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Green Smoke Discount Coupon

The Green Smoke electronic cigarette is quickly becoming a favorite among “vaping” enthusiasts and for good reason:  It has distinct design differences that give the user the most realistic and satisfying smoking experience… and without the hassles typically associated with other ecigarette models.

Most companies are selling electronic cigarettes in a 3-piece design:

1. Battery

2. Atomizer

3. Nicotine cartridge

The Green Smoke design consists of only 2 pieces:

1. Battery

2. Atomizer & cartridge combined

Why does this make such a HUGE difference?

With the 3-piece design the atomizer gets used over and over.  This leads to a dirty, clogged atomizer that becomes much less efficient over time.  A clean atomizer is essential for getting maximum vapor volume.  The more quality vapor you can get with each draw is very important for a satisfying and realistic “smoking” experience.  Reusable atomizer found in 3-piece designs need to be replaced frequently… a hidden cost not mentioned in the sales material.  Some products even have the additional headache of having to drop liquid nicotine solution into the filter.

The 2-piece design as found in the Green Smoke model eliminates the problems associated with the reusable atomizer.  Because the atomizer is built into the nicotine cartridge, you get a fresh atomizer every time you change cartridges (one cartridge is about the equivalent of 20-30 tobacco cigarettes).  This is why Green Smoke has the highest smoke volume industry.  No other models even come close.

It’s very common for many people to initially try a cheap 3-piece design only to be disappointed.  These are the same people that go on to say electronic smoking doesn’t work well.  It’s worth it to spend a few extra dollars and get a 2-piece design that you will be happy with.

Not all e-cigarettes are created equal.  It’s important to educate yourself on the differences so you don’t end up going through a lot of unnecessary (and expensive) trial and error.  Green Smoke offers a technologically advanced device that will give you the most realistic and satisfying smoking experience in the industry.  The highest smoke volume, convenience of use, reliability, cleanliness and an extended battery life all add up to make Green Smoke a wise electronic cigarette choice.

Now you can save a little money when you purchase an electronic cigarette.  Just found a great discount coupon for Green Smoke Electronic Cigarettes.

Go here: Green Smoke Electronic Cigarettes and enter in disc5-7740 for 5% discount or disc10-7740 for a 10% discount (10% coupon minimum purchase is $100).

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7 Features to Consider in an Electronic Cigarette

What is the best electronic cigarette? The fact is that most ecigarette models basically work the same way. In a nutshell, a battery powers an atomizer which vaporizes a nicotine/water solution that is inhaled by the user. The main differences are in overall quality/dependability as well as special/extra features that may appeal to you depending on your personality and needs.

7 Features To Consider When Choosing The Best Electronic Cigarette:

1. Overall look. Most manufacturers make their ecigarettes to look like a real cigarette. The cartridge is brown to look like a filter, the battery is made to look like main body of a tobacco cigarette and the end will even glow red when you inhale to add to a realistic smoking experience.

For smokers who are looking to express their individuality a bit more, you can choose from a variety of colors or exotic designs. Some companies even offer e-cigars and pipes.

2. Color of the LED. As mentioned above, the traditional look is a red LED on the tip that lights up when you take a drag. However, you can also choose a green or blue LED. What difference does it make? If your LED is red, you won’t get as much attention from other smokers because it looks so realistic. On the other hand, if the end lights up green or blue, then you will attract much more attention from curious smokers. This could be good or bad depending on your personality. Do you like to remain anonymous or do you enjoy socializing and answering question from strangers?

3. Vapor volume. How much vapor you’re able to get on one puff is a big deal for many smokers. Generally speaking, more volume equals a more satisfactory and realistic smoking experience.

4. Atomizer. The atomizer is what vaporizes the nicotine solution and contributes greatly to overall vapor volume. The most common problem is a clogged atomizer. You may want to consider a two-piece model where the nicotine cartridge and atomizer are one unit. Every time you change your cartridge you also get a fresh atomizer.

