Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

The solution, or e-juice, and vapor mist, which looks like smoke, typically contain nicotine, but users can regulate the amount. Thats why some vapers say e-cigarettes have helped them quit tobacco and wean themselves off nicotine altogether. Research released in late June by Italys University of Catania lends support to those claims. The study found that 13 percent of participants who used high-dose e-cigarettes quit smoking. Seventy percent of those who quit smoking eventually gave up e-cigarettes, too.
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E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol

BACKER Rep. Mike Jackson: The Enid Republican has backed a study of the business and health aspects of e-cigarettes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering classifying the devices as tobacco products, a move that could result in a significant tax burden on people using them, he said. If FDA action made the devices subject to the state’s tobacco tax, it could make the e-cigarette equivalent of a pack of cigarettes taxed at $8.50 to $9, Jackson said. “What we don’t want to do is put a higher tax on a less-harmful product,” he said.
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