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E-Cigarettes in TIME Magazine

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E-Cigarettes in TIME Magazine

 

Anyone wondering about whether e-cigarettes are "legit" need only read the latest TIME magazine. TIME reports that e-cigarettes are starting to take signficant market share away from traditional cigarette makers.

And to that we say: Hallelujah!

The fact is that e-cigarettes are a game-changer for both Big Tobacco AND Big Pharma.

They're a threat to Big Tobacco because an e-cigarette eshews the vile stuff that's in traditional cigarettes (about 57 carcinogens to be exact). 

And they're a threat to Big Pharma, who still want us to believe that products such as the nicotine patch and Chantix work. Well, they don't. 

Here's what Dr. Elizabeth Whelan of the American Council on Science and Health said: 

"Methods approved by the FDA (including the nicotine patch, gum, inhalers, and pharmaceuticals such as Zyban and Chantix) are simply not helpful to the majority of those who try them." 

In fact, Chantix has been linked to serious psychological effects, including suicide. Literally thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer, most alleging that the drug caused psychological problems and others citing complications such as diabetes, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, cardiovascular problems, and heart attack.

In October, Pfizer reached a settlement (terms unknown) with the widow of a Minnesota man who killed himself after taking Chantix. Plaintiffs allege that Pfizer knew there was a link between Chantix and suicide, but failed to provide sufficient warning.

Anyway, let's get back to happier news. Quoting from the TIME magazine article.

"This much is clear: e-cigarettes are healthier than traditional cigarettes, and the three companies comprising Big Tobacco are beginning to either buy up electronic-cigarette companies or create their own versions."

Of all the brands of e-cigarettes, who would you rather buy from? One that's owned by Big Tobacco? Or an independent retailer such as Vaping Vamps? Your choice. 

Read the entire TIME magazine article here: http://business.time.com/2013/01/08/can-electronic-cigarettes-challenge-big-tobacco/#ixzz2Hal5u7N6

Maria Verven, Lead Vamp

January 10, 2013