E-Cigarettes: A Transient Timeline
Digital cigarettes are basically a new phenomenon in the US, and lots of people (including smokers) nonetheless haven't heard about them. However they've been round for years in other parts of the world.
Here's a transient timeline of the digital cigarette (e-cig for short):
2003 - Beijing based SBT Co. registered a patent for the first e-cig.
2004 - Ruyan, another Beijing company, is now the top; they merged with SBT Co to become SBT Ruyan Technology & Development Co.
o May 2004: Ruyan sells its first cigarette in China; gross sales for 2004 whole 1.7 million US dollars.
2005 - Gross sales attain 17 million US dollars
2006 - Sales attain 37 million US dollars
o April 2006: Ruyan introduces the e-cig in Europe
July 2009 - The FDA releases a warning towards electronic cigarettes and states that they may be unfairly marketed to young individuals.
January 2010 - A federal judge stops the FDA from blocking e-cigs coming into the country from China.
February 2010 - FDA files an enchantment of Judge Leon's ruling.
March 2010 - US Court docket of Appeals overturns Decide Leon's ruling, giving the FDA the facility to ban e-cig imports.
I needed to share this information because lots of people may be fascinated with e-cigs, however do not need to strive something ?completely new?, fearing that it hasn't been properly tested or might be unsafe. But as you possibly can see, the e-cig has been manufactured, examined, and distributed long earlier than it's arrival right here in the United States.
Hope this helps any of you who're sitting on the fence wondering for those who ought to give them a strive.