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and trademarking potential brand names such as «Panama Red» and «Acapulco Gold.» Such rumors were nothing more than the product of fanciful imagination and wishful thinking, but now that state of Colorado has legalized marijuana use, and more states are sure to follow, those claims no longer sound quite so far fetched.

Those rumors of old were played upon in a 21 January 2014 article from Abril Uno positing that tobacco giant Phillip Morris had announced the company would be entering the marijuana cigarette market with a brand called «Marlboro M» Phillip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing marijuana cigarettes. To be marketed under the brand «Marlboro M», it will be made available for sale through marijuana licensed outlets in the state of Colorado, and Washington when it becomes commercially legal later this year.

Serafin Norcik, Phillip Morris’ Sr. Vice President for Marketing said in an interview that the company has been high on the idea of marketing cannabis, and has been monitoring the market for some time. It was only when the recent legalization initiatives winning in Colorado and Washington that they finally made the decision to take a leap of faith. By the following day links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media and re posted on other web sites, with many of those who encountered it mistaking it for a genuine news item. However, this article was just a spoof from the Abril Uno web site, whose name translates as «April One» (i.e., April Fool’s Day). Disclaimers on the web site’s pages notes that Abril Uno is a satire, parody and spoof web publication. Abril Uno uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases where public figures or companies are being satirized, parodied or spoofed. Any resemblance to the truth, actual events, actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and is intended purely as a satire, parody or spoof. All articles contained herein are fiction («fake»), untrue, and for entertainment only. Last updated 23 January 2014

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E-cigarettes heating up controversy

By Sarah Brechbill SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) It’s no wonder that E cigarettes are taking the market by storm. Long time smokers have finally found the perfect solution to kick their deadly habit for good. Smokers are able to fulfill their oral fixation, mimicking the act of blowing smoke. But rather than blowing harmful chemical filled tobacco smoke, e cigarette users simply release a nicotine laced vapor from their mouth. A healthy alternative to an addicting fatal habit&#8230 so, where does the controversy come into play?

The issue with vapers

E cigarettes are designed to trick the brain into thinking one is simply enjoying a regular tobacco cigarette. In order to do so, E cigarettes range in their levels of nicotine. Heavy smokers tend to opt for the higher levels of nicotine, whereas light smokers can do with the lower levels even getting down to just the vapor. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for most «vapers.» In fact, vaping is made easier with electronic cigarettes and therefore is done much more often. E cigarettes release a mist into the air, with almost no smell produced. A faint smell of mint or peach may be picked up depending on the flavor used. This allows vapers to smoke almost anywhere at their leisure no longer being forced to smoke in the cold outdoors.

Higher levels of nicotine intake

Owner of Premium E cigs & Vapor Shop, Don Stevens, says it’s completely false to assume vaping equals to higher nicotine intake.

«You take one or two drags, then put it down,» says Stevens. On the flip side, a cigarette needs to be smoked within a short period of time before it burns away. Director of St. Joseph’s Tobacco Cessation Center Chris Owens disagrees. He explains that because the FDA has yet to approve the product, there is no way of regulating all the nicotine levels being marketed.

The future of E cigs

It is uncertain whether E cigs will be regulated by the F D A, but restrictions on the product could potentially destroy the e cigarette market. Yet as Owens points out, tobacco companies would once again come out on top as people will continue to remain addicted to nicotine. Regardless of the future, e cigarettes are continuing to be a booming market. Some see it as a solution, some a continued addiction an endless, heated controversy.