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    Surprise E-Cigarettes Dangerous

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    FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze.

    Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes,” are battery-operated devices that generally contain cartridges filled with nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. The electronic cigarette turns nicotine, which is highly addictive, and other chemicals into a vapor that is inhaled by the user. These products are marketed and sold to young people and are readily available online and in shopping malls. They are also available in different flavors, such as chocolate and mint, which may appeal to young people.

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    The FDA’s Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis analyzed the ingredients in a small sample of cartridges from two leading brands of electronic cigarettes. In one sample, the FDA’s analyses detected diethylene glycol, a chemical used in antifreeze that is toxic to humans, and in several other samples, the FDA analyses detected carcinogens, including nitrosamines.

    These products do not contain any health warnings comparable to FDA-approved nicotine replacement products or conventional cigarettes. Because these products have not been submitted to the FDA for evaluation or approval, at this time the agency has no way of knowing, except for the limited testing it has performed, the levels of nicotine or the amounts or kinds of other chemicals that the various brands of these products deliver to the user.

    The question is, when does the FDA begin to treat any form of nicotine as the dangerous, addictive drug it is.

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    Comments

    1. Nathan

      10/31/2009

      I suggest you read the report your self before making bold statements. The FDA report shows nothing consistant. Cigarettes are the worst with thousands of carcinogens and other chemicals found in many worse things than antifreeze aswell as antifreeze.

      here is the official report

      http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/ScienceResearch/UCM173250.pdf

      They only tested 2 foreign company’s liquid nicotine.
      They found less than 1% of diethylene glycol,which is used as a drying agent for tobacco. There is far more in traditional cigarettes.
      while these e-cigs are not harmless, they are better than regular cigarettes.

      Don’t let this bias big tobacco paid for cheap experiment deter you from changing your habbit to a better one.

      do your own research.

      I found http://www.zigcigs.com to be a nice start. They put together quite the argument for e-cigs.

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      nm

      10/31/2009

      Yes, agreed. It may be the lesser evil. However, people should still be aware of this information and the fact that nicotine is indeed a drug.

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        Michael

        05/08/2014

        You’re right! Maybe we should petition the FDA to ban the sales of tomatoes and assorted peppers while we’re at it.. All of which contain nicotine.

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    3. Francis

      11/10/2009

      The FDA is a government agency. The Government gets their money from taxes. Regular cigarettes and the cigarette industry pays lots of taxes. The ATF (Arms, Tobacco and Firearms) is a strong agency.

      They will defend regular cigarettes even if they are way more harmful than e-cigs. The Government doesn’t care about your health, they care about your money.

      If regular cigarettes produce more money for the Government than e-cigs, they will kill the e-cig.

    4. Mayu

      11/22/2009

      1. my brother is using the e-cig to stop smoking. He’s tried “the nicotine patch”, but not only did it give him side effects, he also had a problem getting over the hand to mouth motion addiction. To compensate he started eating.

      Eventually he went back to smoking.

      When his first baby was born, he started the E-cigarette and he’s been doing great quitting.

      he started at the nicotine dose you’d get in a normal cigarette… only there is no tar and other additives that can cause cancer. Nicotine is addictive like Caffiene and it’s not good for you, but it’s not a cancer enducing agent. It’s the other stuff in cigarettes the E-cigarettes are free from.

      there is no smell and no second hand smoke which is great for mom and baby… and for me. (I’m asthmatic and hanging out with him and his wife use to suck sometimes.)

      Now he’s on a lower dose of Nicotine. E-cigs have all sorts of doses from Cigarette levels, to absolutely NO nicotine.

      he hopes to get down to ZERO nicotine soon, and stay on that for a while to satisfy his hand to mouth addiction.

      isn’t zero nicotine better than an actual cigarette?

      2. my friend is trying to lose weight. She’s one of these people who has to eat when she’s watching tv, eat when she’s bored, eat when she’s upset… if her hands aren’t busy, she’s popping food in her mouth.

      She started a ZERO-nicotine filter… one chocolate flavored, one green-tea. It satisfies her cravings and gives her hands something to do… and there’s no tar, no addictive nicotine and no other harmful additives cigarettes would have. She says she does notice she’s eating less.

      isn’t eating less healthier than over eating, or smoking?

      3. They say it’s “aimed at kids” with the flavors… so only kids like Chocolate, and strawberry flavors?

      Look, even the nicotine free e-cigs are not sold to anyone under the legal age of 18. No business would risk their lisence to sell to underage kids. Everywhere I go, I see 60 year olds getting carded because it’s the rules.

      Most underage kids who smoke get the cigarettes from parents or other adults who buy them for the kids. A kid can’t usually walk into a grocery store and buy cigarettes… especially now-a-days when such an act could put a business at risk for fines or worse. So the adults buying these for kids need to take just as much responsibility for the kids smoking as cigarette companies.

      So E-cigs are NOT meant for kids regardless of their flavors. That’s like saying wine companies are aiming their products at kids just because they come up with fruiter flavors.

      4. My brother and other smokers will attest to the fact they are saving mucho buckos. Cigarettes are taxed so much, one box costs an entire paycheck.

      5. Like Francis said, the FDA is a government entity. The FDA wants to tax cigarettes, sodas, chips, fatty foods…

      why? Not because they want you to be healthy… they know people who are seriously addicted will buy cigarettes no matter the cost. They know parents will buy their kids sugary drinks, sodas and chips.

      the whole idea of saying “it’s bad for you” is to tax you. those taxes go to the government to make up for the millions of dollars the stimulus plan set aside to study radioactive rabbit poops (actually, that IS in the stimulus.)

      Thats all it’s about. Taxing you in the name of health, when they’re really taxing what they can to make money to pay off the debt America is in.

      that’s why E-cigs are a threat. They will make less money in taxes on E-cigs than they would if people kept smoking at the high taxes they are charged on normal cigs.

      they don’t want you to quit, they are relying on your addiction being strong enough to pay any price.

      kind of how they now say don’t get breast exams until you’re 50 instead of 40 (a theory most doctors do not support)… it’s getting you use to the rationing that is coming with the new HC bill.

      welcome to America.

    5. OMGOMGOMG

      01/02/2010

      Oh my, 1 dangerous chemical!! Compared to the thousands of deadly chemicals in tobacco your warning falls flat. The previous poster was correct that the “antifreeze” chemical was not found consistently. Your article is media hype at its worst.

      For people who are able to switch to e-cigarettes from tobacco the potential benefits are obvious. More testing would be nice but I’d be willing to bet that e-cigs will be proven far safer than tobacco.

      It is unfortunate that twits like the author of this article malign something that could be very beneficial to the health of millions of tobacco smokers. Of course, I should expect as much from a “natural medicine” website. Nothing but excited, brainless hype here anyway.

    6. Sydney Paget

      01/11/2010

      The e-cig is beneficial to people who smoke, and to non-smokers as well since there’s no second-hand smoke involved. Wasn’t that the whole reason for the non-smokers to start using smokers as the scapegoats for everything that’s wrong with the world? Wasn’t the oh-so-severe threat of death by second-hand smoke the thing that gave non-smokers the “right” to ostracize smokers, butt into their lives, and make them feel like lepers?

      I’m sick of it. Go and eat your artery-clogging Big Macs, you baby whiners, and let us smokers relax in the drawing room with our e-cigs.

    7. GreenSmoke Electric Cigarettes

      01/15/2010

      I think it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Judge Leon just gave the FDA a slap for trying to stop the import of e-cigs, some places are allowing them because it doesn’t violate the Clean Air act and some cities, like NJ are restricting the sale and use. We’ll see a lot of battles over the next year or two.

    8. Shawn Pitman

      01/15/2010

      Meh, another biased report with presupposed conclusions. “This must be bad, now let’s find out how and why.”

      Jefferson said that the federal government should be overthrown every 20 years and all existing laws thrown out, just to keep refreshing our liberties. People like to control people. The FDA is made up of people.

      The article title should be: “Surprise: FDA Wants to Control your Behavior.”

