False information reported on E cigarettes
E-CigaretteDirect.com sets the record straight by informing their customers of the truth.
Since the release of the short FDA study on electronic cigarettes, there has been much mis-information that has flooded the market. Gina King of E-CigaretteDirect.com has had enough. “This vagrant derailing of information is getting out of hand. Reporters and the FDA are using scare tactics to undermine the health of the American people.”
The FDA report stated that electronic cigarettes are dangerous because they contain an ingredient, diethylene glycol (DG), that is found in anti-freeze. The FDA recognizes diethylene glycol as “Safe for human consumption” in certain quantities and it can be found in several consumable products such as toothpaste, wine and cigarettes. In fact, the amount of diethylene glycol found in the e-cigarette is 1/40 the amount found in a typical cigarette and 1/10 found in an aspirin. The substance was also found in only 1 out of 18 e-cigarette cartridges tested. The FDA knows these statistics, yet uses terrifying lingo to continue to remain in control over our personal health decisions.
The scare tactics continue to be used by reporters that are too lazy to find the truth of the matter.
“Electronic cigarettes can be a great alternative to traditional cigarettes. If you read the FDA study and know the statistics, you would conclude that the electronic cigarette is a much better alternative to traditional cigarettes. The FDA should be looking out for citizen’s health, not the health of corporate pocket books.” states Ms. King.
Several leading tobacco researchers, including Dr. Siegel and Dr. Joel Nitzkin of the AAPHP Tobacco Control task Force have criticized the FDA and requested that the FDA validate their warning with more substantial scientific evidence. You can read Dr. Siegel’s analysis of the FDA data and a comparison of electronic cigarettes versus tobacco cigarettes here: E-Cigarette Safety.