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Networking E-cigarettes have joined cigars and pipe tobacco as unregulated tobacco products, clearing the way for mainstream stores to begin selling the electronic devices. E-cig are plastic and metal devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge, creating vapor that the "smoker" inhales. A tiny light on the tip even glows like a tobacco cigarette. David Howard, a spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., said the company would not speculate on the decision’s impact on its product offerings. The company does not currently make e-cigarettes. Bill Godshall, the executive director of SmokeFree Pennsylvania, said Monday’s decision could lead to new tobacco products, such as nicotine gel and skin cream, as long as the makers don’t claim a health benefit with its use. "Smokers will have greater access to many different, less-expensive smoke-free alternatives," Godshall said. "This decision will boost e-cigarette sales at the expense of tobacco cigarettes, and many more smokers will switch." Users and distributors say e-cigarettes address both the nicotine addiction and the behavioral aspects of smoking the holding of the cigarette, the puffing, seeing the smoke come out and the hand motion without the more than 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes. Jason Healy, the president of e-cigarette maker Blu Cigs, called the news a good first step. He said that the pending rule changes will be more beneficial for "weeding out the shady companies." Scott Ballin, the past chairman of the Coalition on Smoking or Health, said Monday’s decision was "one small, but important, step toward a more rational approach to the regulation of all tobacco, nicotine and alternative products." Some e-cigarette makers have claimed that the products will help smokers quit using traditional cigarettes, while other manufacturers have tried to steer clear of the issue. Nearly 46 million Americans smoke cigarettes . About 40 percent try to quit each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But unlike nicotine patches or gums, e-smokes have operated in a legal gray area. The FDA lost a court case last year after trying to treat e-cigarettes as drug-delivery devices, rather than tobacco products. A federal appeals court ruled that electronic cigarettes should be regulated as tobacco products rather than as drug-delivery devices, which must satisfy more stringent requirements such as expensive clinical trials to prove they are safe and effective. The FDA had until yesterday to appeal to the Supreme Court. The agency issued warning letters last year to several makers of e-cigarettes and their components, saying the companies’ health claims and manufacturing practices broke the law. The FDA has said its tests found that the liquid in some electronic cigarettes contained toxins besides nicotine – which is toxic in large doses – as well as carcinogens that occur naturally in tobacco. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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