    9. bigescamaro

      01/25/2010

      wow, they will do anything to keep making that $4.00 a pack. ive been using the e-cig now just for one day and yes it does work youre going to say wtf why didnt i just try this yes yes yes you will stop smoking the regular death sticks and they even sell a cheap series for like $20 it does only last 375 puffs but thats like a week for me im savin pretty good money and i felt better about myself i read over 5 days worth of info not to much danger but then again death rate percentage regular smoke 400,000 just in the us alone compare to e-cig NONE NOW PEOPLE LISTEN TO ME THE FDA IS A FUCKING RETARD I WISH I GOT MAKE A MILLION A YEAR LIKE THOSE GUYS BUT NOOOOO JUST A REG GUY. so you smokers go and buy your e-cig just remeber dont throw it out the window like my friend did and waste $150 bucks

    10. Alexis

      01/25/2010

      I have not yet tried e-cigs, but I want all the info I can get about it. Just one chemical? That sounds enticing to say the least. I know the FDA is completely whacked out because of the amount of prescription drugs that have to be pulled off the market because of serious side effects. What I’m looking for is a completely non-biased opinion of this nicotine delivery system. I can’t afford to be wrong. I have terrible health side-effects from smoking, but have found no way to quit successfully. This being because I don’t have the money to throw away on quit assistance that never works, though I’ve been told they work by friends; friends who quit with the lozenge or whatever. I try it and fail. Then it’s back to smoking, but then it’s rollies for the rest of the month. No filter, and sometimes re-rolling the left-over tobacco from already smoked rollies, again with no filter. I’ve been trying to quit for 3 years, and have now given up finding a way to quit. Then I hear of e-cigs. Two chemicals as opposed to 4000plus? I gotta say, if I had the money to try it, and if it could be guaranteed it will work by a non-biased reader, I would feel so much better about the transition.

    11. Donna

      01/28/2010

      Alexis,

      I have been a smoker for 25 years and have tryed everything to quit. My daughter told me about the E-cigarette and I have been using it now for 2 weeks.
      I am actually at the point were I prefer the E-cigarette to the regular one. It takes a little getting use to because it is heavier than a reg cig., but the taste is better and the satisfaction is the same. Knowing that it is healthier, and you don’t feel like a leaper it worth the try. Save your money and go a head and get them. Here is where I bought mine not a bad deal about $60.00 bucks to start. http://iluvecigs.com/

      Good Luck

    12. brian

      02/01/2010

      I started these 3 days ago after smoking for 25yrs.I dont care what is in them i havent smoked in 3 days after trying for years.they are great!

    13. Dennis

      02/02/2010

      I started my E-Cig adventure last Saturday. I bought the Njoy Pro starter kit. The reason I bought it was for a safer alternative to smoking around my 2yr old. Has it helped me? Yes it has. I have had probably 1 pack of cigaretts since Sunday. I actually hate the taste of real cigarettes now. This is coming from a person who has smoke since the age of 14 (40 now) and the last few years have been up to 3 packs a day. What a difference it is.
      I can not honestly say if I feel better as I started with flu symptoms yesterday. I can breathe a little easier than I hve been able to under the same conditions, so I guess that might count.
      Start with the full mg then slowly ween yourself down to the zero mg. By that time you should be able to actually quit all together. That is what I am planning to do now.

    14. D

      02/02/2010

      Just one piece of information. For the person who stated that Nicotine is not carcinogenic, this is false.

      Now, I am currently moving into my 25th day without cigarettes, and fiending like crazy. As a result I am looking up E-cigarrettes. While it seems interesting, I am well aware that the major problem for me was indeed the nicotine, the mood swings and the withdrawal. Having it be socially difficult, having to go outside for a smoke, etc, has actually made it easier for me to quit. Just imagine if I just had to pop off to the bathroom to huff on my e-smoke. Or if I could do it on a plane? Or in the office? I’d never quit. And since I am one of those people who uses what they are given, without the cigarrette running down… How would I know when to stop? I’d go through a packwoth of nicotine in an hour.

      I have stopped twice before, once for7 years and once for 6 years, before I started smoking again two years ago. I know I can do it, and I know I can do it without an e-cig. If you want to cut down, figure out how much you smoke a day, and when you smoke. knock out 5 smokes a day for a month. Avoid drinking and friends who smoke. Lower it again in another month… You will get there. Just don’t beat yourself up.

    15. may

      02/18/2010

      I’m suspicious of anything that enters your body as a ‘liquid gas’ but leaves your body in a plume of smoke.

      Also there are natural tobaccos on the market that have no additives, either during the growing or drying cycle. To say that normal tobacco has antifreeze in it is wrong.

      Ultimately, nobody is living forever,we inhale plastic and other toxic pollutants every single day. Tobacco in its natural form is actually less toxic than living in the inner city or working in many types of factory.

      I have epilepsy and MS, I smoke a few roll-ups of natural tobacco / day. My epilepsy meds do more harm to me than my tobacco.

      And to be honest I think in 10 years time the doctors will say that electronic anti-freeze smokers are at risk.

    16. Aaron

      03/02/2010

      It is absurd to even think that ecigarettes are anywhere near as harmful as tobacco. The FDA study found trace amounts of a naturally occuring carcinogen in only one of the samples tested. and that particular brand has sued the FDA and now has immunity against being seized at the border by customs.
      I have smoked tobacco for 20 years and tried to quit many many times with no luck. I quit very easily with ecigs in a matter of days and haven’t had a tobacco cigarette in over 4 months now and I don’t miss them at all.
      If you want the cheapest kit on the market then go here: E9ECIG.COM The best style at the lowest prices in the world!

    17. AJS

      03/05/2010

      I have been a smoker for over 30 years and always wanted but never did quit the habit.
      My main concern about quitting was gaining weight.
      Thanks to e-cigarettes I now only have a few puffs a day and have lost a few pounds.
      Even IF an e-cigarette has more carcinogens than tobacco, it has helped me cut smoking from one pack a day to only a few puffs, and hopefully soon to no puffs at all.

    18. Aaron

      03/23/2010

      I think Electriccigarettes will save more lives than any other single invention in the history of mankind.
      Buy an ecig starter kit for a smoker you care about and save their lives today.
      For the lowest prices in the world on the best model of ecig, please visit:
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    19. danny

      03/24/2010

      here is few toxin that is in real cigertte includeing the one that is claimed to be in e cig Propylene Glycol

      Acetone – A flammable, colorless liquid used as a
      solvent. It’s one of the active ingredients in nail polish
      remover. The tobacco industry refuses to say how
      acetone gets into cigarettes.

      Ammonia – A colorless, pungent gas. The tobacco
      industry says that it adds flavor, but scientists have
      discovered that ammonia helps you absorb more
      nicotine – keeping you hooked on smoking.

      Arsenic – A silvery-white very poisonous chemical
      element. This deadly poison is used to make
      insecticides, and it is also used to kill gophers and rats.

      Benzene – A flammable liquid obtained from coal tar
      and used as a solvent. This cancer-causing chemical is
      used to make everything from pesticides to detergent to
      gasoline.

      Benzoapyrene – A yellow crystalline carcinogenic
      hydrocarbon found in coal tar and cigarette smoke. It’s
      one of the most potent cancer-causing chemicals in the
      world.

      Butane – A hydrocarbon used as a fuel. Highly
      flammable butane is one of the key ingredients in
      gasoline.

      Cadmium – A metallic chemical element used in alloys.
      This toxic metal causes damage to the liver, kidneys,
      and the brain; and stays in your body for years.

      Formaldehyde – A colorless pungent gas used in
      solution as a disinfectant and preservative. It causes
      cancer; damages your lungs, skin and digestive system.
      Embalmers use it to preserve dead bodies.

      Lead – A heavy bluish-gray metallic chemical element.
      This toxic heavy metal causes lead poisoning, which
      stunts your growth, and damages your brain. It can
      easily kill you.

      Propylene Glycol – A sweet hygroscopic viscous liquid
      used as antifreeze and as a solvent in brake fluid. The
      tobacco industry claims they add it to keep cheap
      “reconstituted tobacco” from drying out, but scientists
      say it aids in the delivery of nicotine (tobaccos active
      drug) to the brain.

