are the next generation of smoking cessation tools, and they also allow ...

Safety of electronic cigarettes: Impurities in refill liquids
separationsNOW.com - July 2, 2013

The boom in electronic cigarettes seems to be continuing unabated, as smokers look for safer alternatives to cigarettes or try to wean themselves off tobacco. The European Pharmacopoeia states that pharmaceutical grade nicotine can contain up to 0.3% of a number of nicotine-related impurities such as cotinine, which is the principal human metabolite of nicotine, anatabine and nornicotine. However, there is currently very little information in the public domain on the exact compositions of the liquids used to fill e-cigarettes, since they are not classed as medicinal. This is set to change in the EU as ministers decided in June 2013 to push for them to be regulated as medicinal products from 2017 onward.

DigitalSmoke.Org Reviews Ban on Sale of Electric Cigarette to Minors
SBWire (press release) - July 1, 2013

Sharing the views on electric cigarettes, Beatrice Lorenzin, Health Minister says, ... the sales to minors and this new law will help them implementing this move.

12 Things The Tobacco Industry Wouldn't Like You To Know
The Huffington Post July 1, 2013

Over the past couple of decades, Big Tobacco has come under fire for selling products that kill people. Now, leading cigarette producers like Philip Morris and Reynolds American are moving into the rapidly growing electronic cigarette business, touting the battery-powered nicotine inhalers as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.

Evaps Launches the New Vapor Intelligent e Cigarette
SYS-CON Media (press release) - July 1, 2013

Electronic cigarette does not affect the human body lungs compared to the ordinary cigarettes. The USP of this e-cigarette is that many flavors are inhaled by the ...

E Cigarette from Club iSmoke Makes Less Toxic Smoking Possible ...
SBWire (press release) - July 1, 2013

Club iSmoke offers the effective solution for individuals seeking a better, healthier option to the disease-causing smoking habit. The iSmoke 2 e cigarettes have ...

Stay away from e-cigarette if it doesn't have FDA approval, Palace ...
GMA News - July 1, 2013

Last week, the FDA said e-cigarettes are not emission-free and contain volatile organic ... "If several people are using e-cigarettes in a room at the same time, ...

E-cigarettes a growing business in Oklahoma
Durant Daily Democrat - July 1, 2013

Despite of any impending federal or state regulation, industry members say electronic cigarettes are not going anywhere anytime soon. Wells Fargo's research ...

Study: E-cigarettes may help in quitting smoking
WWL First News - July 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, inspite of the fact that ... One of the concerns though is that electronic cigarettes may promote ...

E-Cigarettes Still Have Health Hazards
The Female Fan - June 30, 2013

It's been seven years since electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) hit the U.S. market and the number of smokers using them has steadily increased. Today, one out ...

DJ Ashba Almost Died From E - Cigarettes
RTT News June 30, 2013

DJ Ashba, an avid cigarette smoker, turned to electronic cigs to help get his fix, while gradually ridding himself of the habit. Now the Guns n' Roses guitarist claims the decision almost cost him his life. Ashba recently posted a pic of himself smoking on Instagram, which prompted a user to reply, "I thought you quit the cigs, man?" Ashba responded: "I did quit for 9 months. However, I was smoking fake cigarettes that I bought in a mall in Poland which contained high doses of nicotine and antifreeze, which kills people. Nobody knows this, but I was rushed to the hospital put on heart monitors and I had eight of the best doctors trying to save my life."

Electronic cigarette market expected to surpass conventional market in 10 years
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier - June 30, 2013

There are at least four e-cigarette stores in the Charleston area: Ecigs Charleston, with two locations, Pleasant Ecigs and Charleston Electronic Cigarettes. The latter two opened in the past month in Mount Pleasant and West Ashley, respectively. ...

Some turn to e-cigarettes as a cheaper alternative
Duluth News Tribune - June 29, 2013

With a cigarette tax increase looming in Minnesota, a trend toward cheaper alternatives is accelerating. That includes roll-your-own cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.

Using Electronic Cigarettes Can Help to Ease the Global Warming ...
SBWire (press release) - June 28, 2013

Responding to the call, modern electronic cigarettes' father KIMREE proposes smokers to use electronic cigarette so that they can make themselves contribution ...

E-cigarette banned for French minors
West - Welfare Society Territory - June 28, 2013

The French deputes have adopted an amendment prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18 years. In the Assembly, the Health Minister ...

Buntingford racer gets sponsorship from e-cigarette company
Hertfordshire Mercury - June 28, 2013

“Motor racing was once the domain of cigarettes, but now electronic cigarettes are becoming more and more popular and they are taking over these key ...

Electronic cigarettes banned in Italian schools
Gazzetta del Sud (it) - June 27, 2013

Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin on Thursday said she signed an ordinance banning electronic cigarettes in schools. Lorenzin said the measure followed the opinion expressed by ...

New Poll: Americans Strongly Back FDA Authority over Tobacco ...
Wall Street Journal (press release) - June 27, 2013

New Poll: Americans Strongly Back FDA Authority over Tobacco, Want FDA to Regulate Cigars, E-Cigarettes, Reject Efforts in Congress to Exempt Cigars from ...

FDA: Second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes may be harmful to your health
GMANews.TV (ph) - Jun 27, 2013

E-cigarettes, the seemingly innocent alternative to the real thing, may not be that harmless after all, the Food and Drug Administration said as it issued an advisory identifying the "volatile" substances in the device and its emitted smoke.

Guns N' Roses' DJ Ashba Blames E-Cigarettes for Near Death ...
Ultimate Classic Rock-by Jeff Giles - June 27, 2013

The debate over whether or not e-cigarettes can be used as an effective smoking cessation device has been raging for years — but according to Guns N' Roses' ...

Russia Introduces No Smoking Prison Cells, EverSmoke Offers Alternative to Traditional Smoking
SBWire - June 27, 2013

Since an EverSmoke e-Cig contains no smoke or secondhand smoke, it can virtually be smoked anywhere without intruding on those in the area. A total ban on smoking in Russian prisons is almost impossible considering that 95 percent of all inmates are smo

SFATA: New System Needed to Regulate Electric Cigarettes Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - June 26, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/26/2013 -- With the increasing popularity of electric cigarette among the people, this industry has become big and it demands for a ...

On Twitter, dubious health claims from e-cigarette bots
Reuters Blogs (blog)-by Paul Smalera - June 27, 2013

E-cigarettes — the smokeless, tobacco-free, nicotine vapor delivery systems — are being talked about everywhere lately. The devices, and their fans and ...

YOUNG-SOO: Safe e-cigarettes? Too good to be true
China Daily (cn) - June 27, 2013

These are the same tobacco companies that for decades have denied that smoking causes cancer. They have used all manner of subterfuge to stymie measures to protect people from the harms of tobacco. Now they say they are moving into what is supposedly a

EDITORIAL: Are E-Cigarettes a Boon, a Menace or Both?
New York Times – June 27, 2013

The F.D.A. has been working since 2011 to draft new regulations to exert its authority over nontraditional tobacco products, potentially including electronic cigarettes. It needs to move as aggressively as possible to protect the public in this rapidly ...

Totally Wicked's Managing Director Agrees to Step Down After ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - June 26, 2013

Jason Cropper, founder and CEO of Totally Wicked E-Liquid, has agreed to resign ... that are seeking to effectively ban recreational use of electronic cigarettes.

E-cig company, GreenSmartLiving, to aid Colorado wildfire relief effort
Wall Street Journal (press release) - June 26, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- E-cigarette company, GreenSmartLiving, announced today that it will launch a wildfire aid program to help ...

Philippines cautions public on harmful effect of e-cigarette to health
Shanghai Daily (subscription) - June 26, 2013

MANILA, June 26 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Wednesday that secondary exposure to electronic cigarette ...

Electronic Cigarette Study Reveals Unknown Interesting Facts ...
SBWire (press release) - June 26, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/25/2013 -- According to a new study on electronic cigarettes published in the peer reviewed journal PLOS, it proved to be the ...

E-Cigarette has Proven to Help Stop Smoking, but Are They Safe
ForexTV.com-by Lisa Judd - June 26, 2013

E-cigarettes (E-Cig) may just be the answer to help millions quit smoking. An Italian researcher studied participants who smoked, with no intention of quitting.

Should e-cigs be included in tax increase?
WWLP 22News - June 25, 2013

But several people from Western Massachusetts say the legislation includes electronic cigarettes, which have helped them quit smoking. They say people who ...

SFATA Fights California Proposal to Treat Electronic Cigarettes as Tobacco Products
SBWire (press release) - June 25, 2013

Sacramento, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/25/2013 -- The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, ...

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes Sponsors National Stand-Up Comedians
PR Newswire - June 24, 2013

announced Operation Comedy Ha Ha, an endorsement partnership with several up-and-coming stand-up comedians touring the United States. The endorsement calls for the talent to use the product on stage. There are no guaranteed or required product mentions an

E-cigarette study hints at quit-aid potential
Reuters - June 24, 2013

In a trial of e-cigarettes among Italian smokers with no desire to quit using tobacco at the outset, up to 13 percent of participants were not smoking regular cigarettes at all a year later. Though the study was not billed as a smoking-cessation test, mo

Electronic Cigarettes Unregulated, Untested
The Roundup - June 25, 2013

E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, have been largely unregulated, and there have been many doctors and others questioning the safety of these products.

Electronic cigarettes brand widens soccer presence
SportsPro Media - June 25, 2013

The electronic cigarette company's logo will appear on the front of the team's playing jerseys and adult replica jerseys for the duration of the 2013/14 Conference ...

A Hazy Issue
Human Resource Executive Online - June 25, 2013

Introduced to the U.S. in 2007, electronic cigarettes -- battery-operated products that ... But electronic cigarettes are still saddled with a lot of question marks.".

Are E Cigs Safe - E-CIG HUB Provides an Answer
SBWire (press release) - June 25, 2013

Electronic cigarettes have been marketed for the past decade as being the safe ... The article from E-CIG HUB covers the electronic cigarette as a product, what it ...

WVU doctors outline pros and cons of e-cigarettes
WOWK - June 24, 2013

The volunteer firefighter who died Monday after collapsing at the scene of a fire in Kanawha County has been identified as Chaplain John T. Appleton, according ...

9 Things to Think About When Thinking About E-Cigarettes
Huffington Post - June 24, 2013

Smokers should try e-cigs to completely replace cigarettes. Given the ... The goal is to stop smoking forever and use e-cigs as long as needed. 2) Say "No" to ...

Auckland Uni conducts world's first e-cigarettes study
nzoom.com (TVNZ) - June 23, 2013

Auckland University is carrying out the world's first study into the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking. More than 650 people are participating in the study comparing e-cigarettes with the commonly used nicotine patches.

Health Chiefs Concerned About Visualization of Smokeless ...
SBWire (press release) - June 24, 2013

The concern is for the message it would send to children after regulating e cigarettes as medicine. After the decision of regulation of e cigarettes as medicines to ...

Electronic Cigarette Manufacturer Congratulates MVP James
SBWire (press release) - June 24, 2013

LeBron James who turns to use electronic cigarette was elected to the NBA finals' MVP. The father of modern electronic cigarette KIMREE congratulates James.

Playboy Launching Line of Electronic Vapor Products
XBIZ - June 24, 2013

The Playboy Premium Vapor Collection includes disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes and hookahs in a variety of flavors designed to appeal to ...

Is Nicotine Really Any Different Than Caffeine?
National Journal - June 24, 2013

All the big tobacco companies are selling e-cigarettes, proponents of which are ... Enthusiasts say “vaping” an e-cigarette—which relies on battery power to ...

Competition Is Growing for Online E-Cig Businesses
SBWire (press release) - June 24, 2013

Electronic cigarette smoking is called vaping and users of these ecigs want to ... Matter of fact, most ecigs don't look like a cigarette at all, they are larger and look ...

Electronic cigarettes gaining popularity due to Minnesota's impending tax hike
St. Cloud (MN) Times - June 24, 2013

The number of Twin Cities shops selling the "e-cigs" has been rising, and shop owners credit the $1.60-a-pack tax increase that goes into effect

VIDEO: Vapor cigarettes smoking hot trend
USA Today - June 21, 2013

A small Texas business says its customers aren't smokers. Rather they consume vapor infused with nicotine. The AP's John Mone explains why business has picked up steam.

