The Swansea based firm which itself employs 14 people at its distribution centre and high street stores, has joined a growing Europe wide lobby against a Brussels proposal to class e-cigs as medicines in the same way as nicotine gums and patches which help smokers quit. E-cigarettes contain nicotine but vaporise waste products and manufacturers claim they are an alternative to standard tobacco cigarettes which produce damaging tar and smoke as well as help smokers cut down or quit. Its estimated around 1.3 million people use them in the UK with the market expected to reach 250m per year in 2014. ECigaretteDirect.co.uk co-founder James Dunworth buys his products from China where they are made under licence and distributes them through an online site and a high street store. He said: Classing e-cigarettes as medicines will destroy businesses such as ours as the tests required will cost about 1m per product and we have 30 different flavours.
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E-cigarettes: the new fracking
The authors proposed several questions around which to base future research: Do low levels of contaminants in e-cigarette vapor pose a health risk? What are the thresholds for toxicity of contaminants in vapor? What should be the basis for product standards for e-cigarettes?
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E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol
The American Cancer Society opposed Jackson’s efforts last year and will continue to fight against efforts to reduce taxes on e-cigarettes, said James Gray, director of government relations for the Cancer Action Network. There is no scientific evidence to back claims that e-cigarettes are an effective means of weening smokers from their habit. No other state has taken the actions Jackson has proposed for Oklahoma, Gray said.
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FDA faces important decisions on regulation of e-cigarettes
But it is far from a clean smoke. E-cigarettes contain liquefied nicotine, which is heated into a vapor that is inhaled. Nicotine is addictive.
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