SOURCE: Smokefree Innotec, Inc.

December 08, 2010 17:56 ET

Federal Court Ruling Opens U.S. Market for Smokefree Innotec Products

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Smokefree Innotec, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFIO) an established international distributor of e-cigarettes, ( or announced today through its President and CEO Thomas Schroepfer, that the U.S. market for its nicotine products has been opened yesterday by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit affirming a lower court's decision that the FDA was wrong when it blocked a shipment of e-cigarettes from entering the U.S. in 2009. It is reported that the federal appeals court ruled that the FDA cannot regulate electronic cigarettes as a drug or device as long as makers of the battery-powered cigarette look-alikes aren't marketed to help people quit smoking, but rather they are to be regulated simply as tobacco products.

Mr. Schroepfer declared, "This ruling allows SFIO to make giant strides in commencing marketing and sales of its nicotine products in the United States. As we announced previously, the Company has begun its marketing program for sales and distribution in the U.S. marketplace for its domestically produced non-nicotine product lines, and this ruling that the FDA lacks the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes as drugs or devices, and hadn't proved they are harmful, allows SFIO to now bring its tobacco-free nicotine e-cigarette and other nicotine products into the United States. Our attorneys who have been in contact with the FDA are working to formulate the actions necessary for SFIO to comply with tobacco product regulations."

"Smokefree Innotec products are not intended for any prevention or therapeutic treatment of any disease, and are manufactured under rigid quality control methods to provide a uniform and safe yet satisfying level of nicotine to be delivered to the user, utilizing our unique and proprietary patented technology, differentiating SFIO from other e-cigarettes, and thus contain no harmful ingredients. I would also like to reiterate that SFIO's marketing policy is aimed at adult smokers and non-smokers alike, and SFIO never presents its products in a manner intended to appeal to children to become users of any nicotine product, or non-nicotine SFIO product that resembles smoking."

About Smokefree Innotec, Inc:

Smokefree Innotec, Inc. is in the business of designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing hi-tech, nicotine and non-nicotine cigarette-like delivery devices which are completely smoke and vapor-free and tobacco-free. Smokefree Innotec's products are designed to protect the non-smoker from second hand smoke and all its effects while providing the smoker a way to enjoy a smoke-free cigarette anywhere, including places where smoking tobacco or similar substances is prohibited. Further, our products will allow the smoker to enjoy smoking either nicotine or flavored non-nicotine cigarettes while not having to worry about the offensive dangers and ill effects of regular cigarette smoking. However Smokefree Innotec products are not intended for any prevention or therapeutic treatment of any disease. Sources of public information regarding the FDA utilized in this press release include MedPage Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, and reports.

A number of statements referenced in this Press Release are forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Exchange Act of 1934. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, and goals, assumption of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward-looking statements in this Release may be identified through the use of words such as "expects," "will," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," or statements indicating certain actions "may," "could," or "might" occur. Such statements reflect the current views of Smokefree Innotec, Inc. with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of products, services, and technologies, competitive market conditions, successful integration of acquisitions, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses, and other factors. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Smokefree Innotec, Inc. does not undertake any responsibility to update the "forward-looking" statements contained in this news release. Disclosures made in this Press Release are limited by good business practice and to that permitted to the public by applicable securities regulations, both Federal and State, including rights granted to shareholders under the Nevada Revised Statutes NRS 78.257 regarding limitations of preferential and selective disclosure of confidential Company information.

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