RODU: The Electronic Future of Cigarettes
The Atlantic Monthly - Jun 20, 2013

Aiming for a tobacco-free society is myopic. Embrace the safer alternative. We are on the cusp of a radical transformation in the way our society uses tobacco. Cigarette consumption is in substantial, protracted decline as tobacco consumers switch to sm

E-cigarettes are in vogue and at a crossroads
Post-Bulletin - June 21, 2013

PARIS — On a recent day in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, a line of 20 people spilled onto the sidewalk of a trendy new boutique, eager to get a taste of its ...

ProSmoke Electronic Cigarettes Joins National "We Card" Training ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - June 21, 2013

Is Your Business 100% Ready for the New Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data? The Only Enterprise IT Event in 2013 Covering the Entire Scope of both ...

Are E-Cigarettes a Healthier Substitute for Smoking?
Tristatehomepage.com - June 20, 2013

E-cigarettes are gaining popularity in the Tri-State. But are they safer to use than real cigarettes? Alex Jarvis says he used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a ...

Smokeless Cigarettes Questioned by Health Experts Reports Ehefs ...
SBWire (press release) - June 21, 2013

Many health professionals remain uncertain about e cigarettes because they are ... On asking about electronic cigarettes Dr. Julian Deese, medical director for ...

E Cig Awareness at Non Smoking Event Highlights ...
SBWire (press release) - June 21, 2013

E Cig Awareness at Non Smoking Event Highlights TheElectronicCigarettesReviews.Com. Electronic Cigarette makers have come up with a unique plan to ...

blu eCigs Voices Its Support For New North Carolina Law ...
Sacramento Bee - June 21, 2013

The purchase or sale of electronic cigarettes to people in North Carolina under age 18 will be illegal as a result of legislation passed by the General Assembly ...

Big Tobacco vs. Small Players as E-Cigarette Smoke-Off Begins
Businessweek - June 20, 2013

For the past decade, small purveyors of electronic cigarettes have largely had the U.S. market to themselves. Now, with sales projected to double to $1 billion ...

SFATA Founding Member Speaks on the Future of the Industry
SBWire (press release) - June 19, 2013

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2013 -- The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, ...

Ecigscorner.com Reviews E-Cigarettes to Help Smokers Make ...
SBWire (press release) - June 20, 2013

Ecigscorner.com is committed to its aim of helping ordinary consumers in making informed decisions about selection of a suitable e-cigarette brand.

Forthcoming cigarette tax increase worries local business owners
Twin Cities Daily Planet - June 20, 2013

While cigarette sales may start to decline, the sale of electronic cigarettes has been on the rise in recent years, Hussein said. The GfK MRI Survey of the ...

ProSmoke Electronic Cigarettes Joins National "We Card" Program ...
Sacramento Bee - June 20, 2013

CHICAGO, June 19, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- ProSmoke Electronic Cigarettes, the industry leading tobacco alternative, is pleased to announce they have joined ...

Doctor: E-cigarretes don't help smokers kick habit
WRAL.com - June 19, 2013

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Although many smokers believe that e-cigarettes can help ... When he saw an online ad for electronic cigarettes, which combine nicotine ...

Health experts question electronic cigarette benefits
Longview News-Journal - June 20, 2013

Hideout Tobacco Store Manager holds and displays different smokeless vapor cigarettes Monday, June 10, 2013, at the store in Longview.

Lucrative E Cigarette Industry Is Forcing Tobacco Giants to Enter the ...
SBWire (press release) - June19, 2013

Many of the tobacco cigarette brands are giving a serious thought of selling e ... into advertising so that the smokers who do not know about electronic cigarettes ...

Will E-Cigarettes Save Big Tobacco?
Forbes - June 19, 2013

If Big Tobacco is wanting to start fresh with new branding because of the toxic association between the existing brands and those filthy, old traditional cigarettes, they are wide off the mark. Their market is existing smokers, not nonsmokers. ...

Smoke Free Summer with Starter Kits by EverSmoke Vapor ...
SBWire (press release) - June 19, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2013 -- As per the customers reviews, lot many best brand of vapor cigarettes are available online that make the smokers able to

Health board curious about e-cig sales
WECT-TV6 - June 18, 2013

McCrory to sign a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes, leaders on New Hanover County Board of Health are ready to take a closer look at the ...

21st Century Smoke Sponsors Summer Concert Series
Convenience Store Decisions - June 19, 2013

“We are really excited about this unique opportunity to educate the public about the 21st Century electronic cigarette in what is a non smoking event,” says ...

Are e-cigarettes really safe? Europe grapples with smoking ...
National Post - June 19, 2013

But some are new — notably electronic cigarettes, which deliver a puff of vaporized nicotine. It is these e-cigarettes, used by an estimated 1.3 million Britons, ...

Smokeless Cigarette Users to Form United Voice Against MHRA ...(UK)
SBWire (press release) - June 19, 2013

Electronic cigarette reviews observed the appreciation from the customers and ... The initiative has been taken by one of the U.K. electric cigarette providers ...

Is It Correct to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes as Medicines?
SBWire (press release) - June 19, 2013

According to Guardian, British authorities are to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicines from 2016. The move immediately faces strong ...

PSNI 'strongly recommends' pharmacists do not stock e-cigarettes (UK – subscription only)
Chemist Druggist - June 19, 2013

Practice The UK's pharmacy regulators and leaders have stepped up their advice on electronic cigarettes this week in response to the MHRA's findings that ...

Smokeless Cigarette Confront Opposition by Law Makers Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - June 18, 2013

According to Health officials, it is mandatory to regulate electronic cigarettes with an effort to improve the quality rendered in these devices. After considering its ...

E Cig Users Forms United Voice Against Regulation Imposed on It ...
SBWire (press release) - June 18, 2013

Recently, MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) has decided to regulate e cigarettes and to classify them as medicinal products.

blu eCigs Voices Its Support For New South Carolina Law ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - June 18, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- blu eCigs, the electronic cigarette brand widely known for superior style and quality, today announced its ...

Health effects of e-cigarettes
Dentistry IQ - June 18, 2013

Over the past few years, innovations in nicotine delivery have enabled smokers to obtain their nicotine without the carcinogens found in cigarette smoke.

E Cigarettes Put Under a New Law Reports Ehefs.org
SBWire (press release) - June 18, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2013 -- As e cigarette industry is growing at rapid rate, more laws and rules are being made in order to guide the customers ...

New Nicotine Strength for E Cigarette of V2 Cigs Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - June 18, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2013 -- V2 Cigs the best e cigarette brand in the market has recently come up with new nicotine strength in the market.

Tobacco industry looks to ecigarettes for growth
Financial Times-by Shannon Bond - June 18, 2013

Demand for electronic cigarettes is booming – and big tobacco companies are hoping to get a piece of the fast growing $1bn market. In the US, the three largest ...

A new generation of addicts?
Telegraph.co.uk - June 18, 2013

But some are new – notably electronic cigarettes, which deliver a puff of ... e-cigarettes, used by an estimated 1.3 million Britons, who spend £100 million a year ...

Health Alert: drinking during pregnancy, e-cigarettes & pain patches
stv.tv - June 18, 2013

Dr Chris Steele returned to This Morning today with more medical marvels and innovations, as well as the latest health news. First on the agenda Dr Chris ...

E-Cigarettes and Children
New York Times - June 17, 2013

E-cigarettes are a very effective delivery system for the addictive drug nicotine. Nicotine is particularly dangerous for our children, since early use increases the ...

Who opposes e-cigarettes, and why?
The Economist (blog) - June 17, 2013

Advertisements for them have appeared on American and British television, ... That may be good news for tobacco giants who hope to go on selling the ordinary sort. But some analysts think e-cigarette sales could overtake those of cigarettes ...

Clawson nurse fires up e-cigarette business
Royal Oak (MI) Daily Tribune - Jun 16, 2013

Leonard Kincaid, a registered nurse from Clawson, enjoys an e-cigarette inside his store, Vaporcraft. He decided to open the store in his hometown after kicking a 25-year cigarette habit using e-cigarettes

Electronic Cigarette Users Called to Save e-Cigs and Lives Along ...
EIN News (press release) - June 17, 2013

Launching today, SKYCIG, a leading UK electronic cigarette provider and member of ECITA (Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association), unveils a ...

More E Cig Stores Open in United States Reports Ehefs.org
SBWire (press release) - June 17, 2013

Experts from top e cigarette review website estimate this industry to grow more ... Ehefs.org is a review website of electronic cigarettes, where people get an idea ...

Big Pharma: More conflicts of interest
The Commentator - June 17, 2013

I hope you read Simon Miller's excellent piece on electronic cigarettes on Saturday. He wrote in detail about how the government-run Medicines and Healthcare ...

Law bans minors from buying electronic cigarettes (IN)
Reporter-Times - June 17, 2013

Minors will no longer be able to buy electronic cigarettes under a law that will take effect July 1. House Bill 1225 — enacted by the General Assembly this spring ...

Cancer society looks for regulation of e-cigarettes (Ireland)
Irish Examiner - June 17, 2013

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland advised pharmacies two years ago that, in the absence of regulation, e-cigarettes should not be offered for sale in ...

Heard on the Street: Kiosk offers electronic cigarettes (MN)
Post-Bulletin - June 17, 2013

A new kiosk selling electronic cigarettes opened in Apache Mall on Saturday, offering an alternative for people who want to quit conventional cigarettes.

More research needed on e-cigarettes
570 News - June 17, 2013

E-cigarettes could be beneficial in the fight against smoking, if used properly and with more research. Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and ...

Electronic cigarette regulations sign death warrant for many smokers
Cotswold News - June 17, 2013

Some misplaced principle that smoking electronic cigarettes simulates the action ... Lucky 8s aim is to provide premium e-cigarettes to existing smokers, who are ...

Smoking Section Gives the Best Options on E-Cigarette
SBWire (press release) - June 17, 2013

An estimate of one million people are studied to be using e-cigarettes in France ... Steph, a Business Major student, says that the use of electronic cigarettes ...

Afterthoughts: The Vapors
HONOLULUMagazine.com - June 17, 2013

E-cigarettes are clearly healthier than regular smokes, and it seems obvious that ... TheBus has kicked e-cigarettes off its buses, citing a statute in the Revised ...

E-cigarettes on rise, FDA hurries to set up rules
NWAOnline (subscription) - June 16, 2013

On a recent day in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, a line of 20 people spilled onto the sidewalk of a trendy new shop, eager to get a taste of its latest ...

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes Adds Two New Menthol Flavors ...
Wall Street Journal - June 13, 2013

Most e cigarette companies offer 2 flavors, Tobacco and Menthol. Now with ... Electronic cigarettes do not produce ash and they are odorless. About White Cloud ...

Electronic cigarette devices banned by ScotRail
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk) - Jun 14, 2013

SCOTRAIL has banned e-cigarettes from its trains and railway stations as concerns over their safety continue to grow. The train company this week confirmed staff and passengers were no longer allowed to use the smoking devices on their services.

BLAKEY: So how are tobacco firms going to advertise e-cigarettes?
New Statesman (uk) - Jun 14, 2013

Christmas may come early this year for some ad execs. Tobacco advertising is making an unexpected comeback. Not a misprint - ciggy firms are already plugging their wares on US television. It really is like going back in time.

Dundee university bans e-cigs
Evening Telegraph - June 14, 2013

He added: “Recent changes to our smoking policy with regards to e-cigarettes have been made following the views of the British Medical Association and the ...

Analyst: E-cigs will gain in popularity
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal - Jun 14, 2013

Bonnie Herzog, an analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, projected $2 billion in retail sales for e-cigs this year and to exceed $10 billion in annual sales by 2017.

South Beach Smoke Agrees with Starbucks New Smoking Ban ...
SBWire (press release) - June 14, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/14/2013 -- Starbucks, the largest coffee shop company in the world, places a new rule on smokers that bans lighting up a cigarette ...

Electronic Cigarette Industry Webinar Features Canadian Market ...
SBWire (press release) - June 14, 2013

July's webinar will focus on electronic cigarette industry insurance essentials. ... SFATA's primary concern is the fair regulation of electronic cigarettes in a way ...

