Electronic smokeless cigarettes & FDA

electronic smokeless cigarette and FDAFood and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a study of the electronic smokeless cigarettes. They took products of two companies and selectively researched it. Results: in one sample they found diethylene glycol (DEG), and in both samples (not for all flavors) found carcinogens. And quick to say that electronic cigarettes are harmful! We will try to find out whether this is actually true:

Oddly enough, in one sample was found diethylene glycol and is not used in the manufacture of liquids for electronic cigarette.

They studied only Chinese cigarettes. The quality of American and European should now be higher because they are constantly tested and refined by manufacturers to exclude contaminants and improve consumer qualities.

It is important to know that the FDA is funded by companies producing substitutes for nicotine (such companies as Pfizer). FDA also approved traditional cigarettes (which are much more harmful due to the greater amount of carcinogens and heavy metals).

The FDA has not say any specific figures, but it is known that carcinogenic substances have been found in trace quantities (just little above the detection level), and that they are below the 100 – 1,000 times lower than in tobacco products. These substances have been found only in tobacco tastes, as used for the manufacture of conventional tobacco, which was held a few degrees of purification. In general, they are so microscopically that do not represent any real harm.

Several years ago, some companies manufacturers of electronic cigarettes had their own independent medical research by contacting the major research laboratories (e.g. products «Ruyan» has been investigated in New Zealand). Studies have shown that electronic cigarettes are much harmless than cigarettes significantly, although there are some risks associated with lack of information about the reaction of the human body to breathe fumes of propylene glycol and glycerin. At this point, electronic cigarettes are permitted and widely used, but some suspicion still remains, so it needs more scientific and medical research. Such studies will require approximately $ 1 billion, and nearly 8 years. It seems that they have little being, It was filed an application for certification of FDA given that in 2004. According to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, e-cigarettes contain five ingredients all approved by the FDA.

There are reasons to suspect the FDA in the manipulation of public opinion, and that this involved a lot of money. Tobacco corporations and manufacturers have nicotine substitutes – it is billions of dollars! Naturally they are very interested in having to remove the electronic cigarettes from the market or at least delay the process of certification and approval for many years. During this time, they could go into the matter and issue its own counterparts, have enlisted the support of FDA.

“Q: Would it be possible for an electronic cigarette to receive FDA approval?

A: Yes. FDA issued a letter to the Electronic Cigarette Association inviting electronic cigarette firms to work in cooperation with the agency toward the goal of assuring that electronic cigarettes sold in the United States are lawfully marketed. The agency intends to regulate electronic cigarettes and related products in a manner consistent with its mission of protecting the public health.”

Source: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm225210.htm

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