Is The Government Going To Ban E-Cigs?


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Since vaping has only been on the market since around 2003, it’s hard to say whether or not vaping is actually safe. But could it be banned?

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Who Really Made You A Smoker?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckHDVutrN6g&list=PLwwOk5fvpuuIpvLbC8S3qmoSzrnI_v5zC&index=4

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Sources:

Vaping: The Latest Scourge In Drug Abuse:

“Emergency rooms in South Florida are filling up with patients suffering from synthetic drug overdoses, and the problem is getting worse due to a device that’s ostensibly supposed to help people quit smoking.”

Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarrettes):
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm172906.htm

“E-cigarettes have not been fully studied, so consumers currently don’t know: the potential risks of e-cigarettes when used as intended, how much nicotine or other potentially harmful chemicals are being inhaled during use, or whether there are any benefits associated with using these products.”

E-Cigarettes Around 95% Less Harmful Than Tobacco Estimates Landmark Review:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/e-cigarettes-around-95-less-harmful-than-tobacco-estimates-landmark-review

“An expert independent evidence review published today by Public Health England (PHE) concludes that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking.”

Is Vaping Safer Than Traditional Smoking?:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dorit-sasson/is-vaping-safer-than-trad_b_8337940.html

“Remember those big bulky vaporizers that your parents stuck in your room to increase some of the moisture in the air and help you breathe better? Now we have small compact vaporizers in the form of e-cigarettes that travel in your pocket.”

The Truth About E-Cigarettes:
http://bottomlinehealth.com/the-truth-about-e-cigarettes/

“If you’ve been to a mall lately, chances are you’ve seen e-cigarettes being sold at a kiosk. Instead of producing smoke, battery-operated e-cigarettes turn a nicotine-filled liquid into a vapor that’s inhaled or ‘vaped.'”

Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes Impairs Pulmonary Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Defenses in a Mouse Model:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0116861

“Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs) have experienced sharp increases in popularity over the past five years due to many factors, including aggressive marketing, increased restrictions on conventional cigarettes, and a perception that E-cigs are healthy alternatives to cigarettes. ”

E-cigarettes and Lung Health:
http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html

“Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are a popular new tobacco product that have still largely unknown public and individual health effects. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that e-cigarettes are entirely unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

Public Health Experts Say Tobacco Industry Up to Old Tricks in Pushing E-Cigarettes:
https://news.vice.com/article/public-health-experts-say-tobacco-industry-up-to-old-tricks-in-pushing-e-cigarettes

“Public health researchers are warning that the tobacco industry’s attempt to market electronic cigarettes as a way to prevent cancer or reduce disease should be viewed warily, and as part of the industry’s long history of trying to make its products appear safe despite contrary evidence.”

How New Rules Could Kill The Vaping Boom:
How new rules could kill the vaping boom

“When Randy Freer was trying to quit smoking, he wanted to try vaping—battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine by vaporizing liquids.”

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