E-cigs, the FDA and your opinion.

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E-cigs, the FDA and your opinion.

A public health focus post at the FDA’s site this past month outlined their plans to regulate the e-cigarette industry.  E-cigs as we know it may be close to changing if we do not speak up and talk about what e-cigs have done for you.  Below is the summary of the proposed rule.

Summary
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to deem products meeting the statutory definition of “tobacco product,” except accessories of a proposed deemed tobacco product, to be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act). The Tobacco Control Act provides FDA authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and any other tobacco products that the Agency by regulation deems to be subject to the law. Option 1 of the proposed rule would extend the Agency’s “tobacco product” authorities in the FD&C Act to all other categories of products, except accessories of a proposed deemed tobacco product, that meet the statutory definition of “tobacco product” in the FD&C Act. Option 2 of the proposed rule would extend the Agency’s “tobacco product” authorities to all other categories of products, except premium cigars and the accessories of a proposed deemed tobacco product, that meet the statutory definition of “tobacco product” in the FD&C Act. FDA also is proposing to prohibit the sale of “covered tobacco products” to individuals under the age of 18 and to require the display of health warnings on cigarette tobacco, roll-your own tobacco, and covered tobacco product packages and in advertisements. FDA is taking this action to address the public health concerns associated with the use of tobacco products.

(from regulations.govURL|Full PDF)

They have extended the comment period of this rule, so you are still able to go over to their site and add your opinion to the changes they are proposing.

Let your voice be heard!

You can find the link to “Comment Now!” at the regulations.gov website.

E-cigarettes could save millions of lives

ecig-hardware Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers’ lives, a conference on the increasingly popular devices heard Tuesday, though some experts warned more research on the health effects is needed.

The merits of e-cigarettes were thrashed out at a one-day gathering of some 250 scientists, policymakers, industry figures and enthusiasts at the Royal Society in London.

The use of electronic cigarettes — battery-powered devices that simulate smoking by heating and vaporizing a liquid solution containing nicotine — has grown rapidly, with tobacco manufacturers jumping on the trend.

Sales have doubled annually for the last four years and there are an estimated seven million users across Europe, organizers said.

European lawmakers in October threw out a bid to curb sales of e-cigarettes by classifying them as medicinal products.

Delegates in London debated how the market had moved faster than science or the law.

Many delegates merrily “vaped” away throughout the indoor conference sessions, including one man puffing on a sizable e-pipe and another inhaling an e-cigar that lit up blue.

“Cigarettes are killing 5.4 million people per year in the world,” said Robert West, a health psychology professor and the director of tobacco studies at Cancer Research UK.

He told delegates switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of lives, but the debate was about “whether that goal can be realized and how best to do it”.

The professor said almost a third of attempts to quit smoking involved e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes ‘running ahead of science’

Though they are estimated to be between 95 and 99 percent safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes, some countries have banned them and attendees debated the thorny issue of whether regulation — possibly under medicinal rules — should be brought in.

They also discussed their potential as a tool to quit smoking or whether they might become a gateway for those who have never smoked.

Deborah Arnott, chief executive of the Action on Smoking and Heath (ASH) pressure group, warned that not enough was known about their effects, and pointed out that the tobacco companies are snapping up manufacturers.

“ASH thinks that e-cigarettes have significant potential. They are a lot less harmful than smoking,” she told AFP.

However, “there’s a real concern that their safety and effectiveness is not guaranteed without regulation,” she said.

“The tobacco companies are moving in. For them it’s potentially a ‘Kodak moment’ because if everyone moved to e-cigarettes, they’d lose their market so they’ve got to be in there. A lot of the bigger e-cigarette companies have already been bought up.”

She warned: “If there are carcinogens in there, you won’t see an immediate effect but 10, 15, 20 years down the line, people will be dying from that.

“The development of e-cigarettes is definitely running ahead of the science.”

Jacques Le Houezec, a consultant in public health and tobacco dependence from France, told delegates that while e-cigarettes contained some harmful substances, the levels of toxicants were nine to 450 times lower than in cigarette smoke.

Matthew Moden, a director of English firm Liberty Flights, which makes e-liquid from pharmaceutical-grade nicotine, said that since starting in 2009 as an online retailer with three workers, exponential demand means the company now employs 75 people and has 10 stores.

They sell a starter kit for £25 ($40, 30 euros), while a refill costs £4.85 for 10 milliliters. An average user might get through one to three milliliters per day, he said. A typical packet of 20 tobacco cigarettes can cost around £8.

“Our customers always refer to this as the product that helped them to stop smoking,” he told AFP.

“We welcome regulation. We need to be transparent with what we’re selling, how safe it is and where it comes from.”

The e-liquids come in a multitude of flavours, including menthol and forest fruits.

“In 10, 12, 20 years’ time, I think nicotine will be akin to caffeine in regard to how people consume it, how it’s considered and the effect it has on the body,” said Moden.

Public health commentator Clive Bates said the current light-touch regulation had engendered the rapid innovation within the industry, with e-cigarettes now in a “third generation”.

