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The Doctors TV show named electronic cigarettes #9 in their Top 10 Health Trends for 2009 in an all new episode on Wednesday last week.  Check out the video on the TV show’s web site by clicking this link.


UPDATE 3/26/2010:

The Doctors did it again.  They demo ePuffer e cigarette products on their March 8th 2010 episode. Be sure to check it out!


This is HUGE! I did happen to catch this episode while in a waiting room and was very excited about what they said on the show.

Some things they said were a little less exciting however because they were wrong IMHO.. More on this in a minute, but first, the exciting stuff!

The fact that The Doctors TV show has featured electronic cigarettes as #9 on their TOP 10 health trends for 2009 is, let me reiterate, HUGE mainstream media attention!

The next exciting thing I noticed was all of the doctors on the TV show gave the electronic cigarettes and an electric cigar a try.

They each took several drags, with the exception of Dr. Lisa Masterson who totally faked taking a drag barely letting her lips touch the electric cigar as you can see in this video on The Doctor’s web site.

Skeptics of the potential health benefits should also take note:

None of the Doctors on The Doctors TV show are smokers but they did try the devices while I find that many people I talk to (not medical experts by any means) are afraid to even try taking a drag off one of the cartridges that contains zero nicotine.

If the doctors on The Doctors TV show didn’t hesitate to take a few puffs then does this mean the doctors on the TV show are not concerned about electronic cigarettes affecting their health?  You be the judge.

Now the doctors did give an electronic cigarette to a veteran smoker and let her try it out before filming the show and then invited her into the studio audience to give her opinion. The veteran smoker said that, “she would recommend them.”

Cool! Another smoker gives it a pass!

Finally, the last exciting thing that stuck out in The Doctors’ review was Dr. Travis Stork informing the audience that the devices are not FDA approved yet.

Now keep in mind. Regular cigarettes are NOT FDA approved and never will be. In fact, regular cigarettes bear that all too familiar surgeon general’s warning. I personally find myself reminding people of this fact whenever they suggest that electronic cigarettes need to be FDA approved to be legally sold in the U.S.A.

Although I have been labeled as an optimist by most I do want to temper this post with a little reality.

The Doctors TV show did say a couple things that were either wrong or a little misleading which may have you doubting their credibility.

First, The Doctors review stated that the products are not yet available in the U.S.A. Wrong! There are lots of suppliers here. Some of them are even selling thousands of units a month in the states.

The second misleading thing the doctors TV show said is that the starter kit would cost you $150. Ouch! At least partially wrong.. I would say the average for a decent unit is less about half that cost (which would be $75 according to my calculator) from what I have seen.

So whether you like The Doctors TV show or not doesn’t change the facts. They listed electronic cigarettes as their #9 health trend to watch for in 2009 and I am exited to see this year shaping up quite nicely already for the e smoking community. If you would like to see some video shorts of this episode be sure to check out the promo video for the top 10 Health Trends 2009 show at this link: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/show_page/90


  1. Karen says:

    You wrote: “The second misleading thing the doctors TV show said is that the starter kit would cost you $150.”

    I was first introduced to the e-cig at a mall. There was a kiosk for “SmokingEverywhere” and the price for their starter kit was indeed $150

    • Paul says:

      I have a nice one form esmokey treats and I payed $60.

    • terrence says:

      right now most of the starter kits average $50-$75. most exepensive one i know is the green smoke one wich is $130.

      • memorysan says:

        I ordered mine last week for $55 and it comes with about a carton of cigarettes worth of cartridges…in some places, a carton of cigarettes cost more than that so I considered it a GREAT deal!

  2. Cindy says:

    My work place just banned smoking and I have just purchased a Njoy system. I am very anxious to try it out once the battery charges. I hope it lives up to it’s rating!

  3. Raul says:

    There is a community dedicated to the e-cigarette


    come check it out :)

    • Jerrad says:

      E-Cigarettes are a very dangerous gateway system for non-smokers & children to get addicted to nicotine. They are misleading the general public into thinking they are safe. Nicotine is extremely harmful to the arteries, the heart and the Central Nervous System. This is NOT a good idea. If people want to smoke they should deal with the consequences and kill themselves in the process.

      • Sparky says:

        I am surprised that “The Doctors” didn’t mention this. Can you point me to the studies?

        Also, I have heard the gateway argument many times. E Cigs have to become “cool” in the minds of kids first before we need to worry about this. It’s bad enough as an adult I almost get my ass kicked by other adults who don’t believe e cigs are “cool” yet when I try to show-and-tell.

      • terrence says:

        i dont understand what ur saying. First you sound concerned then you say who care just smoke and die. I dont know if i should take you seriously

  4. Kat says:

    Our mall kiosk in Kansas was selling it for 180. We bought ours for 60 online.
    Also, the US puts a little too much stock in the FDA.
    Great site!

    • Sparky says:

      Agreed. Like most government agencies, they don’t have the resources to police everything. For example, the FDA is trying to detain shipments of e cigs but most get through anyway so what’s the point?

  5. Chris says:

    I would much rather buy E-Cigs online than in mall kiosk, basically due to the costs.

  6. Sheila says:

    Let me get this straight. I have seen some information about the electronic cigarettes on the news (I can’t remember which one) and in magazines that the electronic cigarette is worse for you than a real cigarette. Is this info. wrong? My husband is a smoker and I would like him to try this, but he has seen this bad wrap on these cigarettes.

    • Sparky says:

      Thanks for the comment Sheila. Yes, in my humble opinion those who say e cigs are worse than regular cigarettes are wrong! The skeptics argue there is not enough data to even make a statement like that. The doctors seem to endorse it and I would say they have more credibility than me, but the fact of the matter is you and your husband should do your own research and make and make an informed decision. The decision is yours and yours alone.

