Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

Electronic cigarettes land next to their traditional rivals

The smaller companies have typically hawked their wares online, promoting them using lower-budget social media, such as Twitter and Facebook. Many health advocates worry that with big tobaccos deep pockets, the marketing will become more aggressive, and even more youth-oriented, creating a young generation of e-cigarette smokers hooked on nicotine before researchers fully understand what risks the products may pose. Already, Lorillard launched a slick cable TV ad for its blu eCigs with dashing movie actor Stephen Dorff playing a rebel.
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Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

For now, she can vape with no problem, though she used to have to walk outside to smoke. “I love it,” she says. “It doesn’t make me cough or smell.” Vapor Spot bartender Chris Rogers says most customers come in to quit smoking .
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NJOY, which recently received $75 million from investors including Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster, and Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, has established offices in Central London, close to British American Tobaccos global headquarters. Roy Anise, NJOYs executive vice-president and a former executive at Philip Morris, is preparing to launch the disposable e-cigarettes in Germany, France, Italy and Spain and is in talks with British retailers. The companys arrival in Britain, one of the worlds biggest e-cigarette markets outside Subscribe now
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

I hope that MEPs will vote this week to either remove e-cigarettes completely from the Tobacco Products Directive or that they will ask the Commission to go away and do a lot more research, fund some unbiased studies and come back in two or three years and report on the situation at that time. Policy makers will then have a lot more information at their fingertips to make a decision that is not going to result in 700,000 lives per year being terminated early because MEPs voted to effectively ban e-cigs as they currently are from the market in Europe.” The key health benefit of e-cigarettes is determined by how many smokers switch to them or use them as a staging post to quitting completely. It is therefore vital that e-cigarettes continue to be regulated as a consumer product. Ralf K an e-cigarette user from Germany said, “Many of us have tried numerous times to quit smoking using conventional nicotine replacement therapies and have failed, however with e-cigarettes we have all cut down our smoking or stopped completely. Without anyone in the professional public health field doing anything and without spending any public money, smokers like us have been quitting, switching, and cutting down through the use of e-cigarettes. This is something that should be celebrated not a cause for concern.” E-cigarettes are however not some form of more effective nicotine replacement therapy, they are totally different.
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