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Chats at Bonnie’s Fireside
29 Nov 2014

Chats at Bonnie’s Fireside

Wells Fargo Securities, the leading investment analyst for the tobacco products industry, held its second annual E-Cig Conference in New York City on November 20, and the centerpiece of the festivities was a series of “fireside chats” with industry leaders...

Farsalinos defuses “media frenzy” over formaldehyde
28 Nov 2014

Farsalinos defuses “media frenzy” over formaldehyde

Leading nicotine scientist Konstantinos Farsalinos reports a recent discussion with Japanese researcher Naoki Kunugita, who had claimed a wildly inflated level of “carcinogens” in a single Japanese e-cig product. In an effort to curtail the “media frenzy” such claims can set in motion, Farsalinos was able to clarify the issue, writing on the website e-cigarette research.

E-Zig ist kein Medizin, sagt Verwalt
25 Nov 2014

E-Zig ist kein Medizin, sagt Verwalt

A German high court has ruled that the nicotine liquid used in electronic cigarettes is NOT a medicine, making it possible to sell the products freely. That is, until 2016 when the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), passed by the Parliament of the European Union last February, goes into effect.

No gateway, says statistics group
25 Nov 2014

No gateway, says statistics group

Britain’s Office for National Statistics  has published figures suggesting that “gateway” fears – the idea that vaping could lead to smoking – are unwarranted. According to ONS statistics, vapers are almost exclusively smokers and ex-smokers, using e-cigs or more recent vaping products as a smoking cessation tool.

‘vape’ chosen in OED word pageant
20 Nov 2014

‘vape’ chosen in OED word pageant

The excitement builds here at the British Library, where the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has assembled a crowd of words for its annual awards ceremony. All wait with bated breath for the announcement of the coveted "Word of the Year" prize, given by the hoary lexicon to the word deemed most popular as well as most significant.

Marlboro man’s boo-boo, mailing unsolicited NuMarks
20 Nov 2014

Marlboro man’s boo-boo, mailing unsolicited NuMarks

During the past few months, some residents of Indiana and neighboring Kentucky received unsolicited packages of NuMark products in the mailuMark is the electronic cigarette offered by Marlboro manufacturer Altria, and Indiana was one of the test markets for the product.