The Good, The Bad, and The Junk Science About E-Cigarettes

MA legislative session ends without enactment of proposed e-cigarette tax or tobacco tax hikes http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/08/01/flash-beacon-hill-swings-into-action/tq7z4iKtcxzRIIogZawaSP/story.html UK Health Minister Simon Burns protects cigarette markets and threatens public health by claiming e-cigarettes contain “potentially toxic substances” and pose “potential danger to consumers” without providing any evidence to justify his fear mongering claims demonizing the far less hazardous smokefree alternatives for smokers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk:80/news/article-2184014/Ministers-warn-electronic-cigarettes-unsafe-lead-health-problems.html http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4471959/E-cigs-a-risk-fear-may-see-law-move.html Study […]

E-Cigarette Survey News

Legacy Foundation survey (conducted January-April, 2010) found that 3.4% of American adults (about 8 million) reported ever using an e-cigarette, that cigarette smokers were 22.8 times more likely to have used an e-cigarette than never smokers (11.4% vs .5%), that 2% of former smokers had used an e-cigarette (including some/many/most who may have quit smoking with e-cigarettes) and that e-cigarette users self-reported better health status.  The online survey also […]

Worldwide E-Cigarette News

Electronic cigarette supplier poised to recruit after sales grow 1,000% (Scotland) http://www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/business/electronic-cigarette-supplier-poised-to-recruit-after-sales-grow-1-000-1-2399065 Survey of 973 smokers in Prague finds that 86% had heard about e-cigarettes, 26% had tried using them at least once, and 7% (i.e. 27% of those who ever tried them) were using them regularly. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03916.x/full Peter Hajek’s letter to Addiction defends and supports e-cigarettes http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03899.x/pdf […]

More E-Cigarette News – Worldwide

CBS News interviews smoker who quit by switching to e-cigarettes, exposes Polosa study finding e-cigarettes helped many smokers (who didn’t even want to quit) to quit and/or sharply reduce cigarette consumption. Drug industry funded ALA denies scientific evidence and health benefits of e-cigarettes, opposes smokers reducing lung disease risks by switching to smokefree alternatives, urges FDA to impose Chapter IX regulations that […]

Anti-Smoking Laws and Electronic Cigarettes

Some States within the US are currently creating and discussing laws regarding the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.  These usage bans on e-cigarettes are generally lumped in with bans on smoking tobacco cigarettes in workplaces, bars, and potentially any public places.  As of yet, Canada has not proposed any laws regarding the use […]

Joyetech eGo-T and eGo-C

Joyetech is a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes.  They have many popular models including the Joyetech 510; which was there big entrance into the market and then the Joye eGo-T,  eGo-C and the eCab.  Each model can be customized in color, battery size and in some cases manual vs automatic.  Below is some info about […]

Prefilled Cartridges or Use E-Liquid?

Other than the many models, styles, and sizes of electronic cigarettes, there is also the question of whether to use already filled e-cig cartridges or to use e-liquid and fill your own cartridges.  Here are some pros and cons of both options: Prefilled Cartridges: Pros: convenient to use, less mess than filling with e-liquid, ensures […]

Electronic Cigarette News

Mike Siegel: FDA Warns Smokers Against Using Electronic Cigarettes Because Unlike Tobacco Cigarettes, Their Risks are Not Precisely Known http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/05/fda-warns-smokers-against-using.html 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? http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/05/further-analysis-of-fda-warning-on.html CTFK, ACS, AHA, ALA policy on […]