Vooping Not Pooping
September 8th, 2013
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Nicotine, E-Cigs Attacked, Cited As Gateway Drug, Vessels
Nicotine and e-cigarettes are “more dangerous than the substance they’re marketed to replace,” says a release posted on the Free Press Release Center by Drug Rehab Chicago, a drug and rehab facility in Chicago. The center claims that vaping is a growing trend among teens in Chicago, and that devices are “new vessels” that teenagers are using to smoke addictive substances. Appealing e-liquid flavors and a designer drug, flakka, are cited as some of the “dangerous pop culture” draws.
The Chicago Tribune went so far as to say that nicotine is a “gateway drug” that leads to other substances such as heroin and cocaine. The Chicago Tribune states, “The case against e-cigarettes concluded that they are harmful and the full impact of their harm is not yet known; that they are marketed toward younger people; and that it is often under-reported that nicotine is a ‘gateway drug’ to other addictions such as cocaine and heroin.”
Drug Rehab associates say that ”The longer we leave the variable of e-cigarettes unaddressed, the more we increase the chances of young people becoming exposed to highly addictive substances right in front of us. Any addictive substance that can be smoked is easily hidden in an e-cigarette. The fact that we, as a collective society, are allowing our children to have steady access to flavored nicotine, the more we encourage their use of a known gateway and addictive drug.”
Vaping with Friends: Our Time is Now PSA Released
A new video recently was shared with the Agent. Please take a moment to watch this video and share it with your friends, families and social media outlets. We have to do our part to keep vaping alive, and hopefully, this short inspirational video featuring prominent members of the community will put us one step closer to success. Thank you for you time and dedication.
AskMen Reports: Another New Study Praises E-Cigs Vs. Analogs
Even though some e-cigarette e-liquids contain nicotine, a new German study has come out backing what vapers have been saying all along: e-cigarette vapor is less harmful than cigarette tobacco smoke.
While research has been going back and forth for years, especially during this volitale legislative time, this study only looked at lung tissue from two donors. For study information and results, visit http://www.askmen.com/news/sports/study-finds-e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-to-lung-tissue.html.
The AskMen article says that e-liquid is not totally harmless, however vapor emitted is safer than cigarette smoke.
Madison, Wis. Continues Indoor Vaping Legislative Battle
While e-cigarettes are grouped in with the smoking ban in Madison, Wis. the future may look a little different. There is a new bill proposed by Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) that would “prevent local governments from enacting ordinances that would broadly ban e-cigarettes from being used in indoor public spaces,” according to BadgerHerald.com.
Kleefisch’s spokesperson told the news source that individual businesses should decide whether vaping is allowed indoors, not government legislatiion. No scientific proof that vaping is harmful was cited as the main reason.
The decision to add vaping to the overall smoking ban passed in January.
Mistic E-Cigs Sole E-Cig Co-Sponsor in 99th Indianapolis 500
Mistic E-Cigs, the co-primary sponsor of the No. 11 car in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, will be making history again as the only e-cig company to co-sponsor a car running in the 99th Indianapolis 500, also known as “the greatest spectacle in racing.”
In a recent press release, Mistic e-cigs shared that the No. 11 will be piloted by four-time series champ Sebastien Bourdais. KVSH Racing’s No. 11 Indy 500 superspeedway car will feature the HAUS Personal Vaporizer by Mistic logo, along with an updated black and white “shattered” theme highlighted by green- and red-colored accents.
Mistic served as co-primary sponsor of KVSH Racing’s No. 11 car in last year’s Indy 500 driven by Bourdais. Starting P17, the French-born “bespectacled badass” finished an impressive seventh in the annual 200-lap race with an average lap speed of 186.511 mph. Bourdais has qualified P7 for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average speed of 225.193 mph.
E-Cigarette Industry Predicted to Save Medicaid Billions
A recent in-depth report by State Budget Solutions took a look at cigarette smoking costs vs. vaping, and the results show that not only will vaping save users’ health, but also their dollars.
“The game-changing potential for dramatic harm reduction by current smokers using e-cigs will flow directly into lower healthcare costs dealing with the morbidity and mortality stemming from smoking combustible cigarettes. These benefits will particularly impact the Medicaid system where the prevalence of cigarette smoking is twice that of the general public (51% versus 21%, respectively),” the story says.
A study on the impact of cigarette smoking on Medicaid spending looked at potential savings of the e-cig in Fiscal Year 2012, which could have been up to $48 billion. This is 87 percent higher than state cigarette tax and tobacco settlements.
The study broke down state-by-state savings and harm reduction benefits of quitting smoking. Currently, the study found that 11 percent of all Medicaid expenditures can be attributed to smoking. Smoking not only increases first- and second-hand health care costs, but also increases renovation costs in smoking-permitted areas and causes costly fires. The study predicts that the potential savings to Medicaid could significantly exceed state revenue raised from the cigarette excise tax and tobacco settlement payments by 87 percent.
Ontario Convention Center Readies for Vape Nights
Norm Bour of Vape Mentors will be heading educational seminars with guest speakers from all angles of the vape space. In addition, event coordinators are working on obtaining buyers not only from the United States, but from Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea and more.
Vape Nights will be setting up an area so that manufacturers, retailers, media/press can meet the ones who have helped our industry grow exponentially. The show coordinators are working on growing this list of “stars.”
To register, visit http://vapenights.com/exhibitors/.
Vaping the Coast Marks Largest Convention to Date in Gulf Coast
Vaping the Coast will take place in Mobile, Ala. July 31-Aug. 2. The Mobile Convention Center will take center stage as Vaping the Coast L.L.C. takes over the building. They are suspending the indoor ban on vaping just for the event, and participants will be able to vape indoors for the entire event. Competitions, giveaways and more freebies will be on hand, but all of that pales in comparison to the industry experts and plethora of veterans and newbies alike who will be on site for everyone to teach and learn together. It gives networking opportunities to established industry professionals as well as those new to the vape community at large and provides a fun environment for fostering both business and personal relationships. Vaping the Coast L.L.C. is both business and pleasure for vaping enthusiasts and provides a wealth of knowledge for those that are unfamiliar with the latest breakthroughs in smoking cessation and harm reduction technologies.
Vaping the Coast will be the largest vape convention to date in Alabama and the Gulf Coast. The exhibit is more than 100,000 sq. ft. with more than 300 vendors expected to exhibit their product. Be part of Vaping the Coast by filling out the registration form.
For more information, visit http://vapethesouth.com/.
Free-to-Download Interview with Vice President of AIDUCE Available
In this in-depth E-Cig Global interview, Alan Depauw, AIDUCE vice president, provides his insights on the consumer market landscape for electronic cigarettes in France. AIDUCE is the Franco-Belgian vapers’ association.
Depauw discusses the impact of future regulatory changes, online trends and buyer behavior in the French market, and he also shares his perspectives on the main market opportunities and threats that will face key vendors in the market.
Download the free interview transcript here: http://bit.ly/1DYYUF6.
Alternatively, email email@example.com for a copy.