      Turpentine – A colorless volatile oil. Turpentine is very
      toxic and is commonly used as a paint thinner.

      not the metion there is over 4000 + chemical in a real cigerette so even a few toxin in a e cig would out way the potencial danger of real cig

      just let add a few more for real cigs

      Acetanisole, Acetic Acid, Acetoin, Acetophenone, 6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane, 2-Acetyl-3- Ethylpyrazine, 2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran, Acetylpyrazine, 2-Acetylpyridine, 3-Acetylpyridine, 2-Acetylthiazole, Aconitic Acid, dl-Alanine, Alfalfa Extract, Allspice Extract, Oleoresin, And Oil, Allyl Hexanoate, Allyl Ionone, Almond Bitter Oil, Ambergris Tincture, Ammonia, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic, Ammonium Sulfide, Amyl Alcohol, Amyl Butyrate, Amyl Formate, Amyl Octanoate, alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde, Amyris Oil, trans-Anethole, Angelica Root Extract, Oil and Seed Oil, Anise, Anise Star, Extract and Oils, Anisyl Acetate, Anisyl Alcohol, Anisyl Formate, Anisyl Phenylacetate, Apple Juice Concentrate, Extract, and Skins, Apricot Extract and Juice Concentrate, 1-Arginine, Asafetida Fluid Extract And Oil, Ascorbic Acid, 1-Asparagine Monohydrate, 1-Aspartic Acid, Balsam Peru and Oil, Basil Oil, Bay Leaf, Oil and Sweet Oil, Beeswax White, Beet Juice Concentrate, Benzaldehyde,Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal, Benzoic Acid, Benzoin, Benzoin Resin, Benzophenone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Butyrate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Propionate, Benzyl Salicylate, Bergamot Oil, Bisabolene, Black Currant Buds Absolute, Borneol, Bornyl Acetate, Buchu Leaf Oil, 1,3-Butanediol, 2,3-Butanedione, 1-Butanol, 2-Butanone, 4(2-Butenylidene)-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One, Butter, Butter Esters, and Butter Oil, Butyl Acetate, Butyl Butyrate, Butyl Butyryl Lactate, Butyl Isovalerate, Butyl Phenylacetate, Butyl Undecylenate, 3-Butylidenephthalide, Butyric Acid, Cadinene, Caffeine, Calcium Carbonate, Camphene, Cananga Oil, Capsicum Oleoresin, Caramel Color, Caraway Oil, Carbon Dioxide, Cardamom Oleoresin, Extract, Seed Oil, and Powder, Carob Bean and Extract, beta-Carotene, Carrot Oil, Carvacrol, 4-Carvomenthenol, 1-Carvone, beta-Caryophyllene, beta-Caryophyllene Oxide, Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract, Cassia Bark Oil, Cassie Absolute and Oil, Castoreum Extract,Tincture and Absolute,Cedar Leaf Oil, Cedarwood Oil Terpenes and Virginiana, Cedrol, Celery Seed Extract, Solid, Oil, And Oleoresin, Cellulose Fiber, Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract, Chicory Extract, Chocolate, Cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamic Acid, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Bark Oil, and Extract, Cinnamyl Acetate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Cinnamate, Cinnamyl Isovalerate, Cinnamyl Propionate, Citral, Citric Acid, Citronella Oil, dl-Citronellol, Citronellyl Butyrate, Citronellyl Isobutyrate, Civet Absolute, Clary Oil, Clover Tops, Red Solid Extract, Cocoa, Cocoa Shells, Extract, Distillate And Powder, Coconut Oil, Coffee, Cognac White and Green Oil, Copaiba Oil, Coriander Extract and Oil, Corn Oil, Corn Silk, Costus Root Oil, Cubeb Oil, Cuminaldehyde, para-Cymene, 1-Cysteine, Dandelion Root Solid Extract, Davana Oil, 2-trans, 4-trans-Decadienal, delta-Decalactone, gamma-Decalactone, Decanal, Decanoic Acid, 1-Decanol, 2-Decenal, Dehydromenthofurolactone, Diethyl Malonate, Diethyl Sebacate, 2,3-Diethylpyrazine,Dihydro Anethole, 5,7-Dihydro-2-Methylthieno(3,4-D) Pyrimidine, Dill Seed Oil and Extract, meta-Dimethoxybenzene, para-Dimethoxybenzene, 2,6-Dimethoxyphenol, Dimethyl Succinate, 3,4-Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione, 3,5- Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione, 3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-Octatriene, 4,5-Dimethyl-3-Hydroxy-2,5-Dihydrofuran-2-One, 6,10-Dimethyl-5,9-Undecadien-2-One, 3,7-Dimethyl-6-Octenoic Acid, 2,4-Dimethylacetophenone, alpha,para-Dimethylbenzyl Alcohol, alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl Acetate, alpha,alpha Dimethylphenethyl Butyrate, 2,3-Dimethylpyrazine,2,5-Dimethylpyrazine, 2,6-Dimethylpyrazine, Dimethyltetrahydrobenzofuranone, delta-Dodecalactone, gamma-Dodecalactone, para-Ethoxybenzaldehyde, Ethyl 10-Undecenoate, Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate, Ethyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetoacetate, Ethyl Alcohol, Ethyl Benzoate, Ethyl Butyrate, Ethyl Cinnamate, Ethyl Decanoate, Ethyl Fenchol, Ethyl Furoate, Ethyl Heptanoate, Ethyl Hexanoate, Ethyl Isovalerate, Ethyl Lactate, Ethyl Laurate, Ethyl Levulinate, Ethyl Maltol,Ethyl Methyl Phenylglycidate, Ethyl Myristate, Ethyl Nonanoate, Ethyl Octadecanoate, Ethyl Octanoate, Ethyl Oleate, Ethyl Palmitate, Ethyl Phenylacetate, Ethyl Propionate, Ethyl Salicylate, Ethyl trans-2-Butenoate, Ethyl Valerate, Ethyl Vanillin, 2-Ethyl (or Methyl)-(3,5 and 6)-Methoxypyrazine, 2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol, 3-Ethyl -2 -Hydroxy-2-Cyclopenten-1-One, 2-Ethyl-3, (5 or 6)-Dimethylpyrazine, 5-Ethyl-3-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2(5H)-Furanone, 2-Ethyl-3-Methylpyrazine, 4-Ethylbenzaldehyde, 4-Ethylguaiacol, para-Ethylphenol, 3-Ethylpyridine, Eucalyptol, Farnesol, D-Fenchone, Fennel Sweet Oil, Fenugreek, Extract, Resin, and Absolute, Fig Juice Concentrate, Food Starch Modified, Furfuryl Mercaptan, 4-(2-Furyl)-3-Buten-2-One, Galbanum Oil, Genet Absolute, Gentian Root Extract, Geraniol, Geranium Rose Oil, Geranyl Acetate, Geranyl Butyrate, Geranyl Formate, Geranyl Isovalerate, Geranyl Phenylacetate, Ginger Oil and Oleoresin, 1-Glutamic Acid, 1-Glutamine, Glycerol, Glycyrrhizin Ammoniated, Grape Juice Concentrate,Guaiac Wood Oil, Guaiacol, Guar Gum, 2,4-Heptadienal, gamma-Heptalactone, Heptanoic Acid, 2-Heptanone, 3-Hepten-2-One, 2-Hepten-4-One, 4-Heptenal, trans -2-Heptenal, Heptyl Acetate, omega-6-Hexadecenlactone, gamma-Hexalactone, Hexanal, Hexanoic Acid, 2-Hexen-1-Ol, 3-Hexen-1-Ol, cis-3-Hexen-1-Yl Acetate, 2-Hexenal, 3-Hexenoic Acid, trans-2-Hexenoic Acid, cis-3-Hexenyl Formate, Hexyl 2-Methylbutyrate, Hexyl Acetate, Hexyl Alcohol, Hexyl Phenylacetate, 1-Histidine, Honey, Hops Oil, Hydrolyzed Milk Solids, Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins, 5-Hydroxy-2,4-Decadienoic Acid delta- Lactone, 4-Hydroxy-2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone, 2-Hydroxy-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One, 4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone, 2-Hydroxy-4-Methylbenzaldehyde, 4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid Lactone, Hydroxycitronellal, 6-Hydroxydihydrotheaspirane, 4-(para-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone, Hyssop Oil, Immortelle Absolute and Extract, alpha-Ionone, beta-Ionone, alpha-Irone, Isoamyl Acetate, Isoamyl Benzoate, Isoamyl Butyrate, Isoamyl Cinnamate,Isoamyl Formate, Isoamyl Hexanoate, Isoamyl Isovalerate, Isoamyl Octanoate, Isoamyl Phenylacetate, Isobornyl Acetate, Isobutyl Acetate, Isobutyl Alcohol, Isobutyl Cinnamate, Isobutyl Phenylacetate, Isobutyl Salicylate, 2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypyrazine, alpha-Isobutylphenethyl Alcohol, Isobutyraldehyde, Isobutyric Acid, d,l-Isoleucine, alpha-Isomethylionone, 2-Isopropylphenol, Isovaleric Acid, Jasmine Absolute, Concrete and