I read an outstanding article about the FDA’s quarrel with e cigarette manufacturers the other day and thought I would post it so visitors to this page could find it as its somewhat hidden from the view of most e cig smokers.
You can find the article on this blog about interesting news, entertainment and television. Unfortunately I can link to the specific article so you are going to have to search down the page until you find the one called “Recent Studies Indicate That the FDA May Contain Trace Elements of Bos Taurus Egesta”
If you haven’t heard, the FDA issued a quite incredible news release warning the poor unsuspecting public about the menace and danger posed to the health of America buy a wicked invention called electronic cigarettes. You can read the news release HERE, if you are interested in such things.
The FDA state that they discovered carcinogens in certain e cig samples such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze. The conveniently forgot to mention that Diethylene glycol is also used in toothpaste, mouthwash, cough syrup, wine and plenty of other consumer products that fill our shelves. Don’t hold your breath waiting for an FDA warning regarding the dangers of mouthwash to be appearing on an Internet page near you anytime soon.
Nitrosamines were another potential carcinogen they found in the sample and yet again this chemical is found in many products including beer, bacon, fish, pickles, some meats and cheeses. Its found in e cigarettes because the nicotine used is extracted from tobacco but you can be sure that the numbers are not something you should be worried about if you are using this device to stop poisoning your body with burning tobacco products. And if you think using an e cigarette if comparable to smoking in regards to the danger it poses to your health then you can keep your cigarettes.
There was no mention of the fact that these very same chemicals are found in FDA approved nicotine replacement therapy…interesting! As with most things with these agencies you only have to follow the money trail to see where the motivation for their vacuous words is coming from. The FDA is financed by big pharma and anything that threatens to take some of their millions will be shot down.
People are wakening up to the reality of the FDA’s bias and I think many will take this news with the pinch of salt it deserves. Artificial sweeteners, a proven neurotoxin, are approved, no worries there. But try and invent a product that can save the live of millions by helping them stop smoking and the FDA and its financiers are going to want to get their cut. It all about the money!
As they say, there is not such thing as bad publicity so maybe we will see electronic cigarettes rise in popularity due to the idiot ramblings of this retarded organization.
Edit :: Here is a direct link to the article about the Electronic Cigarette and the FDA.