Electronic cigarettes gaining popularity in South Florida
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23 2013 at 7:14 AM Categories: Economy We’ve told you about the electronic cigarette revolution: Thousands of people are switching from conventional cigarettes to electronic ones, believing that inhaling a vapor — which typically contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, natural and artificial flavorings, and pure nicotine — is much less harmful. The FDA has warned that the effects of “vaping” on humans are not yet known and might be dangerous. Still, analysts expect sales of e-cigarettes to surpass sales of traditional ones within a decade. The FDA was expected to propose some industry regulations this past April but so far has not. While the e-cig market is still nascent, independent stores are moving to make huge profits before the tobacco industry bigwigs can move in and eat up all the market share.
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However, the electronic cigarettes have been banned in K-12 schools in the state and some colleges and universities also have moved to ban them. The Lung Association’s Moffitt hopes legal measures will be taken to ban e-cigarettes in public places before they become more common. “Maybe we need to put the kibosh on these right now,” he said.
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Clever advertising by the tobacco industry makes e-cigarettes the perfect bridge to other addictive substances including conventional cigarettes. Once again the tobacco industry is marketing the disease of addiction. Harm reduction advocates argue that for those currently addicted to traditional cigarettes e-cigarettes are a less harmful substitute. In a perfect world this may be true, but the research on how these products are actually used is scarce and some of it suggests that e-cigarettes aren’t being used as replacement products but instead are being used to simply supplement other tobacco use and to circumvent current no-smoking policies that have taken decades main page to achieve. Harm reduction advocates also make the case that e-cigarettes are safer than combustible products because they do not present the risks to others associated with second-hand smoke.
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That 6% is replaced by new people entering the category. As a result, the number of Americans who smoke has remained consistent. The efforts of many good people have failed.
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– The dangers of smoking are well known, which include lung cancer and chronic diseases like emphysema. Still, many enjoy the habit and others struggle to quit, all the while suffering the consequences. “Every day I would wake up, I would be out of breath,” said Roger Izaguirre. “I didn’t have any energy.” Quick Clicks Report: 24 killed in bus crash in Italy When conventional smoking cessation methods failed him, Izaguirre turned to an electronic cigarette device made by South Florida-based Vapor Shark.
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