Oil, Kola Nut Extract, Labdanum Absolute and Oleoresin, Lactic Acid, Lauric Acid, Lauric Aldehyde, Lavandin Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil and Extract, Lemongrass Oil, 1-Leucine, Levulinic Acid, Licorice Root, Fluid, Extract and Powder, Lime Oil, Linalool, Linalool Oxide, Linalyl Acetate, Linden Flowers, Lovage Oil And Extract, 1-Lysine, Mace Powder, Extract and Oil, Magnesium Carbonate, Malic Acid, Malt and Malt Extract, Maltodextrin, Maltol, Maltyl Isobutyrate, Mandarin Oil, Maple Syrup and Concentrate, Mate Leaf, Absolute and Oil, para-Mentha-8-Thiol-3-One, Menthol, Menthone,Menthyl Acetate, dl-Methionine, Methoprene, 2-Methoxy-4-Methylphenol, 2-Methoxy-4-Vinylphenol, para-Methoxybenzaldehyde, 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-1-Penten-3-One, 4-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone, 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Propanone, Methoxypyrazine, Methyl 2-Furoate, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Methyl 2-Pyrrolyl Ketone, Methyl Anisate, Methyl Anthranilate, Methyl Benzoate, Methyl Cinnamate, Methyl Dihydrojasmonate, Methyl Ester of Rosin, Partially Hydrogenated, Methyl Isovalerate, Methyl Linoleate (48%), Methyl Linolenate (52%) Mixture, Methyl Naphthyl Ketone, Methyl Nicotinate, Methyl Phenylacetate, Methyl Salicylate, Methyl Sulfide, 3-Methyl-1-Cyclopentadecanone, 4-Methyl-1-Phenyl-2-Pentanone, 5-Methyl-2-Phenyl-2-Hexenal, 5-Methyl-2-Thiophenecarboxaldehyde, 6-Methyl-3,-5-Heptadien-2-One, 2-Methyl-3-(para-Isopropylphenyl) Propionaldehyde, 5-Methyl-3-Hexen-2-One, 1-Methyl-3Methoxy-4-Isopropylbenzene, 4-Methyl-3-Pentene-2-One, 2-Methyl-4-Phenylbutyraldehyde, 6-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-One, 4-Methyl-5-Thiazoleethanol,4-Methyl-5-Vinylthiazole, Methyl-alpha-Ionone, Methyl-trans-2-Butenoic Acid, 4-Methylacetophenone, para-Methylanisole, alpha-Methylbenzyl Acetate, alpha-Methylbenzyl Alcohol, 2-Methylbutyraldehyde, 3-Methylbutyraldehyde, 2-Methylbutyric Acid, alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde, Methylcyclopentenolone, 2-Methylheptanoic Acid, 2-Methylhexanoic Acid, 3-Methylpentanoic Acid, 4-Methylpentanoic Acid, 2-Methylpyrazine, 5-Methylquinoxaline, 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran-3-One, (Methylthio)Methylpyrazine (Mixture Of Isomers), 3-Methylthiopropionaldehyde, Methyl 3-Methylthiopropionate, 2-Methylvaleric Acid, Mimosa Absolute and Extract, Molasses Extract and Tincture, Mountain Maple Solid Extract, Mullein Flowers, Myristaldehyde, Myristic Acid, Myrrh Oil, beta-Napthyl Ethyl Ether, Nerol, Neroli Bigarde Oil, Nerolidol, Nona-2-trans,6-cis-Dienal, 2,6-Nonadien-1-Ol, gamma-Nonalactone, Nonanal, Nonanoic Acid, Nonanone, trans-2-Nonen-1-Ol, 2-Nonenal, Nonyl Acetate, Nutmeg Powder and Oil, Oak Chips Extract and Oil,Oak Moss Absolute, 9,12-Octadecadienoic Acid (48%) And 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic Acid (52%), delta-Octalactone, gamma-Octalactone, Octanal, Octanoic Acid, 1-Octanol, 2-Octanone, 3-Octen-2-One, 1-Octen-3-Ol, 1-Octen-3-Yl Acetate, 2-Octenal, Octyl Isobutyrate, Oleic Acid , Olibanum Oil, Opoponax Oil And Gum, Orange Blossoms Water, Absolute, and Leaf Absolute, Orange Oil and Extract, Origanum Oil, Orris Concrete Oil and Root Extract, Palmarosa Oil, Palmitic Acid, Parsley Seed Oil, Patchouli Oil, omega-Pentadecalactone, 2,3-Pentanedione, 2-Pentanone, 4-Pentenoic Acid, 2-Pentylpyridine, Pepper Oil, Black And White, Peppermint Oil, Peruvian (Bois De Rose) Oil, Petitgrain Absolute, Mandarin Oil and Terpeneless Oil, alpha-Phellandrene, 2-Phenenthyl Acetate, Phenenthyl Alcohol, Phenethyl Butyrate, Phenethyl Cinnamate, Phenethyl Isobutyrate, Phenethyl Isovalerate, Phenethyl Phenylacetate, Phenethyl Salicylate, 1-Phenyl-1-Propanol, 3-Phenyl-1-Propanol, 2-Phenyl-2-Butenal, 4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-Ol,4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-One, Phenylacetaldehyde, Phenylacetic Acid, 1-Phenylalanine, 3-Phenylpropionaldehyde, 3-Phenylpropionic Acid, 3-Phenylpropyl Acetate, 3-Phenylpropyl Cinnamate, 2-(3-Phenylpropyl)Tetrahydrofuran, Phosphoric Acid, Pimenta Leaf Oil, Pine Needle Oil, Pine Oil, Scotch, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, D-Piperitone, Piperonal, Pipsissewa Leaf Extract, Plum Juice, Potassium Sorbate, 1-Proline, Propenylguaethol, Propionic Acid, Propyl Acetate, Propyl para-Hydroxybenzoate, Propylene Glycol, 3-Propylidenephthalide, Prune Juice and Concentrate, Pyridine, Pyroligneous Acid And Extract, Pyrrole, Pyruvic Acid, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Rhodinol, Rose Absolute and Oil, Rosemary Oil, Rum, Rum Ether, Rye Extract, Sage, Sage Oil, and Sage Oleoresin, Salicylaldehyde, Sandalwood Oil, Yellow, Sclareolide, Skatole, Smoke Flavor, Snakeroot Oil, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Solanone, Spearmint Oil, Styrax Extract, Gum and Oil, Sucrose Octaacetate, Sugar Alcohols, Sugars, Tagetes Oil, Tannic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Tea Leaf and Absolute, alpha-Terpineol, Terpinolene, Terpinyl Acetate, 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydroquinoxaline, 1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclo(8.3.0.0(4,9))Tridecane, 2,3,4,5, and 3,4,5,6-Tetramethylethyl-Cyclohexanone, 2,3,5,6-Tetramethylpyrazine, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Thiazole, 1-Threonine, Thyme Oil, White and Red, Thymol, Tobacco Extracts, Tochopherols (mixed), Tolu Balsam Gum and Extract, Tolualdehydes, para-Tolyl 3-Methylbutyrate, para-Tolyl Acetaldehyde, para-Tolyl Acetate, para-Tolyl Isobutyrate, para-Tolyl Phenylacetate, Triacetin, 2-Tridecanone, 2-Tridecenal, Triethyl Citrate, 3,5,5-Trimethyl -1-Hexanol, para,alpha,alpha-Trimethylbenzyl Alcohol, 4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-1-Enyl)But-2-En-4-One, 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-Ene-1,4-Dione, 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl Methan, 4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl)But-2-En-4-One,2,2,6-Trimethylcyclohexanone, 2,3,5-Trimethylpyrazine, 1-Tyrosine, delta-Undercalactone, gamma-Undecalactone, Undecanal, 2-Undecanone, 10-Undecenal, Urea, Valencene, Valeraldehyde, Valerian Root Extract, Oil and Powder, Valeric Acid, gamma-Valerolactone, Valine, Vanilla Extract And Oleoresin, Vanillin, Veratraldehyde, Vetiver Oil, Vinegar, Violet Leaf Absolute, Walnut Hull Extract, Water, Wheat Extract And Flour, Wild Cherry Bark Extract, Wine and Wine Sherry, Xanthan Gum, 3,4-Xylenol, Yeast Here are the some of the toxic ingredients in cigarettes. Keep in mind that the product saccharine has been a controversy for years and regulated by the government… Why are cigarettes with these deadly ingredients still not regulated or banned in spite of over 450,000 deaths from smoking per year in this country alone? And how many people has saccharine killed? Ammonia: Household cleaner Angelica root extract: Known to cause cancer in animals Arsenic: Used in rat poisons Benzene: Used in making dyes, synthetic rubber Butane: Gas; used in lighter fluid Carbon monoxide: Poisonous gas Cadmium: Used in batteries Cyanide: Deadly poison DDT: A banned insecticide Ethyl Furoate: Causes liver damage in animals Lead: Poisonous in high doses Formaldehiyde: Used to preserve dead specimens Methoprene: Insecticide Megastigmatrienone: Chemical naturally found in grapefruit juice Maltitol: Sweetener for diabetics Napthalene: Ingredient in mothballs Methyl isocyanate:

