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Electronic cigarettes can be beneficial to health

Smoking is the most preventable risk factor for heart and lung disease and is expected to cause one billion deaths in the 21st century. Electronic cigarettes have been sold in recent years as a safer smoking habit, with millions of people already using it around the world.

Electronic cigarettes simulate the effect of smoking on the production of inhaled vapor. The device consists of a battery, a cartridge containing liquid and the heating element is heated and vaporized liquid. Laboratory analysis of liquids shows that they are less toxic than regular cigarettes. Most studies found no nitrosamines, but even in the studies that have been detected nitrosamines levels were detected 500-1400 times less than the amount present in a tobacco cigarette. This means that electronic cigarettes should be used daily for 4-12 months to get the amount of nitrosamines found in one cigarette tobacco.

Since heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among smokers, with 40% of deaths in smokers due to ischemic heart disease alone, the research team decided to conduct the first clinical study of acute effects of electronic cigarettes on the function of the heart. They decided to compare their results with the acute effects of conventional cigarettes on cardiac function, as electronic cigarettes are sold only for smokers, as an alternative to the habit.

Previous studies of the research group and others have shown that acute inhalation smoking causes significant defects in myocardial function. This means that sub clinical dysfunction already present in healthy asymptomatic young people who smoke tobacco cigarettes. The aim was to assess the extent to which these symptoms appear similar preclinical population after using electronic cigarettes.

The researchers measured myocardial function in 20 healthy young daily smokers aged 25-45 years before and after smoking one cigarette tobacco and 22 daily users of e-cigarettes the same age before and after using the device for 7 minutes.

Experienced users of electronic cigarettes have been studied, since they use the device more rapidly than the first time users. Although both groups were equal age, users of electronic cigarettes was 44% higher lifetime exposure to tobacco smoking than smokers.

Electronic cigarette, commercially available liquid nicotine concentration 11mg/ml was used (NOBACCO USA Mix). This has been tested by independent laboratory toxicology and found not to contain nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Myocardial function was investigated using cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram) and homodynamic measurements (blood pressure and heart rate).

The researchers found that smoking one cigarette tobacco resulted in significant acute myocardial dysfunction, but electronic cigarettes no acute adverse effects on cardiac function. Smoking tobacco cigarettes were important homodynamic consequences, with a significant increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate. Unlike electronic cigarettes are produced only a slight increase in diastolic blood pressure. Dr. Farsalinos said: “This indicates that although nicotine is present in the liquid used (11mg/ml), it is absorbed at a lower cost than conventional cigarette smoking.”

Mexican industrial group accuses cigarette smuggling in the tax

Mexican industrial group said Tuesday, increasing the cigarette tax, which came into force in 2011 led to the proliferation and smuggling of illegal cigarettes, which now accounts for about 17% of cigarettes sold in the country.

Confederation of Industrial Chambers or Concamin, said tobacco use has not declined in the year-and-a-half since the higher tobacco tax took effect, although sales of illegal cigarettes has reached record levels.

Congress approved the higher tax on cigarettes at the end of 2010, despite protests from the country’s cigarette makers – local unit of Philip Morris International, Inc (PM) and British American Tobacco PLC (BTI, BATS.LN) – and from the tobacco manufacturers.

Finance Ministry data show that the government collected MXN16.5 billion ($ 1.25 billion) from the tax on tobacco products in the first six months of this year, about 9% more than in the first half of 2011 and a little more than it has collected on alcoholic beverages, including beer.

Excise taxes on cigarettes, alcohol, telecommunications, and other goods and services, helped partially offset the financial subsidies for gasoline in the first six months of the year in the state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos fuel sold for less than it cost to import it.

Concamin said his research showed most of the contraband cigarette sales are on the open market and informal institutions, and buyers are mostly men with low-income populations. The highest rates of consumption of contraband cigarettes were in the north-west and south.

The group says that the majority of the more than 5,000 respondents across the country believe that the price of legal cigarettes, which averages 35.50 pesos per pack of 20, was high, and the price of smuggled brands MXN20.50 packaging was fair.

Concamin said the tax would distort the internal market of tobacco, and called for measures to limit the sale of illegal cigarettes. Finance Ministry officials were not immediately available for comment.

