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February 11, 2013 08:00 ET

People Who Suffer From Mental Illness More Likely to Smoke, Better to Smoke an e-Cig

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - February 11, 2013) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration gathered new data that shows people with mental illnesses are 70 percent more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes than people without mental illnesses. International Vapor Group, a popular electronic cigarette company, wants to make sure people with mental illnesses, who smoke, are aware that they have the option of switching to an e-Cig.

The data shows that one out of every three adults with a mental illness smokes, compared to one out of every five adults without mental illnesses who smokes. Adults with mental illnesses smoke about a third of all cigarettes smoked in the United States. They also smoke more cigarettes per month and are less inclined to quit smoking, according to the report.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that one of every three adults with mental illness smokes, compared with one in five adults without mental illness.

"Many people with mental illness are at greater risk of dying early from smoking than of dying from their mental health conditions," said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, during a press briefing.

International Vapor Group, also known as IVG, is an industry-leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of their top e-Cig brands, South Beach Smoke and EverSmoke. Very few electronic cigarette companies have the level of expertise, passion and resources that the International Vapor Group upholds.

"About a fifth of the United States population suffer from mental illnesses, if we could get at least half of the people who smoke and suffer from a mental illness to make the switch, I'd say we've succeeded. International Vapor Group really provides smokers with a better smoking alternative," said a representative from International Vapor Group.

IVG currently offers 10 flavors, with new flavors constantly being tested. Classic Tobacco, Tobacco Blue, Tobacco Gold, Menthol, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cherry, Coffee, Pina Colada, and Peach flavored cartridges all come in four nicotine levels. The nicotine levels are 18 or 16mg, 12mg, 6mg, and 0mg for those smokers who no longer need the nicotine solution but still crave the fixation of a cigarette.

The electronic cigarette industry is rapidly growing with no signs of slowing down, and as researchers continue to conduct studies on the health benefits e-Cigs provide versus traditional cigs, giving the electronic cigarette more exposure and availability to consumers. International Vapor Group has taken the lead in the industry by providing customers with three electronic cigarette brands to choose from, excellent quality products and superior customer service. For more information on the International Vapor Group and for wholesale inquiries please visit

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