EsmokeHub.com Talks About the Public Acceptance of Smokeless ...
SBWire (press release) - June 14, 2013

Deerfield Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/14/2013 -- Smokers face a lot of problems in using cigarettes because of second hand smoke and bad odor. They are ...

Up in smoke: Can e-cigarettes really help you kick the habit?
The Independent - June 14, 2013

So like some 1.3million other Britons I turned to the e-cigarette. It was no small move because I was the Professor Emeritus of Smoking. From my first pack ...

No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarette debate
BDlive - June 14, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are the future, they argue. Cheaper, cleaner and cooler than smoking, "vaping" — using a vaporiser to inhale nicotine infused with exotic ...

E-cigarette brands prepare to emphasise quality message
Marketing Week - June 14, 2013

There is currently no specific legislation or advertising code regarding the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes. Following the reclassification of e-cigarettes a ...

INSIGHT-No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes
MSN Money - June 13, 2013

Cheaper, cleaner and cooler than smoking, "vaping" - using a vaporiser to ... regulators are agonising over whether to restrict them as "gateway" products to ... be crazy to impose tougher restrictions on e-smokes than on toxic "death sticks" that ...

E-cigarette ads: coming to a TV near you?
WTVM - June 13, 2013

E-cigarette companies say their product targets current adult smokers as a way to smoke inside. Advertisements for smokeless tobacco were banned in 1986, ...

Pharmacy applauds regulation of e-cigarettes
Chemist Druggist - June 13, 2013

Pharmacy applauds regulation of e-cigarettes ... as medicines, stressing that it could weed out “dodgy” products and put an end to inappropriate advertising.

Consumer group says e-cigarettes need to be studied
Gazzetta del Sud english - June 13, 2013

Rome, June 13 - Electronic cigarettes need to be analysed to determine if they are harmful, Italian consumer group Codacons said on Thursday, adding that ...

GPs to prescribe electronic cigarettes
Pulse - June 13, 2013

GPs will be able to prescribe electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products after the Government announced they will be licensed as medicines.

Greenville shop wants e-cigarettes regulated like in England - FOX ...
WHNS Greenville - June 13, 2013

Electronic cigarettes and other nicotine products will soon be regulated as medicines are in England. In South Carolina, folks using the liquid vaporizers said ...

UK To Regulate E-Cigarettes as Medicines
Laboratory Equipment - June 13, 2013

Britain will start regulating electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine as medicines, according to the country's top regulator. E-cigarettes are ...

Never mind smoking, here's 'vaping'
CANOE - June 13, 2013

Yet e-cigarettes are far from universally accepted as a public health tool; regulators are agonising over whether to restrict them as "gateway" products to nicotine ...

Are e-cigs becoming cool as Britain cracks down?
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area (blog) - June 13, 2013

The British are looking to regulate e-cigarettes as non-prescription medicines at the ... Reuters reports the move is an effort to improve the quality of e-cigarettes, ...

Factbox: Big tobacco companies bet on e-cigarettes
GlobalPost - June 13, 2013

(Reuters) - Big tobacco companies are jumping on the e-cigarette bandwagon with a range of strategies to tap into a market that some analysts believe could ...

Big Tobacco Goes High-Tech To Convince You That Smoking Is Cool Again
ThinkProgress - June 13, 2013

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes have been on the market for several years, raking in just a fraction of the tobacco market, $500 million in 2012. But the recent ...

Britain to regulate e-cigarettes as medicine from 2016
AsiaOne - June 13, 2013

Britain is to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicines from 2016 in an attempt to improve quality, though the country's drugs watchdog said ...

CRAWLEY: E-cigarettes: the conspiracy theorists might just have it right
New Statesman (uk) - June 13, 2013

What’s really going on behind these clouds of nicotine-infused vapour? Addiction is an emotive subject, to put it mildly. As such, when reading reactions to the news that electronic cigarettes may be regulated as a medicinal product from 2016, it’s easy to lose all sense amidst the roaring. …

How E-Cigarettes Could Provide a Model for All E-Waste
PC Magazine - June 13, 2013

Now that Big Tobacco and Silicon Valley are involved, the e-cigarette market is poised to explode. Will this mean more e-waste piling up in landfills or could a recycling program map out a model for all electronics? …

Tobacco crackdowns target e-cigarettes, despite their lack of ...
San Francisco Bay Guardian - June 12, 2013

San Francisco officials are attempting to ban the public use of e-cigarettes under the same laws that restrict smoking cigarettes, which are banned in most public places ... San Francisco's continually expanding smoke-free ordinance bans cigarette ... In 1998, the public smoking ban elevated to the state level, specifically ...

E-Cigarettes less harmful than traditional cigarettes?
The Guardian Express Newspaper - Jun 11, 2013

According to a spokesman for NJOY Inc., the funding will be used “for marketing, clinical trials, research and development, and international expansion.” Craig Weiss, CEO of NJOY said, “After lengthy study, Sean and I are convinced that NJOY will contin

Sean Parker and Peter Thiel follow NJOY's vapor trail in Scottsdale
Business Journal of Phoenix - Jun 11, 2013

A group of investors, including Sean Parker and Peter Thiel, are among those pledging $75 million, to take a minority stake in NJOY, which is one of a number of electronic cigarette companies selling e-cigs that produce vapor versus smoke.

E-cigarettes offer brave new world for smokers and cigarette makers
Marketplace (American Public Media) - Jun 11, 2013

At a bar in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, 32-year-old Andy Lee takes a drag from a Puf brand e-cigarette. He started smoking them about six months ago.

UK to Start Regulating E-Cigarettes as Medicines
AP - Associated Press - Jun 12, 2013

Britain will start regulating electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine as medicines, according to the country's top regulator ... The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said in a statement Wednesday it would treat e-c

Marlboro maker Altria Group to sell its first electronic cigarette under MarkTen brand in Ind.
AP - Associated Press - Jun 12, 2013

Tobacco company Altria Group Inc. is launching its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana starting in August and expanding its smokeless product offerings. The owner of the nation’s biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, annou

Electronic cigarettes face tougher regulations (UK)
Financial Times - June 12, 2013

All electronic cigarettes sold in the UK will need to be licensed as medicines, under regulations to be introduced by 2016. The Medicines and Healthcare ...

Electronic cigarettes 'could be prescribed on NHS within nine months' (UK)
Telegraph.co.uk - June 12, 2013

GPs will be able to prescribe e-cigarettes, which let users inhale a mist of nicotine instead of tobacco smoke, once they have been licensed by the Medicines ...

Totally Wicked Sends E-cigarette to each Member of the European ...
U.S. Politics Today - June 12, 2013

Totally Wicked is concerned that at present, EU policy makers believe that e-cigarettes should only be placed on the market if they are authorised pursuant to ...

E-Cigarette Safety Questioned After New Marlboro Version ...
The Inquisitr - June 12, 2013

For e-cigarettes, safety has always been a concern secondary for many users to the fact that the devices — much beloved by their adherents — enable addicted ...

Tobacco companies bet on electronic cigarettes
CBS News - June 11, 2013

Tobacco companies are now embracing electronic cigarettes to help offset the loss of traditional cigarette smokers - even as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepares to put forth regulations that could put the skids on the nascent e-cigarette industry. The nation's largest tobacco company, Marlboro-maker Altria Group Inc., announced plans for the release of its electronic cigarette, the "MarkTen," at an investor meeting today. ..

Philip Morris Parent Altria Turns to E-Cigarettes
Fox Business - June 11, 2013

Tobacco company Altria Group (MO) said Tuesday it plans to enter the market for electronic cigarettes this summer. Altria will launch its first electronic cigarette ...

Altria Jumps Into E-Cigarettes
Wall Street Journal - June 11, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine ... Despite the regulatory uncertainties, electronic cigarettes have attracted the ...

Vapor Cigarette Makers Tries for Social Acceptable Status Through Ads
SBWire (press release) - June 11, 2013

Many best electronic cigarette companies have hired big advertising agencies to publicize the ads for their vapor cigarette products. Denver based Cultivator Advertising & Design has undertaken a new campaign for FIN Branding Group, an e-cigarette company depicting the best usage of smokeless cigarette. Reviews conclude that best electronic cigarette advertisements are having positive impact on its viewers. The advertisement has been titled as Rewrite the Rules in which vapor cigarette company aims to illustrate the social acceptability of e cigarettes in places like bars, bowling alleys, the office and restaurants where conventional cigarette is not acceptable. Electronic Cigarette reviews showed that it is gradually capturing market and the best electronic cigarettes have become the choice of customers.

E-cigarettes attract big money and more scrutiny
MSN Money - June 11, 2013

Sales of e-cigarettes are expected to hit $1 billion this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. That equals just 1% of the U.S. cigarette market, but it's twice ...

Ballantyne Brands, LLC Supports North Carolina Bill to Ban the Sale of E-Cigs to Minors
Fort Mills Times - June 11, 2013

Ballantyne Brands, LLC, electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturer of the Mistic brand of e-cigs, announced today its full support for a new bill that would ban the ...

EverSmoke: French Bill to Ban Electronic Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - June 11, 2013

A French bill was announced to be put into place to ban electronic cigarettes in public, enclosed spaces, by French Health Minister Marisol Touraine. EverSmoke Electronic Cigarettes is one of many companies that the bill will affect.

Big Tobacco back on television after long absence
Morning Report, The Business Journal June 11, 2013

After more than 40 years, U.S. tobacco manufacturers are back on television with ads for electronic cigarettes. CNNMoney.com reports that while the federal government banned cigarette ads over the airwaves in 1970, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not currently regulate e-cig sales. However, it is expected to do so.

E-Cigarettes Want Your Attention Now (Before the FDA Steps In)
Business Week/Bloomberg - June 10, 2013

The electronic cigarette is about to have its turn in the spotlight. The battery-powered gadgets transform nicotine and other substances into an inhaled vapor and have been marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoke, which is drawn into the lungs and increases cancer risks. The rapidly growing e-cigarette businessexpected to top $1 billion in annual sales in the next few yearsis racing to command a bigger share of spending among smokers and potential smokers ahead of possible regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA doesnt regulate e-cigarettesat least for nowbut the potential of future marketing curbs has the nascent industry angling for smokers attention, whether at a huge music festival like Bonnaroo or with a commercial showing a baby doing the Gang ...

Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Organization Takes Stance on Youth E-Cig Use
SBWire (press release) - June 10, 2013

The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, supports efforts made by various states to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and supports the efforts of family and public health groups to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors. SFATA believes electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) should be available to consenting adults seeking to enjoy an alternative product and is working to educate regulatory and legislative bodies on e-cigs in an effort to influence possible future regulation at the state and federal levels.

E-Cigarettes Fire Up Investors, Regulators
Wall Street Journal - June 10, 2013

A group including Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is investing $75 million in a leading maker of electronic cigarettes, part of a wave of money firing up a ...

E-Cigarette Maker NJOY Receives $75 Mln
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release) - June 10, 2013

NJOY, a maker of electronic cigarettes, said on Monday that it has received $75 million in funding. Investors included serial entrepreneur Sean Parker and ...

Is Big Tobacco Back as a Big Advertisers? Rollout of E-Cigarettes Is Spurring Spending Again, But Regulation Looms
AdAge.com - June 10, 2013

Tobacco advertising, once nearly a $1 billion ad category, may seem as much a relic as Peggy Olsons typewriter. But with the three largest U.S. tobacco companies entering the electronic-cigarette market, Big Tobacco is poised to once again become a significant spender. The e-cigarette industry is projected to roughly double in size this year to an approximately $1 billion market in 2013 from a $500 million market in 2012, and to grow at a 50% compound annual rate over the next few years, according to a Citibank report. Its an exciting time to be in U.S. tobacco, said Citibank analyst Vivien Azer.

The Straight Dope Up in Smoke
Salt Lake City Weekly - June 10, 2013

What about the new electronic cigarettessince they're smokeless, are they ... of smokeless electronic cigarettes utilizes innovative technology to provide a ...