Effects of Electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes appear to be much less harmful than cigarettes and tobacco, do not seem to damage the heart, a new, small study.

In recent years, electronic cigarettes – which mimic the effects of smoking on the production of steam inhalation – were sold as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes.

Smoking is the most preventable risk factor for heart disease, which is a major cause of illness and death in smokers. Coronary heart disease alone accounts for 40% of deaths of smokers, according to the study’s authors.

For the new study, researchers examined the function of the heart in 22 daily smokers aged 30 to 45 years, before and after smoking a tobacco cigarette, and 24 daily e-smokers of the same age before and after they used the device for ten minutes.

Smoking one cigarette tobacco led to a significant increase in blood pressure and heart rate, but electronic cigarettes have only a minimal effect on the function of the heart. This means that even if the electronic cigarettes do contain nicotine, it is absorbed at a lower price compared with tobacco cigarettes, the researchers said.

The study was presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, which ends on Saturday in Munich, Germany.

“It is too early to say that the electronic cigarette is a revolution in tobacco harm reduction, but the potential is there. This is the only product available that deals with the chemical (nicotine) and psychological (inhale and exhale” smoke “, the meeting) addiction to smoking. Laboratory tests have shown that it is much less toxic, and our study showed no significant defects in cardiac function after acute use, “study author Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos the press conference.

“More clinical studies need to be done before you assume that this is a revolutionary product. However, given the extreme dangers associated with smoking, currently available data suggest that electronic cigarettes are less harmful and substituting tobacco electronic cigarette could be useful health, “added Farsalinos, who is with the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, Greece.

The data and conclusions of research presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Plain packaging of cigarettes is planning an attack

Minister of Health Andrew Lansley was warned that he might have to pay billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money in compensation if he goes ahead with plans to deprive the brand marks of cigarette packs.

Ministers consult on proposals to require cigarettes for sale in a simple package in an attempt to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking.
But the tobacco giant Philip Morris said it plans violated national and international law and could leave the taxpayer facing a massive bill for compensation.
In its submission to the consultation, which closes on Friday, the company referred to the legal opinion of Lord Hoffmann QC, that the removal of the brand’s distinctive marks constitutes “expropriation” of intellectual property industry. He noted that the Big Four tobacco companies have already established a legal challenge to such proposals in Australia – the only country so far to announce that it intends to go ahead with a simple package – and offered to pay compensation in this case in the UK will work to “billions”.

Start consultation in April last year, Mr Lansley said ministers of health across the UK have been obliged to consider any initiative that may encourage smokers to quit and stop young people start smoking in the first place.
However, the course bayonets tobacco companies who claim that it will not reduce smoking levels and may simply lead to an increase in counterfeiting and smuggling.
In his legal opinion, Lord Hoffmann said that the company had invested a “very large sums of money” to create distinctive brand image for their products.

“The ban on the use of a mark in my opinion, a complete deprivation of property rights in this mark, despite the fact that the owner could select your product by using some other mark,” he said. “I see no reason why anyone would deprive him of ownership of the trademark for tobacco products (as it may be in the public interest to do so) must be fundamentally different from any other deprivations that require compensation.”
The representative of Philip Morris said: “Plain packaging will not achieve the goal, Mr. Lansley hopes It will mean an increase in counterfeiting and smuggling, and crime rates are often associated with terrorism, which run with the addition, the attack … the marks that violate national and international law.”

Department of Health said no decision has been made on whether to go ahead with the proposals. Health Minister Anne Milton said: “We have not analyzed all the answers, but has already received a significant number of preconceptions we have on this issue and decide on any further action after we looked at the answers given and.

E-cigarette Wake-Up Call for Big Tobacco

While some may have thought they were just a passing fad, electronic cigarettes may not only be here to stay, but can surpass traditional cigarettes to become the leading tobacco products to adult consumers.

“It is difficult to predict, we believe it is possible that consumption of electronic cigarette can outperform traditional cigarettes over the next decade, especially given the rapid pace of innovation and consumer demand for harm reduction products,” said Bonnie Herzog, CEO, drinks , tobacco and consumer research in the Wells Fargo Securities LLC. “As [electronic cigarette] continue to develop and offer an experience that is becoming more like a traditional cigarette smoking, we think the recognition of consumers and accelerate the transition.”