    20. Dutch

      04/17/2010

      Wow I wonder why the tobacco industry doesn,t get their chemicals seized at the border. If the Author of this article says e-cigarettes are dangerous, he is getting kick backs. So I will thank him for his bull shit. Quit tobacco and am now switching to the e cig. Hooray! Keep the bull coming boys. We know what this country is about and that is taxation and hypocracy. I will be a contrarian. PS stay away from those government statements of getting flu shots. Who knows where thats headed.

    21. Jim Broadbent

      04/26/2010

      I have been using the e-cig for four months, I had a Dr. appointment on Friday the 23rd – My blood pressure is now normall, wow always been high and my breath test thingy (I think they look for carbon monoxide) is normall – I am 45 have been smoking since I was 15, I have stopped for two 3 year periods and numerous 3 to 4 month periods, plus about a thousand 1 to 6 day false starts. (or stops if you see what I mean)

      My wife (also 45) has been smoking for 30 Years and has now finally stopped using an e-cig, she is now training to run a half marathon.

      If you smoke normall cigs and have tried and failed to stop get an e-cig, try a few until you get the one that suits you.

      I found it easier to stop completely for a week (using usual nicotine replacement things; patches, gum…etc)

      Then when you feal really depressed change to the e-gic, hopefully it will be a revalation.

      Don’t let the tobacco companies, or the fear of not have a conventional cig keep you a slave to them, take control of your life and vap not smoke.

    22. SmokingIsSickness

      05/07/2010

      Anyone saying these are bad and people shouldn’t use them to quit smoking are completely overlooking the fact that cigarettes are 10x worse. It’s a lesser evil and then some. Big Tobacco needs to stop paying people to scare quitters.

    23. Rjais

      05/12/2010

      I just started using an ecig last week. I have been a smoker for 16 years and wanted to stop. I reserched the ecig and decided it just might help to kick the habit of smoking. and guess what!! it has! its pretty amazing. i dont even puff on the ecig that often! i am worried about what i may be inhaling but, it cant be as bad as an analog cig.

    24. Matt

      05/14/2010

      They I.D. at my mall, as opposed to the local gas station (where underaged kids buy cigarettes all the time). I smoked three packs a day while I served in the military, and after these came out I managed to ween myself down from 24Mg down to 0 Mg and now I don’t even use my ecigarette. So go ahead and make your retarded claims, I personally thank the companies that make the ecig for saving my life.

    25. R. H. E.

      05/20/2010

      Today is Day 15 for me and this new tool, a smoker for almost 40 years. This is the longest I’ve ever gone without smoking a cigerette.

      My clothes and breath don’t reek, which my gf really likes. I don’t have to use copious amounts of cologne (Polo blue) to cover it up. I’m breathing better and seem to have more endurance.

      Saving $65/wk. doesn’t hurt-I was smoking American Spirits.

      I’m looking forward to recovering my health and what the next 40 years beholds. Thank you to the inventor of this product and those responsible for getting it to market.

    26. Jaleel

      05/21/2010

      May: Anti-freeze is INDEED used in the preservation of the elasticity of the tobacco leaves by keeping them moist, but this doesn’t matter. Saying that people who puff on ecigs are anti-freeze smokers is about as closed-minded as it gets. Read the FDA report from the link posted in one of the first few comments above.

      One more thought.. natural or not, now that smokers have been inundated with FSC (Fire Safe Cigarettes), that’s another untested chemical applied to the paper of ALL cigarettes that people are combusting and inhaling. Why isn’t the FDA testing this?

    27. mel014u

      06/09/2010

      BAD SIDE EFFECTS FOR ME!

      Was so pleased to be changing to a “safer” cigarette that could be smoked anywhere. However the vaporizer from the company I ordered was not working more than a couple times. Called the company and was advised to prime the vaporizer with a drop of the nicotine liquid intended to refill cartridges. Kept having to do that to get the vapor, with disastrous consequences: Bizarre behavior, shaking, collapse…with absolutely NO MEMORY for the event. Ended up being taken to ICU for a day and night before I was back to normal again. SCARY!

    28. Alex

      06/16/2010

      @mel014u – Bizarre behavior, shaking, collapse are all symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and or nicotine over dose. your e-cig wasn’t working and you therefore did not get your nic fix and your body reacted poorly -or- that piece of junk you had was over delivering nicotine so you OD’d. This is a case for regulation but not a case for banishment and banishment seems to be all the FDA wants.

      Try buying a better product. I have been using the ‘SmokeTip’ if you charge the batteries correctly when you first get the device it will continue to work properly for you. From what I have seen the reviews show it as the number 1 over all e-cig out there. The vapor production is said by some to be a little sub standard but not bad in general. It uses synthetic nicotine such as found in the nicotine inhalers sold by big pharma approved by the FDA. it also contains propylene glycol, and ingredient approved by the FDA for usage in food and drugs, most notably in asthma nebulizers. Then it has water and flavoring, again approved by the FDA for human consumption. It baffles my mind when the FDA tries to ban a product in which all of the ingredients have all ready been approved by them.

      The FDA is a business. Run by many of the same people who work for big pharma. they have only their own monetary interests in mind. E-cigs are the biggest threat to many of the useless smoking cessation products like the patch and the gum which have very poor success rates. They also are a threat to the taxes we collect from smokers now. in New York State smokers pay over $3.00/pack in taxes. a pack-a-day smoker therefore spends $21/week in state taxes. That’s $1092 per year that will no longer be collected every time a pack-a-day smoker switches to the CLEARLY SAFER OPTION.

      Now to apply logic: The taxes levied on cigarettes are intended to cover the social costs of smoking. These cost logically include medical treatment for smokers and people effected by second hand smoke and also smoking cessation assistance (I.e. free patches and gum). A PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED e-cig will not cause cancer(no carcinogens present) nor should it be a major cause of respiratory illness. Based upon this there is no reason to need the taxes from cigarettes if a smoker switched to e-cigs. Overwhelmingly smokers who switch to e-cigs report dramatic improvement in lung function. My wheezing is a thing of that past after only 3 days of using the e-cig. I take can deep breaths again. I am not the only one reporting these astonishing results. We all need to face the fact that this new product is a man made miracle that will save millions of lives. Stopping this product from being produced and sold would be a misguided tragedy repatriated by our very own government and uninformed citizens.

      As far as using these products in public. where ever I can use a nebulizer i should be able to use my e-cig. With 1 known exception (‘Smokeing everywheres’ product) there are no chemicals in toxic levels of any kind in the 2nd hand vapor. Some people are claiming that because it makes people cough that it must be bad. This coughing is not a bad thing, it is the ex-smokers lungs healing them selves and reportedly goes away with in a few weeks of usage. Vapor, an expectorant, causes the lungs to expel the years of sludge built up within. Once the lungs have ‘cleaned out’ the sludge the e-cig user recovers from the coughing symptoms and enjoys a greatly improved quality of life. My dry hacking cough switched to a lubricated productive cough with in 8 hours of switching to the e-cig. Any doctor will verify that this change in the smokers cough is a good thing. Just like with coughs from colds or flus, dry hacking = getting worse, moist and productive = getting better. I AM THEREFORE GETTING BETTER.

