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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that laboratory tests on popular smoking devices known as electronic cigarettes have found they contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals dangerous to humans.
While these ingredients are approved as additives for foods, they were not tested by burning them, and it is the burning of many of these substances which changes their properties, often for the worse. Over 4000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette, many of which are toxic and/or carcinogenic. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanide and ammonia are all present in cigarette smoke. Forty-three known carcinogens are in mainstream smoke, sidestream smoke, or both.
Thanks for the article … Send them a piece of your steak from a bbq and let them see how many carcinogens are in that.
The fact is, there are carcinogens in almost every product we use or eat these days. These same people are happy to NOT ban normal cigarettes but all of a sudden e-cigs are evil.
Hmmmm…. I smell a conspiracy (and it stinks like hypocrisy):
In an effort to move beyond cigarettes, tobacco companies have introduced a number of smokeless products to keep smokers as buyers of other items. They are trying to convert smokers to products such as moist snuff, chewing tobacco and snus, teabag-like pouches that users stick between their cheek and gum. But that’s ok .. as long as the regular Big Tobacco companies are doing it … all is well with the world and our health.
The FDA is not exactly the most trusted of organizations:
FDA Approves Antidepressants for Children, Even After Revelations of Bribery
FDA plans to reclassify all vitamins, supplements, herbs and juices as FDA-regulated drugs
FDA says viruses safe for treating meat www.usatoday.com...
Antidepressants Get Suicide Warning From FDA www.cbsnews.com...
FDA declares Cheerios a drug www.fda.gov...
With regard to thespecific humectants used in the treatment of tobacco, glycerine was the original humectant used but other compounds used for this purpose include diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, propylene glycol, butylene glycol and sorbitol.
A tobacco treating arrangement ... is used to apply a solution of menthol in diethylene glycol to cut cigarette filler tobacco. A diethylene glycol solution containing 58.3 percent by weight menthol is sprayedonto a moving stream of cut tobacco through six air-atomizing spray nozzles at the rate of 9.20 grams of menthol/diethylene glycol solution per kilogram of tobacco.
Originally posted by Jesus H Christ
Now my question is a very niave one but very simple., why is it ok for us to kill ourselves with cigaretts but not with E-cigaretts?
[edit on 23-7-2009 by Jesus H Christ]