From The New York Times:
“This case appears to be yet another example of F.D.A.’s aggressive efforts to regulate recreational tobacco products as drugs or devices,” Judge Leon wrote. “With the passage of landmark tobacco legislation last year, he added, the Food and Drug Administration’s new tobacco division will be able to regulate the contents and marketing claims of e-cigarettes in the same way it is about to begin regulating traditional tobacco products. But the agency’s drug division cannot ban the devices, the judge ruled.”
On January 15, 2010 The Federal Judge Overrules FDA Warning On E-Cigarettes
We now have the Electronic Cigarette Association (ECA) which is an association of private sector companies motivated in electronic cigarette technologies. Member companies are involved in all sectors of the creation and promotion of electronic cigarettes. ECA’s mission is to provide the tools and information necessary for policy-makers, opinion leaders, media, and private sector companies worldwide to make informed decisions about the management and use of electronic smokeless cigarette technologies, particularly the most recent advances and applications. The association was founded to institute and promote industry-wide standards and a code of conduct, work to maintain sound professional practices, educate the public and policy-makers on the industry’s activities and potential, and ensure the ethical use of electronic cigarette technologies.
WATCH THE VIDEO MESSAGE BELOW FROM FOX – YOU BE THE JUDGE and DECIDE FOR YOURSELF
As you can see above – youtube has pulled the video – the only other place I could find info on this info is at The Atlantic