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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Mission Viejo City Council approves e-cigarette shop – The Orange County Register

The Planning and Transportation Commission in June issued a permit for South County Vapors to operate an e-cigarette shop on Via Fabricante. Councilwoman Rhonda Reardon appealed that decision, citing “the health and safety issues” related to e-cigarettes – battery-powered devices designed to vaporize a liquid that typically includes nicotine. However, […]

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Totally Wicked Formally Challenges Tobacco Products Directive | e cig news

[excerpt] Totally Wicked has obtained permission from the UK’s Administrative Court to bring a judicial review action challenging the above, following an Order made by Mr Justice Supperstone on the 31st of July 2014. Permission was obtained after issuing court proceedings against the Secretary of State for Health, which asked […]

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Disruptive innovations: The rise of the electronic cigarette

Electronic cigarettes as a disruptive innovation [excerpt] Electronic cigarettes are a major disruption for the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries, governments and regulators, public health and tobacco control organisations, consumers, and for the public view of nicotine. The rapid growth in sales of electronic cigarettes was spurred initially by products sold […]

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Public health officials inadvertently bolstering tobacco market with crackdown on e-cigarettes, analysts say | National Post

[excerpt] The three London-based analysts who wrote the review say they are “more bullish on global tobacco than ever,” citing a variety of factors. One is that the threat to conventional cigarettes from e-cigarettes seems to be shrinking, partly because public-health officials are casting doubt on their safety and restricting […]

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Electronic cigarettes, smoking and population health

[excerpt] Dr Britton: Electronic cigarettes thus pose many challenges to conventional thinking on the use of nicotine in society and the treatment of nicotine addiction. However, the evident popularity of these products, and the improvements that further product innovation may bring, indicate that these and other nicotine-containing devices currently in […]

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A study by ASHRAE verifies the safety profile of e-cigarettes, but authors fail to admit it

[excerpt] -Dr Farsolinos comments regarding the press release from Glantz/UCSF on 8/1214 In reality, the paper verifies that e-cigarettes are by far less harmful that tobacco cigarettes, but the authors fail to admit it and make erroneous conclusions and suggestions. The authors made some crucial mistakes in their methodology. As […]

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A critical commentary on the Glantz and UCSF e-cigarette submissions to the FDA « The counterfactual

[excerpt] The UCSF submissions show multiple failures of fact and interpretation; inappropriate framing; and dramatic systematic biases – emphasising minor or implausible risks while diminishing or ignoring entirely very significant potential benefits. I might have added that the cigarette based business model of the tobacco industry could not ask for […]

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