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E-Cig Market Wars: the People Just Might Win! - ECF InfoZone

E-Cig Market Wars: the People Just Might Win! - ECF InfoZone | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

The stakes are heating up. The stage is set for a huge marketing battle. Cigarette companies (“Big Tobacco”) with cavernous pockets are racing full throttle to dominate the market for electronic cigarettes, even as they continue to sell lethal ones. Lorillard, which muscled its way into the market first by buying Blu 2 years ago, is in the lead, and more recently bought UK company Skycig. Altria (aka Marlboro-maker Phillip Morris) has brought out its own line, Mark Ten, through a subsidiary called Nu-Mark, apparently created for the purpose. More recently, Nu-Mark has purchased Green Smoke, which continues to appear online under the same name, with no mention of its ties to lethal products. Camel-maker RJ Reynolds is bringing out Vuse, while British American Tobacco is bringing out Vype. A few months ago, Galoise-producer Imperial Tobacco bought e-cig inventor Hon Lik’s intellectual property rights from the Chinese firm Dragonite, but has not yet announced how it plans to shape or brand its entry into the market.

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EPA & FDA: Vapor Harmless to Children

EPA & FDA:  Vapor Harmless to Children | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

In the continued war on e-cigarettes, we hear about the “potential dangers” of e-cigarette vapor and the “unknown public health risks.”

 

First, I find it absolutely absurd that we’re attempting to pass laws based on unknowns, but what makes it even more absurd is the fact that there’s very little that isn’t known about e-cigarette vapor at this point.  The primary ingredient of concern to those who wish to see e-cigarettes banned is the propylene glycol vapor, which has been studied for over 70 years.

 

I recently came across a document titled, “Reregistration Eligibility Decision For Propylene Glycol and Dipropylene Glycol“, which was created by the United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Catchy title.  

 

I was intrigued.

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Smoking, Plain Packaging & Public Health | Adam Smith Institute

Smoking, Plain Packaging & Public Health | Adam Smith Institute | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

This report (in pdf format) reviews the evidence around plain packaging for cigarettes from Australia, the only country to have tried the policy so far. It finds that plain packaging has not had a noticeable impact on smoking rates, but has led to a significant rise in counterfeits, which are more easily available for underage smokers. 

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Holy Shit! Evil Tobacco Plant Shows Cancer-Fighting Potential | Stan Glantz Codes!

Holy Shit! Evil Tobacco Plant Shows Cancer-Fighting Potential | Stan Glantz Codes! | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

A molecule found in the tobacco plant could be useful in killing cancerous cells in humans, Australian research has found.

 

The molecule, found in the pink and white flowers of the ornamental tobacco plant Nicotiana alata, is a key part of the plant's natural defence mechanism, allowing it to fight off fungal and bacterial infections.

 

After isolating the molecule, known as NaD1, La Trobe University biologists found that it also had the ability to identify and destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed.

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The E-Cig Phenomenon | BBC.COM

The E-Cig Phenomenon | BBC.COM | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

E-cigarettes come in two parts: in one end there is liquid nicotine, and in the other a rechargeable battery and an atomiser.

 

When the user sucks, the liquid nicotine is vaporised and absorbed through the mouth.

 

What looks like smoke is largely water vapour, hence smoking e-cigarettes is often called vaping.

 

As the e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the user gets the hit that makes smoking addictive, without being harmed by the toxins found in real cigarettes.

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One Million Bottles Of E-liquid Giveaway! | Ecig Advanced News

One Million Bottles Of E-liquid Giveaway! | Ecig Advanced News | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

That’s right, in an effort to promote their awesome e-liquid, Apollo is giving away one million free bottles! If you’ve been on the fence about giving it a shot, now’s your chance!