Wholesale e liquid set to make electronic cigarettes a big hit.
SourceWire (press release) - June 9, 2013

If a Lancashire based supplier of electronic cigarettes and associated supplies is correct, it could be that we will start to say many more people puffing on ...

Camel maker plans big e-cigarette push
Las Vegas Sun - June 9, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. The nation's second-biggest tobacco ...

Electronic cigarettes harm lungs
Pakistan Observer - June 9, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013 - ELECTRONIC cigarettes, seen by many as a healthy alternative to tobacco smoking, do cause damage to the lungs, scientists from the ...

Electronic cigarettes banned by Aberdeen university
Aberdeen Evening Express - June 8, 2013

ELECTRONIC cigarettes have been banned an Aberdeen university over fears they could be dangerous to students and even start fires. The Robert Gordon ...

Can Electronic Cigarettes Cause Cancer?
Washington City Paper - June 7, 2013

In a staff report on your site about whether nonsmoking actors use fake cigarettes when playing a part, the writer said there's no such thing as noncarcinogenic ...

Electronic cigarettes could be removed from Forney's smoking ban
inForney.com - June 6, 2013

The ordinance regulating smoking in public places ("smoking ban") passed earlier this year in Forney may have an exemption on the horizon. During the June 4th City council meeting, Council member Andy Parker asked for clarification regarding e-cigarettes in the Citys current ordinance. There seems to be some confusion as to whether the vapor-type cigarettes, I think they call them e-cigarettes, whether the use of those is also banned? asked Parker. According to Community Development Director Peter Morgan, e-cigarettes are currently covered under the ban as a smoking or other tobacco substitutes and would be illegal to use or smoke anywhere the ordinance prohibits smoking. City Manager Brian Brooks said if the City Council requests to revisit the smoking ban, the city can certainly do that. Council member Parker added, Since the issue was brought up with me specifically, I think we should [revisit the ordinance], for the simple reason that the rationale underlying the smoking ordinance to begin with is that it is a health issue based on second hand smoke." Electronic cigarettes are defined in Section 8.1201 of the Forney City Ordinances under smoking as other combustible material or smoking equipment or device, irrespective of form or kind.

Electronic Cigarette Ban Exemption Removed from Forney Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - June 6, 2013
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/electronic-cigarette-ban-exemption-removed-from-forney-reports-ehefsorg-262234.htm

Following the cigarette ban in public places, the government of Forney might remove the ban from electronic cigarettes. In the council meeting held on 4th June one of the council member demanded clarification regarding e cigarettes in the Citys current ordinance. According to customer reviews on electronic cigarette ban, they dont want the government to treat these smokeless cigarettes as tobacco cigarettes.

Two Cool Flavors by Vapor Couture Electronic Cigarette in Market ...
SBWire (press release) - June 6, 2013
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/two-cool-flavors-by-vapor-couture-electronic-cigarette-in-market-highlights-theelectroniccigarettesreviewscom-262274.htm

This vapor cigarette brand provides the option of selecting four distinct flavored cartridge colors i.e. brushed platinum, rose gold, deep metallic purple and white ...

New Spicy Flavor by Green Smoke Electric Cigarette Reviewed ...
SBWire (press release) - June 6, 2013
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/new-spicy-flavor-by-green-smoke-electric-cigarette-reviewed-digitalsmokeorg-262209.htm

Electric cigarette reviews conclude that this zesty flavor contains perfect blend of tobacco flavor and natural clove. Apart from this mouth ... Electronic cigarettes says that Mountain Clove Flavor has everything. It is sweet, it is spicy, and it has ...

International Vapor Group: South Carolina Pulls Back on E-Cig Tax
SBWire (press release) - June 6, 2013
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/international-vapor-group-south-carolina-pulls-back-on-e-cig-tax-261859.htm

South Carolina lawmakers have decided to pull back on their plans to tax electronic cigarettes. The plan now is to wait and see what the federal government will do. In the meantime, all of International Vapor Groups electronic cigarette products still remain tax-free.

Could E-Cigarettes Sales Surpass Traditional Cigarettes?
Fox Business - June 5, 2013

Big tobacco in smokers going anywhere now the market for electronic cigarettes is smoking hot -- -- -- Are taking the traditional tobacco business by storm with ...

Electronic cigarettes harm the lungs
Pakistan Observer - June 6, 2013

ELECTRONIC cigarettes, seen by many as a healthy alternative to tobacco smoking, do cause damage to the lungs, scientists from the University of Athens, Greece, explained at the European Respiratory Societys Annual Congress 2012, Vienna, on Sunday. Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes have also been marketed as effective smoking cessation devices.

Breaking News: R.J. Reynolds Vapor Launches 'VUSE' Digital ...
Convenience Store Decisions - June 6, 2013

To date, adult smokers who have tried e-cigarettes haven't found a product that ... Unlike other e-cigarettes currently on the market, VUSE is completely ...

RJ Reynolds expanding e-cigarettes to Colorado market
Winston-Salem Journal - June 6, 2013

A company subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., said today it will expand the testing of its Vuse e-cig product to retail outlets in Colorado, beginning in July. It announced the expansion at a press conference in New York.

Injurious to health ? Italy may ban smoking e - cigarettes in public ...
Daily News & Analysis - June 6, 2013

Several countries have already outlawed e-cigarettes including Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and Singapore. "Smoking an e-cigarette is smoking," she stated. ... Although the devices are considered safer than smoking, doctors continue to debate the possible impact of ...

Summer Webinar Series to Focus on E-Cigarettes
CSNews Online - June 5, 2013

The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is launching a summer webinar series designed to provide insight into highly targeted areas of the electronic cigarette business. SFATA is an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, and this webinar series is part of its ongoing education efforts on behalf of the e-cigarette industry and its community at large.

New report highlights need for more e-cigarette research
Zenopa - June 5, 2013

A new report from Cancer Research UK has aimed to set out a unified research agenda for the tobacco control and public health community in the UK regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes. The University of Stirling study has highlighted the fact that e-cigarettes are a relatively new product that are being positioned as a safer alternative to standard ...

If Bobby Brown is on Your Next Flight, Maybe Let Him Know E-Cigs are Illegal
Jaunted - June 5, 2013

It may be Bobby Brown's prerogative to fly first class on Delta but he's definitely not allowed to light up an e-cigarette mid-flight. We spotted Bobby on a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando last Friday doing exactly just that. As we inhaled the second-hand vapor smoke that his e-cigarette produced (it smelled/tasted like a funky incense), we were in disbelief that this was even allowed. We know first-class passengers enjoy more perks than the rest of the plane, but really, e-cigarettes? Really? Fortunately, Bobby put out his E-ciggie soon after lighting up. We're not sure if he got the quick fix that he needed or if someone asked him to put it out but we did find out from Delta that e-cigarettes are most definitely not allowed on their planes.

Father's Day Celebration with Premium Electronic Cigarette ...
SBWire (press release) - June 5, 2013

The brand has invested intemperately on research and development of a two-part and single piece electronic cigarettes for making it an outstanding product.

Electronic Cigarettes Revenue Seen Up for Fourth Straight Month ...
SBWire (press release) - June 5, 2013

Electronic Cigarette industry is one of the booming industries even in the period of global recession. The revenue is continuously seen up and therefore most of the tobacco companies also want to indulge in this industry. There are many factors that are considered by the customers while purchasing cigarettes like the cost, quality, taste etc. Customers of Tobacco cigarettes do not get as many options as best electronic cigarette brand provides and therefore customers are switching over these battery operated devices says DigitalSmoke.org.

There is no guarantee of safety with the e-cigarette
The Information Daily - June 5, 2013

E-cigarettes are now widely used to help smokers quit or cut down, but there has been very little research into the safety of these products, a new Cancer Research report warns. Electronic cigarettes are thought by many to be a healthier alternative to smoking real cigarettes as they do not involve inhaling tobacco smoke, says Cancer Research. However, unlike other 'Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency' (MHRA) approved nicotine replacement products, such as certain types of patches and gums, there is as yet no guarantee that these products are safe.

Researchers state need for further research into electronic cigarettes
Medical Xpress - June 5, 2013

A new Cancer Research UK report highlights the unanswered questions surrounding the safety and effectiveness of electronic or e-cigarettes. In a summary of the report published in Tobacco Control researchers from the University of Stirling select important issues for debate such as the involvement of the tobacco industry, marketing and whether e-cigarettes might undermine smokefree laws. And they ask whether it is ethical to promote an addictive product since e-cigarettes contain nicotine. These are questions that need to be answered by research and by regulators.

Ban on smoking electro cigs in pub
This is Scunthorpe - June 5, 2013

SMOKERS trying to kick the habit by using electronic cigarettes are banned from lighting up inside a leading Scunthorpe town centre pub. The ban at the Blue ...

Indy's ban on electronic cigarettes is absurd
Indianapolis Star - June 5, 2013

I've spent more than a week on the phone with members of our City-County Council in some naive hope that reasonable arguments could persuade. I am less ...

Electronic cigarettes harm the lungs
Pakistan Observer - June 5, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - ELECTRONIC cigarettes, seen by many as a healthy alternative to tobacco smoking, do cause damage to the lungs, scientists from the University of Athens, Greece, explained at the European Respiratory Societys Annual Congress 2012, Vienna, on Sunday. Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes have also been marketed as effective smoking cessation devices.

E-cigs 'are the safer option': New guidelines urge doctors to advise ...
Daily Mail - June 5, 2013

Life's a drag: Public health experts are promoting Electronic cigarettes as a less harmful alternative to smoking in guidelines on reducing the harm caused by ...

Exploring impact of electronic cigs
WTNH - June 5, 2013

A study is underway at UConn, evaluating the medical impact of electronic cigarettes. Battery powered electronic cigarettes are marketed as an alternative to tobacco. Most contain nicotine and flavoring. "I wanted to try it because I heard it was ...

Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: Are e-cigarettes harmful?
Minnesota Public Radio - June 4, 2013

Well, that's kind of where everything is at. I think that everybody is struggling with this - restaurants, local municipalities as you mentioned, state governments, countries. It's interesting. If you look online, all of the comments that are coming from different public health groups and the (Centers for Disease Control and Regulation), and they all come to the same conclusion: We need some more information about this. There are no randomized, controlled trials on this that are large-scale, that are helpful at this point. This is such an important question because this is happening. I would say every smoker in my practice that we've talked about smoking has brought this up on their own, and I can't recommend them yet because I don't know really know what's in them. Is it safer than what they're currently doing? I think it is. And so in that sense we can give sort of tacit approval, I think. But we have really good nicotine replacement things that are out there already.

Italy likely to ban electronic cigarettes in schools
Gazzetta del Sud english - June 4, 2013

Rome, June 4 - Italy's National Health Council proposed Tuesday that electronic cigarettes be banned from schools to protect youngsters. The proposal from the ...

E-cigarettes: health revolution or fresh pack of trouble?
The Guardian June 4, 2013

E-cigarettes let smokers continue the habitual act of holding a small white stick between their fingers and then inhaling a dose of nicotine. But they do so without ...

E-cigarettes sales lighting up detention center's canteen fund
CorrectionsOne - June 4, 2013

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. E-cigarettes don't really light up, but they have lit up canteen sales at the jail. Jon Sallee, county jailer, says sale of the cigarettes ...

EverSmoke E-Cigs Could Be Montgomery County's Solution
SBWire (press release) - June 4, 2013

EverSmoke Electronic Cigarettes can offer a smoking alternative that could give users the opportunity to virtually smoke anywhere. People are stressed out from ...

Keith Ablow to Conduct Electronic Cigarettes Clinical Study Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - June 4, 2013

Minimal statistical data is available about electronic cigarettes effects in supporting a switch from conventional cigarettes to e cigarettes and we think it is ...

V2 Cigs Introduces New Single-Use Electronic Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - June 4, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2013 -- V2 Cigs, the world's highest-volume online retailer of electronic cigarettes, has announced that it is releasing a new and ...

Reynolds Subsidiary Selling E Cigarette and Smoking Cessation ...
SBWire (press release) - June 4, 2013

According to the customer's reviews on these e cigarettes, they termed it as great potential products for this industry. As Electronic cigarette is becoming a big ...

