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Call to Action! North Carolina Bill would Impose a Separate "Sin" Tax on "Vapor Products"

RJ Reynolds is at it again.  Last year, they introduced a tax on e-cigarettes in Oklahoma, and we beat them back.  This year, they managed to get a tax on "vapor products" introduced in North Carolina. (See HB 1050, p. 51)  Their idea is to get a separate tax on the books that isn't particularly onerous in hopes of preempting efforts to tax e-cigarettes at some of the draconian rates suggested by other states (like the tax we beat back in Washington State earlier this year).

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Fewer smokers believe e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to cigarettes

Fewer smokers believe e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to cigarettesPUBLIC RELEASE DATE:15-May-2014[| E-mail ] ShareContact: Angela J. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.-8775Elsevier Health SciencesInvestigators find rise in overall e-cigarette awareness, but note decline in the perceived safety of the devices, according to new data published in the American Journal of Preventive MedicineAnn Arbor, MI, May 15, 2014 – E-cigarettes are gaining mainstream attention as a competitor to traditional cigarettes. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wanted to examine changes in e-cigarette awareness, how harmful people believe them to be, and if those attitudes have any connection to smoking cessation attempts. They found that while awareness of e-cigarettes has increased significantly, smokers are less inclined to consider them safer than cigarettes. Also, investigators discovered that awareness did not show evidence of promoting smoking cessation. Their findings are published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.It is predicted that e-cigarette sales will soon reach 1.7 billion dollars, which represents roughly 1% of current regular cigarette sales in the U.S. This is due in part to the surge in marketing and increasing availability of e-cigarette products in the last few years. E-cigarettes are perceived as an invention that competes with tobacco cigarettes. While some people and advertisements even go so far as to refer to them as cessation aids, they are not currently approved by the FDA for that purpose.In this new study, researchers set out to examine the prevalence of e-cigarette awareness and perceived harmfulness. Using data collected from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), they discovered that national awareness of e-cigarettes has risen from 16.4% in 2009 to 77.1% in 2013. Young people, more educated respondents, and current and former smokers were more likely to be aware of e-cigarettes, while Hispanics and older survey participants were less likely to be aware of e-cigarettes."Compared with earlier national surveys among U.S. adults, this study found a notable increase in public awareness of e-cigarettes since 2009," explains co-investigator Andy Tan, MBBS, MPH, MBA, PhD, Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. "In the beginning of 2013, more than three in four respondents were aware of this novel product. The rise in awareness of e-cigarettes could reflect sharp increases in advertising expenditures by manufacturers, availability in retail stores across the country, and presence in popular media."The study also looked at the perceived harmfulness of e-cigarettes among current smokers. In 2010, 84.7% of smokers surveyed believed e-cigarettes were less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but according to this new study in 2013, that number dropped to just 65%."This apparent decline in smokers' beliefs about reduced harm of e-cigarettes compared with regular cigarettes is perplexing against the background of advertising and media messages touting e-cigarettes as safer alternatives and cessation aids," adds co-investigator Cabral Bigman, PhD, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "One possible explanation is that the increased media attention over the lack of FDA approval and regulation of this emerging tobacco product, injuries arising from e-cigarette-induced fires, and health concerns from toxic chemicals in e-cigarettes in recent years may have conveyed conflicting information about the relative safety of e-cigarette use."Another important aspect of the new study was to examine if there are possible links between e-cigarette awareness or beliefs they are less harmful and current smokers' quit attempts. After data analysis, investigators found no association between increased awareness or perceptions of lower harms and smokers' attempts to quit. There was also no evidence at the population level that widespread knowledge about e-cigarettes or beliefs they are less harmful is associated with current smokers being more likely to think about quitting."The current analyses showed that there were no significant associations between e-cigarette awareness or perceived harmfulness and smokers' intentions to quit or past-year quit attempts," comments Dr. Tan. "One potential interpretation is that adult smokers have not yet accepted e-cigarettes as a means to quit smoking."While levels of awareness have increased rapidly, use percentage is still very low with only 6% of U.S. adults reporting ever using e-cigarettes. This small number means that e-cigarettes may not yet be a threat to tobacco control programs, but at the same time, means any claim that e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the harm done by regular cigarettes is probably premature."There is an ongoing debate within the public health community about whether e-cigarettes are a viable alternative for harm reduction and whether smokers are merely supplementing or truly replacing their smoking with e-cigarettes and achieving smoking cessation," concludes Dr. Tan. "It is uncertain whether increased population e-cigarette awareness and perceptions about reduced harm might play a role in encouraging smoking-cessation behaviors. However, public health professionals should systematically scrutinize the nature of marketing activities and media coverage of e-cigarettes, their impact on population awareness and perceptions of e-cigarettes, and how these factors may influence e-cigarette use and smoking prevalence in the U.S. population."### [| E-mail Share]AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert! system.Original author: Irving
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Call to Action! Missouri Vapers, Ask Governor Nixon to Sign SB 841, Common-Sense Ban on Sales to Minors