 

From Apollo’s site:


“At Apollo, we have set out to provide a remarkable e-liquid. Our flavors stand out and actually taste like their names suggest. Our e-liquids produce a rich and bountiful vapor without losing the quality of the flavor. This is why you love Apollo flavors. There is no other e-liquid quite like it…All USA flavors are made with the highest quality, USP grade ingredients. Our flavor team samples and analyzes each new flavor and an intense voting process ensues. No new flavor is introduced to our customers until it is unanimously voted as delicious.”

Apollo E-liquid Quick Stats:

60/40 PG/VG ratioFood Safe IngredientsLaboratory Grade Nicotine
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Tips on Properly Storing E-Liquid | Ecig Advanced News

Tips on Properly Storing E-Liquid | Ecig Advanced News | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

The electronic cigarette industry has endured scrutiny since birth, and one topic that seems to continuously be thrown into our face is child safety. As if we don’t have children of our own, those who oppose this industry try to paint it red, implying that the fuel for our e-cigarettes are a serious threat to children. The fact is, e-liquid contains nicotine and for anyone that ingests it in a liquid form would face serious harm to the body and possibly death.

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Banning E-Cigs in 'Public' Places | Christopher Snowdon

Banning E-Cigs in 'Public' Places | Christopher Snowdon | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

I have been watching with increasing dismay the number of American towns and cities that have been banning the use of e-cigarettes in 'public places' (which is anti-smoker speak for privately owned businesses). Greg Conley has been patiently documenting the sewer of outright lies, vested interests and willful ignorance in which the prohibitionists wallow. We are used to seeing the 'public health' racket spit in the face of liberty, but in its crusade to stamp out e-cigarettes it is now shamelessly anti-health as well. 

Today, this cancer spread to Wales...

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New Estimates Double Size of US E-Cig Market; Increasing Importance of Refillable and Mod Devices

New Estimates Double Size of US E-Cig Market; Increasing Importance of Refillable and Mod Devices | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

The fast moving world of e-cigarettes means that it is hard to track the dynamics of this changing scene. There is a lack of good information on the size of the vaping population, trends in the sales of e-cigarettes, and what devices vapers are using. Academic and survey research on the size and characteristics of the vaping population is still minimal, and a picture of what is happening needs to be pieced together from various sources of information including sales and market data.

 

Sales data from the US indicate that the value of sales of electronic cigarettes is roughly doubling each year: from $20m in 2008 to $750- $1b in 2013. But this is based on limited monitoring of major sales outlets, mainly reports sales of ‘cigalikes’ captured from electronic sales records, and does not capture online and vape shop sales. Surveys of vaper experiences are mainly biased toward users or second and third generation devices and it is difficult to estimate from these what proportion of the vaping population is using different devices.

 

New research from Wells Fargo securities shows some light on the size of the electronic cigarette market and the size of the refillable and modified (second and third generation devices) market. The research drew on evidence from independent manufacturers and marketers, most of which had annual sales of less than $30m. Most of the companies surveyed were small - nearly half of the companies that responded had less than 10 employees, 18% had 10-50, 18% had 50-100 employees, and 18% more than 100 employees.

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Laboratory Study Shows No Detectable Carcinogens or Metals in High-Technology E-Cig, Suggests Minimal Risk

Laboratory Study Shows No Detectable Carcinogens or Metals in High-Technology E-Cig, Suggests Minimal Risk | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

A laboratory study presented last week at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology provides important new evidence that electronic cigarettes have the potential to deliver nicotine with a high degree of relative safety. Specifically, the study reports that a high-technology brand of electronic cigarette (VUSE) delivers an aerosol that has no detectable carcinogens or metals - compounds that were of concern in a number of other e-cigarette brands.

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JAMA Headlines Blare, & Gullible Press Swallows the Hype Against E-Cig, AGAIN

JAMA Headlines Blare, & Gullible Press Swallows the Hype Against E-Cig, AGAIN | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

A new study — actually a “research letter” — in JAMA Internal Medicine purports to discern the efficacy of e-cigarettes in helping smokers quit. In fact, no such attempt was even made, but the study’s authors, the journal, and the academic home of the authors all conspired to announce that the mission had been accomplished and the answer was, “No — they don’t help.”