In addition, she noted a parallel between the electronic cigarette and the energy drink category. “We believe e-cigarettes are tobacco, that energy drinks are the drinks. Therefore, we believe the big tobacco should wake up and recognize the potential of e-cigarette categories, and not make mistakes, drink large companies, which overlook the potential of the energy drink category, when it was in its initial stages, “Duke explained.

This is already happening. In particular, Lorillard Inc – the tobacco company’s brand Newport – Blu purchased cigarettes by $ 135 million this spring. “Considering how Lorillard and Reynolds American Inc, dip your fingers in your e-cigarette the water, the next step [to Altria Group Inc ‘], and we expect that it will be great,” she added.
The final product, Herzog indicate NJOY soon-to-be released “next generation” electronic cigarette product as a product that is “significantly improves the current electronic cigarettes on the market, offering a look, feel, taste profile and packaging, more like the traditional smoking experience” . NJOY has about 39 percent of the retail market and distribution in nearly 30,000 retail outlets; NJOY King will go on sale in the fall.

On the retail end, the Duke explained that feedback from the retail “Tobacco Talk” Wells Fargo Securities’ research has been positive about electronic cigarettes, primarily due to their healthy margins – especially given the constant pressure margins in the traditional categories of cigarettes for retail sale – and the lack of strict agreements, retailers perceive as control and suppress their ability to run their business as they see fit.
There are several unknowns, however. In particular, the Food and Drug Administration said it will issue regulations for electronic cigarettes, but more than a year has not yet done so, as CSNews Online previously reported.

“The timing and extent of such regulation is unknown, this uncertainty is likely to continue to be shed on the e-cigarette category” Duke said. As electronic cigarettes continue to evolve and better meet the needs and desires of adults are smokers, we expect that the technology continues to improve, and this should help manage interest. Although the Electronic Cigarette Company may not have the marketing budget of big tobacco companies, they are somewhat less burdened (yet) to communicate with consumers. ”

Look before you light up

Come August 9 and all tobacco products in the UAE will hold the powerful graphic and written warnings in English and Arabic, which would cover half of the package.
A smoking is the heart, burning fingers, and a snake coiled around a hookah pipe consists of five scheduled to be used on a rotating basis in an attempt to keep smokers.

In a circular issued recently, all tobacco producers, traders and retailers in the UAE, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, appealed to companies to dispose of their existing stock by the end of 2012. Any violation of the national anti-smoking law that a warning is now required, will take the penalties, which will be announced shortly.
The warnings about the health risks associated with tobacco use, will be binding on all packs of cigarettes and tobacco products across the GCC, in accordance with the unified approach of the state to regulate tobacco.

Officials from the UAE Ministry of Health said that years of hard work went into the implementation of these warnings and what they hope these warnings will have the same effect here as in the countries where they have been implemented.
“Any cigarettes or tobacco, the party entering the UAE on August 9, will require a mandatory warning,” said Dr. Al-Wedad Maidoor, head of the National Committee for Tobacco Control in the Ministry.
Dr Wedad, a well-known title of anti-smoking campaign in the UAE, said graphic warnings was the best way for people, especially youth, to learn the reality of the product. “We’re trying to tell all who live here, and even those who visit the UAE is serious about this issue and their health,” she added.

According to the World Health Organization, the photos convey clear and instant messages, even those who can not read. Although people believe that tobacco is harmful, they often do not know how tobacco actually affects them. Graphic warnings on tobacco products are also useful in reducing the attractiveness of tobacco packages.
Currently, a total of 23 countries are illustrated health warnings with messages reaching more than 700 million people. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Egypt, Jordan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Djibouti illustrated the issue of health warnings on packets of tobacco products.

“Tobacco companies spend millions of dollars to tobacco products attractive. They use packaging as an important tool for attracting new customers, while distracting them from the harsh reality of how tobacco destroys health,” said Dr Wedad.
The manufacturer says that adding pictures will mean cost increases of at least 20 percent. “We need a special color printers and scanning facilities,” said a spokesman for the production of Fujairah company brand is available locally and for export.
According to the specification, warnings, and photos will be printed on a white background and will cover 50 percent of the package. Warnings will also be required for different tobacco products, such as water pipes, snuff and chewing tobacco, cigars and cigarillos.

