When I first heard that electronic cigarettes were being marketed as a valid alternative to traditional cigarettes is check out what the FDA had to say about the tiny, battery powered electronic devices. I assumed that I would be reading a glowing recommendation. I was wrong. The FDA had nothing good to say about the electric cigarette. Since this seemed strange to me, I decided to do some additional digging and find out why the FDA was withholding their approval.
According to the FDA one reason that they are reluctant to support electronic cigs like Blu Cig and EverSmoke is because they don’t want people to assume that the electronic cigs are healthy. After doing some research, I decided that the FDA’s reasoning was ridiculous. Yes, most people don’t use the nicotine free vapor juice, and yes, some health problems like strokes have an increased likelihood of happening when you consume nicotine. There’s also a lack of evidence about what the long-term effects that the ingredients used to create the vapor will have on your health.
My problem with this complaint is that I just don’t see how, considering the known health risks connected the constant inhalation of cigarette smoke, how any possible side effects that could eventually be connected with the use of electronic cigarettes could possibly be worse. I’m not saying that electronic cigarettes are healthy, just that I can’t believe they will take nearly as huge a toll on human life as standard cigarettes have.
Electronic cigarettes haven’t been around very long. I get that. I think that researchers need to take the time to do some more, practical experiments and start looking at what the long term effects of the electronic cigarettes might be, but in the meantime, I think the FDA needs to butt out and let consumers make up their own minds. Since there’s no proof that the electronic cigarettes are any more dangerous than any of the other products currently on the market, including nicotine patches and gums, the FDA needs to relax.
Clearly, I’m not the only one who feels this way. The Supreme Court recently shut down the FDA’s attempt to file a lawsuit, restricting the sale of electronic cigarettes. For the moment, there’s very little the FDA can do but watch as more and more people fall in love with electronic cigarettes.
After doing my homework and reading through the South Beach Smokes review, I decided that I had nothing to lose, so I purchased a starter kit and couldn’t be happier with the results.