Electronic cigs may not be new, but there is still always new news relating to them. For this reason it is important to keep on top of the latest news for these devices. If you are already a user this is especially important because news can change relating to use, purchase or even health issues.
Here’s a quick overview of some of the most recent developments:
- Arizona residents may need to change the way they buy their e-cigarettes if they were buying them online or even by phone. It turns out a new state law will no longer allow Arizona state residents to purchase tobacco products any way other than in person. Right now this does not include smokeless devices and related products, but this could change very soon. Regardless of which state you currently live in, it is important to stay current with the laws related to ordering your products online or by phone. If you are not careful you could end up breaking the law without even realizing it.
- The research relating to second-hand vaping continues. During a recent study, researchers looked for toxic substances in the vapor from smokeless devices. The results were that the six major substances that are found in traditional tobacco smoke were only found in miniscule amounts. You should still consider trying to use your device away from others, especially children and teens. It is also still a good idea to try to go with zero nicotine for your e-juice or cartridges.
- New Jersey has taken a major step towards trying to help with putting an end to smoking. While this does not relate to smokeless devices, it does mean that many people may be able to find help trying to quit traditional tobacco cigarette smoking. Residents of the state of New Jersey can find relief in the form of approaches meant to help quitting smoking such as patches, gum, lozenges or inhalers. If you are still a traditional smoker, you should speak to your doctor about finding a way to kick the habit, no matter where you live.
- When electronic versions of cigarettes first hit the market, it seemed you could only find them online and then at kiosks at places such as the mall. As their popularity increases, however, you will find it much easier to purchase disposable devices, e-liquid, cartridges and even starter kits. Right now the average gas station convenience store down the street from your home probably carries some brand of smokeless product. The great news is that now even larger chain supermarkets and name brand stores are moving towards carrying these products. Before long even your local Wal-Mart may be adding them to their shelves. If you want your favorite store to carry your brand, make it a point to let them know by writing an email or even a letter.
Getting Your News & Staying Informed
If you are a current smokeless device user, or planning to become one, it is important to stay current with the news relating to them. This is especially true of news about where you can use your device and any changes good or bad relating to health studies.
As the popularity of these devices continues to rise, it should be easier to find the latest news and research results. Aside from standard news outlets and forums, the ways that users get their information about electronic devices and related products continues to change.
There are of course plenty of blogs, but people are branching out to get more creative about how to share new information. Videos on YouTube and even podcasts are springing up daily to cover the latest data about these products. It’s a great way to get informed and also be entertained.
Remember, it is especially important to stay informed when it comes to the rules and regulations of your own state too. You don’t want to run the risk of breaking any new laws your state may put in place. Also where you can use your device publically could always change. Airports, planes, even your work place may not allow such devices or at least their use.
Before assuming use is allowed wherever you go, make it a point to find out first. In some areas you travel, you may not be allowed to have it. So it would be better just to leave it at home. Although many places still allow use, you are bound to come across places that don’t. So while one restaurant may be fine with it, another one may not even allow it on their patio.
It is also not uncommon to find some news reports with conflicting views. There is still so much to find out about these devices and their effects on the body, so it is important to read as much as you can about them.