E-cig sellers jockey for market position before FDA issues regulations

Positive Health Benefits of Vapor Cigarettes Discussed by Tech-Cigarette.com

His company is being realistic about possible FDA rules, however. For example, Logic advertises on more than 15 radio stations and is contemplating launching an expensive television campaign. That would follow TV ads by two of its leading competitors, Njoy and Blu (the latter was bought by Lorillard last year). Both radio and TV are off-limits to traditional cigarette ads. “We’re supposed to start a campaign by the end of the year,” Alelov said of Logic’s TV push. But, he added, “we want to wait for the FDA’s proposed regulations to suggest “what we can and can’t show on television.” Matthew Steingraber, co-founder of White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes , said there are “positives” that come from having no federal regulation, including “flexibility in the type of nicotine we can offer, and we’re not held to a certain flavor.” White Could sells e-cigarettes containing six different strengths, ranging from “nicotine-free all the way up to 5.4 percent by volume,” he said, adding that the options are a selling point to those looking to transition to e-cigs and then taper down their nicotine consumption.
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Health groups describe a product that is just as addictive and dangerous, if not more so, than regular tobacco products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to regulate e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation product, said Kathy Drea, vice president of advocacy for the American Lung Association in Illinois. Drea said it is uncertain when the FDA will rule but that the decision should provide states with guidance on e-cigarette regulation. Were waiting on FDA, said Drea. She said a major association concern is that e-cigarettes simply reinforce a smokers addiction to nicotine.
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E-cig bill called a ‘Trojan horse’

Apparently, such smoking enthusiasts are always seeking ways and means of locating the most appropriate method of meeting their nicotine cravings, which is both effective as well as pleasant on the mental and physical health of the concerned individual. Hence, when a comparative analysis is made, it would not be incorrect to state that e cigs are free from carcinogens, tobacco, smoke, tar, ash, as well as over 4000 highly toxic chemicals that are always present in tobacco cigarettes. As per tech-cigarette.com , The positive health benefits of a vapor cigarette is best experienced when you quit tobacco cigarettes and opt for e cigs instead.
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E-cigarettes an emerging alternative

But as we looked and shared it with our national office, they said, Oh my God, this is happening all over the country.” Anti-smoking advocates say that below the surface of House Bill 144 is a tobacco-industry-crafted Trojan horse designed to ensure that the emerging electronic-cigarette market and other alternative nicotine products remain taxed at a lower rate than traditional cigarettes and stay outside the states indoor smoking ban. What theyre trying to do is carve out a new definition that will muddy the waters for many other tobacco products now, and new and emerging products that we dont know about yet, Stephens said. The bill was brought to Rep. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, by Lorillard Tobacco Co., the nations third-largest cigarette manufacturer, which also purchased e-cigarette company Blu in July 2012. Ohios current tobacco laws do not cover e-cigarettes. We set about closing this loophole in Ohio and other states as Lorillard strongly believes that electronic cigarettes are for adult recreational use only, Kurt Leib, Midwest representative for the company, told lawmakers in May.
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