Here in the states, we awoke to big news this morning from our neighbors across the pond. Today, Members of European Parliament voted on several revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive. Among them was a vote on whether or not to classify e-cigarettes as medicinal products, restricting sales to pharmacies for products with a nicotine concentration over 4%, or 4 mg/ml.
20 of the most commonly heard anti e-cig arguments rebutted by scientists, researchers, and advocates including Dr. Michael Siegel, Dr. Carl V. Phillips, Dr. Farsalinos, Dr. Ross, Chris Price, James Dunworth, Gregory Conley, Paul Bergen, Kristin Noll-Marsh, and Oliver Kershaw.
Flavored electronic cigarettes appeal to and are targeted toward adults. Just because we age does not mean we lose interest in the delectables of life. Flavored e-cigs undoubtedly taste better than tar-filled tobacco smoke and are a sincere attempt to keep health conscious smokers from falling off the vapor wagon.
Most of us are now well-versed with the 2009 FDA study that found a small amount (1%) of diethylene glycol, a toxic ingredient in anti-freeze, in 1 out of 18 cartridges from just two brands of electronic cigarettes. Not one study since then has found the chemical in any cartridges or liquids, suggesting that the device in question may have been contaminated.
One of the most commonly heard criticisms of e-cigs is that they just allow nicotine addiction to continue in some other form. Yes, some vapers do continue to consume nicotine, and nicotine is a highly addictive drug. There is no denying that; it’s why people smoke cigarettes in the first place!