FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 25, 2014 7:47 a.m.

    What a country we live in. Smoking marijuana is hailed as "medicinal", an expression of "freedom of choice",but electronic water vapor cigs are horrible and must be considered a "drug delivery system" that must condemned! I can't imagine how confusing it must be to be a liberal.

  • Deserthiker SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 24, 2014 11:32 p.m.

    Lets be clear. "E-cigarettes" are not cigarettes at all. There is no smoking going on or burning of tobacco leaves or anything else. E-cigs are an inhalation device for nebulized nicotine shaped to mimic a cigarette. The amount of nicotine inhaled depends on the concentration in the solution used in the device. the E-cig should be FDA regulated as a drug delivery system and clearly labeled as such with appropriate warnings and monitoring.

  • Shawnm750 West Jordan, UT
    April 24, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    I'd like to see a study on whether these devices actually enhance one's addiction to nicotine. Also, while I'm admittedly no expert on the subject, I believe that the nicotine concentration in some of these e-cigarettes is actually higher than their traditional counterparts. My guess is that one canister/unit/whatever probably contains more nicotine than a whole pack of cigarettes which means some people are actually becoming more dependent. In fact, I know people who now regularly use e-cigarettes that would never have smoked a regular cigarette. I'm not sure if they sell nicotine free versions, but I kind of doubt that they do. That alone makes these worse than traditional cigarettes in my opinion...