We need Missouri vapers toimmediately contact Governor Jay Nixon’s office and ask him to sign SenateBill 841. 

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FDA Regulation: Defining E-Cigarettes As Tobacco Products

The FDA released a proposed rule to regulate “products that meet the statutory definition of ‘tobacco products’ …such as certain dissolvables, gels, hookah tobacco, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.” Media reports have primarily focused on the rule’s impact on e-cigarettes. The FDA would ban sales to youths, allow flavorings and set a two-year timeframe for approval of existing products. The proposed regulation, a complex 241-page document, raises fundamental questions, including: What e-cigarette components are subject to regulation as tobacco products? Page seven of the draft rule states that the “Tobacco Control Act…defines the term ‘tobacco product’ to mean ‘any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, including any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product.’”Is the entire e-cigarette, including the liquid cartridge, heating element, battery and mouthpiece/switch, subject to regulation, or only the liquid and only if it contains nicotine? I believe the FDA could exert regulatory authority over e-liquids containing nicotine, but not over other e-cig components. There is language in the draft rule supporting this: “Therefore, items such as hookah tongs, bags, cases, charcoal burners and holders, as well as cigar foil cutters, humidors, carriers, and lighters would be considered accessories and would not fall within the scope of this proposed rule.” The most relevant accessory named in this list is “lighters.” The FDA does not regulate matches or butane lighters as tobacco products. These accessory items are necessary in order to consume cigarettes, cigars or pipe tobacco, but they are not tobacco products per se. The case could be made that all of the e-cig hardware – minus the liquid – is the equivalent of a match or lighter, and thus not subject to FDA regulation as a tobacco product. What about the Tobacco Control Act’s reference to “any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product”? I don’t believe that applies to e-cig hardware, but rather to the water, propylene glycol or glycerin, and any flavoring in e-cig liquids. Again, language in the draft rule supports this interpretation: “Such examples would include air/smoke filters, tubes, papers, pouches, or flavorings used for any of the proposed deemed tobacco products (such as flavored hookah charcoals and hookah flavor enhancers) or cartridges for e-cigarettes.” These components are used or consumed along with the tobacco. This might appear to be splitting hairs, but defining precisely what parts of e-cigarettes are subject to regulation under the Tobacco Control Act has huge implications. If nicotine e-liquids are regulated tobacco products, manufacturers will be able to file market approvals based on substantial equivalence to liquids that were on the market in 2007. In addition, they would have considerable flexibility to continue innovation and product development of hardware components, subject only to less-burdensome consumer safety standards. Finally, nicotine-containing e-liquids are the only component of e-cigarettes that would qualify for tobacco excise taxes.Defining nicotine e-cigarette liquid as a tobacco product will bring clarity to the FDA deeming regulation, provide a basis for implementing unambiguous tobacco excise taxes, and promote innovation and product development.Original author: Gwen
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Hamburg letter helps clarify FDA’s naivety regarding e-cigarettes


by Carl V Phillips The great mystery of the proposed FDA regulation of e-cigarettes is what benefit they think the proposed regulations would have.  As we have pointed out (here and here), the proposed regulations seem to impose costs — … Continue reading →Original author: Carl V Phillips
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CASAA Submission to U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Regarding 5-15-14 Hearing on E-Cigarettes


Our mission is to ensure the availability of effective, affordable and reduced harm alternatives to smoking by increasing public awareness and education; to encourage the testing and development of products to achieve acceptable safety standards and reasonable regulation; and to promote the benefits of reduced harm alternatives.

