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Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

Without anyone in the professional public health field doing anything and without spending any public money, smokers like us have been quitting, switching, and cutting down through the use of e-cigarettes. This is something that should be celebrated not a cause for concern.” E-cigarettes are however not some form of more effective nicotine replacement therapy, they are totally different. E-cigarettes deliver clean nicotine — without the tar, carbon monoxide, and volatile hot gases of cigarettes — and as a way of taking nicotine they are pretty near harmless to health.
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Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

He said he’ll try to explain that it is not smoke but vapor or steam, but he’ll gladly step outside with cigarette smokers. E-cigarette use is now being debated at the state level, with a bill introduced by state Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett. D-Fremont, to regulate e-cigarettes as a tobacco product and prohibit their use in all smoke-free zones.
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E-cigarette techology smoking hot while cities struggle with regulations

Some of the store owners have put samples out not realizing they needed a permit. Among the stores Lorillards representatives have visited is John Nguyens sliver of a corner shop, called Maria Store, in Dorchester. More than two dozen types of lottery tickets, candy, and condoms line the wall behind Nguyens counter. There are cigarettes too, though there are few takers these days. But Nguyen said he is hoping the city permit he recently received to sell e-cigarettes, as they are popularly known, may add some sizzle to his otherwise lackluster sales.
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