EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer
Smoke shop owners say the healthier and less expensive alternative to cigarettes helps smokers quit. “The reason it is so much more successful than other smoking methods is because you have the hand mouth motion you see the vapor come out that looks like smoke,” said Bullard. And the similarity to smoking is not the only thing that appeals to people. “There no tobacco in there there is a liquid nicotine and companies use (ingredients) nicotine and whatever flavoring you use,” said Moore.
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Electronic cigarettes available to Putnam inmates
The MEPs also voted to regulate e-cigarettes, which Childers said need sensible regulation, as well as a ban on slim cigarettes. The proposals will go to a plenary vote and if they pass this, will go on to negotiations with member states of the council. A spokesperson for Childers said they were pretty confident the parliament vote will be strong on the proposals, but that the battle is against the member states. The hope is that the changes, if they are approved, would come into effect between 2015 and 2016.
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Vendors there told him about the products and he thought it could be a good revenue source for the county. We decided to try it and it has worked out pretty good so far, Andrews said. Money made from the jails commissary goes into the countys general fund and Andrews says inmates are willing to pay a premium for a nicotine fix. If you have ever been a smoker, its like any other thing that you are addicted to, you crave it, Andrews said. When you come in jail, you dont smoke anymore.
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