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V for Vaping: E-cigarettes and the new smoking culture

The method is simple. First flip open the pack charging case. Then pull out the battery and screw on the atomiser. Once the unit is assembled, 25-year-old Ajinkya Bhonsle uses the device to start vaping. For the uninitiated, vaping is the term used for smoking e-cigarettes. And for Bhonsle, the advertised health benefits have been a reason good enough to ito purchase a starter kit in the US. “It’s more clean and healthy,” he says, adding, “There is no staining and after-smell as compared to a regular cigarette, and I have stopped smoking normal cigarettes completely. Vaping is just a cleaner and healthier option for me.”While that’s a belief that many people who use e-cigarettes share, it’s probably pretty far from the truth. As per the United States Food and Drug Administration, the American agency that monitors food safety, tobacco products, medicines and various other health related issues, there have been several adverse events related to e-cigarettes reported by healthcare professionals and consumers. The latest version of its page on e-cigarettes, updated in January 2014, mentions pneumonia, congestive heart failure and hypotension as just some of the events that have been possibly linked to e-cigarettes.Despite this, over the last eight years the number of people switching over to vaping from cigarettes has been huge. This is despite the fact that there is a wealth of contradictory research pointing, one way or the other, to the actual impact that these e-cigarettes have on our bodies.Primarily, an e-cigarette comprises a battery and a screw-on atomiser. The atomiser unit also houses the nicotine-based liquid. When you take a drag, the battery unit heats up, which also signifies the glowing tip. This results in vaporising the liquid which is inhaled by the user, and exhaled as water vapour. Vaping is also being looked upon as a social activity. For instance, Blu cigarette packs come with an inbuilt social-networking feature. On pressing a switch located on the right hand side, next to the charging indicators, it vibrates loudly twice to signify that the device has gone online. What it does is detect other Blu cig users in the vicinity of 50 feet. The idea as the company says is, “Smoking is a social activity, we want to do the same with Blu cigs.” Interestingly, this is another novel method in which the vaping fad has caught up with people.The smokeless smokersE-cigarettes makers have taken at least one leaf from the tobacco industry’s playbook – marketing. A brand like Blu has paid celebrity endorsements on its website and also plenty of celebrity users. The website has images of several actors including Jenny McCarthy, who says ‘Freedom to have a cigarette without the guilt’. Actor Stephan Dorff is also an endorser of the brand. On the other hand actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who had recently sported a Blu cig at the Golden Globe awards, told the Associate Press in a report that he vapes to relieve stress.Celebrity endorsement is one aspect, but the viral marketing also goes a long way in promoting the product. Without getting into the health aspect of the same, the reason why vaping has found an audience is because promoters are portraying it as the ‘next cool thing to do’. Located near Soho in NYC is ‘The Henley Vaporium’. A direct retail outlet of Henleycigs.com, the Vaporium, in addition to selling its products and stocking other batteries and liquids used in vaping, also educates smokers to the concept of Vaping. On its website, the description for the Vaporium reads – Not your father’s smokeshop.The mission of the Vaporium is to educate vapers about the variety of new products on the market. A vaper can come and sample new e-liquid flavours (from a full-list on its menu) as well as interact with the Vapologists. The place is not inexpensive, considering that a flavour like Smoked Custard (on its menu) from Nick’s Blissful Brews can set a user back by as much as $26 (roughly Rs. 1600) for a 30ml bottle. But outlets like these that are trying to educate smokers and convert them to vapers are doing something important – giving a shot in the arm to the number of people joining the bandwagon. The liquids come in 15ml and 30ml packs with varying nicotine strengths on them from 6mg to 18mg.In India, you won’t find any of these products at retail outlets, but many e-commerce sites now stock them. Rupesh Singhania, a 34-year-old Delhi-based freelance writer, says he buys coffee flavoured e-cigarettes regularly from Snapdeal. He says that the price fluctuates, but you can get the equivalent of four packs of cigarettes for under Rs. 500. “It isn’t actually four packs worth, and because I can use it at home without bothering my wife who is a non-smoker, I think I puff a lot more than before anyway. But you can get a lot of different flavours, it’s cheap, and it feels healthier. I know it probably isn’t but it still feels like it.”Singhania was smoking a pack of Classic Milds every three days, he says, and now he’s spending around Rs. 500 every week on e-cigarettes. He says, “I was worried at first that this would be really expensive – as a freelancer I’m usually not overflowing with cash, you know,” he quips, adding, “but even if I wasn’t a smoker, I probably would have wanted to try and smoke an e-cigarette anyway. It’s so cool and high-tech! You inhale a little air and you get your kick and the tip of this plastic cylinder lights up? It’s crazy, I love it.”The rush has hit India in the recent past and has found a growing sense of acceptance. So much so that it is not uncommon to find locally made