Cigarette machine – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Country/Territory Situation regarding cigarette vending machines Australia Sales prohibited under 18. Can only be located in liquor licensed and gaming venues, must display health warnings and cannot contain images of product (only a description and price on a black and white label). Austria Sales prohibited under 16. Machines must attempt to verify a customer’s age by requiring the insertion of a debit card or mobile phone verification. Belgium Sales prohibited under 16. Machines need to be locked/unlocked by a responsible adult. Bulgaria None present Croatia Banned Cyprus Banned Czech Republic Sales prohibited under 18. Machines situated in bars and similar places only. Denmark Sales prohibited under 18. Machines generally situated in restaurants, bars and hotel lobbies. Age verification monitored by staff. England Ban came into force on 1 October 2011. 2 Estonia Banned Finland Due to be banned on 1 January 2015. France Banned Georgia Banned Germany Sales prohibited under 18. Machines must provide an age verification (usually German identity card, European driving licence or Electronic cash Card). Until 2007 the sale was prohibited to under 16. Since 31. December 2008 all public cigarette machines must have an age verification to prove that the buyer is 18 or over. Greece Banned Guernsey A ban was approved on 1 July 2010, following an amendment to the existing tobacco advertising law. The exact date of implementation has yet to be decided. Hungary Banned in 2006 Iceland Banned Ireland Sales prohibited under 18. Restricted to licensed premises only since 1 July 2009. Vending machines are operated by a token or card obtained from the bar once the age of the buyer has been identified. Israel Ban came into force on 1 January 2014 Italy Sales prohibited under 18. Machines must contain an electronic device to verify age of buyer. Latvia Banned Lithuania Banned Luxembourg Sales prohibited under 16. Age has to be proven at the counter or bar before a token is issued so that the machine can be used. Malta Sales prohibited under 16. Netherlands Sales prohibited under 18. Token issued at counter once the purchasers age has been verified. New Zealand Sales prohibited under 18. Machines situated in bars and similar places only. From 10 December 2004, machines can only be operated by staff. Northern Ireland Ban came into force on 1 March 2012 Norway Sales prohibited under 18. Machines are token operated. Poland Banned Portugal Sales prohibited under 18. Machines must contain an electronic device to verify age of buyer. Romania Banned Slovakia Banned Slovenia Banned Spain Sales prohibited under 18. Scotland Ban came into force on 29 April 2013. Singapore Banned Sweden Sales prohibited under 18. Switzerland Sales from machines are age restricted in 21 out of 26 cantons (12 cantons under 16 9 cantons under 18 5 cantons no age restriction (although most retailers won’t sell to under 16.). United States Only in facilities where people under 18 are not allowed. 3 Ukraine Banned Wales Ban came into force on 1 February 2012. See also edit

  • Clark Whittington, creator of the Art o mat, a project to convert disused cigarette machines into art vending machines
  • Distroboto, a project to convert disused cigarette machines into zine vending machines
  • Taspo, a Japanese system for age verification at cigarette machines
  • Action on Smoking and Health

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Eclipse (cigarette) – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Eclipse is an American cigarette brand that was developed and is marketed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. Unlike the company’s previous attempt at a smokeless cigarette, Premier, Eclipse uses a simpler system without the aluminum ‘capsule’, and does not suffer the unpleasant taste & smell consequences when lit with sulphur based matches (though each pack does recommend using a lighter because it takes time to light, like a cigar.) They operate similarly to a coffee maker, using hot air instead of hot water The user lights a carbon tip with holes in it, which supplies hot air to tobacco wrapped in foil to insulate the outer paper from the heat, and a hollow ‘filter’ serves as a mouthpiece. The hot air drawn through the holes evaporates the juices in the tobacco, giving off a flavored vapor. Unlike traditional cigarettes, very little tobacco is burned, and indeed the cigarette does not get shorter during use. The Eclipse simply last about 5 minutes before the carbon tip is exhausted, and the whole unit is discarded after a few minutes’ cooling period. They were first tested with consumers in 1994, and brought into limited market distribution in 2000. As of 2014 they are still in production, and are one of the remaining choices allowed to be smoked in the offices of R.J. Reynolds facilities after the company began to restrict traditional smoking in their office facilities. 1 The makers claim that this design produces significantly less smoke than normal cigarettes and no ashes. citation needed The company also claims that this creates a better environment around the user. Because of this attribute, the cigarettes are marketed as “present ing less of a risk of certain smoking related diseases”. This writer’s experience has proven (with non smoker test subjects) that there is virtually no secondhand smoke that clings to draperies, clothes, upholstery etc, compared to the heavy pall of conventional tobacco smoke in a closed room.

The American Cancer Society 2 3 argues that the cigarettes are not as safe as the marketing campaign suggests, and that they should be removed from the marketplace although they produce less tar and produce less second hand smoke, this leads to a false sense of security, since the cigarette still contains high amounts of carcinogens. Other concerns are that they produce more carbon monoxide than regular cigarettes. R. J. Reynolds has countered by claiming that the company is not trying to market a “safe” cigarette, only a better alternative. 4

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  • Premier Predecessor in concept to Eclipse

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