Monday, January 19, 2015

Will the F.D.A. Kill Off E-Cigs? -

Will FDA regulation crush the "safe" e-cigarette under the wight of the regulations it is developing for ordinary tobacco products? frets the "free enterprise" oriented AEI op-ed writer. - gwc

Will the F.D.A. Kill Off E-Cigs? -

by Sally Satel // American Enterprise Institute

WASHINGTON — ELECTRONIC cigarettes, battery-powered devices that convert a solution of nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that can be inhaled, or “vaped,” have the potential to wean a vast number of smokers off cigarettes. No burned tobacco leaves, no cancer-causing tar: a public health revolution in waiting.

The problem is, not enough smokers are switching to e-cigarettes, despite their relative safety — and understandably so. Smokers are barraged with news about inaccurate labeling, shoddy counterfeits and poorly made e-cigarettes that emit toxins and cancer-causing chemicals in vapor. And to the frustration of smokers, public health experts and, yes, manufacturers, the Food and Drug Administration, which has not yet set up sensible regulations, is making the situation worse.

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1 comment:

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