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Added: 29/05/2014
Some doctors argue it is too early to know whether benefits outweigh potential risks, as Jane Dreaper reports A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and public health specialists is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes". The letter says the devices - which deliver nicotine in a vapour - could be a "significant health innovation". But the UK's Faculty of Public Health says it is...
Added: 29/05/2014
Smokers who use e-cigarettes to quit are more likely to succeed than those who use willpower alone or buy nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches or gum, a study suggests. The survey of nearly 6,000 smokers found a fifth had quit with the aid of e-cigarettes. That was 60% higher than those who did not use the devices, the study said. The University College London team said they were "cautiously positive" about the role e-cigarettes could...
Added: 16/05/2014
Lighting Motorcycles has dominated the all-electric class at Pikes Peak, taken the prize for fastest electric superbike at Bonneville, and now it's ready to capitalize on those successes. The LS-218 cometh, and it stands to take the crown as the world's fastest production bike. No, the name isn't particularly inspiring until you understand that the "218" refers to the 218.637 MPH record it set at Bonneville in August 2011. That's officially the...
Added: 08/05/2014
In America more than 42 million people ages 18 and older smoke cigarettes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is going down though, thanks in part to higher tobacco taxes, increased education and electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes have been on the market for less than a decade, but some financial analysts already predict the e-cig industry will surpass regular cigarette use over the next few decades...
Added: 31/03/2014
E-cigarette lounges, sometimes referred to as E-cigarette lounges, sometimes referred to as “juice bars” due to the flavored contents referred to as “juice” are on the rise. The latest fad of people sitting in a lounge, and sampling the newest flavor vapor, may be the next big craze. Cigar bars, long seen as an escape for men from their ladies where they can join a bunch of other dudes in puffing up Macanudos, may have met their match, or...
Added: 28/02/2014
Sales of e-cigarettes have soared by 340 per cent in the past year as Britons turn to the electronic smoking devices in a bid to quit traditional cigarettes. Once quitting smoking was simply a matter of a patch, gum or tablet, but latest research shows the nation's smokers are increasingly switching to E-cigarettes to beat the habit.  But as they soar in popularity, there were concerns that youngsters will take up the quitting aids as a '...
Added: 26/02/2014
A front page story in yesterday’s New York Times notes the divide within the anti-smoking movement on the merits of electronic cigarettes, as exemplified by the split between Boston University public health professor Michael Siegel and his former mentor, Stanton Glantz, director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. The Siegel camp sees e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without...
Added: 26/02/2014
Innovation is a powerful thing. It has dramatically increased our quality of life, and the entrepreneurial spirit behind it continues to amaze us. If someone from 1964 were to see the computers, automobiles or medical diagnostics we have today, they would be astounded. But former U.S. surgeon-general Luther Terry, who released the first ground breaking Report of the Surgeon General on Smoking and Health 50 years ago, would be saddened that...
Added: 26/02/2014
If you want to understand what life is like for the Canadian entrepreneurs who are seeking to serve the growing demand for electronic cigarettes, consider me. My family and I own an online “vaping” business, along with a brick-and-mortar store located in Trenton, Ont. There are four of us involved in the operation, with a total of 90 years of smoking traditional cigarettes between us. All of us have been smoke-free for close to three years since...
Added: 23/02/2014
With the U.S. smoking rate in a nosedive, the nation's three largest tobacco companies -- Altria , Reynolds American , and Lorillard  -- face an existential threat. A committed cadre of anti-tobacco activists is determined to drop the smoking rate all the way to zero. By acting on a number of fronts that include excise tax hikes, laws that ban smoking in public places, and legal victories for anti-tobacco groups, activists have helped lower the...

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