“E-cigarettes” are advertised as a 100% healthy alternative to regular cigarettes and are they are promoted as a safe alternative to smoking and a way to help people quit smoking. The only problem, says the Food and Drug Administration, is there is no scientific evidence to back up the claims made by the e-cigarette manufacturers, distributors and marketers. The FDA fears that e-cigarettes could endanger a user’s health and are analyzing the electronic cigarettes.
Electronic or “e-cigarettes” use a battery and LED light to simulate smoking. The products contains nicotine and other compounds are atomized and inhaled by the user. The FDA says that some analysis of electronic cigarettes show they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals including diethylene glycol which is an ingredient used in antifreeze. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug and it is very difficult to abstain from once a user becomes addicted, regardless of the delivery method.
The FDA is also concerned that there are no age restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes, especially to teenagers.
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For more information on electronic cigarettes, see the FDA web-site.