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Originally posted by Mekanic
I think if it was made to ween a person off of nicotine, it might be better, but there's nothing I see that helps you actually quit smoking. Nicotine can't be healthy, so will the FDA approve of it? Dunno, but I'm not so sure it's a great thing.
Capitol Hill has been all the buzz lately over the electronic cigarette. As reported by Roll Call, Rep. Cliff Stearns (Fla) was seen smoking his electronic cigarette in the Rayburn House Office Building cafeteria, showing some others how his e-cig works.
Shortly thereafter, Senator Lautenberg (NJ), wrote a letter to the FDA encouraging them to take action and ban the electronic cigarette until further testing could be completed.
Following the letter, came another report by Jordy Yeager from www.thehill.com, announcing the letter from Senator Lautenberg wants to snuff out the electronic cigarette. Reps. Cliff Stearns (Fla.), Duncan Hunter (Calif.) and Collin Peterson (Minn.) were all noted in the article as being electronic cigarette users.
Tobacco products have killed millions in the world and smokers find it hard to give it up even now. Smokers have found a solution that is saving lives yet we are at risk of losing our lifeline. We are requesting that the powers that be at the FDA allow us to continue to use and purchase these nicotine delivery devices at our own discretion while further testing commences from the FDA. If you ban these devices millions will return to tobacco products which would be a guaranteed death sentence for many.