E-cigarettes use a battery and small coil to heat flavored liquid nicotine and water, providing smokers with an inhalable vapor that feels like smoking a cigarette, without the harmful chemicals and tobacco of the real thing. Theyre primarily sold as a device to help smokers quit, but because they dont use tobacco, they arent subject to FDA or state smoking regulations, and can be advertised on television . This fact has led big tobacco companies to start investing in e-cigarettes, which has some anti-smoking groups worried that they may start to use them as gateways to the real thing . Connecting the e-cigarette to Twitter, where it could potentially go viral and reach millions of people, seems like it would be a dream come true for big tobacco companies. But the people at R/GA say they view the tool as more of a tracking device along the lines of the Jawbone wristband, and the tweets the device sends focus, however glibly, on the benefits of quitting, not the novelty of the device itself.
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E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol
News 12 called the company Sloan says made this e-cigarette. They told us their legal team is looking into the matter. They say they’re aware of knock-off versions of their cigarettes roaming around, and won’t comment until they investigate further. “We want to recover our losses.
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E-cigarette maker targets Colorado
“I have seen first-hand how they can help,” he said. The American Cancer Society opposed Jackson’s efforts last year and will continue to fight against efforts to reduce taxes on e-cigarettes, said James Gray, director of government relations for the Cancer Action Network. There is no scientific evidence to back claims that e-cigarettes are an effective means of weening smokers from their habit. No other state has taken the actions Jackson has proposed for Oklahoma, Gray said.
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Sherman man’s e-cigarette explodes while charging
There is no research that shows that (e-cigarettes) are an effective cessation or stop-smoking aid or device, she said. Still, e-cigarettes are catching on worldwide. A recent survey found that nearly 10 percent of Parisian schoolchildren between the ages of 12 and 17 have tried them. There are many active e-cigarette forums and Facebook pages.
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