US Senator Urges To Halt Sales of Electronic Cigarettes

by VR Sreeraman on  March 25, 2009 at 11:43 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
A US Senator has urged Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators to pull "electronic cigarettes" from the market until the battery-powered devices are tested and proven safe.
 US Senator Urges To Halt Sales of Electronic Cigarettes
US Senator Urges To Halt Sales of Electronic Cigarettes

The products, also known as "e-cigarettes," release a nicotine vapor into the lungs and are sold as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes that can even help smokers quit their habit.

And amid a growing nationwide push to ban indoor smoking, some e-cigarette manufacturers have been selling their product as legal to use in restaurants, bars, shopping malls and airplanes.

But Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg wrote the FDA Monday warning that there have been no clinical studies verifying such claims or assessing their long-term health effects.

"For these reasons, I believe the FDA must take immediate action to take these products off the market" until they can be tested, the New Jersey senator said in his letter.

Source: AFP

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More than likely Senator Lautenberg has an interest in tobacco.Anyone with even a limited education can understand that e-cigarettes are hundreds of times better for a smoker than tobacco but this abuse of power is what happens when elected officials have interest in themselves and their own profit rather than the health and free choice of the people that elected them. We all understand the e-cigarette is not FDA approved and me should have the right of choice to use this product if we choose, I think we are still in America.
bxray Saturday, March 28, 2009

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