"Tracking the Rise in Popularity of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems", a recent study published February 8th in the American Journal of preventative Medicine, says people are searching the Internet for electronic cigarettes, or ENDS as they call them, at a far greater rate than nicotine replacement therapies and drugs like Chantix.
In the study, John W. Ayers, MA, Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD and John S. Brownstein, Phd monitored Google searches for electronic cigarettes between January 2008 and September of 2010 in Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States and found during that time ecig related searches grew to out number "several-hundred-fold" those for other smoking alternatives and drugs like Chantix and Champix.
In a not completely unforeseen move, the FDA has filed an appeal to the result of their appeal in the Sotera vs FDA Ecigarette case.
Earlier this month the US Court of Appeals upheld the earlier ruling that the FDA cannot regulate ecigarettes as drug delivery devices and instead must regulate them as tobacco products. Claiming that the three-judge panel's decision "rests on a clear error of law and will undermine" the intentions of Congress who gave the FDA jurisdiction over tobacco products in 2009, the FDA asks that the entire court of appeals for the district of Colombia hold a new hearing to review the appeal and reinstate a stay of the preliminary injunction barring them from seizing ecigarette imports pending that hearing.
The US Court of Appeals in Sottera Inc. v. Food & Drug Administration, 10- 5032, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit ruled today that the FDA lacks the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes as drug devices. This upholds a ruling made last year by Federal Court Judge Richard Leon in the original case brought by Smoking Everywhere which has since dropped out of the suit.
The FDA had argued that ecigarettes should be classified as drug devices, but the court said Ecigs can be regulated only as tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which defines tobacco products as those "derived from tobacco" unless they are marketed as a therapeutic device, which reputable brands of electronic cigarettes are not.
Green Smoke announced today some exciting changes to their nicotine cartridges. Not only do they feature a whole new look in their packaging, but now also bolder flavors and a higher nicotine level choice too.
New Green Smoke Cartridge Nicotine Levels
Now hard core smokers can get what they need from Green Smoke with their new 24mg nicotine level cartridges. This new level is comparable to pouch or roll your own tobacco cigarettes and should provide the roll your own crowd a comfortable level of nicotine. Green Smoke now offers levels that should suit every smokers need:
Bold New Flavors for Green Smoke Nicotine Cartridges
And along with the new nicotine level comes some exciting bold new flavors too. Now Green Smoke cartridges are available in these great tasting flavors:
Wow, it's our birthday!!! One year ago today the Electronic Cigarette Spot was born and what a ride it's been! Happy Birthday to Us!!!
First off I want to thank all the great readers, particularly those of you who subscribe and have been such a great source of support, information and friendship over the last year. You are all very special to me. After all, what's a blog without readers?? The ECS wouldn't be here without all of you.
When I first started this I was not really sure where it would go. I just wanted to post some of my thoughts and provide some information to clear the smoke around ecigs. So much misinformation was floating around and I figured a blog would be a great way to not only corral all the info I collected, but to help others find good information too. In the beginning there were only a few sites like this and over the last year literally hundreds of websites have popped up but sadly most are just more smoke and mirrors.
This weekend Smokeless Delite electronic cigarettes is offering a whooping 30% off everything! That includes all their new USA made cartridges, ecigarette starter kits, accessories and their health supplements too. This weekend only.
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Morning news reporter Debra Alfarone over at NBC Connecticut published a story on Tuesday titled "Call it E-Puffing, But Don't Do it Indoors" which has caused a bit of outrage on some electronic cigarette forums. Vapers , the term e-cigarette users prefer to call themselves, seem to disagree very strongly with some of the "experts" quoted in this story and question why NBC would bury the opinions of truly impartial e-cigarette experts in favor of those people heavily dependent to the pharmaceutical industry for their funding.
First up is Michelle Marichal of the American Cancer Society, listed on ct.gov as the contact person for their helpline, who was asked "if e-cigs are safer than old fashioned cigs" and was quoted as saying:
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the United Kingdom's version of the FDA, wants to classify electronic cigarettes as a drug device. To that end they had scheduled a consultation meeting where they hoped to gain support from expert testimony for their recent proposal of giving e-cigarette manufacturers just two weeks to license the product as a drug under their jurisdiction, a process which usually takes two years.
State legislatures considering banning electronic cigarettes have now heard the advice of their doctors, namely the Tobacco Control Task Force of the American Association of Public Health Physicians, an organization of physician directors of state and local health departments, who say bans are going too far and that this new product may actually be of great benefit in their fight against cancer and smoking related deaths.
The AAPHP is recognized by the American Medical Association as a medical specialty society and even has formal representation in the AMA House of Delegates. These are just the people one might think politicians should be turning to for recommendations on proposed legislation affecting the public health.
However, prompted by a strong lobbying effort from groups like the American Cancer Society, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Heart Association and the non smokers rights group Action on Smoking and Health, which critics claim is largely funded by drug companies out to protect their profits, many states like New York, Utah, Illinois and New Jersey have recently introduced legislation that would ban or restrict the sale of E-cigarettes or their use in public spaces.
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