Posts tagged: E-Cigarettes

News Society Smoking E-cigarettes: miracle or health risk?

Tweet In 1963, a young Korean war veteran and committed 40-a-day smoker called Herbert A Gilbert from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, filed a patent for a product he described as a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette”. It functioned by gently heating a nicotine solution and producing inhalable steam, thereby “replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavoured air”. As the health risks of tobacco-smoking slowly bega ... Jump to full article >>

Madison County, Ky., adds e-cigarettes to smoking ban

Tweet RICHMOND, Ky. — Officials in a Central Kentucky county have voted to add electronic cigarettes to its smoking ban. Madison County banned smoking in indoor public places like restaurants, bars and workplaces in 2007. The county’s Board of Health voted 8-1 Wednesday night to include electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, in the ban. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a dispos ... Jump to full article >>

E-cigarettes’ smoke screen

Tweet School districts should broaden bans on tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes. Young people shouldn’t smoke cigarettes or battery-operated nicotine-soaked cartridges. MOUNTING public dialogue about the safety of electronic cigarettes appropriately spurs school districts to broaden bans on tobacco products to prohibit them. The battery-operated devices the size of pens use nicotine-soaked replaceable cartridges to simulate ... Jump to full article >>

E-Cigarettes: Another Puff

Tweet Over break, I was sitting in a coffee shop with my friend Emily when halfway through our conversation she took out a cigarette and simply started smoking. The act wasn’t surprising: Emily is a seasoned smoker who has been hooked on cigarettes for seven years. But the fact that she was doing it inside caught me off guard. Before I could stop her, I noticed there wasn’t a lighter in sight and the tip glowed with a strange orange ... Jump to full article >>

E-Cigarettes: A New Way to Quit Smoking?

Tweet Smoking is a hard habit to break! As a former smoker, I know this first-hand. So, has relief finally come? This technology may kill the already under fire tobacco industry. So, sadly, my formerly beloved Marlboro Reds may no longer be around for future generations to enjoy. It is said that the e-cigarette simulates smoking so well that even lifelong smokers cannot tell the difference. To make this even more crazy, they claim that they will ... Jump to full article >>

E-cigarettes light up burning debate

Tweet Want to quit smoking? Many opt to light up electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, which release a vaporized dose of liquid nicotine without smoke or tobacco. But the battery-operated products have ignited a hot debate in the US over whether or not they are safe and should be pulled from the shelves. E-cigarettes have been hit hard in recent months due to negative reports regarding their safety, but a December 16th press announcement ... Jump to full article >>

E-cigarettes not recommended without FDA approval

Tweet DeKALB – Abraham Mustafa sees advantages to smoking electronic cigarettes. Mustafa, owner of Smoker’s World in DeKalb, makes an average of two electronic cigarette sales a week. The store has been selling the cigarettes – a smoking device that produces a nicotine vapor instead of smoke – for about a year. His store sells kits that come with two packs of e-cigarette cartridges, batteries and a charger. [caption id="attachment_7456" a ... Jump to full article >>

Brown County Tavern League sells e-cigarettes as alternative to smoking

Tweet In advance of the state’s smoking ban on July 5, the Brown County Tavern League is selling electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that use liquid nicotine to imitate a cigarette’s taste and effects. The league began selling the devices in March, and the demand from bars and taverns around the state has been “crazy,” said Brown County Tavern League President Sue Robinson. Made to look like cigarettes, electron ... Jump to full article >>

Where there used to be smoke, there’s an opportunity

Tweet The ban on smoking in public places means entrepreneurial opportunities for those who think they have a good idea. Into the fray has jumped Daniel DeHaan, a local man who has sold wholesale electronics online for 15 years. He says the 7-week-old Michigan smoking ban is leaving smokers hostage to the idea of running outside restaurants and bars to catch a smoke. And, in a culture where people have seen steady increases in prices, it leaves t ... Jump to full article >>

Disposable e-cigarettes not exactly lighting up the bar scene in Bay City

Tweet With Michigan’s new smoking restrictions in bars and restaurants, some businesses are hoping to cash in by selling disposable electronic cigarettes. But Bay City businesses report that sales are static so far. “People are just going outside and smoking,” said Rick Revette, owner of Gatsby’s Seafood and Steakhouse, Mulligan’s Pub and Rattlesnake Rick’s Roadhouse in downtown Bay City. [caption id="attachment_6415" align="alignleft ... Jump to full article >>