    29. Alex

      06/16/2010

      One last thing – Nicotine is a drug and is addictive. care should be applied to usage of all nicotine products. Patches, gum, real cigs and e-cigs should be kept of out reach of children and pets. Non smokers looking to use the e-cig should get the zero nicotine versions. Personal responsibility should be applied, we should not be treated like children. You should not limit people because you are worried about your children getting addicted, its called parenting and more Americans should try it sometime.

      As for the marketing to kids claims the FDA and others have made; Alcohol comes in all kinds of flavors. adults like flavors too. Do adults that go get ice cream only order plain ice cream? NO, I’ve never even seen plain unflavored ice cream. variety is the delicious spice of life.

      Stop the pin heads and the greedy from telling us what to do!!!!

    30. Corey

      06/18/2010

      I have attempted to quit smoking many times. Never successful for more then a few months at a time. I tried patch, patch + welbutrin (sp?), a couple kinds of pills, none of it worked very well for long. Different things work for different folks. I’ve smoked since ’96 and recently had my first kids, twins, about 8 months ago. So I bought a red dragon (e9 clone) about 2 months ago. I took this as total life style change time. Began working out 3 times a week, watched what I ate and how much I ate, and cut back my smoking gradually. Now I carry my e-cig everywhere I go, I smoke only one cigarette a day with a coworker, have lost 35 pounds, and feel better then ever. I enjoy smoking, I really do. I can now puff on this ecig in my house (still dont do around kids) in the evenings while watching TV. I refill the cartridges (called dripping) with juice from Johnson Creek that tastes far superior. I am down to a mid nicotine level cartridge and am doing great. I will probably continue to use this ecig after Im down to 0mg cartridges due to the relaxation and by filling them myself there is very little cost involved. There may be drawl backs to this ecig, but nothing more then what you find walking by a running car, or far healthier then eatin fast food. You have to decide whether its for you or not. Oh and as for the flavors being used to target children, this is total BS. I prefer the flavored carts far more then the traditional tobacco flavor. People need to stop assuming they know everything when in reality they dont know jack and think so much of themselves that they feel its their duty to lie to people because they think they know better. Like calling the glycol the same as antifreeze. Just because there is a common ingredient doesn’t make it the same. Fast food has oil in it. My F-150 has oil in it. Does that mean Burger King should be accused of feeding people fords? Nope, your just an idiot.

    31. Tamicka

      06/20/2010

      I have tried to quit smoking many times. I called the quit smoking line, I tried cold turkey, but the only ways I have successfully quit smoking was when I was pregnant and when I have tried the e-cig. I never enjoyed the smell of a real one, never liked the film it left on my teeth, the yellow teeth, the bad morning cough, etc. All I needed or desired was the nicotine. It is a downer and I smoke when I am stressed or anxious. I tried to quit and without the de-stresser I lost control and ended up smoking again. With the e-cig, I have the nicotine but not all the other stuff I hate about the real thing. To be honest, I feel much better as a mother, wife, friend, and member of society when I don’t smoke real cigs. I don’t litter now, I don’t send deadly toxins into the air for others to breath in, I don’t go around stinking places up with the smell of smoke. I feel better!!!! And my breathing is getting better also.

    32. Leo Robertson

      07/02/2010

      I had been smoking for 52 years with only a 2 year break 10 years ago. I have tried a bunch of methods for quitting wth little or no success. I started the NJoy duopro last month and havent had a real cig since 22June. Which brand of ecig is that you can change the liquid in the cartridge?

    33. Jack

      07/12/2010

      I have been “smoking” the e-cig for just a few days. I really enjoy the variety of flavors. I am still on the coffee ones when I am finished I think I will try Chocolate. I figured it out. For a month of real cigarettes it will cost me $130. For my new E-cigs. the catridges for a month will cost me about $50. I am spending about 1/3 of normal cigarettes, and I wont have to buy lighters, or fluid for lighters, I wont have to bum cigs to people, I wont have to buy gum incase I have an appointment, ie: job interview, to cover up the smell. I am saving a lot of money, and I already feel a little better, and can smell and taste more.

    34. Electronic Cigarette

      07/13/2010

      No… disagree. One of the dangers of smoking tobacco cigarettes is the threat of carbon monoxide. Many users never had an alternative to tobacco that allowed them to get the same sensation but without carbon monoxide. Those days are over. Â The electronic cigarette allows to smoke a vapor that is free of carbon monoxide. This is just one of the many benefits that the electronic cigarette vapor has to offer over smoke. The fact that the vapor is 100% tar free is a major plus and a big reason to make the switch from real cigarettes. It has been proven that burning and smoking tobacco can cause tar to enter your body. This is one of the biggest problems associated with smoking cigarettes. The electronic cigarette has solved this problem and there is no longer any tar to worry about.

    35. best electronic cigarette

      07/15/2010

      Great post. Thanx for the great information.I hope you have a good day!

    36. Phillip

      08/08/2010

      you are all week, just quit… suck it up for a few months and you will evenyually get used to life without cigarettes… e-cigs are for weak minded, gonna die a horrible death way too young, suicidal, cowards…

      but then again, probably a safer alternative for all of you then real cigarettes… just thought I would put your struggle into perspective…

    37. Kim

      08/10/2010

      I was trying to quit my light smoking habit of 1 pack a week. Yes, I said one pack a week. I tried the e-cig. I liked the e-cig. I smoked more with the e-cig. 3 weeks after smoking using the e-cig one of the cartridges failed and I enhaled a mouthful of liquid nicotene. The next day I had a heart attack. Don’t know if one thing relates to another (just saying it was weird). Don’t smoke at all now.

    38. Bridget Miller

      08/11/2010

      Phillip: I’d rather be called “week” (did you mean weak?) by you, than dead from clinical depression & not ingesting nicotine.

    39. Daniel

      08/27/2010

      Not all Glycols are made the same.
      Do not propose to know chemistry when you speak half truths to compare something safe to something dangerous.

      Ecigs contain Propylene, Vegetable and/or Polyethylene Glycol. All are non-toxic and used in a vast majority of pharmaceuticals and even tattooing.

      It is Ethylene Glycol that is poisonous (without the “poly” prefix) since it is absorbed into the body.

      Polyethlyene Glycol is osmotically balanced and not absorbed.

      Both may be components in antifreeze as is water and ethanol (drinking alcohol). do you claim that water and vodka are dangerous poisons as well? After all I can provide evidence. lets face it, Vodka can cause liver damage and water can drowned you. So why dont you write an article to not drink water or Any Alcoholic beverages. Or have the FDA control water as a hazardous substance and raise taxes on your utility bills. Ohh yeah because they tried that in the prohibition and not drinking any water will Kill you!

      Stop glamorizing a false fear factor for shock value and get your facts straight first.

    40. Michael Nelson

      09/22/2010

      I live in China, near where e-cigarettes are manufactured. Only recently have e-cigarettes come to any public light in China, and currently there are extremely few places where one can buy (shop, store, convenience store, etc.).
      I started using the device about three weeks ago, and the difference in my life is mind-boggling! I’ve nearly stopped coughing, can breathe deeply with no real pain, have no smoker’s smell following me around, and make no messes with ashes or ashtrays. The obvious health improvements are what will keep me using this device for a while. I always liked to smoke, but was always guilty of what I was doing to my body. Now, I can give up the smoke, but not smoking.
      Although as time goes by, I see myself less as a smoker, and more as a nicotine addict. Interesting?
      I also agree that due to the ease of use, I may be inhaling more nicotine than needed. I haven’t suffered any symptoms of nicotine overdose, but I have switched from HIGH to MEDIUM Marlboro flavor.
      Thanks to all out there who contributed to this.

      By the way, it was a Chinese man named Hon Lik who created the e-cigarette in 2003. He is on the board of the original manufacturer, RuYan.

    41. bridget V

      09/23/2010

      I would think the problem with them would be the water vapors, over time wouldnt they feel ppls lungs with water???

    42. Marc

      09/27/2010

      Why “pray-tell” do we “need” the FDA? They are a worthless organization that stands in the way of freedom every day. Thousands of people have died waiting for drugs the FDA has blocked from the “Land of the Free”. All because they want to protect a few people – primarily the big prescription drug business. Thanks to the FDA Americans pay 20,000-50,000% more for medications than what they cost. All hail big government!

      The FDA….one more agency that makes most people think capitalism failed. Capitalism can’t succeed when regulated and controlled by those with the $$.

