Many studies have been published indicating that vaping e-cigarettes could be a less harmful alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, but the reduced cost of ecigs and e-liquid also make vaping the smart choice. A Boston Globe Business report points out that, particularly when taking into account rising taxes and prices on tobacco cigarettes, ecigarettes provide a much more cost effective solution. Current savings vary depending on several factors: 1. State e-cigarette tax laws. 2. The brand of eliquid, and 3. The style of e-cig used. Unfortunately, with the growing popularity of e-cigs, this reality could change. There is a looming possibility that government bodies will impose new taxes on e-juice and electronic cigarette products as tax revenue from existing tobacco products declines.
Fifty-three world leading scientists have written to UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan urging her not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products. In an open letter to the WHO, the scientists warn the health agency not to stub out electronic cigarettes. They argue that doing so would jeopardize a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking. The scientists say that e-cigarettes are "part of the solution" to worldwide tobacco addiction.
In a recent article published in Medpage Today, a retrospective analysis comparing smoking cessation initiatives found that e-cigarette devices are an effective cessation aid - more effective than use of over-the-counter nicotine replacement aids. However, some experts still have their doubts.
Everyday someone in America makes a vow to stop smoking. However, anyone who has ever tried quitting knows how frustrating and difficult it is to kick the habit. Many people have reported success utilizing electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation option. In a in WebMd News article Healthday.com reporter Serena Gordon attempts to separate fact from fiction.
According to an NACS (The Association of Convenience & Fuel Retailing trade association) online report, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told members of Congress during a Senate budget hearing that she expects the FDA to release its proposed rule "very soon" to establish the agency's authority over e-cigarettes. According to a Reuters article on the subject, Hamburg claims that the FDA is "pushing very hard" to exercise its authority to "deem" e-cigarette products to be within its jurisdiction by issuing a rule to that effect.