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Banning E-Cigarettes in Public Places

Autor:   •  September 16, 2014  •  Essay  •  741 Words (3 Pages)  •  550 Views

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New Regulation of E-cigarettes

1. This proposed regulation was interesting because the FDA plans to begin regulating electronic cigarettes for the first time and banning the sales to minor. The FDA is requiring manufacturers to put a health warning on the nicotine delivering devices and stop the advertising of these devices. I found this very interesting because 4-5 years ago when states began banning smoking from bars, restaurants and other public places, they allowed smokers to use electronic cigarettes to keep their businesses operating. It was said to be a safe vapor and was not harmful. Now the FDA is stating that not enough testing has been done and they do not know what long term affects there could be on the public that comes in contact with these vapors.

2. The proposal is regulation is trying to ban all e-cigarettes for public places. The FDA has been trying to regulate the devices for at least five years. In 2009, the FDA tried to impose restrictions on e-cigarettes because they delivered nicotine. After the federal court struck down that effort, the FDA switched grounds and declare that is could issue the same rules that Congress gave to regulate tobacco products. This was also struck down because the health impact of e-cigarettes are unclear. The FDA seems to be grasping at straws to stop any kind of smoking, harmful or not, from the public.

3. To Whom it May Concern,

I feel it is wrong at this time to stop the use of electronics cigarettes in Public places. The e-cigarettes has harmless vapor that distributes the nicotine to smokers without the exposure of tar and other carcinogens that is found in cigarettes. Other devices such as nicotine gum and patches that allow the smoker to get the nicotine they need are allowed in public, so why not the e-cigarette.

I do however feel that the sale of e-cigarettes should only be sold to adults over the age of 18 because of the fact it distributes nicotine into the blood stream. Nicotine poisoning calls have been on the rise over the past few years because kids and teens are getting hold of the nicotine which (even in small amounts) can cause nausea and vomiting. The CDC reported that

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