“If you clamp down on all of that with regulation… only the tobacco manufacturers will be able to afford the costs,” the panelist told AFP.

“It’s a trap.”

Afterwards, e-cigarette enthusiasts, or “vapers”, gathered at a nearby pub — standing outside, like regular smokers have to — puffing away and showing one another their custom-made equipment.

Full Story from :  http://news.yahoo.com/e-cigarettes-could-save-lives-conference-told-144117891.html

NY Marathon Runner Vapes from Start to Finish!

Jim-Oliver-NYMarathon-VaperVaper Runs Marathon, While Vaping!

Jim Oliver, a criminal defense lawyer, and vapory lounge owner gave a stunning performance at the NY Marathon this past Sunday.   Vaping and running you ask?   Yep, that’s exactly what he did for the entire 26.2 miles of the marathon, finishing up in just a little under 5 hours.   Best part is, while doing this he fielded questions about the product and habit, drawing quite a crowd!
You can read more about this post at ecigadvanced’s website, the link is posted below!

http://www.ecigadvanced.com/blog/vaper-runs-ny-marathon/

LifeSmoke on Good Day PA

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Today we had a television appearance on Good Day PA, at the ABC27 studios in Harrisburg.  Good Day PA! is abc27’s daily lifestyle program, airing at 12:30 each weekday afternoon! Tune in to learn about local business offerings, connect with nonprofit groups, meet local authors, watch performances and learn from cooking demonstrations.  We got to share some excellent information about ecigs, and also talk about the recent explosion of popularity across the globe!!  Check out the video below to see what we had to say!

 

You can also find it at the ABC27 site for the evening here!

http://www.abc27.com/category/269578/good-day-pa

 

Free Shipping Over $50 and 15% Off

Shipping deal, 15% off coupon and a best seller!

This week at LSV.com we have a new shipping offer, and also a coupon you will want to use before its time passes!  Our shipping is now set to free for all orders over $50.00 and the coupon code “youtube15″ will grant you an additional 15% off until October 27th!  Get on over to the shop to check out some of our latest products, or even just to stock up on your favorite flavors before this code is gone!   You will thank us later!

You can also check out this new best selling item, the HyperTank!  With free shipping, you can’t go wrong with this long term eLiquid solution!

New Colors Added!

eGo-C Twist Blue ImageNew eGo-C Twist colors added!

We have added some new colors today to our offerings at the shop!  You can now find more colors in addition to Silver.  The new colors added are, Blue, White, Purple, Green and Pink when selecting both a 650mAh and 1000mAh eGo-C Twist styled battery!  Currently these are not available in Black, but will be once our stock  is replenished!  We strive to keep the best products in stock, and when they are not available, we never substitute them for batteries of a lesser grade or quality.  We will make an announcement when the Black eGo’s are ready to be shipped!

You can take a look at them in the shop, at the following links

eGo-C Twist 650mAh

eGo-C Twist 1000mAh
Happy Vaping!

Break Free from Tobacco!

Break FreeAre you sick of saying “you need to quit” or “your ready to quit” and still haven’t done anything about it.  Our products are proven to break your habit, with countless customers now tobacco free, even 2 and 3 pack a day smokers!  Vaping is very realistic and allows you to feel like you are still smoking when you are certainly not.  One of the biggest parts of the cigarette addiction is the oral fixation and E-Cigs provide that.  You can feel like you are smoking when you have already cut out up to 4000 chemicals and began to reduce your nicotine as well.  Whether you are a social smoker or a 3 pack a day smoker for 50 years, Electronic Cigarettes can have you tobacco free before you know it.  You can quit, we can help!

Vape Anywhere

No Smoking SignRemember being able to smoke anywhere without being harassed by others in the room?  You can once again do this, and never feel guilty about second hand smoke!! Great for car-rides with your children or a busy day without a “smoke break”!  E-Cigs are becoming more and more socially acceptable by the day.  They do not emit an odor or second hand smoke of any kind as they are, of course, just vapor not smoke.  Because of this many public buildings and business are allowing their use.  Many bosses have already realized that allowing vaping can increase productivity as there is no longer a reason to stop working and walk outside (and probably take a friend), and more and more are everyday.   Places us or our customers have used them include: Malls, Department Stores, Offices, Various Restaurants and fast food venues, Sports Venues, Airports, Fire halls, Zoos, museums,  libraries, Casinos, Buses, Trains, Cabs, Bars, Church, Class, Hotels, Concerts, Grocery stores, Amusement Parks, even some Airplanes and Hospitals!  Basically you can “vape” just about anywhere you can think and it is perfectly safe for you and anyone around.  So yes, you can vape in the car with your kids.  Just about every bathroom is now available for a “quick smoke” and nobody else needs to know or complain.  We are looking for picture of places you are vaping.  Send them to info@lifesmokevapors.com and check back as we will be posting them to the site.  Vape the World!

Any local businesses requiring more information or would like to schedule an informational session can contact mike (at) lifesmokevapors (dot) com