NOT BLOWING SMOKE Electronic cigarettes are hot items for smokers

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They said we are about six to eight months ahead of where they were at this point, so we must be doing something right. In addition to area customers, people are coming from Jerseyville and St. Louis to take advantage of the large selection and discount prices. Although he says doctors have been referring patients to his shop, Dan is careful to emphasize electronic cigarettes are an alternative to smoking, not a cure. This is a tobacco harm reduction program, he said. We use the term switching rather than quitting. I dont consider myself an ex-smoker; I just no longer smoke analog cigarettes. There are thousands of harmful chemicals in traditional cigarettes.
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Trying To Quit? This E-Cigarette Tweets Your Shame

But the people at R/GA say they view the tool as more of a tracking device along the lines of the Jawbone wristband, and the tweets the device sends focus, however glibly, on the benefits of quitting, not the novelty of the device itself. I think of using those analytics as a cessation tool for people, rather than promoting smoking, says senior communications associate Martin Maisonpierre. It’s really understanding what your smoking habits are. You see, like, ‘Oh my god, every Thursday after a meeting I consume three cigarettes. Wow, that’s a stress point in my life.’ Being able to understand and track those things can be a benefit. Theres no doubt that adding a data layer to smoking habit could be an enormously beneficial quitting tool.
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Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study

A German cancer institute reviewed research on e-cigarettes and said secondhand exposure may raise a child’s risk for asthma. Further, the German study said: “Adverse health effects for third parties exposed cannot be excluded because the use of electronic cigarettes leads to emission of fine and ultrafine inhalable liquid particles, nicotine and cancer-causing substances into indoor air.” As the devices are touted as an aid to quit smoking, U.S. cigarette makers are jumping into the market with flavors that include strawberry and pina colada. Meanwhile, the FDA is studying e-cigarette health effects and whether to regulate the devices as it regulates tobacco.
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Editorial: LIRR is right to ban e-cigarettes

A person smokes an electronic cigarette, or

Since I started this, I havent had a cigarette which is a good thing. I know that we dont know all the facts on whats in it yet, but I do know its a lot safer than regular cigarettes. But are they? Its a burning question the U.S. government cant answer. Unlike tobacco products, e-cigarettes arent regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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