E-Cigarettes, as popular as they are in today’s modern world and social realms, is not a product that’s in fact yet approved, nor regulated by the FDA.
Interestingly enough, little states actually have any health warnings at all against e-cigarettes, with the exception of California, which essentially warns—and is required by law—that nicotine and other chemicals found in “e-juice” or e-cigarettes can in fact be harmful to your health, especially those that are or suspect they are pregnant.
In fact, there are multiple health warnings, including in other states on the basis of warning perspective consumers that the “e-juice” chemical compounds in some products can be quite harmful to an individual, especially if they are predispositioned to medical conditions already—such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, and even mental disorders or illness.
The FDA is very careful as to what it does and does not support, endorse, or recognize as “safe” products for consumer use as a beverage or food—available to the public through various forms of markets.
Believe it or not, many VG and PG based e-juices that are Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol based possess the same chemical compounds used in many products and foods, including more concerning or ‘disturbing’ purposes, such as soaps, perfumes, and even pet foods.
While it’s understandable that such chemical compounds are used for the purpose of adding flavor, sweeter compounds, or necessary oils and chemicals to legitimize such products, it’s never the less a reminder of how potentially “unnatural” some might see or accredit VG, PG, and e-juices in general to be in terms of actual inhalation or ‘throat to lung hits’ as they’re called with e-cigarettes and vape products.
As more and more people try out and even claim that e-cigarettes are a great alternative or solution to quit smoking, scientists and research professionals alike are becoming more and more interested in the various types of e-cigarettes, e-juices, chemical compounds, how their made, and what effects they have on an individual not just in the short-term, but also long term.
There are, in fact, great examples to date of the likely health hazards associated with e-cigarettes and vaping, considering the verified health risks to children, those whom are pregnant, and even the vapors and chemicals caught being associated with illness, allergic reactions, and other negative health reactions.
New the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2016 rule will:
• Require manufactures to register with the FDA and list all products.
• Require premarket application for review and approval for each product.
• Prohibit sale of these products to those under 18.
• Require reporting of all ingredients including harmful or potentially harmful components.
• Require health warnings on product packages and advertisements.
• Prohibit selling any products that claim to be “light,” “low,” or “less harmful” without FDA authorization.
• Prohibit sale in vending machines unless located in an adult-only venue.
• Include regulation of e-cigarette liquids, flavorings, and delivery-device components.
• Require child-resistant packaging of e-liquids.
It’s necessary to protect individuals from an unregulated e-cigarette products.
Ultimately, government approval and scientific findings over long a longitudinal survey will serve as one of the most reliable modes of research, understanding, and health-related cause and effects associated with the usage of e-cigarettes.