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PS 678 – Electronic Cigarettes with Sealed Tank Cartridge: This IP package includes electronic cigarettes with a sealed tank cartridge design. The e-liquid in the tank cartridge remains pure as it does not mix with the heated wires and smoldering points of the e-cigarette, preventing the inhalation of lead or contact with potentially harmful vapors. The liquid used by the disclosed cigarette does not evaporate quickly, and remains fresh for up to three years; compared to only a few months for similar products on the market. PS 675 – Smokeless & Heatless Electronic Cigarettes: The unique smoking substitute offered in this portfolio operates using inhaled air rather than cartridges or batteries that require replacement, making it more cost-effective than existing e-cigarettes. Plus, this smokeless cigarette can be used anywhere without restriction as it does not emit any smoke, mist, or odor. PS 679 – Electronic Cigarette “E-Juice” Cartridge Refill: The patent for sale offers a safe and effective solution for refilling electronic cigarette e-juice with precision dispensing that can be made for 1/10 the cost of current refill technology.
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Behar is a member of the UCR Chancellor’s Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Implementation Student Subcommittee and was a member of UC Irvine’s Student Task-force Advocating Reducing Tobacco as an undergraduate student. This is the fourth award Behar has received for doing e-cigarette research. She began graduate school with the two-year Cornelius Hopper Award, and has twice received the UCR Graduate Researcher Mentorship Program award. Behar, who is Hispanic, is the first in her family to attend college. She will receive help from several undergraduate research assistants in the new research project, including Aladino Razo (a UCR Minority Access to Research Careers undergraduate member), Jisoo Kim, and Michael Dang.
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No such claims are currently made by e-cigarette manufacturers, who are forbidden from making such health claims without going through a lengthy approval process. A recent study suggested almost 10% of e-cigarette users go on to quit smoking . That makes them at least as good as other smoking cessation aids approved by regulators,Michael Siegel, a professor at Boston Universitys School of Public Health, told the WSJ. The European Union has said it plans to treat the e-cigarettes as medical devices, subjected to the same strict levels of testing, while in the U.S., the FDA has said it is still investigating how it will regulate them. The possibility of a new playing field in the $100 billion cigarette market has some outsiders excited. Silicon Valley investors including Napster co-founder Sean Parker recently spent $75 million buying a minority stake in NJOY, one of a number of startup e-cigarette brands that have grabbed market share in the small, growing space.
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Flavor varieties may not matter to some, but for those for whom it does; Blu offers more flavors beyond traditional tobacco and menthol, including cherry and vanilla. I didn’t enjoy either cherry or vanilla: I want an eCig to taste pretty much like an ashtray, but there are some who may enjoy the more exotic flavors. NJoy Ingredients The vapor-producing ingredients in an NJoy eCig include glycerin and propylene glycol (which the FDA classifies as “generally recognized as safe”), and the secondary ingredients are nicotine and flavors intended to replicate the taste of traditional smoking. As with other eCigs I’ve tested, NJoy does not disclose what the ingredients that make up the flavor are comprised ofsomething I’d prefer to know.
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