France to ban electronic cigarettes in public amid health risk uncertainty

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Reuters is reporting France plans to expand its 2007 ban on smoking in public places to include electronic cigarettes as well, amid concerns over the public health impact of the smokeless alternative. “I have decided that the measures which apply to tobacco will also be extended to electronic cigarettes,” France’s Health Minister Marisol Touraine said at a press conference today, according to Agence France-Presse . The press conference was to mark World No Tobacco Day, an international effort to raise awareness for smoking’s dangers. An estimated 6 million people are killed by tobacco each year, according to the World news Health Organization , while about 600,000 people die annually from exposure to secondhand smoke. Electronic cigarettes have gained popularity in recent years. A February 2013 study of American smokers found about 21 percent of U.S.
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Graduate student awarded NIH fellowship to study electronic cigarettes

“I will be studying aerosols produced by electronic cigarettes, specifically using refill fluids,” said Rachel Behar, the recipient of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award . “I will isolate chemicals in the most cytotoxic aerosols and test them on human embryonic stem cells to mimic exposure during early stages of development.” Specifically, Behar, who is currently a third-year student in the Cell Molecular and Development Biology graduate program, will collect a variety of refill fluids representing different flavoring agents such as sweet, fruity, and even savory. She will then heat these fluids to generate aerosols that can be applied to different cell cultures to test their cytotoxic effects. “A lot of people are switching to e-cigarettes as smoking cessation devices, ” said Prue Talbot , the director of the UCR Stem Cell Center and Behar’s advisor.
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Press Release: 777 eCigs 8 hours ago Print BURBANK, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — At the time of the 777 eCigs launch in August 2012 their product offerings started out wider than many other electronic cigarette brands — and they’ve gotten wider. Last spring 777 eCigs increased their 777 eliquids and e-Shisha to over 42 different flavors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130730/MN55089 ) Some electronic cigarette companies might have quit there. Lowenthal reports, “We wanted to offer consumers something exceptional as to disposables, and our wholesalers were requesting more disposable flavors too.” In June 777 eCigs then expanded their disposable ecigs 12 flavors that include names like: Apple Martini, Berrylicious Lemonade, Citrus Cooler, Grape Zinger http://daronggvn.soup.io/post/329298757/Reviews-A-SYMPOSIUM and Classic tobacco. This month 777 eCigs has begun offering the zero MG nicotine-free disposable that customers had been asking for. Retail outlets across the United States will soon have them as part of the complete 777 eCigs line, now offered and available to some 10,000 retail outlets nationwide.
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