5. Battery life. Are you are going to use your ecigarette frequently throughout the day? If so, you want to make sure your battery has battery life that will last for a whole day. You may also want to consider a battery charger for your car if you’re on the road a lot.

6. Flavors. Do you want the traditional flavor of tobacco or menthol? Many companies also offer you the choice of experimenting with vanilla, chocolate, coffee or fruit flavors.

7. Nicotine strength. The cartridges generally come in several different nicotine strengths: High, medium, low and zero nicotine. If you’re trying to wean yourself off nicotine you may want to consider gradually cutting down on the strength levels.

Now that you know what to look for, with a little bit of research you should be able to find the best electronic cigarette that suits your personality and needs. Just don’t make the mistake of buying the cheapest ecigarette you find. It’s worth while to spend a few extra dollars initially to get a device that gives you the most realistic smoking experience without the mechanical problems found in many of the cheaper models.

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Electronic Cigarette Review

Can the electronic cigarette offer a realistic smoking experience? This is the first thought that came to my mind when I first heard about e-cigarettes and no doubt you’re also wondering “how close to the real thing is it?” I’d like to share my electronic cigarette review with you in the hopes that it will give you a clearer idea of what to expect should you decide to try it out.

Smokers enjoy their cigarettes. If you smoke then you know what I’m talking about. For many smokers it is a love hate relationship. You know it’s bad for you but you enjoy the sensation and the actual ritual of smoking. That’s why nicotine delivery alternatives like gum and the patch don’t cut it… they don’t simulate the actual smoking experience.

This is where the e-cigarette comes in. It claims to replicate a real smoking experience but without the same health risks and other drawbacks of smoking tobacco. And you know what? It does a pretty good job. It may not be exactly the same but the similarities are great enough to satisfy most smokers.

When I first heard about electric smoking I thought it was a joke. I mean come on… a battery powered cigarette? You’ve got to be kidding! It wasn’t until recently (after hearing several positive reviews) that I finally decided to try it for myself.

I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised….

The sensation of the vapor is incredibly similar to real cigarette smoke. The vapor has a warmth to it and it feels like real smoke when you inhale. You also get that immediate nicotine sensation which is very satisfying.

The taste was a lot like tobacco but not exactly. It was a bit smoother and cleaner tasting and I found myself actually preferring the flavor. I understand that other flavors are available like menthol, vanilla, fruit, etc., but I didn’t try any of those.

When you blow out the vapor you see a cloud that looks exactly like smoke but without the lingering smell. As a matter of fact the vapor is nearly odorless and the cloud (which is just vaporized water and nicotine) quickly disappears without a trace. The fact that the breath, hands, hair and clothes don’t stink is a huge plus!

Another huge plus for me is the price. A pack of cigarettes where I live is over $7. A single nicotine cartridge for most electronic cigarettes is around $2 and is the equivalent of about 30 cigarettes.

I know cigarette smoking is bad, but at least now there is a healthier and more cost efficient alternative. I hope my electronic cigarette review helped you decide if this is something that may benefit you or someone you love. If you’re a smoker I highly recommend giving the electronic cigarette a try… you may find yourself changing the way you smoke forever.

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What is an Electronic Cigarette?


When I first heard about the electronic cigarette my first reaction was that this was a novelty item that wasn’t to be taken seriously. But upon closer inspection I realized that this is an ingenious invention that has the potential to revolutionize the way people smoke forever.

What exactly is an electronic cigarette? Here is a description of what it is, how it works and how it can potentially benefit you or a loved one.

The e-cigarette is a battery powered device that looks, feels, tastes, and reacts like a cigarette… but it’s not a real cigarette! It even delivers nicotine but without the harmful smoke, tar and chemicals associated with real tobacco smoke. The nicotine is inhaled via a clean odorless vapor.

An electronic cigarette is typically made up of three parts:

1. Atomizer
2. Battery
3. Nicotine Cartridge

NOTE: Some of the newer models combine the atomizer and nicotine cartridges as one disposable unit. The advantage of this is that you always have a fresh atomizer instead of a single atomizer that can become clogged and less efficient over time. A fresh atomizer will insure that you get the highest volume of vapor on each puff, adding to a more satisfactory smoking experience.

