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Seal Beach extends ban on e-cigarette sales

Posted by esigaret on September 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A freeze on new e-cigarette sellers, in effect since August, was extended for up to 10 months and 15 days by the City Council on Monday night.

 

The city is trying to regulate e-cigarettes in its city code while accommodating company proprietors who promote themselves as friendly to the community and seek a license to market the nicotine - vaporizing devices.

Article Tab: Electronic cigarettes look much like traditional ones but don't burn tobacco. Instead, they are furnished with a small heating element that vaporizes refillable liquids that contain nicotine.

 

Electronic cigarettes look much like conventional ones but do not burn tobacco. Instead, they're equipped with a small heating element that vaporizes refillable liquids that include nicotine.

 

FILE PHOTO: DAVID BRO, THE REGISTER

Regulating e-cigarette sales

 

Seal Beach can choose to regulate e-cigarette sales in a couple of ways, as identified by Director of Community Development Jim Basham in his report to the town, though others could be suggested:

 

-- Amending Seal Beach's zoning code to conditionally permit e-cigarette sales in certain commercial zones a particular distance from locations such as schools and parks. Each business would be viewed on a case - by - case basis.

 

- - Adopting an ordinance that regulates e-cigarette shops but not restricting where they could be located.

 

-- Adopting both of the preceding.

 

-- Prohibiting such uses citywide by amending the zoning code.

 

"We want to do this once and we wish to do this right," stated City Manager Jill Ingram, describing why city staff was requesting the longest possible expansion of the moratorium.

 

An ordinance or zoning changes could be readied before the end-of such period, Aug. 25, 2014, a year following the moratorium was first enacted. Seal Beach was the first city in Orange County to limit e-cigarette sales.

 

E-cigarettes are not mentioned in the city's municipal code, therefore selling them right now is prohibited, Councilwoman Ellery Deaton said.

 

"I undoubtedly don't believe it should be any more stringent" than cigarette regulation Deaton said.

 

In researching restrictions since the moratorium went into effect, Community Development Director Jim Basham said he discovered that businesses can sell the devices in Seal Beach without updating their permits, in a few instances close to schools and playgrounds.

 

"I have to discover which are the appropriate industrial zones that it should be allowed in," Basham said.

 

He said he didn't know how city code would be enforced on those companies which are selling e-cigarettes. Identifying what kind of regulation to enforce will take some time, he said.

 

The request by the owners of eVolution for a permit to sell e-cigarettes in August was the catalyst for the moratorium. That company says it plans on waiting until the prohibition is lifted so it could open a shop it hopes will set "a higher, more tasteful standard for the whole industry," coowner Victoria Towers said.

 

She and co-owner Brian DePalma were upset following the city didn't extend the moratorium for a shorter interval, such as 90 days. But they said they weren't leaving the e-cigarette shop concept within town.

 

"We believe within our vision, our shop, as well as our city," said Towers, a Seal Beach resident.

 

Most council members were in favor of a shorter extension as well, but Basham insisted it would take at least three months to learn which city's regulations would be best to use as a model for Seal Beach. He also warned that laws would suffer for being hurried.

 

"Pushing staff to the restricting time period is not going to get you a quality record," Basham said.

 

Council members voted 4-1, with Michael Levitt dissenting, to approve the extension; they also formally requested the law be handed in whenever possible.

 

Several e-cigarette smokers showed up to the meeting to testify the products are safe and that eVolution could only serve to improve the quality of life in Seal Beach.

 

"It's just going to stop people from continuing to smoke," Seal Beach resident and e-cigarette person Debra White said.

 

However, some worries were expressed by two ladies who own Sweet 1017, next door to eVolution's future location within the Seal Beach Center. They said they stressed that vapers, as e-cigarette consumers are called, would congregate outside their door and that eVolution might entice children in the way some hookah bars have.

 

"I think that it's fantastic that anybody wants to stop smoking. Our concern may be the young children that are coming in," Carolyn Rullo said.

 

E-cigarettes are prohibited from the local school district, Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent Sherry Kropp stated, since the devices are considered to be tobacco products.