Police force allows e-cigarettes
ITV News - June 4, 2013

A police force has become the first in Britain to allow officers to smoke e-cigarettes. The electronic inhalers have been banned by some organisations amid fears ... Cambridgeshire Constabulary has now decided that staff can smoke them, saying their benefits outweigh the disadavantages.

Doing Business with Addicts
BBC News - June 4, 2013

It is much easier to run a business when you've got addicts for customers. E-cigarettes - battery powered cigarette substitutes which vaporise a solution containing nicotine - are addictive but they are a lot more healthy than the real thing. Electronic smokes may get rid of the really dangerous bits of...

E Cigarettes France Banning Them in Public Will Other Countries Follow Suit?
PolicyMic - June 4, 2013

On Friday, the Health Ministry of France issued a ban on e-cigarettes that is similar to the ban on tobacco and regular cigarettes: they are forbidden in public ...

Logic Sponsors Ablow's E-Cig Study
CSPnet.com - June 3, 2013

Electronic cigarette maker Logic Technology recently announced that Keith Ablow, M.D., will be conducting an expanded clinical study of Logic e-cigarettes in his practice to determine their effects on reducing or eliminating tobacco product usage. Previously, Dr. Ablow reported that three individuals had ceased smoking when given e-cigarettes as part of a smoking cessation regimen.

Visible Effect of Vapor Cigarette Advertisements on Smokers ...
SBWire (press release) - June 3, 2013

Advertisements for vapor cigarettes are having positive impact on people as ... This battery operated electric device has a similar look to tobacco cigarette but the ...

Call to protect children from E-cigarette ads
Scotsman - June 3, 2013

ADVERTS for electronic cigarettes could encourage young people to see smoking as a positive thing to do, an expert has warned. But secondly, there are no specific controls on advertising for e-cigarettes. ... from depicting cigarettes, but did prohibit tobacco products from being promoted.

E-cigs don't help you stop smoking
West - Welfare Society Territory - June 3, 2013

Only 10.6% of Italians who use the electronic cigarette, quit smoking traditional ones. All Italian citizens know the e-cigarette (91.2%), but there are few who want ...

DigitalSmoke.org Reports Running Argument over Best Electronic ...
SBWire (press release) - June 3, 2013

On the other hand, another study revealed that e liquid flavors do not increase the attractiveness of e cigarettes to teenagers. They believe that if anyone is going ...

e-Cigarettes, Vaping: Worse than Smoking Due to Cancer-Causing ...
International Business Times AU - June 3, 2013

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine wants to ban e-cigarettes on public places and must be subject under the same measures applied on tobacco, ...

Europe and electronic cigarettes
Medical Xpress - June 1, 2013

ITALY: The health ministry in April banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to ... that they should be considered as drugs and should only be sold in pharmacies.

Doctors caution users of e-cigarettes, say vaping is worse than ...
kjrh.com - May 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. -- Touted as a safer alternative to traditional smoking, electronic cigarettes are supposed to give smokers their nicotine fix without the cancer-causing side effects of tobacco. But some have serious concerns that the battery-operated vaping devices may actually pose more dangers to users. Dr. Mike Feinstein, a spokesman for the American Lung Association said, People are inhaling some type of chemical vaporized compound into their lungs without really knowing what's in it." Last year, the American Lung Association issued its own warning about e-cigarettes: This is a buyer stay away, a buyer health hazard, potentially." Dr. Robert Greene treats lung cancer patients at the Palm Beach Cancer Institute and said the product is potentially a health hazard. There really is no information about whether they're safe or not, and that's part of the problem," said Greene. He says with no real data on e-cigarettes, the three-year-old tobacco alternative may actually be more harmful that traditional cigarettes. "The doses of nicotine that you get could conceivably be higher than what you would get in a typical cigarette," said Greene. Ray Story is an e-cigarette distributor and CEO of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. "To make that claim is obviously ludicrous," he said. At the end of the day when you look at an e-cigarette, is it addictive? Nicotine is addictive."

New Federal Law on E Cigarette Triggering Confusion Discusses ...
SBWire (press release) - May 30, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/30/2013 -- E cigarette popularity is continuously growing up and therefore, lawmakers and federal state or local regulators are continuing to look at these electronic devices with Hawkeye. As per the survey conducted, Tobacco Vapor E Cigarette Association has predicted that the demand and market share of e cigarette industry may quadruple within 2014. In past few days, lawmakers proposed a bill regarding e cigarette use but Federal state regulators still unable to enact the bill.

New Wichita smoking lounge is for electronic cigarettes
Morning Call, Wichita Business Journal May 30, 2013

Big E's Vapor Room will be a lot like a cigar lounge, but the smoke will actually be vapor from electronic cigarettes.

Codacons calls for ban on public use of electronic cigarette
Gazzetta del Sud english - May 30, 2013

Rome, May 30 - Electronic cigarettes should be banned in public places, just as their low-tech cousins have been, consumer group Codacons said Thursday.

Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Organization SFATA Further ...
SBWire (press release) - May 30, 2013

The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), an electronic cigarette industry trade organization, has added five companies to its roster of supporting members. These companies will now be direct supporters of SFATA efforts to advocate, educate, and improve the electronic cigarette industry. The new members include Pure Cigs, Vape Revolution, E VaporMaker, My Smokeless, and Cherry Vape.

Questions as First Capital Connect bans electronic cigarettes on trains
Times 24 - May 30, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, also known as an e-cigarette, personal vapourisers or PVs, are electronic inhalers which vapourise a liquid solution into an aerosol mist ...

French Report Urges Indoor Ban on E-Cigarettes
NACS Online - May 30, 2013

PARIS Following a request by French Health Minister Marisol Touraine earlier this year to investigate the risks of e-cigarettes, a panel of experts has returned a ...

Ban on sale of e-cigs to minors advances
Winston-Salem Journal - May 30, 2013

E-cigarettes emit a vapor that includes nicotine but without many of the harmful ... Health groups feared e-cigarettes would be freely available in locations where ...

E-cigarette recycling reward scheme looks to stub out landfill
edie.net - May 30, 2013

A recycling incentive scheme for electronic cigarettes has been launched by E-Lites, where smokers can exchange their used e-cigs for free replacement ...

No SC regulations or taxes on e-cigarettes likely this year
Hilton Head Island Packet - May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC Following the lead of other states, South Carolina lawmakers are pulling back on plans to tax and regulate electronic cigarettes until they see what the federal government will do.

Federal e-cigarette rules coming 'but nobody knows when,' official ...
WTSP 10 News - May 29, 2013

Frank Galleti of Vapin' in the Cape in Cape Coral exhales steam from an electronic cigarette as Buddy Roberts helps a customer. E-cigarettes have caught on ...

South Beach Smoke: Patients Refuse Treatment Due to Smoking Ban
SBWire (press release)-May 29, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/29/2013 -- Waitemata DHB at Auckland Psychiatric Center in New Zealand placed a smoking ban that is causing patients to refuse ...

NC bill banning e-cig sales to minors advances
WRAL.com-May 29, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill banning sales of electronic cigarettes to minors in North ... E-cigarettes emit a vapor that includes nicotine but without many of the ...

Federal e-cigarette rules coming 'but nobody knows when,' official ...
Greenville News-May 29, 2013

Jason Hagan, co-owner of the Vapor Room Cafe, exhales the vapor from an e-cigarette at the Vapor Room Cafe in Greer on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. / MYKAL ...

Electronic Cigarette Kills Toddler in Israel
Green Prophet-by Karin Kloosterman-May 29, 2013

According to local reports, a two-year-old toddler managed to suck out and ingest liquid nicotine, the kind found in electronic cigarettes made to help people bust ...

French study: E-cigs should not be used in public
Winston-Salem Journal-May 29, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, which mimic the look and feel of traditional versions without generating smoke and ash, cause damage to the lungs, researchers from the ...

When e-smokers breathe out, what do we breathe in?
Washington Post-May 29, 2013

I don't know whether electronic cigarette users are as pugilistic, but after my column last week on whether using those devices — what's known as “vaping” — is ...

Electronic Cigarettes Provide Healthy Alternative to Smokers ...
SBWire (press release) - May 29, 2013

Tempe, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are a breakthrough invention of the 21st century. Not only are these cigarettes free ...

Will Smokers Switch to Electronic Cigarettes on World No Tobacco ...
SBWire (press release)-May 29, 2013

The WHO are seeking a comprehensive ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion ... electronic cigarettes are significantly cheaper than most traditional cigarette ...

E-cigarettes snuffing out traditional cigarettes
CW39 NewsFix-May 28, 2013

ecigs HOUSTON, TX – Mostly an internet based product, e-cigs are making their ... We found create e-cigs in southwest Houston and couldn't help but take a ...

Vapor Cigarettes Mounting with Decline in Traditional Cigarette ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013

This has not only resulted in increasing the sales of e cigarettes but has also affected traditional smoking companies tremendously. Reviews explain that various ...

DeltaScan.org Plays Up Electronic Cigarette a New Weapon to ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- Current Scenario is a vital proof that how business of Electronic Cigarette is gaining fame across the globe. As per ...

California Legislatures Oppose E Cigarettes with SB 648 Bill ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- California Legislature has recently proposed SB 648, a bill to oppose E Cigarettes on behalf of non smoker's ...

Unauthorized Video Ban at School by Education Department ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- Education departments have banned the use of electronic cigarette on the school premises. The children's are not ...

E Cigarette Group Gets Bigger with Katherine Heigl Discusses ...
SBWire (press release) - May 28, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- Katherine had clutched her small lunch dish along with a plastic fork and e cigarette while munching on the run.

French Researchers Recommend Stopping E-Cigarette Use in Public
Jakarta Globe-May 28, 2013

French actress Karole Rocher smokes an electronic cigarette on May 19, 2013 while posing during a photoshoot at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival ...

Are e-Cigarettes A Medicine By Presentation Or Function? Totally ...
EIN News (press release)-May May 28, 2013

However, what is increasingly frustrating for users of e-cigarettes is the continued desire by the EU to force e-cigs into medicinal regulation by any means ...

eCig Brand Announces Free Trial Starter Kit to Reduce Toxins, Live ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013

Scottsdale, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- Users have rated the ECig starter kit as one of the most popular products on the market for its wealth of features.

blu eCigs Voices Its Support For New Alabama Law Prohibiting The ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)-May 28, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- blu eCigs, the electronic cigarette brand widely known for superior style and quality, today announced its ...

Smoking at Home Reduces Property Values, an EverSmoke E-Cig ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013

EverSmoke can provide a current traditional tobacco smoker with an alternative smoking device that could eliminate the exposure to secondhand smoke.

House Calls / Dr. Michael Schwartz
The Darien News - May 26, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are the new smoking cessation craze. These electronic devices, which resemble cigarettes, create water vapor with nicotine to simulate the ...

Equal Treatment for Cigarettes?
MyMotherLode.com - May 26, 2013

Sacramento, CA - A new bill would subject electronic cigarettes to the same state bans ... The bill would treat electronic cigarettes like any other tobacco product.

Bill Would Treat E-cigarettes Like Other Tobacco
KPBS - May 25, 2013

(AP) -- California would treat electronic cigarettes like any other tobacco product by restricting where people can use them in public under a bill approved by the

Banned for half a century, cigarette adverts are staging a lucrative ...
This is Money - May 25, 2013

But there are no rules specifically to stop companies from advertising e-cigarettes, and the ASA's Broadcast Advertising Code does not prohibit adverts from ...

Ban Electric Cigarette for Minors Eloquent Arizona Bill
SBWire (press release) - May 24, 2013

... cancer society wants to ban the selling of electric cigarette to minors. ... also not define these products in the same category as tobacco cigarettes or products.

Target 11 investigation: e-cigs
WPXI Pittsburgh - May 24, 2013

Manufacturers insist e-cigs are safe, and point to a Boston University study that found the level of carcinogens is up to 1000 times lower than in regular cigarettes ...

E-ciggies no good for quitting?
iAfrica.com - May 24, 2013

The effectiveness of e-cigarettes in helping smokers kick their habit has been called into question recently after a study found smokers who used them were actually less likely to stop smoking than those who didn't. The study, published online in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, questioned 2500 people trying to quit smoking who phoned into smoking cessation hotlines in the US and followed up with these participants again seven months later. Results revealed that around 31 percent of those who didn't use e-cigarettes were tobacco free after the seven months, but quitting success was only achieved by 21 percent of e-cigarette users.