It was a phony summary of a phony study that got most of the attention. Decide for yourself: anyone with a middle-school knowledge of the scientific method can decide if there’s any validity to this. The authors, from that hotbed of anti-e-cigarette mythology and hypocrisy, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), followed 949 smokers over the course of one year. There were at baseline 88 “current users” of e-cigarettes, while the rest (851) were not. After the year had passed, the rate of smoking cessation was just about the same among the users and the non-users of e-cigarettes.
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Stanton Glantz: Then And Now | An In-Depth Look - Christopher Snowdon

Stanton Glantz: Then And Now | An In-Depth Look - Christopher Snowdon | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it
How Stanton Glantz went from a defender of epidemiological standards to an assailant.

 

Stanton Glantz is arguably the most influential anti-smoking activist of the last thirty years. To his friends, he is a pioneering hero; to his enemies, a dangerous crank.


Whether under the guise of activist or researcher, Glantz has been involved in most of the major developments in the tobacco control enterprise since 1975. He was the main proponent of 'denormalisation' in the 1970s - long before the approach even had a name. In the 1980s, he founded American for Nonsmokers Right and led the fight for the first smoking bans in his home town of San Francisco.


In the 1990s, he was the source for the claim that 50,000 Americans died every year as a result of secondhand smoke (a figure that was not accepted by the EPA). He was instrumental in bringing secret tobacco industry documents before the public and has written prolifically about almost every aspect of Tobacco Control.

 

 

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Navy and Marine Corps Exchange Stores Consider Tobacco Ban -

Navy and Marine Corps Exchange Stores Consider Tobacco Ban - | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

The Navy is considering a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products at Navy and Marine Corps exchange stores as part of an initiative to improve the culture of fitness in the services.

 

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has asked staff to review the impact of ending the sale of tobacco on base, two defense officials told NBC News. Questions include whether the ban—if implemented—would extend to overseas bases or only exist in the U.S., as well as whether to ban tobacco in combat zones and on ship stores.  

Already, price subsidies for tobacco products on bases has ceased, but NBC News reported the potential banning of all tobacco products is still “in the early stages of this process,” although one defense official told the news organization the policy be implemented as early as Oct. 1.

 

In addition, Congress is considering a Pentagon-recommended $1 billion cut to subsidies at stateside commissaries, which are frequented by military and veteran families. The change could triple the cost of household goods.

 
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Safer Vapers: Raising funds for Barnsely Hospital Charity

Safer Vapers: Raising funds for Barnsely Hospital Charity | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it
Rainbow Run" Locke Park, Barnsley 18 May 2014 - Registration 11am To book your place visit: www.barnsleyhospitalcharity.co.uk/rainbo­wrun Group discounts available Raising funds for Barnsley Hospit...
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Addiction Inbox: The Escalating Debate Over E-Cigs (Older Article Worth Seeing)

Addiction Inbox: The Escalating Debate Over E-Cigs (Older Article Worth Seeing) | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

Follow the bouncing ping-pong ball. 


“E-cigarettes are likely to be gateway devices for nicotine addiction among youth, opening up a whole new market for tobacco.”

—Lauren Dutra, postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. “You’ve got two camps here: an abstinence-only camp that thinks anything related to tobacco should be outlawed, and those of us who say abstinence has failed, and that we have to take advantage of every opportunity with a reasonable prospect for harm reduction.”—Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General, now board member of e-cigarette maker NJOY. 
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A Letter for Dear Mr Drakeford Who's Banning E-Cigs in Public Places in Wales

A Letter for Dear Mr Drakeford Who's Banning E-Cigs in Public Places in Wales | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

This is our letter to Mr Drakeford AM, Welsh Government Health Minister, after the announcement today that e cigarettes are to be banned in public places.

