States Ban E-Cigarettes in Face of Growing Demand

      

Wed, 24 Feb 2010, 18:55:18 EDT

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Electronic cigarette makers face political battles across the U.S. as state leaders and anti-smoking groups act to ban e-cigarettes. New Jersey, New York, Oregon and New Hampshire are a few states that have banned or restricted sales of the product so far. Others are taking a closer look at the product, which is rapidly gaining popularity among smokers. However, Green Smoke hasn't seen a drop in demand and believes these actions are caused by fear and misunderstanding of a new type of cigarette.

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MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Electronic cigarette makers face political battles across the U.S. as state leaders and anti-smoking groups act to ban e-cigarettes. New Jersey, New York, Oregon and New Hampshire are a few states that have banned or restricted sales of the product so far. Others are taking a closer look at the product, which is rapidly gaining popularity among smokers. However, Green Smoke hasn't seen a drop in demand and believes these actions are caused by fear and misunderstanding of a new type of cigarette that is safer than tobacco.

It's not alone in this belief. Medical researchers, doctors and an anti-smoking group have spoken up in defense of e-cigarettes-battery-powered devices that look and act like cigarettes. They've chided congressmen and even the FDA for trying to ban this safer cigarette alternative.

"Smoke free Pennsylvania strongly urges the FDA to consider the enormous public health disaster the agency would create by banning electronic cigarettes," said the group's Executive Director William Godshall. "It is absurd to even contemplate protecting the deadliest nicotine products (tobacco cigarettes) from market competition by these less hazardous nicotine products."

One point of contention for state leaders is sales to minors. However, Green Smoke doesn't condone selling to minors and advises distributors to check ID. The company has always marketed to existing smokers and is busy trying to keep up with sales to this vast, growing market. In fact, Green Smoke put out a call for more distributors to help with demand.

Sales will only continue to grow as former tobacco smokers recount stories of giving up two- and three-pack-a-day habits for the odorless smoke (mostly steam) of electronic cigarettes. New converts to e-cigarettes are often the most passionate sales people, talking friends and family members into giving up tobacco as well.

Despite moves to ban the electronic cigarette, new clients see the health benefits. It contains nicotine, but unlike traditional cigarettes, it doesn't have cancer-causing chemicals. It also offers a cleaner smoking experience with no butts, ash or odor, eliminating the concern over second-hand smoke.

About Green Smoke:

Based in Florida, Green Smoke was founded to provide an authentic smoking experience that is less harmful than traditional tobacco. The company offers electronic cigarettes in its patented two-piece design, starter kits and accessories. For more information, visit www.greensmoke.com .

NEWS SOURCE: Green Smoke

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