e-cigarettes retailing for as less as Rs. 300. Software professional Aritra Sarkar, based out of Mumbai, has been a vaper since 2012. A visit to the doctor two years back convinced him to change his smoking habits and preferences. “I don’t know how healthy it is, honestly, but I have given up smoking normal cigarettes completely. I took to vaping to wean myself off smoking and it helped. People do come up and ask once in a while, as to what I am smoking (when I use my e-cigarette),” he says.Earlier, Sarkar says, he was smoking a pack a day: “I smoked Marlboro Red. And I had been smoking since I was 16. Ten years later, the signs started to show. I went and got myself checked by a doctor, and X-rays revealed that there was a 4mm spot on my lung. That image was an eye opener.”Talking to several people who use e-cigarettes, a picture begins to emerge. Ameetha Prakash, a 28-year-old marketing consultant based in Bangalore, is a fairly typical example. Living in a major metro, most of the buyers we found were young and upwardly mobile; busy at work but still keen on having an active social life. We saw people who were young enough to be comfortable adopting new technology, but old enough to start caring about their health. That’s why the e-cigarette makers ensure that their product is seen as healthy, with or without any scientific evidence to back up their claims.Prakash, who first used an e-cigar while on a business trip to the United States, bought one immediately. She says, “I started smoking when I was 13, thanks to some very stupid friends in school. I was equally stupid considering that I continued to smoke for a dozen years. I had stopped smoking because my throat used to feel very painful but old habits die hard, and between 23 and 25 I must have ‘quit’ a hundred times. But since I started to use the e-cigar, I’ve not picked up a cigarette any more.”Instead, she buys three or four e-cigars every time she travels to the United States, and gets friends to bring them back for her as well. “I have tried some of the local brands available here, but I was never a fan. Some of the ones I’ve tried didn’t produce enough vapour, and in some of the others, the flavour was too weak. And most of them leave a bad aftertaste. So I just get them from the US thanks to work and friends.”At crossroads: The e-cigaretteThe fact that the national airline carrier Air India, too has decided to sell e-cigarettes on board its flights, also shows the tremendous growing popularity of the same. The decision might have not gone down too well with the Ministry of Health but it shows how more and more companies are jumping in to cash in on their popularity. The WHO, in a 2013 report, strongly urged users to stay away from e-cigarettes till a regulatory body approves their usage and consumption. But with more and more smokers and even non-smokers taking to vaping as an alternative to smoking, it looks like as though vaping is here to stay.On the face of it, the biggest selling point for vaping and e-cigarettes is that outside of nicotine the marketing for them suggests that it is completely hygienic and safe to use. However, the actual reports are a lot less positive. Some people also raise concerns that e-cigarettes could be a gateway drug for youngsters, who could then take up smoking regular cigarettes after some time.SKYCIG, which is based out of the UK and has around two lakh customers, writes on its official website, ‘We believe our electronic cigarettes provide a viable, realistic alternative to tobacco, and so do over 200,000 other people who already use SKYCIG.’ Henley cigs on the other hand believes that using e-cigarettes helps to drastically reduce the consumption of cigarettes, and then reduce the nicotine intake to zero eventually. Even though the health aspect is debatable, with all the conflicting reports coming in, there is a fad value to vaping too. Another reason why a lot of smokers convert to vaping is because of another important marketing trait. A lot of e-cigarette brands advertise their products as ‘having nicotine, which is highly addictive, but also free of tar and 4000 other hazardous chemicals found in cigarettes’.And users seem to buy into the idea. Meenakshi Rao, a Mumbai-based interior design consultant, says, “Of course it’s healthier. There’s no tar and there’s nothing being burned. It’s just steam that I’m taking in. What’s wrong with that?” She’s unmoved by the fact that there are a lot of conflicting studies, and says that she isn’t going to stop smoking, and adds, “I don’t think they’re healthy. But I think they are less unhealthy.” Rao spends close to Rs. 5,000 each month on Smokefree brand e-cigarettes, which she buys online. For her, it’s a lifestyle choice, as most of her friends are people who either never smoked, or have quit smoking.”Earlier, if I was spending time with my friends, then I was a pariah, who’d have to go out and stand alone to smoke in the balcony while everyone else was together inside. No one minds when I puff on an e-cig, because there’s no smoke or smell,” she says, and adds in an exasperated voice, “Of course some people still complain, but it’s not like earlier. And I don’t use my Smokefree in public spaces like restaurants or movie halls. There is nothing wrong with using them in those places because it doesn’t affect people, but once, when I tried to take a puff in a restaurant this woman at the next table started to complain really loudly, so it’s just not worth the hassle.”  V for Vaping: E-cigarettes and the new smoking cultureOriginal author: Odis
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Toughest electronic cigarette restrictions won’t advance as House members say they lack votes