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Tim Reeder's curator insight, April 4, 7:50 AM

Sex in advertising? The opinion-editorial is a legitimate piece on an e-cigarette ban. Is this associated photo in poor taste? What's your opinion?

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The Ban On Ecigs In Public Places: What Vapers Say (that's publishable) | Ashtray Blog

The Ban On Ecigs In Public Places: What Vapers Say (that's publishable) | Ashtray Blog | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

We had a busy day yesterday, with interviews with the Jeremy Vines show, Sky News, Radio Ulster, Hello Wales and Swansea Sound. (We also got coverage of our arguments against the ban on The Daily Mail, The Daily Record, Wales Online and  The Metro)

 

So I wasn’t able to reply to comments here, as well as on Twitter, G+ and Facebook, as usual.

 

But we had lots of comments, and they were brilliant. In the hope that someone from the Welsh Government will see them, I’ve compiled some of the comments here.

 

(If you are angry about the ecigarette ban in Wales, please write to the Welsh Government as well as leaving a comment. The Welsh Government monitor the amount of letters on each topic, so it can make a difference. You can find contact details here, or register to attend a consultation here.)

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Harm Reduction at BAT: A Day in the Life

We're innovating. Developing a new range of innovative less risky
tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices and reduced toxicant cigarettes, is part of our long-standing commitment to harm reduction while also being an area of future growth.

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SFATA Announces Spring E-Cig Conference on May 5th in Chicago | Ecig Advanced News

SFATA Announces Spring E-Cig Conference on May 5th in Chicago | Ecig Advanced News | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association announced the date and location of its Spring Conference this year.  The conference will take place in Chicago on May 5th.  This is liking to be a very beneficial event for individuals involved in the electronic cigarette industry at any level.

 

The conference itself will feature talks from a variety of speakers discussing everything from regulation to manufacturing.  SFATA has pulled together a veritable who’s who within the industry for the event.

For more on the conference, you can check out this:

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Tobacco Truth: No Stroke Risk with Snus

Tobacco Truth: No Stroke Risk with Snus | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it
Swedish researchers who two years ago reported no association of heart attacks with snus use (abstract here, my blog entry here) now conclude there is no association with stroke (here).  The new study, appearing in the Journal of Internal Medicine, is once again the product of a collaboration of scientists from the Karolinska Institute; Sweden’s Umeå, Uppsala and Lund Universities; and the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy.   Compared with never users of tobacco, the hazard ratio (HR, similar to relative risk, adjusted for age and body mass index, BMI) for stroke among current snus users was 1.04 (95% Confidence Interval = 0.92 – 1.17).  HRs were not elevated with higher levels of snus consumption (1 can per day) or longer duration (20+ years). Claims that snus causes heart attacks and strokes were first raised in 1994 by the Karolinska Institute’s Gunilla Bolinder. (details here).  I challenged the Institute’s specious claims in the medical literature in 1995 (here) and later with Carl Phillips and Karyn Heavner (here and here), as well as in this blog (here, here and here). 
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Dr. Jon Samet: Touching a Chair in a Room Where Vaping Has Occurred Could be a Health Hazard

Dr. Jon Samet: Touching a Chair in a Room Where Vaping Has Occurred Could be a Health Hazard | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

"This is a serious public health issue," said Health Committee chair Dr. Joseph Timilty. "According to a most reputable source - a senior scientific editor of the esteemed Surgeon General's report on smoking - use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants contaminates the air with high levels of nicotine which settles on chair upholstery and then gets absorbed through the skin if someone touches the chair. It only takes 60 milligrams of nicotine to kill someone and even less for a child. We just can't take chances."

