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    E-cigarettes: A consumer led revolution

    Some main stream media are starting to get it, even if you have to go to India to hear it .......

    The concern for proponents of e-cigarettes is spelt out well by The Economist magazine’s coverage, when it states “Electric smokes compete with cigarettes yet do not in most places face the same restrictions, to say nothing of excise taxes. They compete with smoking-cessation products yet do not usually have to secure prior approval for products or make them to pharmaceutical standards. It they are required to do either, their price will rise, variety will fall and uptake by consumers, who are overwhelmingly smokers, will be cut.”
    Whatever may be the position of government health authorities and other agencies like WHO and US’s Food and Drug Administration, the lure of e-cigarettes on consumers is not lost upon the international tobacco industry at large. As reported by Economist in its article ‘Kodak moment’, “Philip Morris International expects to market a device to heat rather than burn tobacco by 2017. Next-generation products at British American Tobacco include a nicotine-inhaler, for which it hopes to get regulatory approval in Britain. Whichever way consumers and regulators jump, the tobacco giants intend, unlike Kodak, to have a product to peddle.”
    Having a harmless alternative to the tobacco burning cigarette cannot be a bad thing for millions of smokers worldwide. Regulations are needed to control quality, but it is excessive regulations branding the e-cigarette as medicine would drive up costs that could kill the idea altogether.
    E-cigarettes: A consumer led revolution
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    yeah, so phillip morris is going to what, spend 4 years developing a product that dope fiends have designed and built for themselves to smoke skunk a decade or so ago?

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    This points in this article were discussed in one way or another in the other "Discussion Potential Australian Regulations and Ecig Safety" thread.

    I also made reference to the so called "Kodak moment" in that thread drawing a comparisson between ecigs and digital cameras.

    It's inenvitable for BT to do something about it. My hope is that any regulation that is placed upon the ecig industry does not remove the current lure of ecigs or make them not as appealing due to costs/difficulties in obtaining/lack of variety etc etc
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