At the same time, research conducted by the Abu Dhabi Health and Johns Hopkins University in 2009 found that there is a very high level of tobacco consumption in the UAE. The study was done to assess the impact of graphic warnings to the public. All respondents believed that people smoke because of one or more of the following reasons: communication, entertainment with friends, free from stress provoking thoughts, mood improvement, and habit after eating, before bed and use the “Madawaska” small pipe to relax.

SpinFuel magazine brings facts about electronic cigarette

SpinFuel eCigs journal goal is to provide readers with a “fair, thorough review,” as well as an unbiased opinion of products in the electronics cigarette industry. By taking a neutral position for each product, the stories of experiences with different brands were written by experienced authors with extensive summaries in technology and editorial reviews.

Electronic cigarettes are gaining momentum in society (pun intended), and SpinFuel have to cover every corner of the industry, the gap, and the cartridge. For people in the course of electronic smoking (also known as «vaping”) web site building the most complex collection of content found on the Internet today. Taking the position that eCigarette smoking safer and “nicer” than to get nicotine from conventional cigarettes, tobacco, will not be published only reviews of brands – but exposes frauds.

“There can be no doubt that eCigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes tobacco. With more than 43 million smokers in the U.S., the mission SpinFuel to inform the public about the different brands, as well as to promote the transition from the dangers of tobacco is safer, cheaper and nicer eCigarette. If you have a large tasting of electronic cigarettes, no one should continue to smoke tobacco, “said John Manzione, editor SpinFuel eCigs.

Forecasting the industry will catapult into a multi-billion dollar industry, SpinFuel is rolling dice and build your brand as a top view and the content of the portal on the Internet. Manzione was a brand statement, “The Art of Vaping”, and when you visit a website, you will truly reveal his photography background in full force and effect. The site is not an average WordPress blogs template made comments – this is just the opposite.

“There are literally hundreds of sites, so-called” Overview “on the Internet eCigarettes, most of them is just sites that are the gateways for a variety of brands they” review “in order to earn commissions on every sale. Where, when and honest advice to your sole intention is to create sales through your website? “asks Julia Barnes, Assoc. Editor. “We did not meet Ecig brands to create a sale; we want to leave the reader with the real facts and real reviews on dozens of brands. We work for those who use eCigarettes, not ECigarette Company. It separates us from the crowd.”

The audience at the SpinFuel more than doubled each month since the start of publication SpinFuel (March 1, 2012) and appears to be no end in sight.

Tobacco fight fires as part of a fight

Anti-tobacco group is called a “last attempt” to survive, but my opinion Counts site, led by Philip Morris, a sign of big business is struggling.
Green Party Health Representative Kevin Hague called the website set up last month, as cigarettes were forced to closed-door cabinet in the stores, “disturbing” and “immoral.”

On the same day that the law came into Government published details of his plan for a simple package, which officials say will allow the Ministry of Health to reduce premature mortality and smoking contribute to the goal of New Zealand in 2025. They also wanted to harmonize with Australia, where a simple package is currently deployed in October.
But the site comments to the government, released Sunday Star-Times on condition of anonymity, shows the company will not go quietly.

“I’m annoyed by their rights, it seems, has taken away from me,” said one smoker. “I’m old enough to make up your mind on whether I smoke, drink, etc. I do not need the government or someone else told me that I can and can not do,” another says.
Big tobacco is clearly unhappy. Over the years the company worked with the regulators, and where he got them?
“Tobacco products may not be used in almost any public place, can not be advertised, sold in packs dominated graphic health warnings, are subject to higher taxes than any other consumer product, and are the subject of considerable public health campaigns,” Philip Morris, General Manager Brett Taylor said in a letter to Health Minister Tariana Turia Associate.

