“THE FDA, E-CIGARETTES, AND THE DEMISE OF COMBUSTED TOBACCO”

The popularity of E-cigarettes could lead to the “demise” of cigarette smoking and save thousands of lives, but not until they are proven safe and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s the message from two Georgetown University Medical Center researchers in a perspective piece published Oct. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“If e-cigarettes… are thoughtfully regulated, they could play the same role as NRT, but at a truly national population scale. Their use could shift smokers permanently away from lethal cigarettes to cleaner, safer nicotine products, saving innumerable lives…” 

http://gumc.georgetown.edu/news/%20nejm%20perspective-the-fda-e-cigarettes-and-the-demise-of-combusted-tobacco

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

2 thoughts on ““THE FDA, E-CIGARETTES, AND THE DEMISE OF COMBUSTED TOBACCO””

  1. It won’t happen for a long time. The tobacco lobby spends waaaay too much in DC for anything that could cost them money to happen. If it weren’t for that, cigarettes would have been banned decades ago.

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