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E-Cig Benefits Outweigh Their Harms, New Research Says

The debate over e-cigarettes—now a$2 billion industry in the U.S. and growing—is constantly up in smoke.<p>The primary problem is that we simply do not …

Smokers’ rights group sues NYC to overturn e-cig ban

Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (CLASH), the group that successfully sued to overturn the smoking ban in New York state public parks, just filed a lawsuit to overturn New York City’s recent ban on the use of e-cigs in public places.<p>Rather than address the unresolved question of whether …

E-Cig Execs Are Actually Thrilled With New FDA Regulations

“It’s a great day,” says Christian Berkey, CEO of Johnson Creek, a leading maker of electronic cigarette liquid based in Wisconsin.<p>Berkey was …

E-Cig Makers Say Proposed FDA Regs Should Keep Sales Smoking

The $2 billion electronic cigarette industry blew a big vapor ring of relief Thursday as the FDA released long-awaited proposed regulations for the booming tobacco alternative.<p>Makers of e-cigarettes, an almost entirely unregulated product that some have touted as a healthier alternative to lighting …

E-Cigarette Rules Are Essentially A Huge Win For Big Tobacco

The FDA announced Thursday that it would regulate e-cigarettes for the first time.<p>No one seems particularly impressed by the new effort.<p>Public health advocates and analysts agree that the proposed rules will do little to constrain the billion-dollar market for these products, which allow users to …

FDA finally steps in on e-cigs, to announce ‘sweeping new rules’ Friday

The US Food and Drug Administration is set to announce “sweeping new rules” that regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes, hookahs, pipes, and the …

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What Democrats Need to Know about E-Cigarettes and the Recent NYC and Chicago Bans on Usage

Upon my arrival at baggage claim at LAX on Thursday, December 19th after two glorious weeks in the city, I received an email from a New York friend …

The E-Cig Industry Will Choke on New FDA Regulations—Except Big Tobacco

The tobacco giants have the cash to get FDA approved, and sell their own e-cig products. The problem is, those products suck.<p>E-cigarettes are at a crossroads. Depending on what happens next, the electronic tobaccoless smokes will either rot in the land of once-hyped forgotten gadgets, or would-be …

The FDA Says E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful Than Smoking

The agency said it has no idea if vaping is good or bad for public health, but will regulate it anyway.<p>The government's chief tobacco regulator told Congress today that e-cigarettes are almost certainly healthier than tobacco, that much more research needs to be done, but that it needs to regulate …

Scientists to WHO: Don't Classify E-Cigs As Tobacco Products

A group of 53 top scientists warned the World Health Organization Thrusday not to classify e-cigarettes in the same category as other tobacco …

Using e-cigarettes in the office is becoming a burning issue

If the person sitting next to you at work started using an e-cigarette at their desk, would you challenge them?<p>The use of e-cigarettes has again become a hot topic after it was reported that ministers in France were planning to ban their use in public places.<p>Some UK employers have already taken a …

An E-Cig That Tells You How Much You’ve Increased Your Life Expectency With Every Puff

Forget for just a moment that e-cigarettes contain several of the same toxic substances in regular cigarettes but in higher quantities such as carbon monoxide, heavy metals and <i>several</i> substances used in antifreeze known to cause cancer. Smokio claims to be the first connected e-cig to actually add …

E-Cigarettes Don't Look Anything Like You Think They Do

A little roundup of sweet mods.<p>Image: Steampunk mod from Vent69<p>By now you're probably seeing e-cigs for sale in convenience stories, kiosks, and wherever else a plexiglass display case might sit well next to a cash register. The "cigalikes" penetrating the mainstream market are meant to look …

U.S. e-cigarette sales seen rising 24.2% per year through 2018

Americans might be butting out by the tens of millions, but many of them are turning to an increasingly popular alternative: electronic …

10 New E-Cig Brands Hit the Market Every Month

In the most comprehensive look at e-cigarettes to date, from how they are used to how they are marketed and where they are sold, researchers are …

There Are Now 7,700 Flavors and 460 Brands of E-Cigarettes

And counting...<p>Image: Lindsay Fox/Flickr<p>And here I thought cigarettes tasted either like tobacco or menthol. Or sometimes cloves. Nope, evidently you can deliver nicotine into your body masked by nearly <i>8,000</i> different flavors. Or at least, 8,000 different wacky names to describe the same general …

New E-Cig TV Spot Comes Very Close to Making Health Claims

E-cigarette brand NJoy is departing from its competition with a new campaign that carries the tagline, "Friends Don't Let Friends Smoke." The …

Congresswoman introducing bill to ban flavors in e-cigs

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) plans to introduce federal legislation on Monday that will classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, prohibit their sale to minors, and ban flavors other than menthol.<p>The Stop Selling and Marketing to Our Kids E-Cigarettes (SMOKE) Act is intended to deter kids …

We Should Cheer E-Cigs and Vaping, Not Equate it With Smoking

Walking down the streets of New York I see more and more people using e-cigarettes. I see them enjoying their e-cigarette outside a bar or as they hustle down the street and it is easy to imagine that these e-cigs have replaced their previous form of tobacco intake, the cigarette.<p>I instantly feel a …

50 Top Scientists Say E-Cigarettes Could "Save Hundreds of Millions of Lives"

Medical experts warned the United Nations that e-cigs could be "among the most significant health innovations of the 21st Century."<p>Image: Ben Richmond<p>The raging e-cigarette debate just took an interesting turn. In a letter to the World Health Organization, an independent group of 50 scientists and …

As E-Cig Sales Slide for First Time, Tobacco Pins Hopes on Marketing

E-cigs have hit a wall.<p>After at least five years of steady growth, sales of the U.S. tobacco industry's most-hyped product since menthol fell for the …