Katherine Heigl grabs lunch (and an electronic cigarette) on-the-go as she films new movie North Of Hell
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - May 24, 2013

Katherine - who has adopted girls Nancy and Adalaide with musician husband Josh Kelley - gave up the bad habit years ago for her youngsters' sake. E-cigarettes can be used in public places such as bars, restaurants, and on public transport, where tobacco

Vapor Cigarettes Used by Large Group of Tobacco Users Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - May 23, 2013

The study was investigated in an attempt to find answers about the prevalence of electronic cigarettes among the users. The report described differences among ...

More Celebs Turn Towards Electronic Cigarettes Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - May 23, 2013

Different smokeless cigarette companies are opting for advertising agencies in order ... They tend to enjoy these electronic devices more than tobacco cigarettes.

Ehefs.org Reviewed Disposable E Cigarettes by Green Smoke
SBWire (press release) - May 23, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/23/2013 -- Disposable electronic cigarettes by the brand ... As disposable electronic cigarettes have become very popular, there are ...

Tobacco Cigarette Marketing Strategies in Full Swing Discusses ...
SBWire (press release) - May 23, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/23/2013 -- For several years, the industry is witnessing a continuous decline in the sales of the products with the advent of smokeless cigarette brands. The reports updated by US Federal Trade Commission shows a huge decline in the selling of tobacco cigarettes after the introduction of electronic cigarette in market. In 2011, the leading cigarette companies spent $8.37 billion on the marketing and advertisement while in 2010 the figure was $8.05 billion. The difference observed was due to an increase in expenditure on price discounts offered to consumers, retailers and wholesalers. The largest spending category is on price discount which increased from $6.49 billion in 2010 to $7billion in 2011. The decline included selling of cigarettes to wholesalers and retailers from 281.6 billion in 2010 to 273.6 billion in 2011. In 2011, the company sold 274 billion cigarettes while a decade earlier, in 2001the figure was approximately 402 billion. The difference of selling figures depicts the whole picture. The numbers of smokers in US are declining steadily with the advent of e cigarette.

Millions of Americans Face Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Avoid It ...
SBWire (press release) - May 23, 2013

Miami, Fl -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/23/2013 -- In recent years, many U.S. states and cities have implemented policies that prohibit tobacco smoking in all indoor areas of public places. However, private settings like ones home or car is still a major source of secondhand smoke exposure. EverSmoke Electronic Cigarettes provides an alternative smoking option that contains no tobacco, no tar, no smoke and no secondhand smoke.

E-Cigarettes: Weapons of Non-Combustion?
MainStreet - May 22, 2013

And, thanks to Dorff, electronic cigarettes are gaining market share as a less-expensive alternative to conventional cigarettes. His promotional video urges ...

Electric Cigarette Tax Bill Passes in South Carolina Discusses ...
SBWire (press release) - May 23, 2013

A bill has passed in South Carolina Wednesday that gives green signal to accelerate tax on electric cigarette products. But supporters admit that it has little chance of becoming law this year. On the contrary, a subcommittee sent the proposal to start debate on how to handle the new technology. There are many electric cigarette brands like V2 cigs, green Smoke, Blu cigs that offer smokers an alternative to tobacco cigarettes but these brands would also be affected by the law.

States and E-Cigarette Legislation
CSPnet.com-May 22, 2013

All of this state legislation is being considered within a potential federal regulatory framework to regulate electronic cigarettes that the U.S. Food and Drug ...

German Cancer Research Center Recommends Electric Cigarettes ...
SBWire (press release) - May 21, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/21/2013 -- Recently, German Cancer Research Center has conducted a study on Electric Cigarettes in which 3,587 users ...

Chicago Senate Banned Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Discusses ...
SBWire (press release) - May 22, 2013

As per the new law amended by the lawmakers, minors or youngsters would not be allowed to buy electronic cigarettes. This low endorsed in the Senate ...

Illinois Senate approves electronic cigarette ban for minors
The Times of Northwest Indiana - May 22, 2013

Minors statewide would not be able to buy electronic cigarettes under a plan unanimously endorsed in the Senate Tuesday. Senate sponsor state Sen. John Mulroe, D- Chicago, said this legislation updates state law to include new advancements in nicotine pr

Altria Group: E-Cigarettes Or Die?
Forbes-May 22, 2013

Electronic-cigarettes or E-Cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine in a disposable cartridge and produce a vapor that's inhaled.

Growing E Cigarette Industry Affecting Tobacco Business Reviews ...
SBWire (press release)-May 22, 2013

It is also expected that the downward trend of conventional cigarettes will still continue in the coming time. Moreover, reviews of electronic cigarette users are ...

Saudi-un-ny.net Discusses Beneficial Services Offered by South ...
SBWire (press release)-May 22, 2013

As per the reviews, South Beach Smoke offers a complete 30 money back guaranty on any of its electronic cigarette products excluding cartridges. Customers ...

ECigaretteExposed.com Unveils South Beach Smoke Membership ...
SBWire (press release)-May 22, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/22/2013 -- One of the best electronic cigarette brands, ... One of the users of these e cigarettes says “this membership program is ...

Teachers Advocate Ban of Electronic Cigarette in Schools Reports ...
SBWire (press release)-May 22, 2013

The head teachers in Ribble Valley held a joint meeting and concluded that though electronic cigarette is not illegal but schools are definitely not the place ...

Metro Plans to Ban Electric Cigarette Soon Discusses Ehefs.org
SBWire (press release)-May 22, 2013

The metro bus and MetroLink train officials in St Louis are soon to say no to electric cigarettes. The riders have already been prohibited from lighting up on trains ...

A South Carolina Bill Could Place Tax on Electronic Cigarettes
SBWire (press release)-May 22, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/22/2013 -- South Carolina passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the state to tax electronic cigarettes. Although the bill ...

E Cigarette Taxation Debate Continues Reports DigitalSmoke.org
SBWire (press release)-May 21, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/21/2013 -- With the ongoing trend of e cigarette in the market, it has become difficult for various big tobacco companies to retain its ...

Oklahoma Debate Continues over Vapor Cigarette Confinement ...
SBWire (press release)-May 21, 2013

The e cigarette companies and their customers are getting shocked with this proposed bill and the battle starts between tobacco and e cigarette companies.

Metro Considers E-Cig Ban On Buses & Trains
CBS Local - May 21, 2013

But that same ban doesn't apply to electronic cigarettes, or E-cigs, which are touted ... He does allow that evidence to this point seems to indicate that E-cigs are ...

Do smoking bans apply to e-cigarettes?
Morning Sentinel - May 21, 2013

I was riding on the Orange Line recently when I saw a woman holding what I thought was a high-end felt-tip marker. It had a round barrel that tapered to a ...

Experts Ponder over E Cig Miracle or Menace Reports Ehefs.org
SBWire (press release) - May 21, 2013

Ehefs.org is a review website of electronic cigarettes, where people get an idea of the different brands of e cigs. It helps its costumer to choose the best e cig ...

Schools Look to Stop Electronic Cigarette Use
SBWire (press release) - May 21, 2013

One of the problems for teachers is that electronic cigarettes, which emit vapour rather than smoke, can be harder to detect. The tell-tale signs like clouds of ...

Remember: Smoking E-Cigarettes Inside is Illegal, State Says
Manasquan-Belmar (NJ) Patch.com - May 20, 2013

Toms River resident Michael Colavito has never been asked to stop smoking electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes, whenever he's been in a ...

HUFFORD/BALLIN: FDA will rule none too soon on e-cigarette regulations
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer - May 20, 2013

Over the past few years, innovations in nicotine delivery have enabled smokers to obtain their nicotine without the carcinogens found in cigarette smoke. Today, we stand on the cusp of an FDA ruling on these novel nicotine devices that could set the stage to permanently extinguish the combustible cigarette. … If the FDA embraces harm reduction and enacts balanced regulations that encourage the efficient development of safer forms of nicotine delivery, then it can both protect public health and enable free market forces, driven by innovation, to help …

Long Beach's Thriving E-Cigarette Businesses Turn Smokers Into Vapers
Long Beach Post - May 20, 2013

“The vapers now aren't going to go back to normal cigarettes and smokers are going to ... cigarettes as a tobacco product and hold them to the same restrictions.

Electronic Cigarettes: Do They Really Help Smokers Quit?
Huffington Post - May 20, 2013

Smokers who wish to quit commonly use electronic cigarettes to help them, despite the lack of evidence that the devices work, a new study finds. One-third of ...

Opt for EverSmoke Electronic Cigarettes in Hotel Rooms
SBWire (press release) - May 20, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/20/2013 -- A new study has found smoke residue, on the surface and in the air of both smoking and non-smoking rooms, of hotels ...

Lindsay Lohan and Leonardo DiCaprio love them but are electric cigarettes really as safe as they claim?
Daily Mail - May 20, 2013

…‘I was mortified,’ said the care home worker from Castleford, Lancashire. ‘When I confronted her about it she told me she had been using them since January and that they were a lot cheaper and easier to get than real cigarettes. Apparently they are the latest craze and all her mates are doing it.’ It’s therefore no surprise that last week it was revealed that a growing number of schools are banning the devices. This is because it's feared that the e-cigarettes — often touted as a device that helps smokers quit — are actually prompting pupils to take up smoking. …

E-cigarettes: No tobacco? Sure. Safe alternative? Nobody knows ...
The Times and Democrat - May 18, 2013

However, it is still unclear if electronic cigarettes will be included in those bans. ... Electronic cigarettes have not been submitted to the Federal Drug ...

NC Senate passes law redefining class for electronic cigarettes
WSOC Charlotte - May 17, 2013

John Wiesehan sells electronic cigarettes, also called "e-cigarettes," to thousands of stores across the country and the Ballantyne business owner said the ...

Do E-Cigarettes Really Work? Smokers More Likely to Quit with ...
Science World Report - May 17, 2013

Electronic cigarettes may be the new craze when it comes to quitting your smoking addiction, but do they really work? According to a recent study, one-third of smokers looking to quit used e-cigarettes. These smokers were less likely to succeed than those who did not use e-cigarettes: About 21 percent of e-cigarette users were tobacco-free after seven months, compared with 31 percent of those who didn't use e-cigarettes.

EverSmoke Electronic Cigarettes: St. Charles Ameristar Casino ...
SBWire (press release) - May 17, 2013

Miami Lakes, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/17/2013 -- Sally Faith, St. Charles Mayor, does not want to see a smoking ban placed at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles. Ameristar officials believe a smoking ban can cut tax revenue in half. Should city officials pass a smoking ban, Ameristar Casino smokers can opt for a smoking alternative with EverSmoke Electronic Cigarettes.

Hotel travel: amenities for guests range from rubber duckies to electronic cigarettes
Toronto Star - May 17, 2013

Hotel minibar items and other amenities offered guests are looking stranger and stranger each day. It used to be that intimacy kits were as racy as hotels would get when stocking their rooms. Now theyre one-upping each other with ever creative and buzz-worthy items. Some examples: The newly opened Graham hotel in Washingtons Georgetown section has electronic cigarettes underneath the fun things and necessities section of each rooms minibar.

E-cigarette tax bill passes SC House panel
Winston-Salem Journal - May 16, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. A bill that would allow South Carolina to tax electronic cigarettes passed a House panel Wednesday, but supporters acknowledge it has little chance of becoming law this year. The subcommittee meeting created some strange partnerships. A representative from tobacco company Reynolds American Inc. supported the bill because the tax would be smaller than the traditional cigarette tax. A lobbyist with Altria Group Inc, said e-cigarettes were too new to tax.

States Target E-Cigarettes With Taxes
Reason - May 16, 2013

Lawmakers in the state House, though, want a piece of the action and are moving ahead with a bill that would levy a tax in addition to sales taxes on e-cigarettes ...

