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E-cigarettes in New York City

Smokeless in the city

April 29, 2011

Smokers are looking for alternatives to conventional cigarettes, and many have turned to e-cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that they would regulate these smokeless alternatives. But are e-cigarettes really any better than their smokey predecessors?

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On Monday, April 25, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it plans to regulate e-cigarettes, the smokeless alternative to traditional combustible cigarettes, like tobacco products rather than drug-delivery devices. The drug-delivery designation would require the FDA to carefully review e-cigarettes before they are sold, like nicotine gum and other smoking cessation devices. The stricter regulations for drug-delivery devices still could apply if e-cigarettes are specifically marketed to help users quit smoking.

The new designation logically applies to the nicotine in e-cigarette liquids, which is derived from tobacco. It’s unclear, however, whether the tobacco regulations will apply to e-cigarette liquids that are not derived from tobacco; flavored “zero-nic” liquids are also popular among e-cigarette users.

It is expected that New York state will not move forward with its ban on e-cigarette sales once the federal regulations are in place.

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11 Comments

Paul Fallon says:

This video was great. NYC is nuts to ban these things indoors. Notice how the doctor can’t cite to anything that even suggests e-cigarettes could be dangerous to others?

Crazy New Yorker says:

New York is crazy. Breathing in this state will be illegal soon.

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Smokesation says:

I think that e-cigarettes are here to stay. They are definitely better than normal cigarettes as they do not deposit tar and other toxic substances in your system. These are smokeless alternatives and have garnered a lot of support from across the world.

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costo.ro says:

I think it’;s a bit exaggerated that they’re trying to ban electronic cigarettes in public places. I can understand why some non-smokers might be against people smoking them in restaurants or other dining places because of the specific smell (which is not necessarily bad, it’s just a smell), but they have to consider that it’s just vapor. how about banning people who smell like sweat in the middle of the summer just because they smell worse than electronic cigarettes?

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Robert says:

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