[unable to retrieve full-text content]ST. PAUL, Minn. — An attempt to treat electronic cigarettes like regular smokes and curb their use in public stalled Tuesday in the Minnesota Legislature, ending the closely watched debate for the year.Original author: Irving
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Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes, while exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices used to heat a flavored liquid nicotine solution and create vapor that is inhaled by the user. Current law allows those products to be purchased by anyone, regardless of age.Supporters argue the legislation would protect teenagers from early exposure to nicotine, while holding off on future regulations until more research is conducted. The federal government is spending millions on research to supplement independent studies on the health risks of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as who uses them and why.“It’s a first step, but I would say it’s a good step given what we know today,” said Rep. Caleb Rowden, a Columbia Republican who is the House sponsor of the legislation.The House voted 127-19 to send the bill to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk. It passed the Senate earlier this year.Opponents said the measure wouldn’t go far enough to restrict access because it exempts e-cigarettes from some restrictions on tobacco sales and advertising, including the state’s 17 cent-per-pack cigarette tax. The bill states that e-cigarette sales should be subject to local and state sales taxes, but “shall not otherwise be taxed or regulated as tobacco products.”“It pre-empts our opportunity to ensure that our young people don’t become tomorrow’s addicts,” said Rep. Jill Schupp, a Creve Coeur Democrat.The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 30 other states have passed measures similar to Missouri’s that prevent e-cigarette sales to kids but don’t subject the devices to the same regulations as tobacco products.Missouri’s measure would define e-cigarettes as “alternative nicotine” or “vapor products” and place some restrictions on them, including requiring they only be sold at licensed dealers and giving fines to teens who try to buy them illegally.Monday’s vote comes a few weeks after the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to regulate the $2 billion e-cigarette market by banning sales to minors, adding warning labels and requiring agency approval for any new products. The FDA is currently taking public comments on its proposed rules.PrintEmail|Original author: Reyes
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Clueless prohibitionists: the West was not wild (but is now, due to prohibitions)


by Carl V Phillips Frequently the scientist in me is appalled by the drivel coming from “public health” regulators and “researchers” about tobacco products.  Every now and then, the more general scholar in me is equally appalled. In the 2000s, … Continue reading →Original author: Carl V Phillips
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E-cigarette debate is smoking hot in Albany and Washington, D.C.