Let’s go over what each component does:

1. Atomizer. This heats up and vaporizes a mixture of liquid nicotine. The sensation of inhaling this vapor is very similar to real cigarette smoke but without the same health risks. It even has a warm feel to it which adds to a realistic experience. The vapor produces a cloud that looks like smoke but is actually just a mist that quickly disappears.

2. Battery. Nothing too complicated here, just a rechargeable battery that powers the atomizer. It is shaped to look like the body of a real cigarette. The lifespan of batteries varies from model to model. The lifespan depends on the number of mouth puffs. Typically you will get 150 – 400 puffs before having to recharge the battery.

3. Nicotine cartridge. These cartridges are made up of a water/nicotine solution. A single cartridge is typically the equivalent of 1 – 1.5 packs of tobacco cigarettes. Different nicotine strengths are available in high, low, or medium. Most manufacturers also offer a variety of flavors ranging from traditional tobacco flavor, menthol, vanilla, chocolate and fruit flavors.

The electronic cigarette is surprisingly similar to the real thing but without the same health risks. There is no lingering offensive odor. It’s also a lot less expensive than tobacco cigarettes. This combined with the fact that you can use it anywhere makes e-smoking a sensible and healthier alternative, one worth considering either for yourself or a loved one.

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Propylene Glycol: An Air Cleaning Germicide


Far from posing a threat to our health, the propylene glycol in e-smoking liquids might help keep us healthy. It would accomplish that by its germicidal action. It kills many of the major bacteria that threaten lung entry into our bodies.

Until yesterday, I was unfamiliar with this potentially beneficial consequence of propylene glycol vapor.

Back in the late ’30s, researchers at the University of Chicago stumbled onto its effectiveness as a germ-killer, as related in this Time magazine story from Nov. 16, 1942:

“A powerful preventive against pneumonia, influenza and other respiratory diseases may be promised by a brilliant series of experiments conducted during the last three years at the University of Chicago’s Billings Hospital. Dr. Oswald Hope Robertson last week was making final tests with a new germicidal vapor — propylene glycol — to sterilize air. If the results so far obtained are confirmed, one of the age-old searches of man will finally achieve its goal…

“…the researchers found that the propylene glycol itself was a potent germicide. One part of glycol in 2,000,000 parts of air would — within a few seconds — kill concentrations of air-suspended pneumococci, streptococci and other bacteria numbering millions to the cubic foot.

“How did it work? Respiratory disease bacteria float about in tiny droplets of water breathed, sneezed and coughed from human beings. The germicidal glycol also floats in infinitesimally small particles. Calculations showed that if droplet had to hit droplet, it would take two to 200 hours for sterilization of sprayed air to take place. Since sterilization took place in seconds, Dr. Robertson concluded that the glycol droplets must give off gas molecules which dissolve in the water droplets and kill the germs within them.

“Dr. Robertson placed groups of mice in a chamber and sprayed its air first with propylene glycol, then with influenza virus. All the mice lived. Then he sprayed the chamber with virus alone. All the mice died.”

The complete Time story can be read here: Air Germicide – TIME

In a scientific summary of the discovery, it was noted that “Tests on possible deleterious effects of breathing propylene glycol containing atmospheres over long periods of time are being carried out.”

Those tests were done and a second summary report on propylene glycol vapor was released:

“Propylene glycol is harmless to man when swallowed or injected into the veins. It is also harmless to mice who have breathed it for long periods. But medical science is cautious — there was still a remote chance that glycol might accumulate harmfully in the erect human lungs which, unlike those of mice, do not drain themselves. So last June Dr. Robertson began studying the effect of glycol vapor on monkeys imported from the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Tropical Medicine. So far, after many months’ exposure to the vapor, the monkeys are happy and fatter than ever. Dr. Robertson does not expect mankind to live, like his monkeys, continuously in an atmosphere of glycol vapor; but it should be most valuable in such crowded places as schools and theaters, where most respiratory diseases are picked up.”

