France to ban electronic cigarettes in public amid health risk uncertainty

Reuters is reporting France plans to expand its 2007 ban on smoking in public places to include electronic cigarettes as well, amid concerns over the public health impact of the smokeless alternative. “I have decided that the Risks Effects Of measures which apply to tobacco will also be extended to electronic cigarettes,” France’s Health Minister Marisol Touraine said at a press conference today, according to Agence France-Presse . The press conference was to mark World No Tobacco Day, an international effort to raise awareness for smoking’s dangers. An estimated 6 million people are killed by tobacco each year, according to the World Health Organization , while about 600,000 people die annually from exposure to .. [read more] secondhand smoke. Electronic cigarettes have gained popularity in recent years.
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NJoy King Premium Electronic Cigarette

The problem was I couldn’t get past the chemical taste of the vapor. It tasted even more strange and chemical-y than the odd taste of the Logic eCig. I vaped on the Traditional throughout the course of a day, and I have to admit, my tummy got a little queasy.
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Electronic Cigarettes: Do They Really Help Smokers Quit?

Then, they followed up with them 14 months later and asked them if they used tobacco over the past month. The researchers found that there was a relationship between the amount of fruits and vegetables the study participants ate, and the likelihood that they quit — and stayed off — tobacco. In fact, people who ate the most produce in the study were three times more likely to report that they’d been tobacco free in the previous month. The researchers also found a link between increased produce consumption and taking longer in the day to have the first cigarette, smoking fewer cigarettes, and decreased dependence on nicotine (based on test results).
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