    • Xmoker says:

      There’s two things going on here: big tobacco companies are worried about the loss they’ll make if the trend to e-cigarettes continues. Governments, whilst encouraging smoking cessation on the one hand, are also worried about the drop in revenue they’ll receive as smokers change to e-cigarettes (watch them tax nicotine when their revenues drop dramatically). Of course there’ll be negative reviews, but at the end of the day, which is more harmful, combustible cigarettes, or e-cigarettes? I was a pack a day smoker and am now into my 3rd week of e-smoking. My blood pressure dropped dramatically on day 4 (had it checked at the hospital when I was doing a post-operative follow-up). I’m expecting my triglycerides to be lower too, as these are exacerbated by combustible cigarette smoking. I haven’t had any craving for combustibles, either. It works for me where nicotine gum and patches didn’t. Furthermore, I can smoke indoors again as there’s no smell and no smoke. There’s no such thing as second-hand vapour. I’d advise your husband to make the change to e-cigarettes. Think about it: if tobacco was discovered to-day, it would be banned as far too dangerous a drug for human consumption.

    • Jerrad says:

      The truth is you should just stop smoking period and deal with the withdrawals. It will be unpleasant for a little while but you WILL GET THROUGH IT. Do not prolong the inevitable. Nicotine in all of its forms is DANGEROUS.

      • Lauren says:

        Nicotine may contribute to arteriosclerosis over the very long term and is known to inhibit apoptosis (the process by which cells shut down abnormal duplication).

        This is nothing compared to what cigarette smoke does to the body. Nothing.

        Like many (some studies say ~50%) people who have ulcerative colitis, I smoke because it helps keep me in remission. Nicotine is in trials for a FDA approved UC treatment. I’m glad I currently have better nicotine delivery options that I did a few years ago… tried gum and lost an alarming amount of hair! :)

  7. KTEX says:

    Their credibility shouldn’t be questioned based on the fact that they don’t know the cost or locale of e-cigs….they are doctors, they are focused on the health issues involved, not the logistics. Unless you are a doctor (sparky), you might wanna pipe down about the legitamacy of their intelligence.

    • Sparky says:

      You’re right. What I wrote was out of line. By some strange coincidence that was actually the first time I saw the show and I guess those slight errors gave me the wrong impression. Since then I have learned more about the doctors and have a lot more respect for what they do with their show.

  8. Ecig Girl says:

    Hey, I like ‘em. I’ve smoked regular analogs for years and the e-gig is far smoother! I have no more tar and smoke and mess and smell and all that goes with it – but after all it IS the nicotine that gets us hooked! This way I can step it down without all the other bad stuff. Online shopping makes them available in the US and makes comparison shopping easy.

    I purchase from a US supplier, started for far less than I spend in a month on smoking and will pay mo more than a few bucks a month now. Wish I’d found ‘em sooner!

    • Sundayi says:

      Ecig Girl I liked your review. My husband and I both smoke and would like to quit. I saw a commerical only once for the e-cig and didn’t get the #. If you can … where did you get yours. I really get up set with myself because I don’t like the taxes imposed on and the descrimination to smokers. Within a 6 or 7 month period our smokes went up $20 a carton. Unbelievable!!!!! that’s more than we were paying before added state tax and added federal tax. But it’s the same across the country. Insurance companies want you to stop smoking or pay higher premiums but ours don’t want to help pay for anything like the patch to help. I started smoking before they decided it was bad for my health…by then it was too darn late. Nicotine is a pretty addictive (dare I say?) drug. Get us hooked, tax us to death on it then tell us we need to give it up or pay more for health insurance and life insurane and now you may be at risk of being dismissed from your job if you smoke even off the clock or sorry we won’t hire you because you smoke.
      I would appreciate any info you can give me.
      Thank You

      • Ecig Girl says:

        Hiya Sundayi…..

        So take a look at totallywicked.com and cignot.com to start to get an idea for kit prices. My favorite model is the Joye510. There are SO many companies on line, your head will swim. Also totally wicked will link you to the ecig forum where you can read lots of users recommendations for products and sites. Oh also besteciggy.com has a good deal on the 10 pack of sample liquids so yo can get an idea what flavors you like before committing to the purchase of the large bottles. Good luck, hope this helps.

  9. Joe Phillips says:

    I picked up an electronic cigarette starter kit and I really enjoy it. I think that I will finally be able to kick the habit. You save a lot of money buying online than at kiosks.

  10. Sharrone says:

    I just ordered my free trial of electronic ciggs to see what the hype is all about. Being a singer I wonder, will these cigs have the same effect on my voice that real ones do? I think this is a question that I have not seen yet. If they do not have the same effect I am sold!!!!!

  11. Casey says:

    Okay so my husband and I both really wanted to quit smoking so we went to the mall here in Albuquerque and bought two e-cigs for each of us. They were amazing for about the first month, but then we realized how many huge fights we had been having and how we were so antsy. So we went and picked up a pack of smokes. I feel like I love him again and I love my real nicotine, real smoke, smelly hair, and getting tired walking to the barn and back. I know, I know, that all sounds like bad stuff to most people but to me it is life and I would much rather be happy than try to be without my cigarettes.

  12. big ern says:

    7-11 sells the starter kit for $19.99 cartriges for $15.99 for a 10 pack !
    not sure if i am a fan yet…

    • Sparky says:

      I saw that at my local 7-11. Not sure if I am a fan either. I took a couple pics on my iPhone and plan to post on it. Don’t have time to do a review on it now, but would like to get reactions from people who have tried it.

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