FDA tobacco chief speaks at industry meeting
WFAA - May 16, 2013

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Changes in the marketplace have forced the public health community to wrestle with the idea that some tobacco products may pose less of a health risk than others, the new head of the Food and Drug Administration's tobacco control efforts told an industry group on Thursday. Mitch Zeller, who took over as director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products in March, also told attendees at the Tobacco Merchants Association annual meeting in Williamsburg that the agency is making progress on a backlog of more than 3,500 new product applications, how it plans to address menthol cigarettes and its plans to regulate other tobacco products like cigars and electronic cigarettes. "You all sell a lawful product," Zeller said. "Our job is to regulate the manufacture, sale and marketing of the tobacco products within our jurisdiction. And we try to do it efficiently, effectively and fairly."

BCC measure regulates sale of e-cigarettes
Clay Today Online - May 16, 2013

GREEN COVE SPRINGS Clay County became something of a trailblazer at its May 14 County Commission meeting after commissioners passed an ordinance to regulate the sale and use of e-cigarettes. The Board of County Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve the ordinance. Commissioner Ronnie Robinson was absent. The ordinance addresses e-cigarettes, also called electronic cigarettes, in several ways, including prohibiting their sale to minors. It would also prohibit using them in all places in the county where smoking is prohibited. It would also require e-cigarettes to be placed behind a counter or away in some fashion where they would not be a "self-service" item meaning that a clerk would be required to retrieve them for a customer wanting to make a purchase.

Lawmakers mull tax on e-cigarettes
The State - May 16, 2013

GREENVILLE Like many other businessmen across the country, Jason Hagan of Greer thought the idea of starting a shop that would sell electronic cigarettes was a good idea. So he plowed his life savings into the Vapor Room Cafe and opened its doors last month. Lawmakers in the state House, though, want a piece of the action and are moving ahead with a bill that would levy a tax in addition to sales taxes on e-cigarettes for the first time.

Totally Wicked e-liquid Involved In a Complaint to the Press Complaints Commission
Wall Street Journal (press release) - May 16, 2013

BLACKBURN, England, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Totally Wicked e liquid has filed a complaint against the Lancashire Evening Post (LEP), for inaccurate and misleading reporting found in an article published on the 3rd May 2013. They have requested a retraction of the entire article and the printing of a full apology. The LEP published a three-page special report regarding electronic cigarettes calling it "Keep tabs on 'safe' e cigs". The article in question gives the reader the ...

South Beach Smoke: The Marlboro Man May Soon Represent the ...
SBWire (press release) - May 16, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-Cigs as they are commonly known, are a high-tech, ... Although electronic cigarettes are not proven to help decrease health risk factors ...

Utah lawmakers look to regulate child access to e-cigarettes
Deseret News - May 16, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY Even though laws prohibit it, children and teens in Utah have access to and are using electronic cigarettes, and some state lawmakers intend to change that. As many as one in 20 students across Utah have admitted to trying what are casually called "e-cigs" or "mist sticks," according to a 2011 survey conducted by the Utah Department of Health. Those students were also found to be significantly more likely to smoke regular cigarettes.

Electronic cigarette ad is banned
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk) - May 15, 2013

"We told Nicocigs to ensure they did not claim products were not harmful, or were 'safer' or 'healthier' than smoking, in future in the absence of adequate evidence," the Advertising Standards Authority ruled.

Tech-Cigarette.com Discusses the Ban on Tobacco Cigarette Smoking by Public Housing Complexes
SBWire (press release)-May 14, 2013

Tech-Cigarette.com has discussed the ban on regular cigarettes by several ... a regular basis, allows smoking enthusiasts to keep themselves updated with the ...

EsmokeHub.com Warns Smokers Looking to Buy Free Trial E ...
SBWire (press release)-May 15, 2013

The e cigarettes are not for free as misunderstood by many innocent smokers. The companies bind them into an agreement to pay some price per month.

EcigsCorner.com Shows the Reason to Try E Cigarettes
SBWire (press release)-May 15, 2013

Since the invention of e cigarettes, the smokers have been able to see the ray of hope. The e cigarettes can satisfy the urge to smoke. These cigarettes do not ...

Electronic Cigarettes Can Satisfy the Urge to Smoke Cigarettes ...
SBWire (press release)-May 15, 2013

The electronic cigarettes are being said to be the best alternative to cigarettes. The e cigarettes can satisfy the urge to smoke giving the smoker the same feeling ...

The emerging subculture of 'vapers' who puff on tricked out ...
Daily Mail-May 15, 2013

'You're not downgrading from a cigarette. You're getting something more,' Chris Mikovits, the owner of an e-cigarette store, told the technology website Digital ...

On Metro, can you e-smoke one if you got one?
Washington Post - May 14, 2013

The modern nicotine-delivery device — the electronic cigarette — doesn't produce smoke. Nicotine-infused liquid is heated, creating a vapor that the user ...

Electronic Cigarettes - An Uncontrolled Experiment with Consumers
HealthCanal.com-May 14, 2013

by MPL/Sel - Unlike conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes do not produce thousands of toxic and carcinogenic substances. Nevertheless, they are not ...

Electronic Cigarette Comparison Now Available on EsmokeHub.com
SBWire (press release)-May 14, 2013

EsmokeHub.com has compared best electronic cigarettes available on the market to help ... All the e cigarettes listed on the website have been carefully chosen.

E-cigarettes: safer alternative to tobacco or potential health risk?
European Parliament (press release) - May 14, 2013

E-cigarettes are often presented as a solution for smokers who want to quit their deadly habit but struggle to overcome their nicotine addiction, but how safe are ...

E-cigarettes popularity increasing, but questions remain
KOSU - May 14, 2013

You may have seen them they almost look like a ballpoint pen from the future except there's a puff of stream of vapor coming out of the end. They're ...

East Lancashire school to stub out pupils smoking the e-cigarette
Lancashire Telegraph - May 14, 2013

Fraser Cropper, business development director for Totally Wicked, which sells electronic cigarettes and liquid in Stancliffe Street, Blackburn, said he agreed with ...

EverSmoke: New Attitudes Toward E-Cigarettes in Canada
SBWire (press release) - May 14, 2013

EverSmoke Electronic Cigarettes, a popular electronic cigarette company in The ... The Canadian federal government does not allow electronic cigarettes that ...

E-cigs not a safe way to break the habit
Ocala - May 14, 2013

Q: I want to quit smoking and am thinking about trying electronic cigarettes. Are they safe? Do they work?
Matthew F., Atlanta
A: Congratulations! That commitment is the first step to victory! Now you want to choose a routine that's effective. We think smokeless electronic cigarettes threaten the progress that's been made in helping people get free of nicotine and tobacco. E-cigs deliver pure nicotine to the lungs. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that if people start using traditional AND e-cigarettes together, the public health repercussions could be pretty bad.

Lorillard Inc. (LO), Altria Group Inc (MO): E-Cigs Could Help Reverse The Decline
Insider Monkey (blog) - May 13, 2013

E-cigs, aka electronic cigarettes, vaporize a liquid that contains nicotine, an assortment of flavors, and propylene glycol (some companies are starting to offer ...

International Vapor Group and F&M Merchant Group Announce Strategic Partnership
Wall Street Journal (press release) - May 13, 2013

Since Blu's purchase by Lorillard, many electronic cigarettes companies ... IVG has been an integral part of the electronic cigarettes evolution since its early days ...

Altria's Foray Into the E-Cigarette Market
SBWire (press release) - May 13, 2013

Besides Altria, other manufacturers of electronic cigarettes like Greensboro, Reynolds and Lorillard have also been having similar problems. For more ...

Electronic cigarettes may be bad for your health
News Sentinel - May 13, 2013

Q: I want to quit smoking and am thinking about trying electronic cigarettes. Are they safe? Do they work? Matthew F., Atlanta. A: Congratulations!

Vapor tales: Advocates say e-cigarettes help them quit
Toledo Blade - May 13, 2013

Not yet ready to completely give up smoking, Mr. Harris opted for what he calls a clean alternative: e-cigarettes. You're not getting smoke, tar, or any of the ...

Creative Agencies Set Next Great Frontier with E Cigarette ...
SBWire (press release) - May 10, 2013

As E Cigarette is found to be one of the booming industries in such poor Economy, Creative Agencies has decided to advertise E Cigarettes. Now agencies are ...

Vape Like a Boss Highlights Benefits of Smokeless Cigarettes
Press Release Centre (press release) - May 10, 2013

The popularity of Electronic Cigarettes continues to rise at an amazing rate reports Vape Like a Boss who highlights the benefits of smokeless cigarettes.

EcigsCorner.com Debates on Why a Smoker Should Switch to E Cigs
SBWire (press release) - May 10, 2013

The best part is the electronic cigarettes do look and feel like real cigarettes. ... The electronic cigarettes are also referred to as smokeless cigarettes because ...

Logic Sponsors Study on E-Cigarettes' Effectiveness
CSNews Online - May 10, 2013

LIVINGSTON, N.J. -- Logic Technology is sponsoring a study to look at the relationship between electronic cigarettes and the decline of tobacco use.

Electronic Cigarettes Are a Boon for Chain Smokers, Informs Tech ...
SBWire (press release) - May 10, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/10/2013 -- Tech-Cigarette.com has suggested that for chain smokers, the best option to satisfy their daily nicotine urge is to opt for ...

Pick Your Poison: e-cigarettes and the Fantasy of Healthy Living
Complex.com - May 10, 2013

The main problem with e-cigarettes is that they're much less effective at relieving the discomfort of our present conditions. They deliver the drug but not the high.

Smoker's e-cigarette use extinguished on campus
Brookhaven Courier - May 10, 2013

It is hard for me to wrap my brain around the inclusion of e-cigarettes in the no ... I can understand that e-cigarettes are included because they do look and feel ...

Study Reveals Electric Cigarettes as Smoking Alternative Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - May 10, 2013

Although the long term effects of these e cigs are unknown but still people are tending towards it. There is a drastic increase in the number of electric cigarette ...

Company to expand e-cig operation
Winston-Salem Journal - May 9, 2013

Reynolds American Inc.s experiment with making electronic cigarettes is about to move to a larger distribution scale, the company said Thursday at its annual shareholders meeting.

Electronic Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit: Two E-Cig Trials To Report Results This Year
Medical Daily - May 7, 2013

Two e-cig trials - one in Italy and another in New Zealand - are slated to report results this year. PLoS One will publish the Italian study, which observes 300 smokers trying to quit with e-cigs and tracks whether they quit smoking entirely, cut their cigarette consumption, or return to old smoking habits. The trial in New Zealand follows 657 smokers and places the data of smokers who used nicotine patches against the data of those who used e-cigs.

Brighton School Banned Electronic Cigarettes on Campus ...
SBWire (press release) - May 7, 2013

Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/07/2013 -- As every coin has two faces, electronic cigarettes also have two aspects including both the negative as well as positive.

Major Decline Shown in Tobacco Sale with Electric Cigarettes Boost ...
SBWire (press release) - May 7, 2013

Reviews say that, in recent years the sales of electronic cigarettes will boom across the world. About DigitalSmoke.org DigitalSmoke.org is on a mission to ...

Benefits of Nicotine Free Electronic Cigarettes Unleashed at ...
SBWire (press release) - May 7, 2013

The most harm that a traditional cigarette does is due to the nicotine content it possesses. Nicotine free electronic cigarettes have paved a new way, yet ...

Do Electronic Cigarettes Really Help Smokers Quit?
Yahoo! News - May 7, 2013

What's more, a new smoking cessation medicine could be approved this year: electronic cigarettes, which have existed for a decade but only recently become ...

Electronic Cigarette provider sees 300% increase in sales
Gaining Green - May 7, 2013

E-Mists the UK provider of Electronic Cigarettes has seen a 300% increase in the amount of sales in the last three months according to it's director Nathan ...

Schools issue 'smoking' ban as popularity of e-cigarettes grows
The Times (subscription) - May 7, 2013

A haze of smoke wafting from behind the bike sheds used to be one of the tell-tale signs. Yellow nicotine stains on forefingers was another. So too was a blazer ...

Are e-cigarettes bad for you?
Telegraph.co.uk (blog) - May 7, 2013

In 2012, sales of e-cigarettes doubled; in the United States, the market is estimated at between $300 and 500 million. By comparison to the $80 billion real ...

