SOURCE: USACIG; Hop-on

USACIG; Hop-on

January 28, 2010 13:22 ET

USACIG and Hop-on Address Tobacco Smokers' Demands for Change

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) - Hop-on, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) (www.hop-on.com) and USACIG, Inc. are driven to lead the way in reducing smokers' health concerns by being a leading provider of electric cigarettes, says USACIG President Jay Pignatello.

"We are at a turning point where we, as a nation, are researching and producing new ways and technologies to create a more holistic and natural approach to living. Solar panels are replacing energy components that are toxic to our environment. The automobile industry is creating a new generation of vehicles that help keep our air cleaner. USACIG has created a product that is changing the tobacco industry. Electric cigarettes eliminate burning tobacco. No burning stops over four thousand carcinogens found in a standard cigarette from finding their way into the body. Our electric cigarette delivers a controlled nicotine burst via water vapor that helps insure the safety of our loved ones and also eliminates secondhand smoke, which has been proven to be harmful to others," Pignatello said.

Peter Michaels, President of Hop-on, stated, "The recent legal developments here in the US have opened the door so our company can effectively launch the USACIG products in the US. Our products have virtually none of the cancer-causing chemicals of traditional cigarettes, but the FDA says it has not been proven safe. Our goal with USACIG is to prove our products are safe, affordable for everyone and profitable for our company. We experienced no issues importing our electronics into the US market. Our product is better, less expensive, and the technology behind our cigarettes is made in America."

US District Judge Richard J. Leon made a landmark decision against the FDA. "This case appears to be yet another example of FDA's aggressive efforts to regulate recreational tobacco products as drugs or devices," Judge Leon wrote.

With the passage of landmark tobacco legislation last year, Judge Leon added, the Food and Drug Administration's new tobacco division will be able to regulate the contents and marketing claims of e-cigarettes in the same way it is about to begin regulating traditional tobacco products. But the agency's drug division cannot ban the devices, the judge ruled.

About Hop-on, Inc.

Hop-on, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) offers multi-media services and has secured licensing agreements from essential patent holders for GSM, CDMA and WIFI technologies. Since its inception, known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone, Hop-on currently remains one of the few US-based manufacturers of cellular technology. The Company also distributes The Electric Cigarette and the Electric Cigar.

About USACIG, Inc.

USACIG is the only US-based manufacturer making the actual nicotine cartridges/products in the US. The Electric Cigarette™ is an alternative to traditional tobacco products. It is a battery-powered device providing inhaled doses of nicotine by delivering vaporized water, propylene glycol, nicotine solution and other non-carcinogens. In addition to nicotine delivery, this vapor also provides a flavor and physical sensation similar to that of inhaled tobacco smoke, while no tobacco, smoke, or combustion is actually involved in its operation. USACIG, Inc. is a US-based manufacturer of "The Electric Cigarette" and "The Electric Cigar™." USACIG manufactures its cartridges in the United States and the electronics are manufactured in China. USACIG also has US-based doctors on its board monitoring and supervising medical related issues or opportunities. For more information, visit www.USACIG.com

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Contact Information

  • Contact for USACIG, Inc.:
    David Worley
    Email Contact

    Contact for Hop-on, Inc.
    Danny Coleman
    (949) 756-9008