E-Cigarettes

Syris Jones

E-Cigarettes

A new and popular tobacco product. In fact there is no regulation on it by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA). Because of this there is no safety checks on what can go into an E-Cigarette. According to the FDA the E-Cigarettes are a device that allow the user to inhale a vapor containing nicotine and other substances. Unlike traditional cigarettes, E-Cigarettes are powered by a battery and use a heating-element to heat e-liquid from a refillable container, releasing a chemical-filled aerosol. The main component of the E-Cigarette is the e-liquid contained in the cartridge. To create e-liquid nicotine is extracted from tobacco and mixed with a base, and may include flavoring, coloring, and other chemicals. Because there is no government oversight on this product, there is nearly 500 brands and 7,700 flavors of E-Cigarettes on the market, all without the FDA evaluation to determine what's in them so there is no way for consumers to know what's in them or how they might affect health in short term, or long term.