Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs
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Tobacco regulators mull more oversight as e-cigarettes see increased popularity
Users do however enjoy the benefits of using nicotine, and nicotine when not combined with cigarette smoke is relatively harmless. I hope that MEPs will vote this week to either remove e-cigarettes completely from the Tobacco Products Directive or that they will ask the Commission to go away and do a lot more research, fund some unbiased studies and come back in two or three years and report on the situation at that time. Policy makers will then have a lot more information at their fingertips to make a decision that is not going to result in 700,000 lives per year being terminated early because MEPs voted to effectively ban e-cigs as they currently are from the market in Europe.” The key health benefit of e-cigarettes is determined by how many smokers switch to them or use them as a staging post to quitting completely. It is therefore vital that e-cigarettes continue to be regulated as a consumer product. Ralf K an e-cigarette user from Germany said, “Many of us have tried numerous times to quit smoking using conventional nicotine replacement therapies and have failed, however with e-cigarettes we have all cut down our smoking or stopped completely.
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It’s seen rapid success in the emerging industry, said CEO Eli Alelov. He and his co-founder, Howard Panes, have watched their $20,000 investment grow 600 percent in less than three years and expect to see $45 million in sales by the end of 2013. While Alelov disagrees with bans on using e-cigarettes in places that serve alcohol — New Jersey has had such a law on the books since 2009 — he would welcome some FDA oversight.
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