Seeking Swifter Action in E-Cigarette Regulation

January 3, 2015 12:26 AM

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A new revelation has added to the ongoing controversy over the health risks of e-cigarettes. Some commentators have viewed the use of this electronic delivery system for nicotine as a way for smokers to cut down on tobacco cigarettes or quit the habit altogether. Others have contended that e-cigarettes can be a "gateway" to smoking, and may actually increase the use of tobacco. Still others maintain that the jury is still out on the risks of nicotine inhaled through "vaping." And cases have been reported of young children ingesting the colorful nicotine liquids, posing serious risks to health and life.

E-cigarettes: A danger in the making A new danger was revealed in an article in the New York Times on December 13: the unregulated manufacture of e-cigarettes in China poses significant health risks to consumers. The article notes that heavy metals, carcinogens and other dangerous compounds, such as...

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