 

Like the city, the district hasn't expressly prohibited e-cigarettes, though "we likely will, because we they're getting so popular," Kropp said in a telephone interview.

E-cigarettes against teen smoking

Posted by esigaret on February 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

New survey results show a fresh challenge within the continuing fight against smoking.

 

As stated by the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the utilization of e-cigarettes among students has doubled, from 5% in 2011 to ten percent in the year 2012. Use among middle-school students also has doubled, growing to 2.7 percent from 1.4 percent the prior year.

 

Additionally, the study revealed that among adolescents using e-cigarettes, 76% also smoke normal cigarettes.

 

National health officials have discovered.

 

"There is no upside to adolescents being exposed to e-cigarettes."

 

This tendency is particularly troubling for Indiana, among the heaviest smoking states in the state.

 

The fluid comprises nicotine and frequently is flavored with fresh fruit, mint or chocolate. E - while some versions are designed to look like pencils or USB thumb-drives to conceal their identity, cigarettes look like cigarettes or cigars.

 

A fresh Indiana law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals younger than 18.

 

Regardless of regulations, e-cigarettes continue to be sold on the web, raising their easy availability to youngsters. A nationwide firm fighting teen smoking notes that on-line sales benefit from celebrities that are used by marketing and You Tube movies depicting e-cigarettes as glamorous and hip. One marketing effort, for instance, comprises a cartoon pitchman named "Mr. Awesome."

 

This explosion of e-cigarette advertising threatens to reverse decades of attempts to deglamorize smoking to children," said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Children. "The new CDC data show their advertising is enticing children to begin what could eventually become a lifelong addiction to tobacco products."

 

The organization also says e-cigarettes are safer for grownups than tobacco cigarettes, supplying a hit of nicotine with no other harmful substances and toxins within normal smokes. The business group says the supply of nicotine via an e-cigarette is not any different from a man enjoying a cup of coffee to get a dose of caffeine.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rebuts these claims, saying the security of e-cigarettes has not yet been confirmed in clinical trials. As the CDC already provides a caution to teens, the FDA this month is anticipated to propose the very first national regulations of e-cigarettes.

 

"We are focused on the adolescent utilization of nicotine since the adolescent brain is uniquely prone to dependence," mentioned McAfee of the CDC. "And nicotine is dangerous for their brain growth."

 

As well as their lives.

 

Continue discussing the risks of smoking. Remind them the promotion of e - as hip cigarettes and glamorous is fictitious and deceptive.

 

Traditional conversation from parents and other caring adults still supplies the greatest opportunity for keeping youngsters from illuminating, while smoking is advancing through technology.

E-cigarettes pose new challenge in battle against teen smoking

Posted by esigaret on February 16, 2014 at 2:58 AM Comments comments (0)

New survey results show a fresh challenge within the continuing fight against smoking.

 

As stated by the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the utilization of e-cigarettes among students has doubled, from 5% in 2011 to ten percent in the year 2012. Use among middle-school students also has doubled, growing to 2.7 percent from 1.4 percent the prior year.

 

Additionally, the study revealed that among adolescents using e-cigarettes, 76% also smoke normal cigarettes.

 

National health officials have discovered.

 

"There is no upside to adolescents being exposed to e-cigarettes."

 

This tendency is particularly troubling for Indiana, among the heaviest smoking states in the state.

 

The fluid comprises nicotine and frequently is flavored with fresh fruit, mint or chocolate. E - while some versions are designed to look like pencils or USB thumb-drives to conceal their identity, cigarettes look like cigarettes or cigars.

 

A fresh Indiana law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals younger than 18.

 

Regardless of regulations, e-cigarettes continue to be sold on the web, raising their easy availability to youngsters. A nationwide firm fighting teen smoking notes that on-line sales benefit from celebrities that are used by marketing and You Tube movies depicting e-cigarettes as glamorous and hip. One marketing effort, for instance, comprises a cartoon pitchman named "Mr. Awesome."

