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US stock market daily report (August 26, 2014, Tuesday)

August 27, 2014, Wednesday, 05:18 GMT | 01:18 EST | 09:48 IST | 12:18 SGT
Contributed by Millennium Traders

The booming $3 billion global market for over 400 brands of electronic cigarettes, is taking a toll on the rapidly fading tobacco cigarette industry. I for one, gave up stinky cigarettes eight months ago and now use e-cigarettes. Former smokers, like myself, can get their nicotine 'fix' from e-cigarettes, without taking in over 4,000 chemicals including 43 known cancer-causing carcinogenic compounds and 400 other toxins with regular tobacco cigarettes. Other lethal ingredients in cigarettes include ammonia, arsenic, carbon monoxide, DDT, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and nicotine - just to list a few.

Ingredients in my e-cigarette vape juice - vegetable glycerine, propelyne glycol, organic and natural flavors. There is nothing deadly about anything in my vape juice.

The World Health Organization said e- cigarettes represents “an evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control”. Tobacco growers are feeling the pain from the evolving popularity of e-cigarettes. WHO is recommending that electronic cigarettes be regulated and banned from indoor use until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm others, like second hand smoke. The organization is calling for a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship. Per a report from WHO, appropriate regulation "is a necessary precondition for establishing a scientific basis on which to judge the effects of their use, and for ensuring that adequate research is conducted and the public health is protected and people made aware of the potential risks and benefits."

One regulation WHO wants is that e-cigarette makers should be banned from making claims that they help people quit smoking, until they provide convincing supporting scientific evidence. Uhhh, hello... I am one of those scientific evidences! Since I have been vaping with my e-cig, I have zero desire to smoke a stinky cigarette. That's the kind of proof e-cigarette makers need.

Regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems that WHO calls ENDS, e-cigs increase the exposure of bystanders and non-smokers to nicotine and other toxicants. “In summary, existing evidence shows that ENDS aerosol is not merely ‘water vapor’ as is often claimed in the marketing for these products,” the WHO said in the 13-page report. While evidence indicates e-cigs are likely to be less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, the use of e- cigarettes poses a threat to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women using them, the report said.

The American Heart Association said they support the use of the battery-powered devices - e-cigarettes - that vaporize nicotine only as a last resort to help smokers quit. I personally tried many different methods to quit smoking however I suffered all the side effects that came along with patches and pills. E-cigs are the most successful option for me, to finally kick the habit.

While adolescents are increasing their experimenting with e- cigarettes, they sure as hell beat smoking stinky tobacco cigarettes - containing over 4,000 chemicals - any day.