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E-cigarettes: the new fracking

July 17, 2013

E-cigarettes contain liquefied nicotine, which is heated into a vapor that is inhaled. Nicotine is addictive. Many smokers say they smoke e-cigarettes as a bridge to quitting. But there are plenty of reasons to fear this is just another way to keep people addicted to the smoking industry, period. The Globe recently reported that Boston has issued 61 store permits to sell e-cigarettes since March, five times more than in the same period last year.
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Citing danger, PMA urges e-cigarettes ban

Our young ones can easily be enticed and duped into smoking by these novelty devices,” Olarte said in a statement. According to Olarte, the use of e-cigs is not an ”alternative lifestyle” as claimed by its proponents and promoters but is actually a new and an ”alternative vice” which should not be taught to the public in general and children in particular. Alwan earlier stated that ”e-cigs marketers and propagandists should immediately remove from their advertisements and websites any suggestion that the WHO considers electronic cigarettes to be safe and an effective smoking cessation aid because this is untrue.” Olarte, who is both a medical doctor and a practicing lawyer, asked the Aquino administration to act on this crucial issue and post a ban on its sale because it is contrary to the intent and provisions of the law (Republic Act 9211) which was crafted to protect everybody, most specifically the youth, from nicotine addiction and myriad of ailments like chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases that can kill. TD Isang makes landfall over Isabela, Signal 1 up over north Luzon (Updated 5:12 a.m.) Tropical Depression Isang has made landfall over Estagno Point, Isabela, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its 5 a.m. Weather Bulletin. As of 4 a.m.
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