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HELP VAPELYFE WITH CALIFORNIA BANS
Vapelyfe has started a bit of an Instagram campaign for everyone to help show their support against California vape bans. California, Especially the southern California vape scene is BLOWING UP. 30+ vape shops have opened now in the greater LA / LongBeach / Orange county area.
So here is how you can help. Take a photo of yourself like the one above stating how long you have been tobacco free. Upload it to Instagram and use the hashtag #tobaccofreevapersca
Be sure to mention @VapeLyfe as well. No matter what happens in the community or what device you use. We all need to be united as a front against these bans
Vape well my friends
That’s right folks, the famous former American Idol judge has made the
Here is a quote from Simon on the matter…..
‘I genuinely still love smoking. I equate smoking with having a good time,’
But as the article says, he has replaced the “good time” for an e-cigarette.
Now celebrities vaping is no new thing, as we have seen in the past with
celeb’s such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrie Fisher just to name a couple.
This is just another HUGE voice that could get behind the vaping community
and support and stop the vaping bans that are popping up everywhere.
To read more on this subject click the link below.
NEW ECIG STUDY: MUCH SAFER THAN CIGARETTES
A new study of the chemical constituents of the vapor produced by 12 brands of electronic cigarettes reports that these products greatly reduce exposure to the harmful chemicals in tobacco cigarettes and that e-cigarettes therefore show promise as a harm reduction strategy for tobacco control.
(See: Goniewicz ML, et al. Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes. Tobacco Control. Published online ahead of print on March 6, 2013. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050859.)
In the study, levels of selected carbonyl compounds, volatile organic compounds, tobacco-specific nitrosamines, and metals were analyzed in the vapor of 12 brands of electronic cigarettes and compared to levels of the same compounds in a medicinal nicotine inhaler and in regular tobacco cigarettes.
Full article can be found HERE
The most telling quote from this whole article is
”Our findings are consistent with the idea that substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants. E-cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy among smokers unwilling to quit, warrants further study.”
It nice to have our assumptions backed up by SCIENCE, Now if we could get the lobbyists and lawmakers to read a science journal then we might really have a fighting chance here.
NO SMOKE, WHY THE FIRE?
Via: Christopher from Facebook and http://www.economist.com
SOME inventions are so simple, you have to wonder why no one has come up with them before. One such is the electronic cigarette. Smoking tobacco is the most dangerous voluntary activity in the world. More than 5m people die every year of the consequences. That is one death in ten. People smoke because they value the pleasure they get from nicotine in tobacco over the long-term certainty that their health will be damaged. So it seems rational to welcome a device that separates the dangerous part of smoking (the tar, carbon monoxide and smoke released by the process of combustion) from the nicotine. And that is what an e-cigarette does. It uses electricity from a small battery to vaporise a nicotine-containing solution, so that the user can breathe it in.
E-cigarettes do not just save the lives of smokers: they bring other benefits too. Unlike cigarettes, they do not damage the health of bystanders. They do not even smell that bad, so there is no public nuisance, let alone hazard, and thus no reason to ban their use in public places. Pubs and restaurants should welcome them with open arms.
Read the full article HERE
FORMER SURGEON GENERAL JOINS NJOY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, who highlighted the dangers of secondhand smoke and supported a ban on all tobacco products, is joining the board of directors for NJOY, the nation’s leading electronic cigarette company, a move that could bring increased legitimacy to e-cigarettes as a viable alternative to traditional cigarettes.
The country’s senior public health official under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2006 will advise the Arizona-based company on public health and regulatory issues. He’ll also spearhead its research of the battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create vapor that users inhale. The private company’s flagship NJOY King product is the top-selling e-cigarette.
Just bad information, on top of bad information. I think they covered every single anti-ecig-catchphrase in the book “It promotes smoking” ”Especially to youths” “Makes smoking look ok”
I’m honestly surprised they didn’t pull out the “THERE IS ANTIFREEZE IN IT” once again our elected officials prove their ignorance
Vape well friends, Fight bans when you can, and educate as many people as possible.
CDC RELEASES ECIG STUDY
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study to assess the use and awareness of electronic cigarettes in current, former, and non-smokers. U.S. adults over the age of eighteen were surveyed in 2010 by mail and the web. In 2011, the survey was web-based only.
According to the 2010 mail survey, the overall awareness of electronic cigarettes was 38.5% and 40.9% on the web. The study conducted in 2011 was web-based only and showed a 57.9 percentage of awareness.
When the initial survey was conducted in 2010, 2.1% of all respondents in the mail survey and 3.3% of the web study had used electronic cigarettes. The 2011 web survey reported 6.2% ever use of e-cigs among all participants.
The use of e-cigs in smokers increased from 9.8% in 2010 to 21.2% in 2011. Ever use of electronic cigarettes in former smokers increased from 2.5% to 7.4%, and among non-smokers the percentage of participants who had ever tried e-cigs remained steady at 1.3%.
Awareness and use has increased from 2010-2011. Most electronic cigarette users are drawn to these products because of a desire to quit or cut back on tobacco cigarettes. Despite fears of growing awareness and publicity, there is no increase in the number of nonsmokers using electronic cigarettes.