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May 09, 2009

E cigarette

Oh boy, this row over e cigarettes is really annoying me. Look, yes, we know that smoking tobacco kills people. So, someone comes up with a way that you can get the nicotine without all the things that kill you: the e cigarette. So, what do the probnoses and the puritans do? Try to ban the e cigarette.

Sheesh, you'd think they'd be happy for goodness sake! People are damaging themselves less by using an e cigarette than smoking a regular cigar of ciggie. And that's what they keep saying they want, that people stop damaging themselves, isn't it?

But the fact that they want to ban e cigaettes rather reveals that this isn't what they're interested in at all. No, it's control over people, allowing them only to do what the bureaucrats decide to allow them to do.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn’t so sure. E-cigarettes have not been approved as a quitting method like the nicotine patch or gum, or as an alternative to smoking like chewing tobacco.

“FDA has reviewed several ‘electronic cigarettes’ and determined that those products were making ‘drug’ claims,” said Susan Small, a public affairs technician in the New England District FDA, in a written statement. “We have detained and refused several such products on the grounds that they were unapproved new drugs.”

The FDA considers e-cigarettes to be “adulterated devices” and is reviewing the products on a case-by-case basis, Small said.

The World Health Organization in a statement last year said e-cigarettes are not a legitimate therapy for smokers trying to quit and questioned the product’s safety.

The American Cancer Society has also weighed in.

“There is no strong evidence that shows they improve one’s chances of quitting,” said Kate Rogers, state director for the American Cancer Society.


See, they don't care that e cigarettes are less dangerous than tobacco. They still don't want you to use them.

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With a three billion dollar nicotine cessation aid industry (which provides the funding for the public health groups) and a four hundred billion tobacco industry at stake, are you really surprised at the opposition to the electronic cigarette?

Posted by: James Dunworth | May 10, 2009 1:26:42 PM

What this article should end with is the healthier and better alternative to smoking - VAPORIZING. There are so many harmful effects to the act of smoking because of to plant combustion that takes place.

Posted by: vaporizer | Jun 18, 2009 8:48:46 PM

I love this device! It sure has helped me quit smoking Traditional Tobacco Cigarettes for good :) I give this product an A++

Posted by: Electronic Cigarette | Aug 9, 2009 2:49:05 AM

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