E-Cigarette News

The e-cigarettes phenomenon

The use of e-cigarettes has surged since smoking bans came into place but are they safe and covered by legislation? The British Medical Association says the simple answer is that we don’t yet know, pointing out that only long-term research can determine that. However, there is a consensus that they are certainly less harmful than smoking tobacco, which is responsible for 100,000 deaths a year in the UK. Read more

San Francisco Is The Latest City To Restrict E-Cigarettes or vapor cigarettes Under Anti-Smoking Laws

Introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar, the legislation places vapor or e-cigarettes under the city’s rigid anti-smoking laws already in place. If successful, the ordinance will become law in April. San Francisco’s e-cigarette regulations will trail restrictions already passed in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston and five states. Read more

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes Partners With UPS To Offer Low-price 2nd Day Air Shipping

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes, one of the world’s fastest-growing manufacturers of electronic cigarettes and accessories, partnered with United Parcel Service (UPS) in order to improve their shipping service. White Cloud  will absorb a percentage of the cost of every UPS 2nd-Day Air shipment, offering customers guaranteed 1-2 day delivery for just a small amount more than standard USPS shipping. Rad more

E-cigarettes to be treated as Medicines in the U.K.

Electronic cigarettes are to be regulated as medicines in the UK. E-cigarettes, which are currently treated as consumer products, and similar products containing nicotine will require a licence from 2016 and will be subjected to a tough new regime. The  ruling comes more than three years after a public consultation was held on e-cigarettes. Rad more

European Parliament rejects tight rules on e-cigarettes

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 8 (UPI) — Sale of e-cigarettes, a non-tobacco nicotine delivery system, will not be tightly regulated, the European Parliament said Tuesday in Strasbourg, France. The European Parliament scrapped proposals by health officials that electronic cigarettes be tightly regulated as medical devices, setting the stage for a debate in the United States over the extent of regulation. Read more

Electronic cigarettes ‘could save millions of lives’

E-cigarettes are still relatively new, so there is little in the way of long-term studies looking at their overall health impacts.  Concern about the increase in e-cigarette use remains, but in rats at least, a 1996 study showed that after they inhaled nicotine for two years, there were no harmful effects. Read more

E-cigarettes included in University of California smoking ban

Smoking ban going into effect at University of California next year includes smokeless tobacco, chew, and electronic or otherwise called e-cigarettes. All ten schools in the system will go tobco-free by Jan 2, 2014. Read more