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Politicians on both the state and national level are holding hearings this week on e-cigarette safety concerns.Original author: James
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Caution urged with e-cigarette chargers

After responding to Lompoc’s first fire involving electronic cigarette chargers Thursday, the city’s Fire Department is now advising residents to be careful while using the equipment.Crews responded to a report of a fire around 10:40 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of North Jasmine Street. A working smoke detector alerted a resident to a fire in the kitchen, where an e-cigarette had been charging.Investigators determined the cause of the fire was an overheated e-cigarette charger, located near combustibles such as a paper towel roll, said Fire Prevention Specialist Dena Foose.The residents escaped and no one was injured in the blaze. The home incurred $5,000 in structural damage and $200 in damage to contents, according to a press release by fire Chief Kurt Latipow.But the damage could have been much worse if not for the smoke detector, Foose said.“This could have been a tragic event,” she said. “The smoke detector saved two lives in this case. It was an event where something went wrong, but the emergency response did everything right.”Fire safety specialists had not analyzed the new unit and its electrical components, Foose said.The Fire Department recommends residents use the in-home safety survey program, an initiative that began in August, to ensure their smoke detectors are working and to identify any potential fire hazards.Another way to prevent fires caused by the chargers is to ensure that the e-cigarettes do not overcharge, Foose said. They should only be charged in a clutter-free area, far from flammable and combustible devices. The chargers should also be unplugged before the resident leaves the home and before they go to bed, she said.Latipow said the e-cigarette chargers are now proving to be a serious fire hazard that needs to be addressed by its developers.“We believe this is going to continue to lead to more fires, if awareness is not increased and there is no corrective action by the manufacturers,” he said.He said he was surprised that the Department of Consumer Affairs has not published an alert regarding the chargers, and said the department may refer its research to a local agency.“This isn’t isolated,” Latipow said. “The manufacturers have a responsibility to distribute items that are safe. (Fires are) occurring more and more often.”Lompoc isn’t alone in warning e-cigarette users about the danger.In February, officials in Medford, Oregon, issued “a warning to consumers,” cautioning residents to be aware of potential fire dangers after two incidents within a month.Original author: Keitha
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Scientific claims in the FDA deeming regulation (part 3 of ???)


by Carl V Phillips Continuing this series with page 21 of the draft regulations. I will skip the paragraph that is about little cigars basically being the same as cigarettes, and thus perhaps subject to their flavor bans, but will use … Continue reading →Original author: Carl V Phillips
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First Call to Action for FDA Proposed Regulations - Consumer Request for an Extension of Comment Period

On Thursday, May 8th, CASAA released the Overview of its Action Plan Regarding Proposed FDA Regulations.  This is the first of several Calls to Action anticipated in CASAA's Action Plan.   (You will recall from the Action Plan that we are not going to publish our suggestions for substantive comments until a few weeks before the deadline, and we urge consumers to wait until then to offer substantive comment.)

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Scientific claims in the FDA deeming regulation (part 2 of ???)


by Carl V Phillips Continuing from Part 1, I will skip the Executive Summary (the claims there are mostly redundant with those in the main body) and the Legal Authority (which actually does include some scientific claims), and pick up with … Continue reading →Original author: Carl V Phillips
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When is More Technology Too Much?

Bluetooth e-cig phones?
Biometric e-cigarettes?

It’s safe to say the electronic cigarette industry has undergone rapid change. What started – just a few years ago – with a series of devices aimed to closely replicate the look and feel of cigarette smoking has become an ever-widening landscape of “bigger, better, faster and more.”

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Overview of CASAA's Action Plan Regarding Proposed FDA Regulations

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Early on, we asked CASAA members to be patient and to refrain from making formal comments about the proposed regulations until CASAA leadership  had sufficient time to review the regulations and offer guidance. The membership has been patient at a time when every instinct we have is to react, do something -- do anything! -- because we know that these regulations, if enacted in anything remotely resembling their current form, will decimate the industry and destroy the diversity in the marketplace. And, of course, it's the diversity in the marketplace, the ability of customers to customize the experience, that  makes this product such an extraordinarily effective alternative to smoking. There is a very real possibility that such regulations would eliminate the entire legal market for e-cigarettes.

