Saturday, October 5, 2013

Too many concerns exist with e-cigarettes?

Chances are you have seen the recent advertisements for electronic cigarettes on television, billboards and in magazines. Social media is littered with pop-up and banner ads featuring rugged, masculine men or glamorous starlets. Does it seem like déjà vu to you? The tobacco industry used these same tactics to entice new users, many of whom now suffer health effects or worse, death.

Whether it is the act of smoking or the latest got-to-have-it gadget that draws people to e-cigarettes, it’s the nicotine that keeps them there. The fact remains that no federal agency currently oversees how e-cigarettes are made, or how and to whom they are marketed and sold.

There is no credible labeling, no testing, and therefore hold no hope of ending nicotine addiction.