The monkeys lived in enclosures filled with propylene glycol vapor. No deleterious effect was ever reported. And the concentrations of PG we inhale on a regular basis surely must equal the amount inhaled by the monkeys for this test. Obviously, no scientist saw a time when a device would atomize a PG mist that would then be inhaled for fun. But time and technology has given us the electronic cigarette. With each inhalation, we are washing our lungs with a germicidal agent used today in some “air sanitizers”.

Glycerine, by the way, has some germicidal impact, but not, apparently, to the degree provided by inhaling propylene glycol vapor. Glycerine is now used by dairy farmers to help prevent bacteria entering a cow’s teats after milking. Glycerine both softens the teats and kills bacteria.

One more quote on PG: “The vapour from as little as 0.5 mg of propylene glycol can kill nearly all the microorganisms in a liter of heavily contaminated air within 15 seconds.”

The initial experiments with PG vapor were part of a search to find ways to create clean rooms, so the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic that killed so many millions would never be repeated. Today, researchers have wondered online if propylene glycol vapor might not offer protection against a widely feared coming pandemic of bird flu, tagged H5N1.

Imagine e-smokers being healthier than non-smokers in such a scenario.

Source: Tropical Bob: Ecigarette Forum

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Which Type of Electronic Cigarette is Best for You?


Basically, there are two main types of electronic cigarette … actually, more but two important ones in my opinion.  I’ve read a lot of bad reviews on the mini-electronic-cigarette, so I won’t discuss those.

The first one is often recommended for newbies to electronic cigarettes because they are 2-piece and very easy to operate.  You simply use them and when the cartridge is empty, discard it and replace it with another cartridge.  That’s all there is to it.  They come with 2 batteries and you will need to keep one charged and use one.  Those are the only two pieces that come with this electronic cigarette, the battery and the cartridge.  The cartridge contains the atomizer and the nicotine liquid (eliquid).  You can buy the replacement cartridges in different strengths depending on what you want, from strong to mild to no nicotine at all.  The Super Cigarette Electronic Cigarette is this type of electronic cigarette.  The Super Cigarette Electronic Cigarette also has the advantage of being able to be refilled using any strength eliquid you choose. Many 2-piece electronic cigarettes cannot be refilled … you can only purchase cartridges for them, which is a more expensive way to go, but if you like the ease of just replacing the cartridge, this is a good electronic cigarette for you.

joyeThe Joye 510 is a 3-piece electronic cigarette.  It’s often a favorite of more experienced e-cigarette users.  It consists of the battery, the atomizer and the cartridge.  You can also purchase additional cartridges for this electronic cigarette, but it is most often refilled with the eliquid of your choice, using the strength and even different flavors of eliquid that you prefer.

Both types of electronic cigarette comes with a charger for the batteries, two batteries (one for use while the other is charging), and extra cartridges. In addition, the Joye 510 comes with 2 atomizers.  Additional cartridges, atomizers, batteries for replacement when needed are available for both types of electronic cigarettes.

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Why Am I Selling Electronic Cigarettes?


You might have noticed the ad for the Green Smoke electronic cigarette.

Why Am I Selling Electronic Cigarettes?

The answer is quite simple … I believe in them.  I am an Internet Marketer, but rarely sell products as an affiliate.  I sell my own products, mostly websites.  You can see Niche Blogging Treausres here and Flip Ace here.  Those are my products.  The reason I don’t sell as an affiliate is because most of the products out there in the ad networks are scams and ripoffs and I don’t want to be associated with them.

Don’t even get me started on the forced continuity ads that offer free samples and then charge your credit card into oblivion and are impossible to cancel without canceling your credit card.  I’ve been a victim of one of those scams before with a “Free Trial” offer from IQ Derma that ended up costing me $300 before I had to cancel my credit card to get rid of them … and it’s not fun.

My nicotine addiction story on this blog is true. I have been a smoker since I was 16 years old.  My mother was also and died of lung cancer a couple of years ago.  I was there when she took her last breath.  It still haunts me.

