Electronic cigarettes gain popularity in our area
Katie Galan: We can make it look like the cigarette youre smoking now or we can make it funky and blue. Adam Provenzano started using the device about a year ago. Adam Provenzano, E-cig user: I quit for a while and started back up again, smoking about a pack a day. Since I started this, I havent had a cigarette which is a good thing.
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Electronic Cigarette Company Launches New Website
However, the long-term risks of inhalation are not clear. A German cancer institute reviewed research on e-cigarettes and said secondhand exposure may raise a child’s risk for asthma. Further, the German study said: “Adverse health effects for third parties exposed cannot be excluded because the use of electronic cigarettes leads to emission of fine and ultrafine inhalable liquid particles, nicotine and cancer-causing substances into indoor air.” As the devices are touted as an aid to quit smoking, U.S. cigarette makers are jumping into the market with flavors that include strawberry and pina colada. Meanwhile, the FDA is studying e-cigarette health effects and whether to regulate the devices as it regulates tobacco.
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Editorial: LIRR is right to ban e-cigarettes
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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) look similar to traditional cigarettes, but function differently. Nicotine is heated inside an electronic device that creates a smokeless vapor, which is then inhaled by the user. The nicotine-infused vapor is often flavored and free from the harmful tar, carbon monoxide and chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. For many, e-cigarettes provide a way for users to slowly taper down their tobacco use. “Electronic cigarettes work very well and they actually helped me quit smoking cigarettes,” noted Frank. “In fact, my wife, sister in law, brother in law and countless other friends and family members have quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes.” The personal successes of Frank and other family members with electronic cigarettes was the catalyst for the company’s launch.
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