R.I. Governor Chafee vetoes e-cigarette ban for those under 18

E-cigarettes an emerging alternative

Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, D-Woonsocket, and Sen. Marc A. Cote, D-Woonsocket, that would have allowed communities to raise the tax on low-income housing from 8 percent to 10 percent of the previous years rent. An announced candidate for mayor of her city, Baldelli-Hunt said the legislation was aimed at unnamed developers abusing a tax break, for which they do not qualify, in a way that deprives Rhode Islands cities, in particular, of sorely needed revenues for schools and services. But national, state and local agencies and Richard Godfrey, executive director of Rhode Island Housing urged Chafee to veto the bill, saying it would scare off investors and jeopardize current and future affordable housing projects.
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Pat Quinn in the spring legislative session bans sale of the cigarette alternative to anyone younger than 18. But the debate continues on just how to regulate e-cigarettes. About all that both sides agree on is that some type of regulation is coming with the growing popularity of the products. I expect there will be some things to come as more vapor stores are opening online and in communities, said Niki Castleman, who opened Tribble Vapors at 2413 Denver Drive in Springfield last spring. Tribble Vapors is among the first group of e-cigarette retail outlets in the region.
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The Best Smokeless Vapor Cigarette 2013 is Easily Affordable, Reports Tech-Cigarette.com

In fact, statistically, it has been proven that e cigs are allowing smokers to save a whooping 75% of their original smoking bills on a monthly basis. Hence, vapor smokeless cigarette starter kits are ideally suited to meet the demands set forth by the budget conscious smokers. It has also been noticed that most smokers opting for top rated smokeless vapor cigarettes are those who wish to quit smoking permanently but are unable to do so, owing to several reasons, which also includes their addiction towards nicotine. Hence, by opting for e cigs, they are able to slowly lower down their daily nicotine consumption and thereafter, quit smoking permanently.
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Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

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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E-cigarettes: the new fracking

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

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.
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More research on e-cigarette vapor including its second-hand effects is required to definitively determine exactly how dangerous it is. The authors proposed several questions around which to base future research: Do low levels of contaminants in e-cigarette vapor pose a health risk? What are the thresholds for toxicity of contaminants in vapor? What should be the basis for product standards for e-cigarettes?
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E-cigarettes: the new fracking

The judge suggested they be regulated like tobacco cigarettes. Indeed, Boston and other cities and some states are treating them like cigarettes, banning sales to minors and prohibiting them in workplaces. The FDA is still working on regulations but warns on its website that e-cigarette safety has not been studied and that it is unknown whether the high-tech smoke lures young people to tobacco.
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Citing danger, PMA urges e-cigarettes ban

As of 4 a.m. Wednesday, Isang’s center was estimated to be 70 km East of Tuguegarao City. Isang is estimated to have a rainfall amount of 515 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within its 300 km diameter, and has has maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. …
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E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol

Last week, Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon approved so-called “e-cigarette” study proposals by Speaker Pro Tem Mike Jackson, Rep. Mike Turner and Rep.
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E-cigarette techology smoking hot while cities struggle with regulations

E-cigarette stores boom in Minnesota after cigarette tax increase

Dr. Michael Siegel, a tobacco control specialist at Boston University School of Public Health who advocated for smoke-free laws in California and Massachusetts, said research shows e-cigarettes are safer than real cigarettes, although more research is needed. Siegel said since there is no tobacco or combustion in an e-cigarette, there is no secondhand smoke. However, he said, the propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine heated to create the vapor has very low levels of formaldehyde, a chemical found in carpeting or upholstery. “My view of public health regulations is that in order for the government to intervene there needs to be evidence that behavior is causing a public harm,” Siegel said.
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E-cigarette maker targets Colorado

Cloud was the first e-cigarette shop to open in the city’s surrounding area in late May. Three more stores, E-Cig Emporium, Vapers Way and Smokin’ Monkey, have set up shops since the beginning of this month, according to the St. Cloud Times.
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Antismoking groups push for veto of R.I. e-cigarette legislation

