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* Facts about E Cigarette

Why to choose electronic cigarette:    

1. Electronic Cigarette looks, feels and tastes like a traditional cigarette.

2. No harmful tar will be injected in your body when you use the electronic cigarette.

3. No ignition and fire hazard                      

4. No problem with disposing of cigarette butts or ashes.                 

5. No nasty smells and air pollution (no release of CO2)                            

6. Enable smokers to abstain from smoking non-painfully.

7. Save the smoking cost 80% each year.

The E Cigarette (joy eGo T in particular) comprises a rechargeable battery, Atomizer and a cartridge (disposable or refillable tank). The device costs about the same as a pouch of tobacco and works to offer a smoke free alternative to traditional cigarettes. Depending what type of cigarette you get, when the activator button is pressed or when the cartridge is inhaled upon, the atomizer within, the cartridge activates and a small amount of liquid steam is released.

The cartridges contain propylene glycol, flavoring and water. This this will satisfy the smokers without the harmful components of tobacco smoke. E-cigarettes can also operate with flavored, non-nicotine cartridges that last between 150 and 300 puffs.

The Atomizer is a device that includes a heating element, when activated it heats to a high temperature enough to evaporate the liquid around it. This atomizer is a similar to a light bulb could burn out at any time, depending on usage frequency. When this happens, you only need to buy replacement atomizer from mdsmoke.com.
 It is recommended to use one atomizer for each different e-liquid flavors. Additional atomizers and cartridges can be purchased from our accessories page.

The rechargeable battery is a lithium battery that can be recharged many times up to 350 times. This is also a replaceable item and available through mdsmoke.com accessories page.

The Tank is a plastic container with an end cap that can be opened with the tip of your finger nail to refill the tank after it is empty. The tank will take up to 10 uses and you might need to replace it with a new one. Mdsmoke.com offer replacement at E cigarette accessories page.

The cartridge is a presoaked in E liquid and ready to use. If your E cigarette uses this type of cartridge, you will need to replace the entire cartridge every time the liquid runs out.

Mdsmoke.com offers all needed accessories for your E cig and we there to help you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

The scares/the truths

Truth about Ecigs was established to answer the vast amount of disinformation that has been put forth about the electronic cigarette and the e-cig industry. For the hundreds of thousands of people who are now using this technology as a logical alternative to tobacco, governmental agencies and anti-tobacco groups who should provide and publish factual information about the e-cig are not doing so and instead are utilizing their authority for either political advantage or profit, both of which diminish their authority. Again, good people who are well-intentioned are making the false claims that this technology is potentially dangerous and untested. We present to the reader those erroneous claims that we see as most prevalent and present to you simply the science/data and truth to refute those claims:

TRUTHABOUTECIGS.COM'S FINDINGS ARE BASED SOLELY ON SCIENCE FROM ACTUAL LABORATORIES THAT HAVE TESTED E-CIGS INCLUDING THE FDAS OWN 05/04/09 REPORT AND TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION RESEARCHERS

 Scare #1A

"As one of the Senate's leaders in protecting Americans from the dangers of smoking, I urge the FDA to take e-cigarettes off the market until they are proven safe."-Senator Frank Lautenberg, March 2009

AND

"There have been no clinical studies to verify the safety of these products or the long-term health effects. To the contrary, FDA's own laboratory analyses of electronic cigarette samples found them to contain carcinogens and toxins such as antifreeze components. I disagree with the decision in this case and support the FDA's position that electronic cigarettes are drug-device combinations."- Senator Frank Lautenberg, February 2010 in a letter written to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg
Fact #1A

As a U.S. Senator, Lautenberg has the ability to garner from the FDA all data that it has procured in regard to any actual or perceived harm to the public due to the electronic cigarette.....

Scare #1

"We don't know how much nicotine is exactly there. We don't know how much is being delivered. We don't know the content of the vapor. This has not been studied" - Doctor Jonathan Whiteson from New York University's Cardiac and Pulmonary Wellness and Rehabilitation Program on the CBS Morning Show 02/27/09

Fact #1

We do know exactly how much nicotine is in each cartridge (i.e.: in Life medium Regal cartridge contains nicotine at 1.3%) and we do know what is being delivered in the vapor as the FDAs own study TESTED the exact levels. (See attached tests) All 13 ingredients of an e-cig are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and have been in the U.S. food supply for generations. Current e-cig ingredients are shown here:

Scare #2

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze.”

