In April the FDA released proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes and asked for your input. Last week it extended the comment period by 30 days. The proposed rule focuses on FDA’s regulatory approach to electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products, proposed options for the regulation of cigars, pathways to market for proposed deemed tobacco products, and compliance dates for certain provisions, among other issues.
The proposed new regulations wouldn’t restrict or ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored e-cigarettes that some believe are designed to attract and hook young people. They also wouldn’t restrict TV advertising or online sales. People and organizations can submit comments electronically through
Well, hopefully this will stop the marketing of electronic cigarettes to minors.
Research into the effects of e-cigarettes lags behind their popularity.
Evidence does show that e-cigarettes may be less harmful than cigarettes as there is no tobacco smoke to inhale. But we still don’t know enough about their long-term risks or the effects of second hand exposure.
Hopefully FDA would will do due diligence on harmful effects of e-cigarettes before taking any decision
I have been a Respiratory Therapist for 10 years and I also hope that they do long term research on e cigarettes. I dont see how it can be worse for you than inhaling smoke into your lungs, but who knows what chemicals are put into the liquid.
I do agree that further research is needed, but all the current studies are pointing to the fact that ecigarettes pose minor health risk compared to tobacco cigarettes. So they should be supported as a valid tobacco alternative.