I am using electronic cigarettes, and am so happy to finally find a smoking alternative that actually works for me, that I ordered them from China (where electronic cigarettes are manufactured) in quantity and am offering them for sale on this site, along with all the information you need to make your own decision about electronic cigarettes (provided that you are at least 18 years of age).

You can pick one up at many malls for an outrageous price from Smoking Everywhere.  They also have a “free trial” that I have reports from other people isn’t free at all.  One girl in a forum reports returning the product within the 14 day period and still being charged on her credit card for the full $99 price.  She still has not been refunded.

You could also find a manufacturer in China and order them but unless you are ordering larger quantities, the shipping cost is very high. There are numerous companies on the Net with websites selling electronic cigarettes for $120 to over $200.  That’s a heck of a markup for a product that they get for much cheaper from China and in my opinion, a real ripoff.

So that’s it.  I decided to endorse the electronic cigarette company that I feel offers the best product.  It’s a product I use and recommend to my family, so I feel very comfortable offering them for sale to adults who are smokers and would like to try a smoking alternative.

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From Smoking to Vaping: Week 1

e-cigarettesThis is my own personal account of my experience with e-cigarettes. I have been smoking since I was 16 and am a two pack per day smoker. At times in the past, I have smoked even more than that.

My mother died of lung cancer a couple of years ago. Anyone who is with a loved one and cares for someone with lung cancer, will have no choice but to at least consider quitting smoking. I’ve literally tried everything on the market, including nicotine patches and nicotine gum. I continued to smoke while using nicotine patches, which actually increased my addiction to nicotine.

Recently I’ve become aware of electronic cigarettes and started reading some of the materials available about them. I did a lot of research into costs, benefits, health concerns, etc.

I decided to give them a try and ordered the Super Cigarette Starter Kit. It’s cost was much less than the $150 to over $200 being charged by companies in malls and on the Net, and it’s the same, basic product. So, if you’re considering trying e-cigarettes out, don’t pay more money than you need to.

Day 1: I immediately started using it after receiving it and since I was experimenting with it, I had only a couple of real cigarettes that day. That night I began to feel ill and went to bed. I had chills and a headache for about half the night, and then began to feel better. The next morning I was back to normal. I asked some questions in an e-cigarette forum and discovered that my reaction was most likely due to nicotine withdrawal, since it’s likely that I had been smoking at a higher level of nicotine than I did on Day 1 of smoking e-cigarettes.

Week 1: During this week, I’ve experimented with different eliquid (nicotine liquid in e-cigarettes) “flavors” ranging from flu-cured tobacco to Marlboro to other flavors. I found that I really enjoyed the Marlboro flavor and a novelty flavor that I purchased.

The feeling and taste of using an e-cigarette is very much like real smoking. The vapor looks like smoke, but without the nasty odor of cigarette smoke. You’re definitely going to smell better smoking e-cigarettes and so is your car and house. The nicotine liquid keeps me from the typical cravings you would expect if you were quitting smoking. There are no cravings at all and it is a completely comfortable experience.

I also noticed my sinuses clearing and my sense of smell beginning to return. My lungs feel better also. I’m using the 24 mg. cartridges (high dose), since I was a pretty heavy smoker of real cigarettes. I also ordered numerous different flavors of eliquid and now refill the cartridges rather than just replace the cartridges when emptied. This is going to save even more money, plus you can experiment with flavors. I ordered a vial of “coke” flavored and “cherry” flavored eliquid and combined them for a refreshing “cherry coke” flavored vapor. It still tastes like tobacco, but there’s a hint of cherry coke aftertaste that is very pleasant.

