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by Oolong at 3:51 PM
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14 Electronic Cigarette Studies That Shame the Critics

Lack of research is one of the biggest myths we hear from e-cigarette critics. Many people assume that e-cigs have not been studied in detail because the research is not heavily published by the main stream media. However, there have already been many clinical trials and research projects conducted that found promising results for e-cigarettes. Here is a look at some of the most important studies we have seen to date.

1) Secondhand Vapor Contains Nicotine, But No Combustible Toxins

The Oxford Journal published a study in December 2013 where scientists looked at what toxins might be in secondhand vapor. They found that e-cigs have no combustion related toxins present in the vapor and only a small amount of nicotine was found in secondhand...
by Cicada at 11:47 AM
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Special Report: When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health

LONDON Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:35am EDT

(Reuters) - The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long.

That's much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the United States. Nicotine, the e-cigarette warning says, is "addictive and habit-forming, and it is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if swallowed." It is not intended for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or people ... who take medicine for depression or asthma. "Nicotine can increase your heart rate and blood pressure and cause dizziness, nausea and stomach pain," says MarkTen, a leading brand in the United States. The ingredients can be "poisonous."

MarkTen's parent company Altria, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said the language seemed...
by Oolong at 11:46 AM
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by Cicada at 10:18 AM
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Study Confirms That E-Cigarettes Generate Virtually No Toxins
Levels are about the same as those found in air.

Jacob Sullum|Mar. 4, 2015 6:32 pm

Anti-smoking activists and public health officials who question the usefulness of electronic cigarettes in reducing tobacco-related disease often talk as if the content of the aerosol generated by these newfangled contraptions is utterly mysterious. While it may be plausible that the absence of combustion makes e-cigarettes safer than the conventional kind, they say, we can't know for sure without more information about exactly what vapers are sucking into their lungs. That stance is misleading and disingenuous, since we already have a pretty good idea.

A 2013...
by Cicada at 10:15 AM
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This is what it could look like for NV Vapers if SB79 passes.

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Please take action now to tell your representatives in the Nevada State Legislature that taxing life saving vapor products is bad policy!

A new bill (SB 79) would tax all products containing “liquid nicotine” at 30% of wholesale price, the same rate that Nevada applies to combustible tobacco products like cigars and loose tobacco. By raising the price of these smoke-free products, enactment of SB 79 would send a confusing message to Nevada’s 400,000+ current smokers that vaping is as harmful as combustible products taxed at a similar rate. As a result, less smokers will be inclined to try these low-risk alternatives and will continue to smoke.
The Senate Committee on Revenue & Economic Development has been...
by Oolong at 1:48 PM
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Any H.R. Giger (or Alien) fans out there? This concept by Mad Vapes is definitely trending on social media today. What are your thoughts?
by Cicada at 10:02 AM
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CEH Initiates Legal Action on Vaping Dangers
Oakland, CA-The nonprofit health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) today is initiating legal action against 19 companies that sell e-cigarettes and/or e-liquids without consumer warnings, as is required under California law. E-cigarettes are marketed as a harmless “vaping” alternative to tobacco and to regulated smoking-cessation products, but the CEH action notes that unregulated vaping products expose users to nicotine, a chemical known to pose serious reproductive health hazards, and thus must carry warnings under the state’s Prop 65 consumer protection law. CEH is also concerned about other chemical health threats from vaping, including from formaldehyde and other chemicals known to cause cancer.

Last week, a report from California’s health department declared e-cigarettes a public health threat. “The e-cigarette market is a $2 billion uncontrolled experiment on our childrens’ and families’ health,”...
by Cicada at 10:10 AM
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Early last week, the nation’s new Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, said health officials are “in desperate need of clarity” on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies. The technology should be embraced, he said, if evidence shows e-cigarettes are able to help those who otherwise have trouble quitting smoking.

Dr. Murthy is right to ask for more evidence – though the fact that e-cigarette vapor contains no deadly tar is reason enough to encourage smokers to switch if other methods have failed them. But the most urgent need is for an honest discussion; this is nearly impossible as the drum beat of disinformation seems to be getting louder.

I’m referring not only to superficial media reports written by harried reporters with no expertise in health journalism but also to willful distortion of the scientific record by public health experts.

Let’s start with the media, specifically, the breathless...
by Cicada at 1:30 PM
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The World's Top Scientists Just Issued a Surprising Statement on E-Cigarettes
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The news: Fifty-three scientists have written to the UN's World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan cautioning her not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, which would then lead to stricter regulatory controls on the nascent industry.

The scientists say that e-cigarettes are "part of the solution" to worldwide tobacco addiction.

"These products could be among the most significant health innovations of the 21st century — perhaps saving hundreds of millions of lives. The urge to control and suppress them as tobacco products should be resisted," they said.

"Policies should be evidence-based...
by Cicada at 1:27 PM
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#10 – Two Completely Different Products Are Referred To As “E-Cigs”

When most people think of an electronic cigarette, they think of the product pictured above on the far left. They look like regular (“analog”) cigarettes, you buy them at a gas station, and (if you buy Vuze or Blu, the two most popular brands) they are made by tobacco companies—Imperial Tobacco and RJ Reynolds, respectively. The cartridges in these come pre-filled, and must be replaced with new cartridges. They have very limited flavor selections, and are ostensibly a simple—perhaps healthier—replacement for cigarettes.

Yet despite their impressive sales numbers, the vast majority of those who permanently quit smoking in favor of vaping do not use them. My store doesn’t even carry them. In fact, no vape shops do—just gas stations and convenience stores.In an actual vape shop, you’ll find products like those in the middle (commonly...