      E-Cigs – not perfect, but better than a cigarette ever will be.

    43. robert a wright

      09/28/2010

      started using e-cigarette in july of this year.found a brand on the internet called smoke tip.good reviews,free shipping,lifetime warranty on batteries.as soon as starter kit arrived stopped use of regular cigarettes immediately.a couple of weeks ago my charger went south.they shipped me out a new charger and 2 new batteries in case old ones part of the problem.i didbuy regular cigarettes while waiting for the new charger and batteries to arrive but as soon as recieved went right back to e-cig.after over 40 years of smoking this has been the only product that has worked for me.my hats off to smoketip for excellent customer service.every day in the news there is always something new that will kill you.i think i will continue with the smoketip as an alternative to the big tabacco companies PROVEN harmful ingredients in their product.good luck.

    44. Becky

      10/02/2010

      I am a long time heavy smoker who has also had a VERY hard time quitting smoking. I purchased an e-cig 2 months ago and did VERY well on it, so well, that I also recommended it to my mom and aunt. Last week I went to my Doctor because I was worried about my blood pressure (which was normal when I had my physical 2 months earlier). My blood pressure was SKY HIGH and I was placed on high blood pressure pills immediately. So I called my mom who also did really well with quitting smoking by using the e-cig and asked her if she had checked her blood pressure lately. She informed me that she had visited her doctor last week and her blood pressure medication had to be doubled (she had been on the same dose of medication for 15 years prior to smoking e-cigs). That is VERY scary to me!!! I was so happy about how easy it was to quit smoking and recommending e-cigs to friends, and now I have called them all back to tell them about my high blood pressure. I will NEVER recommend them to anyone EVER again!!! Boy am I disappointed..but certainly see how they can be more harmful than they seem!!! PLEASE BEWARE.

    45. Jaliel

      11/21/2010

      I am a certified chemist. Here are the facts:

      1 – Nicotine is milder than caffeine. There are indeed as shown statistically, more caffeine addicts than nicotine addicts (sourced though the ACS)

      2 – Diethylene glycol is a misnomer. They actually contain a variant isotope which is non-toxic, unlike the stabilizer found in anti-freeze.

      3 – The FDA is a non-credible association.

      4 – Nicotine must be taken in moderation. Like caffeine, there is a daily intake limit which may damage your liver if not respected.

      5 – There are non-nicotine cartridges for e-cigarettes. For those who simply enjoy a good vapor flavor without the addiction, try out a non nic-cartridge. If you are not a smoker, I suggest these since you want to avoid any addictions.

    46. Joe

      12/03/2010

      I’m 52 years old and have been using my ecig of choice for almost 2 months. I made the decision to switch to the ecig after 2 months of online research into the various companies offering them. I attest to the following facts. I have not smoked an analog (traditional) cigarette since receiving my starter kit from the company I chose to go with. I no longer have that first cigarette of the the day coughing and choking, and sometimes even throwing up because of the gag reflex. I NO LONGER AM SNORING AT NIGHT. p.s. maybe that’s just me, but my lady sure appreciates it! I can taste again, I can smell again, and do not smell like an ashtray, I have not gained weight, and the flavors I am enjoying are FANTASTIC. I work at the worlds largest retailer and the interest in my choice has been overwhelming. Based solely on the effects I no longer suffer as a smoker of analog (traditional cigarettes), I cannot reccomend the SWITCH enough. I hope and pray that my FELLOW AMERICANS DO NOT ALLOW THE FDA OR BIG TOBACCO influence future regulations regarding this MUCH SAFER ALTERNATIVE to traditional cigarettes. Nicotine DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER. It is no more dangerous than caffeine. In fact all of YOU SMOKERS who catch any kind of flak from your non-smoking caffeine using friends might want to give them this challenge. NO CAFFEINE FOR 48 HOURS. I absolutely guarantee and promise you that they will have the worst experience they have had in a LONG time, and reach for a caffeinated beverage. Let us all take adavantage of technological advances and do the best thing for the body that gives us the ability to live here and now. ^j^Namaste^j^ Joe

    47. aaron

      12/06/2010

      I have been a smoker since I was a teenager, 42 now. i did take a 10 year hiatus, but went through a divorce and started again this past Feb. of 2010. Been on the e-cig for about a week now……EXELLENT!…I love my ecig, and would recommend it to anyone trying to quit. I can breathe ALOT better, not coughing, hacking or anything!! Do yourself a favor and buy one!..Save your life now!

    48. Doug S.

      12/24/2010

      There are always 2 sides to every story. I just wish the government would be truthful…YES I know that is a pipedream!
      I have been a smoker for 30+ years, and have tried everything to quit.
      Last year I started to have heart problems and as I am sure you can guess, the doctors all said I had to quit smoking. At that point I was up to over 3 packs a day.
      I cut back immediately to 1 pack a day, a major change and very hard thing to do for me but I did it,and of course still not good enough.
      Then God looked down on me and gave my wife and I a beautiful gift, at almost 50 I was going to be a father for the first time.
      I now HAD to get over that final pack, which had now increased to two packs as time went on, for the sake of my baby. I needed something to help and so far nothing was working. And I did have one major thing going for me, I wanted to quit.
      While my wife and I were in the local mall one day my wife saw an e-cig stand and asked if I had any interest in tring that. I said yes, but wanted to investigate it first and then make sure I got what was the best one out there.
      Wow, I discovered how hard it was to actually get unbiased information. EVERY article was from a mfg of their own product, and like is still the case you can’t get anything clear on the medical side of it.
      After finding a site that was by the people for the people, I was able to see what real people thought of every brand that was out there and make my choices based on that.
      When I placed my order, I started with a starter pack to make sure I could deal with it. I quit smoking real cigs the day I received the kit and was sattisfied with the results.
      I then proceeded to purchase charging kits, cases and so on as well as the nicotine. I had already planned my way to quit, it was to start off with a high value and work my way down to 0, that was 6 different fluid levels, including 0. When I received my fluids I started with the 36mg level. A week later I went to the next level down which was 24mg, this was too much of a drop so soon, so I started to mix the 36mg + 24mg to make 30mg. This was perfect. The following week I went down to 24mg, stayed there for 2 weeks and then jumped right down to 0mg. I went 99% of the time smoking 0mg, and needing to take a few puffs of 24mg every 2-3 days.
      In Summary, I smoked for well over 30 years, moved too e-cigs while smoking 2 packs a day and in under 3 months am 100% nicotine/smoke/e-cig free. I have no desire to smoke, no matter how stressed I am and I have of course gained weight, but not major only what would be expected.
      That was over 6 months ago and I ma very happy to report, I feel much better, I do not have a desire to smoke…not even the 0mg e-cig.
      I agree with a much earlier post, not enough taxes yet on e-cigs so lets say they are bad for people. Of course most of them out there are cheaper than just the TAXES on plain cigs.

    49. Gabe

      01/16/2011

      I have been smoking a pack to a pack and a half a day for about two years. i have tried quitting using the gum the patch and many other recommended ways of quitting but nothing worked. i HATE (but love) smoking but i just couldn kick the habbit. I am both physically addicted to the nicotine but am mainly mentally addicted to just smoking something. Since i got the e-cig i have not once wanted a real cigarette and am ,surprisingly, completely satisfied with smoking the e-cig with no desire to go back to the “cowboy killers”. I have read articles that claim it contains A (singular) harmfull chemical and can sometimes even fatal side effects but have found no reputable source of research that proves this. The only side effect i have experienced is when the catridge gets low it will slightly burn your throat. On the other hand though i understand this is still not a “healthy” habbit and plan on stepping down to the 0% nicotine cartridge and then hopefully quit smoking the e-cig all together. In my opinion (i have no valid knowledge of the dangers) the e-cig is perfect for the smoker who is sick of smoking and wants to quit . However im sure if one is not careful they could find them self just addicted to a lesser of two evils which is better but for me not the initial and final goal.

    50. Plaidmaster

      02/04/2011

      Another vote for the wonders of ecigs!

      I found mine in a local mall 3 days ago. I was stuck on wanting my cigs to taste like tobacco (there are so many flavors) and, after sample a few flavors, chose a 5 pack of a tobacco flavor that resembled what I used to smoke. The vendor insisted I try two other flavors, for free. So I tried a coffee and a mint.

