Monday, 9 December 2013

Reasons why E-Cigarettes are banned in some countries.

In spite of the fact that e-cigarettes are much less harmful than the traditional tobacco cigarettes, some countries decided to ban them anyway. Reasons for that are maybe noble, but why to strip people from such an effective option of helping them to quit this nasty addiction?

One of these countries is Singapore. They’ve implemented complete ban for distribution as well as for the import of all products, which are related to e-cigarettes. The decision has been made basing on children and their potentially increased predilection for smoking.

Another one is Panama, which has banned e-cigarettes across the whole country. Not only import is forbidden, but also their sale. Whole thing has been habituated by Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Punishment for distribution of e-cigarettes or necessary appliances is very severe.

Canada also belongs on the list of countries, where e-cigarettes are prohibited. The main reason for that concerns health risk, which go along with using e-cigs. However, they apparently didn’t take under consideration all the benefits that one can gain from flavoured vapors.

Since September 21, 2011, e-cigarettes are also banned in Lebanon. Trading has been transformed into trafficking, which entrails serious, legal implications. So, if you’re planning to visit Lebanon soil in the near future, be sure you have all your e-products lying safely back home; otherwise you can get into very stern troubles.

The strongest prejudice, however, is showed by Brazil. Total ban on all e-cigs and accessories has been made due to health concerns, which in case of electronic cigarettes are emphasized by health agencies and Government itself. Everything is based on vestigial information about side effects and impact on good health of inhabitants. Sale, import, advertises and using these products is prohibited and entails to austere punishments.
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This is WAR!!!

Since the first e-cigarettes appeared on global market, there has been many attempts to bring them down. Taking under consideration very fast development of this new product and constantly increasing demand from numerous smokers around the world, e-cigarettes have become serious threat to some large companies. Unremitting pursuit to ban new vapor experience has turned into relentless war in many countries.

E-cigarettes have to wrestle with serious competition, which has irresistable intensions to get rid of all e-devices and liquids. They bring out variety of aspects trying to keep the present status on the global market. Not too long ago, matter concerning minors has emerged. Apparently flavoured e-liquids, which in most of cases are quite tasteful, are tempting kids to start smoking. EU’s activists and moral role models emphasize this issue in majority of European countries. However, if the right is on their side, then why products like flavored alcohols or sweet drinks based on caffeine haven’t been banned yet?

This is true, e-cigarettes have many enemies, but the most dangerous of them all are the large companies of pharmaceutical industry. Big Pharma has their fingers in multiple jars and is equipped with weapon of mass destruction – The Government. Adding to this endless means in shape of money and power is enough to create nemesis for all e-cigarette manufacturers. Pharmaceutical companies monopolized whole world with inhalers, patches and gums, and they have no intensions to be replaced by other, better solutions. That’s why they are constantly lobbying to save their position as a leader in tobacco war.

Even several large tobacco concerns have started to produce their own e-cigarettes, because they prefer to join with the enemy and gain significant benefits, instead of draining themselves from their corpus. So, who’s right?

Friday, 11 October 2013

Smoking regulations in Ireland (regular cigarettes)

Smoking in Ireland is banned fully in the general workplace, enclosed public places, restaurants, healthcare facilities and public transport. However, it is permitted in designated hotel rooms and there is no ban in residential care, prisons and in outdoor areas.
Smoking in workplaces in Ireland was banned on 29 March 2004, making Ireland the first country in the world to institute an outright ban on smoking in workplaces, with fines of up to €3,000 on the spot. Premises must display a sign to inform patrons of the ban in any of the nation's two official languages, and the contact person for any complaints. Ireland also banned in-store tobacco advertising and displays of tobacco products at retail outlets and a ban on the sale of packets of 10 cigarettes in the second half of 2009. The same bill also started new controls on tobacco vending machines.    Source: Wikipedia

The Irish Times:
"The Government has been asked to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes by 60 cent in the next Budget and introduce a new regulation system to reduce tobacco industry profits.
In a pre-budget submission (06.09.2013)Irish Cancer Society and the Irish heart Foundation said the proposals would make multinational cigarette companies pay more towards the economic cost of smoking-related illness. 
The charities called on the Government to introduce annual tax increases on tobacco products of 5 per cent above inflation and also introduce a national anti-smuggling strategy. They said expenditure on anti-smuggling operations such as enforcement and supply chain control should be increased by around €8 million a year."

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Study

There are several benefits to switching to an electronic cigarette that include everything from cost to social acceptance, but the most important is the benefit to your health. This is the one that should tempt you to switch as the effects on your body will surprise and delight you.

Five years ago you’d probably never heard of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Now it seems you can’t open a newspaper – or go into a newsagent, supermarket or pharmacist – without seeing them advertised or on sale.

Researchers expect traditional cigarette smoking to cause 1 billion deaths during the 21st century through cardiac and lung disease. Electronic cigarettes have been marketed in recent years as a safer habit for smokers. Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos from Greece presented his findings on electronic cigarettes versus traditional cigarettes at the 2012 European Society of Cardiology in Germany (August 2012).

The liquids found in electronic cigarettes, after laboratory analyses, have shown to be less toxic than traditional cigarettes. Most studies found that electronic cigarettes have no nitrosamines, but the studies that did find nitrosamines in an e-cig were at levels that were 500-1400 times less than the amount present in one tobacco cigarette. Meaning, if an electronic cigarette is used daily, for four to 12 months, then the amount of nitrosamines present will be the same as a single tobacco cigarette.

The study measured the myocardial function in 20 healthy young daily smokers aged 25-45 before and after smoking one traditional cigarette with 22 daily experienced e-cig users similar to age, before and after using an e-cig for 7 minutes. The researchers found that smoking one single tobacco cigarette led to a significant acute myocardial dysfunction while the e-cig had no acute adverse effect on cardiac function.

According to the study by Dr. Farsalinos, Smoking a tobacco cigarette had important hemodynamic consequences, with significant increases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and in heart rate. In contrast, electronic cigarettes produced only a slight elevation in diastolic blood pressure. Dr Farsalinos said: “This is an indication that although nicotine was present in the liquid used (11mg/ml), it is absorbed at a lower rate compared to regular cigarette smoking.”

Published recently in the medical journal The Lancet, the new study concluded that e-cigarettes, with or without nicotine, were modestly effective at helping smokers to quit, with similar achievement of abstinence as with nicotine patches…

The study looked at three groups of smokers who wanted to quit smoking: 292 received commercially available e-cigarettes, 292 were given nicotine patches, and 73 received placebos, e-cigarettes with no nicotine. The study participants were followed from one week before starting their program, 12 weeks during the program, and for another three months after. After six months, they were tested to see if they had kept away from nicotine.

Results from breath tests at six months showed that 21 people in the nicotine e-cigarette group quit smoking (7.3%), 17 of those in the patch group quit (5.8%), and 3 of those in the non-nicotine e-cigarette group were no longer smoking (4.1%). As expected, not all subjects were able to stop smoking completely, but those who used the e-cigarettes did decrease their cigarette use, compared with those in the other two groups.

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