the impetus behind e-cigarette (electronic cigarette) use, stems from a
desire to help people stop smoking, it seems that the electronic
cigarette controversy stems from the fact that electronic cigarettes
are not approved or monitored by any governing body or regulatory
agencies, specifically the FDA. Currently, the FDA has no control over
The makers of e-cigarettes claim inhaling nicotine vapor minus the tobacco is a sincere effort to provide an alternative to smoking. Electronic cigarettes may have unknown side effects but none of the possible side effects are severe enough to motivate any regulatory agency to do any major studies on this issue. No one knows for sure. Allegedly, the ingredients, water, propylene glycol, liquid nicotine, and a tobacco scent, have been tested for toxicity and no adverse effects have been documented to date.
Federal regulators and antismoking groups are taking steps to snuff out electronic cigarettes, the smokeless nicotine product embraced by a growing number of people trying to kick the habit or avoid bans on smoking in public.
The American Lung Association, along with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, recently called for e-cigarettes to be removed from the market. The groups say e-cigarettes have yet to be proven safe and that kids may be attracted to the products, some of which come in flavors like chocolate and strawberry.
Electronic cigarettes have an electronic battery, a cartridge comprised
of an atomization chamber and a smart chip controller. The
atomizer/cartridge (cartomizer) contains the nicotine. Electronic
cigarettes are able to reproduce the flavor and physical sensation of
smoking regular tobacco cigarettes. However it should be made clear
that no tobacco is present in electronic cigarettes.
E-cigs (electronic cigarettes) may offer a great option for smokers concerned about the long-term health effects of smoking chemical laden tobacco. Most smokers want to quit, but viable alternatives that really work are hard to find. You might think that given the burden on healthcare spending, and the individual health consequences associated with cigarettes, that someone would launch a study to put the e-cigarette (ecig) controversy to rest. If electronic cigarettes can improve health by satisfying the craving for nicotine that most smokers experience, then making them readily available would be nothing short of a God send.
Kate Rogers, state director for the American Cancer Society says, "There is no strong evidence that shows they improve a person's chances of quitting," but consumers who have used e-cigs, contend that electronic cigarettes definitely help cut back or quit smoking altogether. Given the fact that tobacco contains a multitude of chemicals other than tobacco, electronic cigarettes are a great alternative for most consumers who have lost trust in any organization enmeshed in big business.
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