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Is France trying to ‘kill off’ the e-cigarette?

After French Health Minister Marisol Touraine forbade e-cigarettes in certain public places and for those younger than 16, several doctors are speaking out against a decision they see as harmful. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.<p>France’s health minister, Marisol Touraine, decided on Friday to …

E-cigarettes: health revolution or fresh pack of trouble?

"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world," said Mark Twain. "I know because I've done it thousands of times."<p>Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances consumed by humans. It takes as little as seven seconds for the drug to reach the brain once inhaled through a cigarette. …

E-cigarettes to be classed as 'medicines' in attempt to tighten regulation

Electronic cigarettes are to be classed as "medicines" under new proposals to tighten up the regulation of nicotine-containing products.<p>Manufacturers are to face tough new tests before they can sell their e-cigarettes as licensed products, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency …

E-cigarette health risks cited

ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 2:43<p>March 25th, 2014<p>Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News’ chief medical editor, joins TODAY to discuss the …

Are e-cigarettes safe to puff?

As electronic or e-cigarettes grow in popularity, some health advocates want them to be regulated.<p>E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that use …

This Tweeting E-Cigarette Does Exactly What You'd Expect

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>While at New York's Tir Na Nog bar, John Mayo-Smith of the creative agency R/GA observed a fellow employee taking drags …

Ukip accepts £25,000 donation from e-cigarette firm

The UK Independence party has been given a £25,000 donation by an electronic cigarette company, while opposing new Brussels rules that would regulate non-tobacco nicotine products as medicines.<p>Electoral Commission records show Ukip accepted the funding in May from Pillbox38, a Blackburn-based firm …

E-cigarette sales explode as Smoke NV dominates Canadian market

(Photo: Farzin Ghayor)<p>When Shanu Mohamedali boasts that his electronic cigarette business is exploding, he’s not blowing smoke.<p>It’s 5:15 a.m. local …

D.C. to Ban E-Cigarettes?

Two councilmembers seek to ban tobacco alternative from public places.<p>Electronic cigarettes, an increasingly popular alternative to traditional …

CHART OF THE DAY: E-Cigarettes Are Selling Like Crazy

The tobacco industry has a big problem: people are smoking less.<p>Morgan Stanley's David Adelman sees at least eight reasons why this is happening. From his latest note to clients:<p>Secular pressure on US cigarette consumption continues unabated, and includes: (i) An aging and more health conscious …

E-Cigarettes Bring Smokers Back Inside, For Now

Smoking used to be sexy. Look at <i>Mad Men</i> or Humphrey Bogart. But that was then. These days, Americans are buying fewer cigarettes. Just this week, U.S. tobacco companies released their first quarter earnings, and, unsurprisingly, cigarette sales were down from last year.<p>But that doesn't mean tobacco …

E-cigarettes offer brave new world for smokers and cigarette makers

Altria Group rolls out its plans to get into the electronic cigarette market today, and Facebook investor Sean Parker just invested $75 million in e-cigarette giant NJOY. No doubt about it, the e-cigarette market is on fire.<p>At a bar in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, 32-year-old Andy …

E-cigarette classification as medicines plan angers industry

Electronic cigarettes are to be classed as medicines under proposals to tighten up the regulation of products containing nicotine – but their manufacturers say they will not co-operate unless forced to do so by EU law.<p>Invitations to put their products forward voluntarily to be classed as medicines …

The Rise Of E-Smoke

Puff, puff, pass the e-cigarette. To the tune of about $2 billion in retails sales this year. That's a lot of smokeless vapor for an industry that …

E-cigarettes and the rise of the vapers: Can there really be smoke without fire?

In the hope of quitting smoking last year, an estimated 700,000 people in Britain turned to electronic cigarettes, which allow users to replicate …