Am I worried about children being attracted to these novelty flavors? Not really. If a child wants a cherry coke, it’s much cheaper just to pop into a Sheetz or 7-11 and buy a cherry coke. Why would a child search the Internet for flavored nicotine liquid, unless they were already smokers? Anyone who smokes knows that nicotine is an addicting substance and that these products are not meant for children or pregnant women. The FDA would have you believe that simply because some novelty flavors are available, that they are being marketed to children. That simply is not the case. Do they think that adults who are already addicted to nicotine do not like flavors? Quite simply, they do and that is who they are being marketed to. I haven’t been a child for quite some time but I love the cherry coke flavor. I doubt that a non-smoking teen would enjoy their cherry coke laced with a tobacco flavor, when they can enjoy a refreshing cherry coke soda from the local convenience store.

So that’s my experience with e-cigarettes for the first week. I’ll follow up with some posts on my progress and experiences with “vaping” and some e-cigarette tips in my next posts.

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Prominent Tobacco Researchers Expose Double Standard in FDA’s Study of Electronic Cigarettes and Challenge FDA’s Alarmist Attitude Toward the Devices


The press release can be found here.

I have copied it below, as well:

Prominent Public Health Physicians and Tobacco Researchers Expose Double Standard in the FDA’s Recent Study of Electronic Cigarettes and Challenge the FDA’s Alarmist Attitude Toward the Devices

Contact: Thomas R. Kiklas, Director of Media, inLife LLC, 949-250-9600 ext 108,

BOSTON, July 27 /Standard Newswire/ — The FDA recently went public with misleading information about the safety of electronic cigarettes and the marketing of the devices, not only using its clout but recruiting other prominent organizations to demonize a product that has great public health benefit potential.

A group of prominent doctors and tobacco researchers, including Dr. Michael Siegel at the Boston University School of Public Health, Dr. Joel Nitzkin of the AAPHP Tobacco Control Task Force, and Dr. Brad Rodu, Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research University of Louisville, challenge the FDA to provide the full quantitative data of the study upon which the FDA has based its warning against electronic cigarettes. They are concerned that the FDA’s disingenuous targeting of electronic cigarettes through a biased presentation of the scientific data has had significant negative impact upon the public perception of electronic cigarettes, when the best available evidence suggests that these have shown that the devices offer great potential to reduce serious health issues among traditional tobacco smokers.

In a July 22 news release, the FDA cited the detectable presence of carcinogens and “toxic chemicals” in a “small sample” of electronic cigarette cartridges as reason for alarm, singling out nitrosamines as particularly toxic. What the FDA fails to inform the public is that detectable amounts of carcinogens are also present in nicotine replacement products such as NicoDerm CQ and Nicorette gum, both approved by the FDA, and nitrosamines that can be also found in food items such bacon and beer. This double standard and alarmist attitude has had the significant and unfortunate effect of inducing hysteria among the public, discouraging tobacco smokers from using a product which is thought to be a significantly safer alternative to traditional tobacco.

Regrettably, the FDA has used biased reporting of this small and inconclusive study, the complete results of which have not been made public, to secure the vocal support of groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Consortium, the Institute for Global Health, and the American Lung Association in their attack on electronic cigarettes. These researchers argue that it is absurd to consider taking electronic cigarettes off the market when it is the conventional ones which have been shown to be killing people. Further, the electronic cigarette community calls for accurate and fair reporting relative to the findings and statements of prominent medical professionals in favor of this new and important technology and challenges the media to tell the other side of the story.

“The FDA’s laboratory findings actually indicate that electronic cigarettes are much, much safer than conventional cigarettes,” says Dr. Michael Siegel. “The traces of carcinogens present are also present in nicotine replacement products. The FDA and the anti-smoking groups have fallen into a huge analytical trap as they have failed to ask the appropriate question. The question they are asking is: ‘Are electronic cigarettes safe?’ That is not the right question. The right question is: ‘Are electronic cigarettes much safer than traditional ones?’”

Dr. Rodu states, “The FDA tested e-cigarettes for TSNAs using a questionable sampling regimen, and the methods that were so sensitive that the results may have no possible significance to users. The agency failed to report specific levels of these contaminants, and it has failed to conduct similar testing of nicotine medicines that have been sold in the U.S. for over 20 years. These are not the actions of an agency that is science-based and consumer-focused. These pseudo-scientific actions are clearly intended to form the justification for banning a category of products that are probably 99.9% safer than cigarettes.”