He describes a simple package as “an attack on consumer choice and competition”, and says that it will cost thousands of dollars in small business “lost time” because “an increase in time inventory management, time of the sale, as well as the choice of error product. ”
“Normal is the packaging … the expropriation of intellectual property rights in violation of international treaties,” says Taylor.
At the same time in Australia, three companies have sued the government for a simple package, an action that is expected to fail, but a dispute with the World Trade Organization will last longer and are believed to have a greater chance of success.
The message that reached Wellington, where a recent paper, the Cabinet advised: “.. We can count on protection from tobacco-producing countries the problems in the WTO; we are also a risk of legal firms in trade and investment agreements”

According to official estimates of $ 6 million legal bill to fight each suit, and another $ 2 million to the protection of WTO issues, costs that are likely to put the Government.
Prime Minister John Key said he “did not die in a ditch” for conventional packages, and David Shearer Labour warned the government “to look before you leap.”

ENHANCED factory can produce 8,000 cigarettes per minute
Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace defends a “good employer” Imperial Tobacco, as he prepares to officially open its $ 45 million plant upgrade.
Petone factory works since 1920, and six new production lines can now roll 8000 cigarettes per minute.

The company was swamped with applications in March, when it was announced 50 jobs will be created and exported to Australia, will be four times after the update, which bind Tariana Turia Minister of Health called “immoral.”
Cancer Society representative Ian Pearson picked up by calling Update “Kiwi import of Australians does not want to.”
Wallace did not smoke, but says that the habit is a personal choice.
“I do not think that criticism, looking at the picture. They say it is immoral. They say that the people who sell alcohol? We have a lot of problems with alcohol too. No one is forcing them to smoke, and if people have the problem with smoking habit, or your feet, that’s their business. ”

Imperial Tobacco was a good employer, he said, and took measures, such as dimming the screen to reduce light pollution neighbors, because the plant will last longer.
“Many of the workers have been there for decades. Some It’s a good job and is aware of their obligations.”
Imperial has been welcoming guests at the plant tomorrow, including Wallace, on the day before an open day for members and officials. Despite the invitation to dozens of MPs, a spokesman confirmed that almost all of them said they were “too busy” to attend.

Tobacco production up in Zimbabwe

Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board of Zimbabwe has announced the sale in 2011 of more than 140 million kilograms of tobacco generated $ 517 million in revenue – an increase of more than $ 100 million last year.

However, Harare-based economist John Robertson warns that the growth in production and revenues should not detract from the potential risks of future forests, thanks to new methods of treatment used.
“Farming methods used today are environmentally harmful and a threat to long-term prospects of the agricultural sector,” said Robertson.

Before the agricultural land was taken over by the government in 2000 and distribute it, mostly white farms to use when burning coal to cure tobacco. According to Robertson, the country’s many small tobacco farmers currently use firewood to cure their tobacco, rather than coal. With tens of thousands of farmers to cut trees for firewood nearby, Robertson said there is “desertification” threat to Zimbabwe’s tobacco growing regions.
After the land reform the government, tobacco products declined significantly, but since 2009, has been on the rise, but so far away from the peak of 2,000 rooms. Robertson said that since the land on the few large farms were divided into tens of thousands of tobacco farms, average farm products for about two hectares.

He also warned that the increase in world production of tobacco on the market next year could lead to lower prices for the average Zimbabwean tobacco farmer, who, according to a recent article New York Times, an average of U.S. $ 6,000 per year.
Robertson acknowledges that wages are much higher revenue of about $ 800 U.S. that a worker used to earn up to land reform, if it worked for a major operation against tobacco. But he argued that lower wages do not reflect the medical, educational and other benefits these workers receive.

Since land reform, it’s not just the sellers who have changed. Today, China is the biggest buyer of tobacco in Zimbabwe.
“When our principle markets are in Europe, European buyers were much more elaborate than the Chinese buyers,” said Robertson. “China believes that a small number of Zimbabwean tobaccos, almost any quality, so it significantly improves the quality of Chinese tobacco, cigarettes, it becomes much more acceptable to the smoking public.”

Indonesia’s tobacco rules

Government regulation of the landmark tobacco control is being finalized and will be signed soon, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday.

“As I understand it, the draft regulation is in the final stage,” Yudhoyono said during a press conference at the State Palace.
“The inter-ministerial discussions have concluded, and soon the paper will be brought up to me to sign. As soon as I get it, I certainly sign it.”

He said he understand the need to issue regulations. He also said that he was well aware of the debate around it, with an appeal be made both in support and against the law.

