Electronic cigarette market expected to surpass conventional market in 10 years

E-cigarettes may help people quit smoking regular cigarettes: study

Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik is credited with the invention of the first-generation e-cigarette in 2000. It produced a smoke-like vapor that could be inhaled to deliver nicotine directly into the bloodstream via the lungs. The nicotine was diluted in a propylene glycol solution and he proposed placing it in a disposable cartridge that serves as the reservoir and mouthpiece. His inventions form the basis of the present-day e-cigarettes. His device was first introduced to the Chinese market in 2004 as an aid for smoking cessation or replacement. It received its first international patent in 2007. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130630/PC05/130639995/1010/electronic-cigarette-market-expected-to-surpass-conventional-market-in-10-years

E-Cigarettes and the Future

There has been survey evidence and anecdotal reports, but this is the first serious study," said Dr. Michael Siegel, who studies e-cigarettes but wasn't involved in the new research. RELATED: MALBORO MAN IN PERIL E-cigarettes were first introduced in China in 2004. The battery-powered devices let users inhale nicotine-infused vapors, which don't contain the harmful tar and carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke. While past studies have looked at the use of e-cigarettes, the new study is the first to follow hundreds of smokers for an entire year. It did not, however, compare the devices to traditional nicotine replacement therapies, such as gum or patches. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/e-cigarette-study-hints-quit-aid-potential-article-1.1381914

While Zeller was reluctant to go into any specifics about what the FDA was intending to do about e-cigarettes and pending regulations, he did say that the FDA was eager to learn as much as they could about the product. We need data, he said emphatically. Bartkowski made the point that current e-cigarette technology was not up to the task of supplying that data. Virtually all of the research and development done since this product electronic cigarette reviews has been introduced has focused on limiting manufacturing defectsleaking and battery failuresand on flavorings. Very little, if any research or product development has centered on achieving more efficient nicotine uptake via deeper lung absorption or on electronics and power management that can dispense predetermined volumes of nicotine. The FDA wants all the data that can be produced as they evaluate this product and the industry has some obligation to provide it. Some recent entrants into the e-cigarette category are getting the message. Lorillard, the owner of Blu Cig, has commented on the record that they are researching deeper lung absorption. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.csdecisions.com/2013/06/28/e-cigarettes-and-the-future/