Dr. Joel Nitzkin speaking as individual states, “The newly adopted FDA/Tobacco legislation will give full FDA approval to currently marketed conventional cigarettes. The new law encourages cigarette companies to produce new “reduced exposure” cigarettes to be marketed as reduced exposure products, with no scientific evidence that such reductions in exposure will reduce risk of future tobacco related illness and death. In the context of these provisions of the newly adopted FDA/Tobacco bill — FDA should be encouraging, not maligning the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes, and working with manufacturers to assure the highest possible quality control.”

For more information and interviews, contact:

Michael Siegel, MD, MPH
Department of Community Health Sciences
Boston University School of Public Health

Joel L. Nitzkin, MD, MPH, DPA
Chair AAPHP Tobacco Control Task Force
Phone: 504 899 7893 or 800 598 2561
Fax: 504 899 7557

Brad Rodu
Professor of Medicine
Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research
University of Louisville
Phone: 502-561-7273

Thomas R. Kiklas
Director of Media
inLife LLC
Phone: 949-250-9600 x108

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ASH in UK Comes Clean on Electronic Cigarette Health Debate


COLLEYVILLE, TX, October 20, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — “e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without the harmful toxins found in tobacco smoke, are likely to be a safer alternative to smoking.”

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) In their October briefing, ASH in the United Kingdom has released a favorable position on electronic cigarettes which is nearly 180 degrees to the position ASH in the United States has taken.

ASH’s UK Position on E-cigarettes

“ASH supports a harm reduction approach to tobacco, that is, we recognize that whilst efforts to help people stop smoking should remain a priority, many people either do not wish to stop smoking or find it very hard to do so. For this group, we believe that products should be made available that deliver nicotine in a safe way, without the harmful components found in tobacco. Most of the diseases associated with smoking are caused by inhaling smoke which contains thousands of toxic chemicals. By contrast, nicotine is relatively safe. Therefore, e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without the harmful toxins found in tobacco smoke, are likely to be a safer alternative to smoking. In addition, e-cigarettes reduce secondhand smoke exposure since they do not produce smoke.”

Kyle Newton of eCigarettesChoice.com is elated at the release. “This is the second piece of good news for the E cigarette industry this week. The first was Governor Schwarzenegger’s refusal to ban E cigarettes in California. It is a David vs. Goliath battle for us against organizations that are well-funded by companies who stand to lose a huge market share to the E cigarette.”

On the other side of the big pond, ASH, USA has hammered the electronic cigarette industry unmercifully in its public claims against the product. But throughout this entire finger pointing, they have failed to produce any scientific research which tested the electronic cigarette and could trump the positive data “real” tobacco researchers have published.

ASH, USA and spokespersons of other health organizations continue to make weak accusations stating that they “don’t know what’s in them” and that, because flavors are involved, “children may be attracted to them”. While a spec of truth may be found in any of these statements, they appear to lean more towards gross exaggeration or pure fiction. Kyle claims, “Not one US electronic cigarette dealer I know of would knowingly sell to those under the legal age of smoking.”

Misleading statements continue to be made by health organization PR representatives who are well-educated on this subject, yet choose to ignore the widely publicized Health New Zealand’s tests on the Ruyan electronic cigarette that list the ingredients and give the electronic cigarette the green light. When confronted with Health New Zealand’s report, they claim that the study was not independent because it was paid for by the electronic cigarette maker which is the industry norm.

Prominent doctors and tobacco researchers, including Dr. Michael Siegel at the Boston University School of Public Health, Dr. Joel Nitzkin of the AAPHP Tobacco Control Task Force, and Dr. Brad Rodu, Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research University of Louisville continue to publish unbiased scientific benefits of the electronic smokes that counter the misleading information

It may be impossible to please these health organizations since their resistance to e cigarettes may be affected by their addictive funding from the manufacturers of smoking cessation products. A better harm reduction alternative to smoking tobacco does not appear to be their priority or they would be partnering with the e cigarette industry.

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