Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fast Facts on Vaping

The Texas E-cigarette and Vaping Association is concerned about the misleading information disseminated by organizations that opposed to electronic cigarettes.

Legislators, city officials, health policy professionals, the media and our citizens are entitled to factual information on the vapor products industry to make informed decisions.  The following facts help to alleviate some of the inflammatory claims:

  • Vapor products do not deliver tar, carbon monoxide or particulates because they use vaporization and not combustion....

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Dismantling the Misinformation

It is evident there are those who seek to profit from the new vapor products industry and those whose businesses will be adversely affected.  The attached article goes into detail outlining those in the past who have gained the most from anti-tobacco regulations.

While the article focuses on second hand smoke from tobacco, it makes a compelling case as to why large drug companies stood to profit from anti-smoking drugs and cessation devices.  It is no wonder these same companies lobbied the FDA years ago to get e-cigarettes classified as "medical devices" thereby controlling their manufacture and distribution.

Having lost the ability to control the product they have now turned their attention to controlling them through regulation and the use of disinformation whereby to have them banned from as much of the public realm as possible.

Please take the time to read and see how the American Medical Association, The American Lung Association and the The American Cancer society have accepted huge sums of money in the past to push the agenda of the drug companies.

it could well be that flavored electronic cigarette use inhibits youth smoking by making it much less likely that a youth is going to enjoy his or her first experience with real tobacco cigarettes.
— Dr. Siegel

The argument being made by the CDC, as well as many other anti-smoking groups and advocates, is that electronic cigarettes are a gateway to youth smoking.  This is predicated upon a belief that someone who smokes a tobacco or menthol flavored e-cigarette is then apt to try a tobacco cigarette.  However, all empirical evidence points to the opposite being the case.  More smokers are choosing non-tobacco flavors thereby creating a market for non-tobacco products as opposed to a gateway to tobacco flavors.

Store owners have told TEVA the majority of their customers want non-tobacco flavors.  So why would someone who enjoys strawberry want to change to a tobacco flavor?  It is akin to trying to getting someone to switch from cherry-cola to black coffee.

For a more complete review of this argument against vaping and its rebuttal we suggest you read Dr. Siegel's blog "Why Electronic Cigarette Flavors Probably Prevent Youth from Taking Up Smoking".

Could E-cigs lead to a resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S.

Ted Cooper writes an interesting article ("Are E-Cigarettes the Next Big American Success Story?") whereby he makes a compelling argument for the vapor products industry leading a resurgence in on-shore manufacturing.

We already see a majority of the e-juice made in the United States and while the majority of the hardware is designed and manufactured offshore it is certain that more manufacturing opportunities will be available in the near future.  China's inability to maintain standards due to patent and design infringement has led to significant confusion within the marketplace and certainly leaves room for american manufacturers.

The concern is how much regulation is to be imposed and how it is to be structured?  Regulation at the federal level that allows only large manufactures to design and sell product will lead to less innovation, less product options and ultimately higher prices to the consumer.

TEVA will work with all product manufactures to insure a marketplace that does not choose winners but a playing field whereby the consumer benefits and does not suffer by getting fewer options at a higher price.