E-cigarette techology smoking hot while cities struggle with regulations

Dr. Michael Siegel, a tobacco control specialist at Boston University School of Public Health who advocated for smoke-free laws in California and Massachusetts, said research shows e-cigarettes are safer than real cigarettes, although more research is needed. Siegel said since there is no tobacco or combustion in an e-cigarette, there is no secondhand smoke. However, he said, the propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine heated to create the vapor has very low levels of formaldehyde, a chemical found in carpeting or upholstery. “My view of public health regulations is that in order for the government to intervene there needs to be evidence that behavior is causing a public harm,” Siegel said. “I don’t think it’s justifiable for the government to start banning things without having any evidence that electronic cigarettes are causing any significant damage in exposure.” The reason these policies have gotten support, Siegel said, is that people have not been able to separate cigarettes from e-cigarettes.
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New Volcano eCig Review by E Cigarette Reviewed Gives Vital Information for New and Experienced Vapers

He is also involved in an e-cigarette clinical trial and hopes to present the results in September. Siegel told Reuters Health that what’s attractive about e-cigarettes is they can not only provide the nicotine that smokers crave without other harmful substances, they allow people to mimic their traditional smoking behavior. Researchers said that’s one reason why e-cigarettes might turn out to be a better form of nicotine replacement therapy than patches and gums, but there’s no data yet to prove it.
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E-cigarette study hints at quit-aid potential

According to John Madden, “Volcano is your one-stop shop for electronic cigarettes and accessories. From beginners to advanced vapers, the Hawaiian brand has something for everyone.” E Cigarette Reviewed’s Volcano Starter Kit Review In terms of assembly, construction quality and design, the Volcano Starter Kit gets high marks. It also includes a USB charger, mini USB cable, two V-batteries, a V-pack PCC and a five-pack of cartridges (buyer’s choice on flavors). However, reviewers found that the Volcano Starter Kit fell a bit flat in terms of vapor production and flavor due to a poor match between the batteries and cartridges. A Look at the Magma Starter Kit The Magma Starter Kit builds on the Volcano Kit, but includes a few extra niceties, including a carrying case.
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