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New French E-Cig Survey: 1% of the Population has Quit Smoking Thanks to E-Cigs | Dr. Phillips

New French E-Cig Survey: 1% of the Population has Quit Smoking Thanks to E-Cigs | Dr. Phillips | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

Most of the time when you see survey results about e-cigarettes, they are based on a self-selected convenience sample.  That is, a call to participate is sent out to people who might be interested (convenience) and only those who are particularly inspired do so (self-selection).  This describes the first survey of e-cigarette users ever published (by me and my colleagues), the CASAA surveys, and several other surveys that are widely discussed in the e-cigarette community. The problem with these is that while you can learn a lot from them, drilling down into the stories of successful and dedicated switchers, they completely fail to answer some questions.  In particular, they are often incorrectly cited to make statistical claims that cannot be supported by this type of survey (e.g., what portion of e-cigarette users are still smoking also).  You cannot answer this because it might be (indeed, probably is) that the most dedicated vapers, who have given up smoking entirely, are far more likely to answer.

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Libs Hell-Bent on Banning E-Cigs - The Rush Limbaugh Show

Libs Hell-Bent on Banning E-Cigs - The Rush Limbaugh Show | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

RUSH: How many of you people are partaking of these electronic cigarettes? How many of you are using e-cigarettes?  It's an increasing number of people. But, man, the New York Times is just hell-bent on wiping them out -- and not just the New York Times.  Democrats everywhere are hell-bent on wiping out this product.  You would think that they would try to come up with a way to tax it. 

 

They haven't banned cigarettes.  I mean, how many years have they been talking about cigarettes as killer and ruination for our children? But they never ban the product.  They still sell it.  They're using tax revenues, sale tax revenue from the sale of tobacco products to fund children's health care programs.  They can't ban tobacco, but they are hell-bent on getting rid of electronic cigarettes.  They're lying about things in the process of doing it. 

 

There was a story in the Times on March 24th, so three days ago.  "Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes -- A dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel.  The drug is nicotine, in its potent, liquid form -- extracted from tobacco and tinctured with a cocktail of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. 

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Chantix Kills & It Looks Like the FDA Helped Pfizer Hide Those Deaths!

Chantix Kills & It Looks Like the FDA Helped Pfizer Hide Those Deaths! | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it
Hundreds of reports of suicides, psychotic reactions and other serious problems tied to the popular stop-smoking drug Chantix were left out of a crucial government safety review because the drug’s maker submitted data through “improper channels.”
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Vapers! Intrigued By Anti-ECIG Stan Shatenstein & His Destruction at the Hands of Clive Bates?

Vapers! Intrigued By Anti-ECIG Stan Shatenstein & His Destruction at the Hands of Clive Bates? | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it

Tobacco Info: First of all, congratulations on receiving the Luther Terry Award for Community Service. Who nominated you?


Stan Shatenstein: I was nominated by Simon Chapman, who is a well-known professor, and he also won the Terry medal for Outstanding Leadership. We know each other well and I was very flattered that he nominated me.


TI: I’ve gotten the impression that you’re one of the more militant spokesmen for tobacco control. Would you characterize yourself that way?


SS: Well, I don’t know if I would use the word ‘militant’. You can bring your own judgment to bear and others can as well. I’m forceful in my opinions, and I’ve written a lot of op-eds and hundreds of letters to the editor over the years, many published, many not, but that’s been one of my signature things. If you want to call that militancy...

TI: It’s more the extreme dedication, so maybe ‘militant’ is the wrong word...


SS: OK. But why I hesitate on it, because it’s an important question for me, is that I came to tobacco control as a freelance writer, and I always felt that in writing I wanted to be impartial. So when you say ‘militant,’ that’s the element of advocacy and arguing forcefully for a point, and I don’t reject that idea because, to a certain extent, that is what I do; but on the other hand, I still have a ‘just-the-facts-ma’am’ approach. So when you’re well-based in the science and the facts, you can make a forceful argument without necessarily feeling like you’re being a militant.


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Adam Carolla & E-Cigs! - Must Watch YouTube

Adam Carolla & E-Cigs! - Must Watch YouTube | VapeHalla! | Scoop.it
Adam Carolla is a comedian, radio personality, television host and actor. Help Adam fight the patent trolls!! - http://www.fundanything.com/patenttroll
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Funny Bastid!

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