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(Yes, confession, I smoked for almost a decade. I also taught Pilates while smoking. In fact, youd be surprised how many people in the fitness industry were out back puffing away with me. New story idea: Squats and Smoke: The Fitness Industrys Dirty Secret. I quit cold turkey almost five years ago. It was the hardest thing Ive ever done in my life, and now I feel like I can do anything.) If I was still smoking would I try this?
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* Lorillard : the maker of Newportmenthol cigarettes paid around $135 million in April 2012 to acquire Blu Ecigs, a leading e-cig company. * British American Tobacco: the maker of Kent cigarettes set up Nicoventures in 2011 as a standalone company to develop smokeless nicotine products. It already has a product, which it is working on with Consort Medical, under regulatory review in Britain The market will be worth about $3billion in 2013 and will continue to grow. The FDA and other countries have put restrictions on the e-cig.
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“He’s tried the gum, he’s tried the patches,” Ratzmann said. He hopes vapor does the trick. “We’re hoping that he’s going to do this for a couple months and maybe get off the vapor and the cigarettes,” he added. For now, hoping is all he may be able to do. The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida says there’s really no concrete data E-Cigs will help people quit smoking.
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