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UK E-cigarette Market to Grow at a 39.8% CAGR Says a New Research Report at Sandlerresearch.org

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 08, 2014An e-cigarette/e-vaping device/personal vaporizer/e-nicotine delivery system is a type of electronic inhaler used to simulate tobacco smoking. It contains a heating element that vaporizes the liquid solution, which may be nicotine or a flavored liquid. In short, e-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine inhalers that are designed to mimic traditional cigarettes.The e-liquids used in e-cigarettes are available in different flavors such as pink bubble gum, menthol, watermelon, peach, and many more. As yet, the effects of e-cigarettes on the human body are not fully known. However, e-cigarettes are considered less toxic than traditional cigarettes as they produce vapor instead of smoke. They are considered an effective aid in smoking cessation.Analysts forecast the UK E-cigarette market will grow at a CAGR of 39.8 percent over the period 2013-2018.Covered in this ReportThis report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the E-cigarette market in the UK for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report takes into account revenue generated from sales of e-cigarettes and related products such as cartridges, refills, and e-liquids. The forecast takes into consideration the fact that sales of e-cigarettes during the forecast period are not affected by the sociopolitical and legal dynamics in the UK.E-cigarette Market in the UK 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the E-cigarette market in the UK landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.Key RegionUKKey Vendors    British American Tobacco plc    Lorillard Inc.    Nicocigs Ltd.    Vivid Vapours Ltd.Purchase E-cigarette Market in the UK 2014-2018 Report @ http://www.sandlerresearch.org/purchase?rname=16884.Other Prominent Vendors    Altria Group Inc.    FIN Branding Group, LLC    Gamucci Ltd.    Green Smoke Inc.    Imperial Tobacco Group PLC    Logic Technology    NJOY Inc.    Reynolds American Inc.    Vapestick Group Ltd.    Vapor Corp.    VMR Products LLC    Zandera Ltd.Key Market Driver    Increased Desire among Consumers to Quit Smoking Tobacco.Key Market Challenge    Stringent Government Regulations and Standards.Key Market Trend    Changes in Lifestyle and Preferences.Key Questions Answered in this Report    What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?    What are the key market trends?    What is driving this market?    What are the challenges to market growth?    Who are the key vendors in this market space?    What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?    What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?Table of Contents01. Executive Summary02. List of Abbreviations03. Scope of the Report04. Market Research Methodology05. Introduction06. Market Landscape07. Product Life Cycle Analysis08. Buying Criteria09. Market Growth Drivers10. Drivers and their Impact11. Market Challenges12. Impact of Drivers and Challenges13. Market Trends14. Trends and their Impact15. Vendor Landscape16. Key Vendor Analysis17. Other Prominent Vendors18. Other Reports in this SeriesList of ExhibitsExhibit 1: Market Research MethodologyExhibit 2: Comparison of E-cigarettes and Traditional Tobacco CigarettesExhibit 3: Global E-cigarette Market 2013-2018 (US$ million)Exhibit 4: E-cigarette Market in the UK 2013-2018 (US$ million)Exhibit 5: E-cigarette Market in the UK: Product Life Cycle Analysis 2013Exhibit 6: Major Advertising and Promotional Expenditure by Market Vendors in the E-cigarette market in the UK from January-December 2013Exhibit 7: Price vis-à-vis Average Battery Life of E-cigarettesExplore other new report on Semiconductor & Electronics Market.About US:Sandlerresearch.org (http://www.sandlerresearch.org/) is an online market research store for research reports on multiple industries. These reports provide market analysis, trends and opportunities and forecast about industries that helps to make a right decision for the business.Original author: Daren
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CASAA's Basic Background for Understanding FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes

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CASAA White Paper: Guide to Civil Disobedience


The following is the fourth in the series of CASAA White Papers.  As with the others, it is posted here to allow discussion.  Unlike the previous three, this is not considered a draft.  But discussion is welcome and revisions are … Continue reading →Original author: Carl V Phillips
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