 

This explosion of e-cigarette advertising threatens to reverse decades of attempts to deglamorize smoking to children," said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Children. "The new CDC data show their advertising is enticing children to begin what could eventually become a lifelong addiction to tobacco products."

 

The organization also says e-cigarettes are safer for grownups than tobacco cigarettes, supplying a hit of nicotine with no other harmful substances and toxins within normal smokes. The business group says the supply of nicotine via an e-cigarette is not any different from a man enjoying a cup of coffee to get a dose of caffeine.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rebuts these claims, saying the security of e-cigarettes has not yet been confirmed in clinical trials. As the CDC already provides a caution to teens, the FDA this month is anticipated to propose the very first national regulations of e-cigarettes.

 

"We are focused on the adolescent utilization of nicotine since the adolescent brain is uniquely prone to dependence," mentioned McAfee of the CDC. "And nicotine is dangerous for their brain growth."

 

As well as their lives.

 

Continue discussing the risks of smoking. Remind them the promotion of e - as hip cigarettes and glamorous is fictitious and deceptive.

 

Traditional conversation from parents and other caring adults still supplies the greatest opportunity for keeping youngsters from illuminating, while smoking is advancing through technology.

How to find E Cigarettes In Canada

Posted by esigaret on February 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I was the kind of smoker who'd light one and waste lots of it by letting it sit, while I was working in the computer burning within the ashtray. Lighting a smoke with my espresso was my custom, as awful as it was.

 

Several weeks back I found E Cigarettes in Canada. Once I need one, without worrying about losing money or stinking up your house I will leisurely drink my coffee and take a drag. I'll confess I was suspicious when my sister got it for me and requested me to check it out. I figured it might feel like barely more than sucking air through a straw. I instantly discovered the inhalation felt like a real pull on a real smoke!

 

 

Electronic Cigarette History

Posted by esigaret on December 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

What exactly is an electric smoke? An e-cigarette is also recognized as an electric cigarette. An electronic cigarette is a device that enables you to really smoke in a totally new way. An e-cigarette also enables you to smoke in locations which you never could before.

 

In 2003, a Chinese pharmaceutical employee named Hon Lik created the first practical e-cigarette. According to an idea conceptualized nearly forty years before, the cigarette is a fantastic choice for smokers who want to pursue a custom.

 

You just inhale through the mouthpiece, to use an electronic cigarette and an internal detector automatically activates the atomizer within the cigarette, to warm up sufficient to vaporize a solution included in a little capsule with within the mouthpiece. A Light is not needed, since nothing must be burned to make use of an electronic smoke.

 

Some kinds of electronic cigarette look the same as a cigarette, most often resemble a pencil. An electronic smoke is normally reusable with replaceable cartridges, but disposable types are also accessible. An electronic smoke still has some nicotine using the answer, but not one of the other dangerous ingredients found in traditional tobacco cigarettes. The known carcinogens in tobacco for example formaldehyde, pitch, isoprene, lead and about seventy other kinds of known cancer-causing agents aren't seen within an electronic smoke.

 

What exactly does an electronic smoke look like? An electronic smoke typically appears like pipes. Others are made to resemble pens while some are made to look like actual smoking products. Each maker has different colors of electronic cigarettes . Hunt for further dealers before you choose which one is going to be a best-fit, for those who have determined to attempt an electronic smoke. The pencil-like style of electronic smoke provides another benefit; it is perfect if you need to disguise your 'action' at work.

 

An electronic smoke comes in various flavors. Remarkably, some surveys demonstrate the most requested electronic smoke flavors are those of strawberry and menthol. Flavours might change from one company to another but the most typical ones are conventional tobacco, chocolate, menthol, cherry, apple and strawberry. E-cigarettes flavours are also available in various amounts.

 

It is normally advised to take a minimum of two batteries to your e-cigarette. One to work with and another one that's ready to really go and charged. An electronic smoke's batteries generally last a mean of 200 puffs before having to be recharged.

 

When it's time to charge the battery point will flash. It'll eventually cease lighting up completely which means the battery is out-of charge, should you continue to draw in the smoke following the point has started flashing.


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