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Free markets and the subsequent rights of consumers like you to make decisions about what you personally wish to purchase are under attack by well meaning people who desire to restrict your freedoms.

Unfortunately, the first casualty in the global debate about alternative nicotine delivery has been access to the science and research completed on the e-cig and the disinformation that has been presented about the naturally occurring stimulant, nicotine.

TruthAboutEcigs.com is your resource to all the science, facts and endorsements by those medical professionals and scientists who recognize the serious technological advancements represented by this fabulous new technology.

The Electronic Cigarette is fabulous new technology that hundreds of thousands of Americans (and millions more worldwide) have found is a logical alternative to the one product we know is a direct cause of death--the smoking of tobacco. This Truth about Ecigs website is brought  to you by the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, the voice of the Electronic Cigarette Industry.  You have the right to make an informed decision!

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what you thought you knew-and didn't know

about nicotine

What is Nicotine? Is it like Caffeine?

Nicotine is a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid. An alkaloid is an organic compound made out of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sometimes oxygen. These chemicals can have definitive effects on the human body. For example, many people regularly enjoy the stimulating effects of another alkaloid, caffeine, as they enjoy a cup or two of coffee in the morning. Both caffeine and nicotine are classified as secondary stimulants because they affect the sympathetic nervous system more than the central nervous system. Also, unlike stimulants that are abused for recreational purposes, caffeine and nicotine produce an increased energy level, but not a feeling of intoxication. Nicotine acts as a stimulant mostly in new users, whereas long-term users claim that it relaxes them.

Nicotine in the Electronic Cigarette
TruthAboutEcigs.com was designed to dispel the hysteria surrounding the e-cig and the current attempts by governmental agencies and "health advocacy" groups to mislead the public about the e-cig. The e-cig is the first technology that smokers actually prefer as their logical alternative to smoking tobacco, which is the one product we know kills over 400,000 Americans annually. Nicotine and caffeine are enjoyed by millions of Americans, but now there are attempts being made to classify nicotine as a drug and limit its availability to adults. This potential action is a threat to American adults' freedom to utilize the pleasurable effects of nicotine when delivered via an electronic cigarette.

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Below are the facts and links to studies regarding nicotine, ingesting nicotine “only” and the FDA’s most recent comments on the E-Cig:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Failure Rates as High as 96%
http://thorax.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/62/11/998

FDA Initially Says E-Cigs Contain Toxins and Now States That E-Cigs Contain “Just Nicotine”
The TruthAboutEcigs.com is established to give you the most pertinent data on the electronic cigarette. In addressing the most recent comments the FDA has made in an interview on September 30, 2009 (linked here) that state that in regard to e-cigs the FDA “wants to regulate electronic cigarette(s) so it can be sure that the people who use them are getting a reliable dose of nicotine” and "There are no long-term studies on the health effects of just nicotine, minus the tobacco component.” In the same article that quotes FDA spokeswoman DeLancey also states "A federal Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman said the FDA has not moved to ban e-cigarettes, which heat a liquid and nicotine to a vapor so people can puff them.”

It is very disconcerting that the FDA who has providence to regulate consumer products makes the very misleading statement that there are “no long-term studies on the health effects of just nicotine” when in fact long-term tests have been done on nicotine only ingestion as the FDA has approved Nicotine polacrilex lozenges (sold as Glaxo’s Commit Lozenges) in 2002 (linked here) and Pfizer’s Nicotrol inhalers.(all linked here) From Dr. Murray Laugesen who has actually done testing on the e-cig: “(The)FDA does not seem to have heard about the famous 5 year Lung Study wherein thousands with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) used Nicotine gum, with no increase in hospitalization or mortality. Since then 7.5 additional years of follow up for lung cancer show no added risk for gum users but plenty for smokers. If The FDA needs references for longer term nicotine only effects, Nicotine gum has been used widely in many countries since 1984.”

Click Here to View The Nicotine Only Study:
( http://chestjournal.chestpubs.org/content/109/2/438.full.pdf+html )

Below is the summation of the results of the 1996 study referenced above by The American College of Physicians of Nicotine Polacrilex titled “Safety of Nicotine Polacrilex Gum Used by 3,094 Participants in the Lung Health Study”:

Results: The rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular conditions and cardiovascular deaths during the 5 years of the study were not related to use of NP, to dose of NP, or to concomitant use of NP and cigarettes. About 25% of NP users reported at least one side effect, but most were very minor and transient. Side effects associated with discontinuance of NP in 5% or more of users included headache, indigestion, mouth irritation, mouth ulcers, and nausea. There was no evidence that concomitant use of NP and cigarettes was associated with elevated rates of reported side effects. Participants in the smoking cessation intervention who received intensive levels of instruction and monitoring of NP use (initially at 12 meetings during 3 months) appeared to report significantly lower rates of side effects (dizziness, headache, and throat irritation) than control participants, presumed to have less instruction and monitoring.

Conclusions: NP, as used in the Lung Health Study, appears to be safe and unrelated to any cardiovascular illnesses or other serious side effects. (CHEST 1996; 109:438-45)

Ingredients of Nicotine Polacrilex:
Active Ingredients:
Nicotine polacrilex (4mg)

  Inactive Ingredients: Aspartame, Calcium Polycarbophil, Flavor, Magnesium Stearate, Mannitol, Potassium Bicarbonate, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Carbonate, Xanthan Gum

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Below are all the ingredients in the inLife Regal Electronic Cigarette:
Active Ingredient
s: Nicotine 1.3%, Propylene Glycol >50%, Glycerol <30%

 Ingredients at less than 10%: Water, Alcohol (ethanol), Coriandor, Solanone, Citric Acid, Benzel Alcohol, Orient Tobacco Absolute (flavor), Pepper Oil, Guaiacol, Menthol, Fragrant Orchid Element