E-cigarettes have flavoring, and studies of other tobacco products show that flavoring appeals to youths. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a statement Friday: Too much remains unknown about the potential health risks of these new nicotine products. We are concerned that the tobacco industry is introducing yet another product to Coloradans that is addictive and potentially harmful to their health. Also known as personal vaporizers, e-cigarettes broke into the American market six years ago. They look like cigarettes, but do not contain tobacco. They actually are battery-operated inhalers that turn nicotine into a vapor.
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And with federal regulators still studying the health risks of the new technology, they suggest the bill could create regulatory loopholes with long-term and national implications. It does not have any teeth, said Karina Holyoak Wood, who is director of the Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network, a coalition that includes the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, among others. They are trying to do the lightest possible treatment of it while trying to sound like they are protecting children. But tobacco and e-cigarette companies say the concerns are unfounded. It is unfortunate that some organizations oppose this obviously sensible measure, said Gregory Conley, legislative director for the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, a non-profit 501c(4) organization that advocates for e-cigarettes and other smokeless alternatives. We are aware of no genuine arguments in favor of the veto. John Hogan, a director of government relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, the nations second-largest tobacco company and makers of Camel, Winston, Salem, Kool and other traditional cigarette brands, agreed. At the end of the day, what we feel is important is that Rhode Island enact a law that keeps this out of the hands of minors, said Hogan, who is also a former Rhode Island lobbyist.
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E Cigarette Industry Emerges as Best Investment Trend Review DigitalSmoke.org

The emergence of large number of investors is a good symbol for e cigarette industry says reviews. Experts say that in the global slowdown economy, this industry is the best investment trend. Altria Group, Lorillard Inc is the giant tobacco companies that also want to invest in electronic cigarette industry. Altria Group is planning to launch its first battery operated device MarkTen in this year and Lorillard Inc had already entered in this field last year with Blu cigs.
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E-cigarette techology smoking hot while cities struggle with regulations

Dr. Michael Siegel, a tobacco control specialist at Boston University School of Public Health who advocated for smoke-free laws in California and Massachusetts, said research shows e-cigarettes are safer than real cigarettes, although more research is needed. Siegel said since there is no tobacco or combustion in an e-cigarette, there is no secondhand smoke.
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E-cigarette maker targets Colorado

president Stephanie Cordisco would say only that Colorado represents just one of our major states as we are rolling this out. Company officials did not return subsequent calls from Colorado Public News. Even the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it cant get a definitive answer as to why Colorado was selected. Were not sure why. We would love to know, said Walton.
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Corona Couple Sues After E-Cigarette Battery Explodes In Car

On Twitter, dubious health claims from e-cigarette bots

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My husband asked if I had nail polish in the car. I looked around and I saw the battery to the (e-cigarette) dripping. I went to unscrew it and the battery started shooting fire toward me and then exploded and shot the metal pieces onto my lap, she said.
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Many smokers have instead become vapers and claim it has helped them become healthier. The issue will now be the subject of a vote by the full European Parliament in the autumn. Speaking after the vote Mr Davies said: In an ideal world no-one would be addicted to nicotine but we dont live in an ideal world and it is better to vape than to smoke. “E-cigs are a potential game changer in the fight against tobacco because smokers find them enjoyable to use.
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e-cigarette Brand Signs ESPN Deal

E-Swisher has a two-year deal with Caesars Interactive Entertainment to serve as the official e-cigarette of the WSOP, which has been going on since May 29. The agreement covers on-site signage, including in a players lounge and outdoor smoking area; signage visible on ESPN; exposure on wsop.com; and social media exposure on Twitter and Facebook. There will also be a social media contest to win branded playing cards and poker sets.
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Davies continues fight for e-cigarette users

While spam blog networks for e-cigarettes (and other dubious products) have also long existed, the fire hose of big data from social media providers has allowed researchers to quantify studies in a previously impossible manner. Emery, the investigator I interviewed on the panel in Boulder, Colorado which was about academic uses of social media data sets emailed me, theres a ton of marketing a nontrivial amount of which potentially violates [e-cigarettes] current regulatory status. The study is currently under consideration for publication with an academic journal. The FDA is due to present its regulations on e-cigarettes sometime this year.
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