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Electronic Cigarette History Infographics (SAMPLE ONLY) 2003: The electronic cigarette is first developed in Beijing, China by Hon Lik, a 52 year old pharmacist, inventor and smoker. He reportedly invents the 2003 device after his father, also a heavy smoker, dies of lung cancer. The company Lik worked for, Golden Dragon Holdings, developed the device and changed their name to Ruyan, which means "like smoke." April 2006: Electronic cigarettes introduced to Europe. 2006 2007: Electronic cigarettes introduced to the U.S. 2007 2March 2008: Turkey's Health Ministry bans the sale and importation of e-cigarettes. Health Ministry Drugs and Pharmacy Director, Mahmut Tokaç, claims electronic cigarettes are just as harmful as regular cigarettes. The vice president of the Foundation Combating Smoking in Turkey, Kıyas Güngör, claims that "nicotine is the most dangerous element among 4,800 poisonous chemicals in cigarettes." 2008 2September 2008: The World Health Organization (WHO) proclaims that it does not consider the electronic cigarette to be a legitimate smoking cessation aid and demands that marketers immediately remove from their materials any suggestions that the WHO considers electronic cigarettes 2008 safe and effective. October 2008: In a study funded by Ruyan, Health New Zealand conducts a detailed quantitative analysis and concludes that carcinogens and toxicants are present only below harmful levels. On the basis of the findings, the e-cigarette is rated several orders of magnitude (100 to 1000 times) less dangerous than smoking tobacco cigarettes. The nicotine dose is comparable to that of a medicinal nicotine inhaler. Overall, the product tested was deemed a "safe alternative to smoking. 2008 December 2011: The health minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia announces that the state government has determined that e-cigarettes and their cartridges fall under regulations concerning medicines and medical products. She states that the state government is planning to adopt regulations to ban their sale unless approved for sale in pharmacies. 2011 March 2012: United Tobacco Vapor Group Inc., a branch of the TVECA, wins a lawsuit challenging the Dutch Ministry of Health's ban on e-cigarette sales. 2012 2012: In United Kingdom MHRA announced, by 2016 Electronic Cigarette manufacturers, Suppliers and distributors must sell the UK certified products. 2012

Electronic Cigarette

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Electronic Cigarette History as an info graphics as an sample work only. This explains how the Electronic Cigarette born and what is the stage of it now.




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