According to Dr. Paul Newhouse, director of Vanderbilt University's Center
for Cognitive Medicine: "Nicotine by itself isn't very addictive at
all, Nicotine seems to require assistance from other substances found in tobacco
to get people hooked. It seems very safe even in nonsmokers. In our studies we
find it actually reduces blood pressure chronically. And there were no addiction
or withdrawal problems, and nobody started smoking cigarettes. The risk of
addiction to nicotine alone is virtually nil."Even the FDA has
determined that there are no significant safety concerns with respect to
long-term/recreational nicotine use. More specifically, the agency recently
published a Notice of Findings in the Federal Register indicating that the
long-term use of the nicotine-containing NRT products was safe and does not
appear to have significant potential for abuse or dependence.
Really, when it all comes down to dust, it is just another tax and job killer
and all it will do is drive legal businesses underground and give another
lucrative enterprise for the gangs to control. When will we ever understand
that the governments will never be able to control the will of the people. If
someone wants to be self destructive,no law or government will ever stop them.
Our liberties are "unalienable" because they come from God, not our
government and He will be the final judge.
Stopping nicotine addiction is about as hard as stopping heroin. Yet my two
brother in laws who died of tobacco cigarette cancers might well have switched
to E cigarettes if they had them and would be alive today a decade or too later.
I will give one thumb up for Ecigarettes though I agree it is not easy to stop
them or cigarettes. But they are many times safer.
I like how the FDA wants an ingredients label, but cigarettes are exempt from
those regulations.Yes, Nicotine is addicting, along with many other
drugs. But this is so much better than the smell of cigarettes.
"If the rule passes, the regulations will go into effect in two
years."OOOooooh, that'll show 'em.The
landscape for eCigs is changing so fast, they need regulatory power NOW, and it
needs to be as pervasive as that for tobacco cigarettes.Big tobacco
is about to get into the game, and is ready for FDA regulation. They don't
mind, as they are looking for profit margin, and the profit margin for a 1-pack
equivalent eCig package is considerably more than that of a pack of cigs.Now yes, I know that eCigs do not carry tar or other tobacco related
carcinogens, so the risk of cancer is nearly nil. But you don't hear about
tobacco smokers suffering from nicotine poisoning either.
Most of the public does not understand that e-cigarettes are just as addictive
as regular cigarettes. It is important to get the word out, especially to
families with teenagers.