Many anti-smoking advocates hate the e-cigarette. Earlier this summer, they were apparently successful in lobbying the to release a statement warning the public about the supposed dangers of the e-cigarette.
That warning was based on a very preliminary study by the , which analyzed two popular brands of . According to the , are dangerous because some of the samples tested were supposedly found to have contained some carcinogens. Despite the ’s warning, many smokers are still opting for the e-cigarette over real cigarettes. Apparently, cigarette smokers are not as stupid as the FDA thinks. Most smokers know that the e-cigarette is a better option than smoking real cigarettes, even if they can not explain the precise scientific why. Backing up what smokers already know, University of Alberta Professor Carl Phillips has taken the FDA to task in a recent interview with E-Cigarette Direct.
Labeling the FDA study as “pure propaganda”, Professor Phillips made clear that the e-cigarette is a safer alternative, given all the known dangers of smoking real cigarettes. He also pointed out that many of the so called carcinogens that were found in the FDA study are in fact in many of the foods that people regularly eat, like peanut butter. Professor Phillips also pointed out that the chemicals found by the FDA were at very low concentrations, making any conclusions about them scientifically meaningless. In addition, Professor Phillips pointed out that, while nicotine is not completely , it is not the main culprit behind the many negative health effects that smoking causes. Liquid nicotine is the primary component in the e-cigarette.
Professor did, however, express some concerns about the e-cigarette. According to him, the biggest issue relating to the e-cigarette is certain quality control problems. Good quality control is important because it maximizes the of the e-cigarette. To deal with some of the quality control problems, Professor Phillips believes that some regulation is appropriate.
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