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2013-03-25 04:22:06

BLACKBURN, England, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The savings that can be made by smokers switching to electronic cigarettes has been demonstrated today by The Electronic Cigarette Company (TECC). With the price increases placed upon tobacco by the 2013 budget now in place, cigarette smokers are feeling the financial pinch more than ever. Using a simple infographic, TECC have highlighted the costs of a '20-a-day' cigarette habit against the equivalent electronic cigarette...

Researchers Develop Device To Detect Secondhand Smoke
2013-03-22 09:07:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a device that is capable of detecting secondhand smoke — a gizmo that could be a powerful new tool in those attempting to avoid exposure to tobacco. The device, which is currently in the patent-pending prototype stage, weighs less than a cellphone and is approximately the same size as a Matchbox car, the researchers said. It uses polymer films to collect and measure the amount...

2013-03-14 16:27:24

Healthy Youth Survey explores attitudes and behaviors among 6(th), 8(th), 10(th), and 12(th) graders OLYMPIA, Wash., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fewer students are smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, according to a recent survey of kids in our state. At the same time, a large number of students seriously considered suicide in the past year. The number of secondary school students who believe using marijuana is risky dropped to the lowest level since the state started...

2013-03-14 11:35:41

New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HPSH) shows that one year after the federal government passed a law banning word descriptors such as "light," "mild," and "low" on cigarette packages, smokers can still easily identify their brands because of color-coding that tobacco companies added to "light" packs after the ban. These findings suggest that the companies have, in effect, been able to evade the ban on misleading wording–thus still conveying the false and deceptive...

2013-03-13 12:33:30

Cigars Sales Have Doubled Since 2000, and Teens Smoke Cigars at Twice the Rate of Adults WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While cigarette smoking has been declining in the United States, cigar sales have more than doubled since 2000, driven by an explosion of cheap, sweet small cigars that entice kids, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) National surveys show high...

2013-03-12 04:21:37

LEEDS, England, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INCIG UK debuts a further two new Starter Kits adding to its 'premium' range of e-cigs to promote No Smoking Day tomorrow. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130313/601064 ) Electronic Cigarette company INCIG [http://www.incig.co.uk ], is the most affordable alternative to cigarette smoking in the UK to date. Based in West Yorkshire it distributes electronic cigarettes all over the United Kingdom under the...

One In Five American Adult Smokers Have Tried An Electronic Cigarette
2013-03-01 20:40:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular with adults. According to the new figures, one in five American adults have tried an electronic cigarette, a number that represents a steady increase over the past three years. This study was followed up with a statement from an anti-smoking advocacy group urging the FDA to begin...

2013-02-21 08:35:53

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- White Cloud Cigarettes, the premier electronic cigarette company, has announced a permanent price reduction on their e cig starter kits and disposable Fling product lines. Tobacco users are constantly faced with higher taxes, fewer acceptable places to smoke, and now under The Affordable Health Care Act, insurance companies can charge smokers 50 percent more than non-smokers. The reduced prices were made to ease a cigarette smoker's...

2013-02-19 08:36:01

OVIEDO, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Firelight Fusion, a top e cigarette brand, recently announced on their blog could save the average smoker over $1,000 dollars a year when used as an alternative to smoking tobacco. Considering that the average smokers pays over 6 dollars a pack at the lower end of retail and claim that some could cut their monthly cost down to as little as 30 to 40 bucks per month by simply switching to this product. There are added benefits to switching other than...

2013-02-14 13:36:05

Over a span of nearly 20 years, California's tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco. Additionally, the study -- covering the beginning of the program in 1989 to 2008 -- found that the state program helped lead to some 6.8 billion fewer packs of cigarettes being sold that would have been worth $28.5 billion in sales to cigarette companies. The study was designed to calculate the fiscal impact...