Lakewood Based Electric Cigarette Company May Have To Close Its Doors

Many of you may have seen the Esmoke Electric Cigarette advertised in the Voice and other places around Lakewood and many have already purchased the electronic cigarette in order to kick the habit. But, pressure is being put on the FDA to ban the sale of these cigarettes unless they are proven unharmful. As YW reported this morning, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” off the market until they are proven safe by the federal agency. Electronic cigarettes, alternatives to cigarettes and other tobacco products, are battery-powered devices that use a vapor to deliver nicotine to smokers. When the smoker inhales through the device, air flow is detected by a sensor, which activates a heating element that vaporizes a nicotine solution stored in the mouthpiece. Manufacturers and retailers of these products claim that electronic cigarettes are safe, and even that these products can help smokers quit traditional cigarettes. However, no clinical studies have proven these products are effective in helping smokers quit smoking, nor have any studies considered the safety of these products’ long-term health effects. While the FDA has indicated it will evaluate electronic cigarettes on a case-by-case basis, it has not taken any enforcement action against these products, which are currently being sold in mall kiosks across the country and on the Internet. The Esmoke company has posted a link on their website to a petition to the FDA, which can be found here.

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  1. If FDA has the right to stop shipments on Electronic Cigarettes, Than they should have the right to stop any shipments of Traditional Tobacco Cigarettes coming to the US . Which is responsible for over 400,000 deaths in the US each year. An electronic cigarette has not harmed a single human since it was first introduced in 2004! Ask yourself if the FDA really cares about your Health?

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