Green Smoke E Cigs Launch the One Day Cinco De Mayo Sale ...
SBWire (press release) - May 6, 2013

Green Smoke E Cigs Launch the One Day Cinco De Mayo Sale, Announces ... Tech-Cigarette.com is an e cigs review website that indulges in providing ...

Vapor Couture Helps Mothers Switch to Electronic Cigarettes in Style
SBWire (press release)-May 6, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/06/2013 -- Vapor Couture, the world's only electronic cigarette designed exclusively for women, is announcing a special 15% ...

E-cigarette users say devices are vastly safer than traditional smoking
The Columbian-May 6, 2013

Advocates say the product's vapor is far less hazardous than tobacco cigarette smoke. Health professionals argue the long-term effects of unregulated products ...

Clean Smoke Electronic Cigarettes and USA Made E Liquids ...
WebWire (press release)-May 6, 2013

The latest location for one of South Florida's fastest growing electronic cigarette and USA made e liquid stores has hit the Tampa Bay area with a new vapor ...

Help Your Mom Say No to Smoke This Mother's Day with 15% off All ...
SBWire (press release)-May 6, 2013

South Beach Vaporizers offers additional 15% off already discounted prices on their selection of premium electronic cigarettes to help Mom make the switch this ...

Doctors hesitant to consider e-cigarettes a healthy tobacco alte ...
WMBF - May 4, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Many employers in Wilmington are keeping electronic cigarettes out of the workplace, leaving some to wonder why. ...

E-cigarette Legislation to Get Make Over
Pawtucket Times - May 3, 2013

Just weeks ago, health advocacy organizations found themselves in an awkward, uncomfortable situation at the Rhode Island General Assembly. Although they supported the stated intent of House and Senate bills (H 5876 and S 622) that blocked the sale of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to minors, they were forced to oppose these legislative proposals because of troubling provisions they believe were embedded within these bills.

The Incredible Cigarette* That Doesn't Cause Cancer** Has Arrived
Business Insider - May 3, 2013

it’s arguably not even a cigarette, without the tobacco taste that the 1.1 global smokers enjoy. That’s the primary reason why e-cigarettes still represent only a tiny share of the market. Second, while e-cigarettes may not give you cancer, they may ...

Crystal Cruises Get Tough on Smokers, Switch to a South Beach Smoke
SBWire (press release) - May 3, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or e-Cigs as they are commonly known, are a high-tech, ... Although electronic cigarettes are not proven to help decrease health risk factors ...

Electronic-cigarettes fears
Lancashire Evening Post - May 3, 2013

A taxi driver is warning people to take care when it comes to electronic cigarettes after he was left with a mouth infection. Chris Bilsborough, 42, used an e-cigarette for four days and was left with a gum infection and spots on his arms and legs. The taxi driver, from Bamber Bridge, near Preston, said: I sent the electronic thing back to the shop and he said he would give me a full refund but people have got to know. Its not good stuff. Some people might be fine for a while, its the long term effects.

Doctors hesitant to consider e-cigarettes a healthy tobacco alternative
WBXH - May 2, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) Many employers in Wilmington are keeping electronic cigarettes out of the workplace, leaving some to wonder why. E-cigarettes are marketed as the healthy alternative to real tobacco, but they're not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, so at this point, doctors consider them a bit of an unknown.

NutriCigs Launches Innovative Brand of Fortified Electronic Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - May 2, 2013

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/02/2013 -- NutriCigs, a fortified electronic cigarette company, is the first of its kind, and is the only electronic cigarette that offers additional benefits. As NutriCigs website has just launched, the company is encouraging all smokers to do some research and consider the benefits of switching to a NutriCigs. NutriCigs not only offers a smokeless tobacco sensation but also offers the smoker a choice of an energy booster, an appetite suppressant or a sleep aid.

MEP pledges backing for e-cigarette responses
Rochdale Online - May 2, 2013

A Rochdale MEP has pledged to fight a bid to introduce new controls to restrict the availability and strength of e-cigarettes. Liberal Democrat Chris Davies says he has hundreds of letters from constituents claiming that e-cigarettes have helped them stop smoking tobacco.

Ban smoking on campus
Aztec Press - May 1, 2013

Pima should ban smoking anywhere on campus. Even though college policy currently prohibits smoking within 25 feet of building entrances, smokers ignore the rules. Now that smokers have electronic cigarettes, they also use them inside buildings and even in classrooms. Thats annoying, too.

Major employers add e-cigarettes to no-tobacco policies
WECT-TV6 May 1, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity among smokers, but not all employers are on board with the idea. More and more companies are creating policies for using the smoking alternative at work. E-cigarettes are not allowed anywhere at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and that goes for employees too. A spokesperson for the hospital said administrators recently notified staff about this change.

State Lawmakers Moving to Regulate E-Cigarettes
San Diego 6 - May 1, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday moved to send SB 648 to the state senate. The proposed legislation would ban using electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, the same places regular cigarettes are banned. Lawmakers say its necessary because e-cigarettes have not been proven to be safe. But those who use them say vaping as its called, is safer and healthier and has helped them kick the smoking habit.

Industry Update Presented by SFATA Educates Electronic Cigarette ...
SBWire (press release)-Apr May 1, 2013

The event helped electronic cigarette community members and business leaders better understand the e-cig market and the regulatory and legislative ...

Imperial Tobacco Group's CEO Discusses F2Q13 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha blog network - Apr 30, 2013

...we see opportunities to create new consumer experiences adjacent to the tobacco experience. So, this is a non-tobacco focused venture. We’ve got an interest in an e-cigarette business but we’re really looking at it more from an e-vapor perspective, so not

Electronic-Cigarette Maker FIN Hires BB&T to Entertain Offers
Businessweek-May 1, 2013

FIN Branding Group LLC, a closely held maker of electronic cigarettes, has retained BB&T Corp. (BBT) to evaluate bids as private-equity firms and tobacco ...

LOGIC E-Cigs Ranked Number One in US Convenience Stores
Sacramento Bee-May 1, 2013

As more major tobacco companies continue to enter the e-cigarette space, this report ... LOGIC is the leader in premium electronic cigarettes, offering a smarter ...

E-cigarette use soars in US
Desert Valley Times-April 30, 2013

Although originally conceived and patented in 1963, electronic nicotine delivery systems, commonly referred to as “electronic cigarettes,” were fully developed ...

FIN® Branding Group Taps Former Burger King & Nestle Exec To ...
Sacramento Bee- Apr 30, 2013

ATLANTA, April 30, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Leading electronic cigarette ... FIN electronic cigarettes are manufactured using rigorous quality control standards.

E-CIGARETTES AND TEENS
Community Magazine-May 1, 2013

Usage of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs/e-ligs, has grown to several million worldwide. Here are some facts and possible reasons why Australia, Canada, Israel, ...

E Cigarette Reviewed Releases Comprehensive Vapor4Life Review
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)-Apr 30, 2013

BUSINESS WIRE)--E Cigarette Reviewed has today released a new review of Vapor4Life electronic cigarette, highlighting important information an e-cigarette ...

Ballantyne Brands Joins The We Card® Manufacturers Advisory ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)-May 1, 2013

Ballantyne Brands, manufacturer of the Mistic™ and NEO™ brands of electronic cigarettes, joins We Card® in the wake of the potential United States Food and ...

Vaping's misty future
Florida Weekly-May 1, 2013

“In America and Britain, advertisements for e-Cigarettes have appeared on ... “Craig Weiss, the head of NJOY, America's top selling brand of e-cigarettes, vows ...

Minutes before closing time, several customers are purchasing battery-powered e-cigarettes and choosing from 80 flavors of e-liquid, sometimes referred to as ...

Electronic cigarettes may have more risks than benefits
WFMY News 2 - May 1, 2013

Fans of e-cigarettes, also known as vapers, say they're less harmful than real cigarettes and are effective helping smokers quit tobacco. Critics say too little is ...

Leonardo Di Caprio Vape E Cigarettes Notifies DigitalSmoke.org
SBWire (press release) - May 1, 2013

Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/30/2013 -- Leonard di Caprio the famous Hollywood star was seen vaping an e cigarette at a latest event. The super star is trying to ...

Electronic cigarettes may have more risks than benefits
USA TODAY - April 30, 2013

Fans of e-cigarettes, also known as vapers, say they're less harmful than real cigarettes and are effective helping smokers quit tobacco. Critics say too little is ...

Electronic cigarette health risks and benefits
First Coast News - April 30, 2013

Ehefs.org Discloses Flavored Electronic Cigarettes by SmokeTip
SBWire (press release) - Apr 30, 2013

... alternative of tobacco cigarettes, comes out with unique mouth watering flavored cartridges. As per the survey conducted by Ehefs.org, this electronic cigarette ...

Scioto Downs OK with use of e-cigarettes
Columbus Dispatch - April 30, 2013

The ban on electronic cigarettes at Scioto Downs Racetrack & Casino has gone up in smoke, and the devices are permitted, casino officials say. That means four ...

Imperial Tobacco to develop e-cigarettes as profits drop
The West Australian - April 30, 2013

Imperial Tobacco , the world's fourth-largest cigarette group by market share, said it had set up a venture to develop electronic cigarettes, as it battles an increasingly tough consumer environment in Europe.

Can E-Cigarettes Relight Big Tobacco?
Investorplace.com - April 30, 2013

Has Big Tobacco stumbled into a new growth market in electronic cigarettes? Well, sort of. Use of e-cigarettes which produced a smokeless water vapor infused with nicotine is expected to more than double in 2013, which might ordinarily be good news for the major tobacco giants. Altria (NYSE:MO), Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) and Lorillard (NYSE:LO) are all active in the market or have concrete plans to be active. But the increasing popularity of e-cigs has come at the expense of the smoky originals.

Proposed Bill Would Ban "E-Cigarettes" Where Tobacco Is Already ...
NBC Southern California - April 30, 2013

California lawmakers are scheduled to consider SB 648 Tuesday which would ban the increasingly popular "electronic cigarettes" in the same areas where actual cigarettes are banned. Some 100 e-cigarette users in Southern California are planning to take a bus to Sacramento Monday night to testify in front of lawyers about the benefits of "vaping."
"There is nicotine in it, and there are other impurities," said Dr. Eknath Deo, an oncologist at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. "You do get second-hand or third-hand smoke." The bill is scheduled for discussion in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Smoke alarms sound on e-cigarettes
The Tribune-Democrat - April 30, 2013

Conemaugh Health System does not allow electronic cigarettes because of the ... Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices designed to look like the ...

Smokers cost UK employers up to 2.1 billion a year
Why e-cigarettes might be the solution to a loss of productivity caused by smoking breaks
GrowthBusiness.co.uk - April 30, 2013

According to the London School of Economics smokers cost UK employers a staggering 2.1 billion every year. Every annum it costs employers over 3,000 to employ a smoker. People who smoke are more likely to take smoking related sick days and spend on average 100 working hours away from their desk on smoking breaks. Electronic cigarettes could potentially cut out the need for outdoor smoking breaks during the working week. A reduction in smoking breaks and time spent away from the workplace would have a hugely beneficial effect on businesses not just financially but also in terms of increased productivity and office moral between smokers and non-smokers. Non-smokers may resent the smoking breaks taken by employees who smoke throughout the day and view them as extra breaks which as a non-smoker they do not take. Vaping is still relatively new in the UK, although an increasing number of people are now using e-cigarettes it is still a sensitive topic that divides opinion.

Electronic cigarette health risks and benefits [VIDEO]
KSDK - April 29, 2013

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - At Old Town Kettles and Cups in Wentzville, the electronic cigarette business is smoking. Minutes before closing time, several customers are purchasing battery-powered e-cigarettes and choosing from 80 flavors of e-liquid, sometimes referred to as 'juice', with different doses of nicotine. The e-cigarette converts the liquid to vaporized nicotine that's inhaled.

V2 Cigs Is Back with Classic Menthol Which Is a Longtime Favorite ...
SBWire (press release) - April 29, 2013

V2 Cigs, it is one of the best brands of electronic cigarettes in the Whole United States. The brand is popular for providing best smokeless cigarettes in the ...

Could e-cigarettes save smokers' lives? Some health advocates ...
Big News Network.com - April 29, 2013

Are electronic cigarettes dangerous and potentially hazardous to health or an important tool that can help people quit s