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The government's chief tobacco regulator told Congress today that e-cigarettes are almost certainly healthier than tobacco, that much more research needs to be done, but that it needs to regulate them now anyway.
“If we could get all of those people [who smoke] to completely switch all of their cigarettes to noncombustible cigarettes, it would be good for public health,” Mitch Zeller, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products said today at a hearing that could help determine the fate of e-cigarettes in the United States.
But that's not stopping the agency from asking Congress for the authority to restrict the products now—regardless of whether the health impact is positive or negative.
originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
I smell the hand of big tobacco.
originally posted by: coastlinekid
Wow! the FDA says so! Well ain't that just dandy!
They are the PARAGON of integrity and truth! LOL!!!
Government scumbags have let Big Pharma shove all sorts of poison down our throats...
I wouldn't trust 'em to tell me water was safe to drink...LITERALLY!!!
originally posted by: g146541
a reply to: HarbingerOfShadows
Imagine the things you breathe in walking in a city, or past a factory.
I roll my own and have for years, I inhale burnt tobacco and paper smoke.
Perfectly happy with it as well.