Monthly Archives: May 2012

Electronic Cigarette News

Mike Siegel: FDA Warns Smokers Against Using Electronic Cigarettes Because Unlike Tobacco Cigarettes, Their Risks are Not Precisely Known
Mike Siegel: Further Analysis of FDA Warning on Electronic Cigarettes: What is the Agency Saying to Smokers Who Have Quit Using E-Cigs and Tried NRT Unscuccessfully in the Past?
CTFK, ACS, AHA, ALA policy on e-cigarettes (as of June, 2011) protects cigarette and drug industry markets at expense of truth, human rights, consumer health and public health.
CTFK, ACS, AHA, ALA policy on e-cigarettes (from April, 2010 to June, 2011) advocated banning e-cigarettes to prevent smokers from reducing cigarette disease risks, and opposed banning e-cigarette sales to minors.
Alaska Senate approves legislation (HB 224) banning the selling and giving of any product containing nicotine (including e-cigarettes, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, cauliflower, green pepper, teas, herbs and spices, but not FDA approved NRT marketed by drug companies) to any minor under 19 years, sent to governor.
The Nicotine Content of Common Vegetables
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199308053290619
Dietary Contributions to Nicotine Body Burden
European Food Safety Authority proposes limits on nicotine in teas, herbs and spices
Kansas legislation (HB 2324) to ban e-cigarette sales to minors amended and approved by Senate, House concurs, sent to governor.
Vermont legislation (H 747) to ban e-cigarette sales to minors and ban use of cigarette rolling machines for commercial purposes approved by Senate, sent to governor.
NY Assembly Codes Committee amends legislation (AB 9044) that would ban e-cigarette sales to minors.
NY Senate Health Committee amends legislation (SB 2926) that would ban e-cigarette sales to minors.
Note that SB 9044 and SB 2926 were identical before being amended, and are identical after being amended.
Mike Siegel: Cohasset (MA) May Ban Vaping in Public Places to Protect Kids from Seeing People Trying to Quit Smoking
Saugus (MA) Board of Health hears about proposed tobacco ban (that would also ban e-cigarette use in workplaces)

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