FDA Press Release dated July 22, 2009

Fact #2

Previous studies on the e-cig show that electronic cigarettes contain 8.2ng/g of tobacco-specific nitrosamines versus 11,190ng/g in the leading tobacco cigarette, which the FDA’s own study does not refute.

Scare #3

"It's my duty to protect the public from products that are falsely advertised as safe” “When products threaten the health and safety of Oregonians, we will take action" Oregon Attorney General John Kroger and Mary Williams, Deputy Attorney General

Fact #3

Let’s take that comment at face value. If the Oregon Department of Justice has stated that whenever products threaten the health of Oregonians, they will take action, we have to ask why they have not taken action against the leading cause of preventable death in Oregon: tobacco cigarettes, which have been documented to kill more than 5,000 Oregonians each year or against Pfizer’s Chantix which the FDA has documented reports of thousands of adverse effects (FDA Warning Video Here), including deaths yet Chantix is still on the market in Oregon. Instead of tackling proven health threats such as smoking directly in the state of Oregon, the Department of Justice has chosen to ban the retail sales of the e-cig, which has not been documented to pose any health risk to Oregonians, and which is helping to avert significant disease and mortality in the state by keeping many of its residents off of cigarettes.

What the Oregon Department of Justice is saying is that they would rather have Oregonians smoke cigarettes -- with their more than 6,000 chemicals, 66 carcinogens and tar, than inhale e-cig vapor, which has not been shown to deliver any of those 6,000 chemicals, 66 carcinogens and tar and the only TSNAs were at very trace levels.

Scare #4

“These products could serve as a pathway to nicotine addiction for children, leading them to smoke cigarettes and use other tobacco products to satisfy their addiction. Electronic cigarettes have been marketed in youth-friendly candy and fruit flavors including bubblegum, cookies and cream, and cola”-Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Press Release 07/22

Fact #4

For a product to be a “pathway” it first has to be more affordable than its primary option. An e-cig starter kit runs anywhere from $30 up to $150 and additional cartridges to simply use the product have to be purchased continually which makes the e-cig quite out of reach for children who want to try smoking.  What makes the accusation by Tobacco-Free Kids another “conclusion in search of facts” is that the same FDA worried about kids getting hooked on nicotine just gave approval to a pharmaceutical company to market cinnamon and cherry flavored nicotine lozenges**. Don't these products also present a concern about the potential for youths to try them and be poisoned by the nicotine? Why are the anti-smoking groups silent about the marketing of cinnamon and cherry-flavored lozenges? Can you get any closer to introducing children to a product by using none other than a candy product in the form of a nicotine cessation product such as cherry flavored nicotine lozenges?  Does this make any sense?  

**PRESS RELEASE 07/13/2009 BY PERRIGO

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Cherry and Cinnamon Flavored Nicotine Lozenges

ALLEGAN, Mich. , July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex lozenge USP, 2 mg and 4 mg in cherry and cinnamon flavors.

Scare #5

“These products risk deterring current smokers from quitting by providing an alternative source of nicotine in places where smoking is not allowed.” - Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Press Release July 22, 2009

Fact #5

The precise action that the Campaign and other groups are urging the FDA to take in the name of public health protection would condemn at least the 300,000+ current e-cig users to return to smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes. This would lead to increased morbidity and countless deaths among these individuals, many of whom have experienced a drastic improvement in their health since switching to electronic cigarettes. Why do anti-smoking groups want smokers to return to conventional cigarettes rather than to stay off traditional tobacco with the use of electronic ones, which deliver the nicotine without the more than 6,000 other toxins and high levels of carcinogens found in conventional cigarettes?

Scare #6

“Ash Wrote To All 50 Attorneys General, Asking Them To Take Legal Action Against This Illegal And Potentially Dangerous Product.” - Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) 08/09/09

 also....

“The FDA Should Take Electronic Cigarettes Off The Market Until It Is Satisfied That They Are Safe and Effective-The American Legacy Foundation 07/09

Fact #6 

ASH and American Legacy's Financial Bias and Agenda

ASH is funded heavily by Big Pharma, specifically, by Pfizer, the maker of Chantrix a nicotine replacement drug. Pfizer donated $100,000 to ASH in Q2 2009.

For A complete list of tests go to  http://www.truthaboutecigs.com/scares.php
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