“We have taken note of everything,” he said.
“There is a noble goal here, and it is to protect human health, but at the same time, we must also protect the tobacco farmers.”

Regulation, which will be implemented in full from the beginning of 2014, scales back issues significantly weak measures of Indonesia on Tobacco Control. Among the key provisions will be binding introduces graphic warnings covering 40 percent of cigarette packs.
He also imposes additional restrictions on tobacco advertising in all media. Regulation would require cigarette advertising on television to devote 10 percent of its run-time written warnings and pictorial warnings.

Advertising on the radio will have to devote 10 percent of their length of verbal warnings, at the same time, image ads will be required to devote 10 percent of their area for the alert.
The decree also provides for a specific ban on tobacco advertising in print media. One of them is that these ads will never be published on the front or the back of the print edition or near the advertising of food and beverages.

Restrictions on outdoor advertising media include a ban on tobacco advertising that is displayed in a non-smoking areas and along main roads, and caps the size of the advertising on billboards in 72 square meters.
Restrictions, however, riled tobacco, which led the movement to a halt in Jakarta last month, a series of mass demonstrations against the impending regulation.

More than 237,000 people work in the tobacco industry in the country, producing about 190 billion cigarettes, according to the World Health Organization.
Indonesia is the seventh-largest producer of tobacco leaves, collecting 147,000 metric tons of tobacco in 2001, according to the data.
Indonesia has refused to sign the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, since it was released in 2004.

Experts question about E-Cigarette Legacy

Proponents of electronic cigarettes have been in arms about the inconsistencies in the study last week on e-cigarettes held Schroeder Institute Legacy – starting with the Declaration of Heritage to the nation’s first study on the understanding of electronic cigarettes.

“Legacy’s claim that this is the first national study is false,” executive director of tobacco smoke, Bill Godshall said the Pennsylvania Tobacco E-News, noting that the CDC conducted a similar survey on the electronic cigarette in 2010.

However, experts were more important things than whether or not it was actually the first electronic cigarette research.
“Heritage press release does not provide more detailed information on its results of the survey, but it contains many false and misleading propaganda of anti electronic cigarette,” said Godshall.

Some of the larger false or misleading statements contained Godshall include a description of e-cigarettes as “drug delivery devices,” in spite of the fact that they were legally classified as tobacco, that e-cigarettes “is used to avoid the smoke – free indoor air laws, “and argue that dual use of electronic cigarettes and cigarettes are more dangerous than smoking cigarettes exclusive.

As a result, the conclusion of the newspaper declares that “we also need to FDA pre-marketing testing ENDS for safety and effectiveness for the protection of public health and safety requirements and test efficiency.” In other words, the legacy of the paper calls for ban electronic cigarettes to the FDA regulates them as smoking cessation devices – that, FDA is not legally allowed to do, and the electronic cigarettes have been classified not as a cessation devices, but tobacco products.

This call for is distributing to Dr. Michael Siegel, professor of Public Health Sciences at Boston University health.
“This conclusion has nothing to do with any data presented in the document,” Siegel wrote in his blog, Tobacco Analysis. “In any case, in fact, the data presented in the document indicate the promise of electronic cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy in the fight against tobacco.”

For example, the legacy of the study showed that “40.2% of Americans have heard about electronic cigarettes and more than 70% believe that they are less harmful than regular cigarettes.” Siegel believes that such a strong awareness of the product, “speaks its like usefulness to all smokers in moving away from tobacco cigarettes.” In addition, the study also confirmed that e-cigarettes are mainly used for smokers as a safer alternative, or in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the use of all tobacco products.

“These data, taken together, suggest that the electronic cigarettes have great prospects as harm reduction and smoking reduction / cessation strategies,” Siegel said. “However, there is nothing in the results of work that speaks of the need to take the goods from the market for safety reasons or demonstrated danger.”

Siegel also agree that the FDA would need to regulate e-cigarettes to ensure quality products and keep them away from underage smokers – in the same way FDA regulates tobacco products. However, the fact that the authors of the Heritage paper, in fact, called for a ban electronic cigarettes are extremely puzzled Siegel.
“The article draws the main conclusion, which does not support the evidence, and which has no relation to reality the results are presented in the article” Siegel concluded.