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2010-12-09 05:49:28

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the federal government cannot block the sale or import of electronic cigarettes, and can only regulate "e-cigarettes" as tobacco products and not as drugs. The ruling by the three-judge appellate panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit angered tobacco activist groups, who view the ruling as a victory for the e-cigarette industry. The decision allows e-cigarette maker Sottera Inc. to begin importing its NJOY products.  NJOY has...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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