EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes

By Martin Banks in Brussels 4:18PM BST 14 Jul 2013 The vote was intended to make tobacco smoking less attractive to young people through mandatory warnings, minimum pack sizes, and rules on flavourings. However, the revision of the EU ‘Tobacco Products Directive’ would classify most e-cigarettes as a medicinal product, despite the fact that in the UK alone 25 percent of all attempts to kick the habit are made using e-cigarettes, making them the most popular aid. The European Commission had proposed that e-cigarettes containing 4 milligrammes or more of nicotine must be classed as medicinal products but an EU parliamentary committee went further, voting to classify all e-cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, regardless of the nicotine content. Users of e-cigarettes (known as vapers) have protested, arguing that through e-cigarettes they were able to kick the tobacco habit.
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Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

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? Could the risks be ameliorated by changes in engineering? Regulatory concerns go beyond the chemical background of the product.
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I hope that MEPs will vote this week to either remove e-cigarettes completely from the Tobacco Products Directive or that they will ask the Commission to go away and do a lot more research, fund some unbiased studies and come back in two or three years and report on the situation at that time. Policy makers will then have a lot more information at their fingertips to make a decision that is not going to result in 700,000 lives per year being terminated early because MEPs voted to effectively ban e-cigs as they currently are from the market in Europe.” The key health benefit of e-cigarettes is determined by how many smokers switch to them or use them as a staging post to quitting completely. It is therefore vital that e-cigarettes continue to be regulated as a consumer product. Ralf K an e-cigarette user from Germany said, “Many of us have tried numerous times to quit smoking using conventional nicotine replacement therapies and have failed, however with e-cigarettes we have all cut down our smoking or stopped completely.
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LIRR: Smoking ban covers electronic cigarettes

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Totally Wicked Responds to the European Parliament Decision to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes that Will Cost Lives

Let us not hide from the stark facts, because that is exactly what they have done today. If todays vote had truly been about public health then MEPs would have voted to ban tobacco cigarettes. If policy makers are unwilling to ban tobacco cigarettes then they have a moral obligation to ensure that any regulatory regime they introduce to regulate e-cigarettes, a recognised safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, continues to allow them to be sold freely and in a way that is attractive to existing tobacco cigarette smokers.
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Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

Regulators point to the potential long-term dangers of inhaling vaporized nicotine and other chemicals. Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a Washington, D.C., advocacy organization, is skeptical that e-cigarettes hold benefits. If these products are truly aimed at middle-aged adults to give them an alternative to smoking tobacco, the ads would look very different, he said. So would many of the products, said D.J.
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The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes

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There are no scientifically proven instructions for using ENDS as replacements or to quit smoking. The implied health benefits associated with these claims are unsubstantiated or may be based on inaccurate or misleading information. Based on this information, the WHO concludes that consumers should be strongly advised not to use any of these products, including electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some products claim to contain no nicotine.
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Electronic Cigarette Uk Supplier Says Policy Must Be Changed

They burst 2,000 black balloons representing the number of lives they believe could be saved daily if policy makers back the use of e-cigarettes. Collectively the e-cig community has spoken out under the campaign Smoke without fire. Those gathered at the protest ranged from ex-smokers now vapours to owners of SMEs (small to medium size enterprises) whose livelihoods depend on e-cigarettes. President of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association Katherine Devlin said The UK e-cigarette market should be allowed to grow organically in a responsible way.
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Cigarette tax having an effect at retailers

Totally Wicked Responds to the European Parliament Decision to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes that Will Cost Lives

The extra customers are not buying e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking, but because of the new tax, Carroll said. Nick Tarifi, owner of Prince Tobacco in downtown Princeton, said his cigarette sales have gone down since the cigarette tax increase. The state Legislature this past session more than doubled the tax on a pack of cigarettes, pushing the tax from $1.23 per pack to $2.83.
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Medicines regulation creates a default prohibition and requirement for approval, leaving tobacco cigarettes as the only easily marketed source of nicotine. Speaking after the announcement, Fraser Cropper, Chief Executive Officer of Totally Wicked said: Do policy makers really want to protect an industry that kills 700,000 people at the expense of a market-based, consumer-led public health revolution that has the potential to save millions of lives? Let us not hide from the stark facts, because that is exactly what they have done today. If todays vote had truly been about public health then MEPs would have voted to ban tobacco cigarettes.
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Joel Stottrup / Union-Eagle Nick Tarifi, owner of Prince Tobacco, at the counter of the business which is located in downtown Princeton.

It is considered as a plus point for electric cigarette which helps it in increasing the sales. It should be clear from this statement given by Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors, a popular TV Show, It gives you nicotine but it doesnt give you any of the other 4000 chemicals that can cause cancer among other problems. In the above context, Experts of DigitalSmoke.org concludes Electronic cigarette as the best alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Smokers can get the best smoking experience by puffing best quality of e cigarettes .
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Evaps Launches the New Vapor Intelligent e Cigarette

Sales in 2011 topped two billion dollars worldwide. “Everyday we get new people, new people coming back to us,” Smart says. And while major tobacco companies are now selling their version of e-cigarettes, Smart says specialized smokes like his will remain on the rise.
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E-Cigarette Business Booming in Ozarks

The kit is very user friendly. The product is designed not only for chain smokers but also for beginners. Therefore, people willing to smoke for fun can easily use this vapor oriented Joyetech e-cigarette.
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