      Now, three days later, I cant stand the tobacco flavor! Not in real cigs or the ecigs. I’m only on day 3 so I still “need” a couple real cigs a day…other than that it’s ecig all the way! Just picked up a “coffee shop sampler” pack and a “dessert sampler” pack.

      Safer than regular cigs? I don’t know, but I do know I am going to use this to beat my cig addiction by lowering my nicotine levels slowly and be nicotine free soon enough. I do know I smell better, feel better, I am saving money, and I will be nicotine addiction!!!

    51. Robert

      02/06/2011

      Ok all this hype over a simple media/news/info post is kinda getting pathetic, and its only here it seems, dont see all this drama over seas when someone speaks anything.
      If this is in fact “chemicals” in the E-Cigs, yes it should be known and made clear as day like all other things. If you buy something that isnt safe of would have a reaction to certain things we need to know, not be lied to and said thier perfectly safe in everyway.
      When I bought my first E-Cig thing was a Fuma, cost me like 80 bucks for the deluxe kit with a 5pack cartrige, car charger, ect.
      I got it for a simple reason, I had to start a new job, and part of that new job being in health care more close with clients then I was before with many forms of illness, we was all requred to get certain shots to get the job. Told plan as day some of the chemicals in tobacoo is a big no no with these shots as they often cause adverse reactions. So I went to the E-Cig for the few weeks to make sure i was in the clear, since they had NONE of the chemicals, or so all the adverts say and the shops selling them say.
      Turns out thier a lie and did have a chemical that was in norm cigs that was a common reaction to the shots, and i got hit with it. Knocked me for a loop when I had to spend a week in bed recovering from a safe no chemicals that infact does have what they swear they dont.
      I am all for E-Cigs, thier MUCH safer, since I been on them I also breath easier, have smell again, better circulation, more energy, less coughing, but the fact remains they LIED about the chemicals, if it was ME that Lied I would have every Police, FBI, Swat, CIA, and everyone else in the world at my door step in the morning for liying to the public, falsifying information, passing false medical statments, or countless other charges, and these ppl get away with thier lies. Many chemicals in fact seem gone or reduced but the public using the products still needs to know what thier using, medications and medical proc. often can interfear with chemicals and if you dont know you are on them or using or exposed to them you set yourself up for adverse reasons complications and the such.
      Is it wrong for someone to go public and say hay they lied? No, its the right thing to do I would think to point out the error to others that dont know so they have a option to relize they might have been taken advantage of and a chance to look into it and ask around. Instead someone posts info on a truth side to a lie and everyone jumps on them like thier such a bad person or group for pointing out a lie or error. Welcome to USA, you can speak ONLY if you speak what I want to hear and everyone else wants to hear otherwise your a lier, a biagast, a fraud, a hater, discrimater, cheater, or starting a public riot. Congrats, you make being a american more and more pleasurefull. You really should grow up and accualy consider the fact in USA you have RIGHT to speak and be spoken to, no law i heard of said you can only speak if everyone you will have contact with is in full agreance with you.

    52. Patty Babbick

      02/12/2011

      Don’t people know how to spell anymore?

    53. Pamela Jaeger

      02/15/2011

      ok..so..ONE chemical in ecigs…whoopty doo.
      I’m 19 years old and have been smoking since I was 12 years old, before my lungs were even fully developed.
      I JUST bought the ecig today.. I LOVE IT..
      so enough about this “young people” crap..
      real camel ciggaretts make kids want to smoke supposivley because of the cute animal character on it , and blah blah blah.
      I wish when i was younger e cigs were available, because then I wouldnt be unhealthy and struggling to breath all the time.
      so cut the crap,
      these products are great to quit smoking.
      simple as that.

    54. nigel james

      02/18/2011

      hi i was a smoker of 41 years i have tried evey way poss to stop but failed i am useing the e cig and have not taken a singel drag of tabaco fag my frends at first did not beleave me but as time has gone by thay say how well i look in my self so untill there are hard facts about e cig dangers i will carry on with my e cig i think that its a brill idear.
      p.s just waiting for the goverment to stick there ore in and start stealing my money in the name of TAX

    55. Momba

      02/23/2011

      Dear readers,

      This article is extremely bias. I make my own E liquid. I don’t put anti freeze in it. The substance you called diethylene glycol may actually be Propylene glycol. You need to drink one gallon of PG to kill yourself. One gallon in 1 minute actually. Also alliteratively you can use Vegetable Glycerin instead of PG. E cigs DO however release an inconsistant amount of nicotine per puff. 26 to 46 MCG, a unit of mass equal to one millionth (1/1,000,000) of a gram.

      So yeah, e cigs are showing to be a better alternative.

    56. Guillermina

      02/28/2011

      Here’s the problem: the government cannot think of a way to currently tax the e liquid you put in an e cigarette, so they will eventually ban them outright like they did in Canada, and tell you how “dangerous” they are, when NOTHING is more dangerous than a cigarette, which the government gets like six dollars a pack in taxes. So my reccomendation is to stock up on atomizers, batteries, and e liquid, you never know when they will abruptly end this. I say when it hits them in the pocketbook and they lose massive tax revenue. Like they abruptly and without warning stopped yesmoke and other internet sellers in 2004. It was getting so popular, and states were losing huge amounts of money. No one in their right mind can deny that nicotine is poison, but how about tar, cyanide, arsenic, nitrosamines, and 7000 other chemicals? The e cigarette, however dangerous they can be, contain one dangerous ingredient versus 7000 in a cigarette, but if everyone stopped buying cigarettes, government would go bankrupt. Face it, if the government actually gave a damn, the would ban cigarettes outright. They WANT people to smoke and pay. But don’t worry, unless they find a way, and rapidly, to tax e cigarettes, they will be for sure banned one day without warning. They’ve already done it in Canada and several other countries, even third world ones that rely on taxes to live like Brazil has completely banned them. It is going to happen soon, so stock up while you can

    57. sheryn roberts

      03/10/2011

      just got my starter pack with vanilla ultra light nicotine cartridges and though it feels heavier than a normal cigarette, i am pleased, it’s flavorful and a delight in comparison to the way i felt smoking casually the last 10 years, it made me feel ill and sluggish, stunk, horrible breath, dry mouth, and i smoked carltons, the lightest thing out there but they taste like dirt, the menthol were tolerable but always thinking about defliling my God given body, i did not feel good about smoking and the horror stories i see and hear daily being in the medical field. Also the poor example for my young son, i’,m hoping my husband who has smoked camel lights 30 years will come on board and switch to an ecig, he tried mine and liked it but needs more nicotine and tobacco flavor, the next cartridges i order will be vanilla nicotine free for myself, i just enjoy the sensation of smoking and eventually that’ll wear off is my hope, but for now it’s perfect for me and i feel good about making the switch!

    58. Josep Lee

      03/17/2011

      My story is different from most. Due to the inept nature of most online retailers, I am now completely free of nicotine.
      I was a moderate-heavy smoker for over 30 years. I tried the gum and it worked. I became addicted to the gum. I tried the patch which seemed to do nothing but make me sore and gave me some rather interesting dreams. The lozenges have as much kick as any mint.

      So I ordered a e-cigarette starter kit. Of course it was a week late. At first I thought it tasted horrible and while it didn’t really help the cravings much, it took the edge off enough to make it bearable. When I was down to 8 cartridges, I ordered again; This time trying a different flavor. It was a week late. I ran out and relapsed to regular cigarettes. This new flavor tasted much better though still on the nasty side. This time I carefully cut back and reordered earlier. A week after I placed the order they called to tell me they were out of my flavor. Great. So I substituted a different flavor and rationed further knowing from experience that shipping handling time would be equivalent to what one would expect from a 1960s mail order house. The new flavor was horrible beyond comprehension. It was supposedly coffee but it tasted more like mold. Several of the cartridges were duds and just didn’t work at all so I promptly reordered and paid extra for expedited shipping in hopes for speedy shipment. Apparently they interpreted that gesture to mean that I would be happy to wait a month.

      Several days after my order was supposed to arrive and a dozen fruitless conversations with every implausible excuse imaginable, in desperation I decided to try a different online vendor. As I was about to hit the ‘submit’ button, I realized I had neither smoked nor “Vaped” for 5 days. I closed the browser window. Picked up the phone and called my credit card company to reverse charges for the imaginary cartridges I’d ordered weeks before. It occurred to me that I’d already quit!

      The credit card company happily reversed the charges and indirectly suggested that I was not the first person with complaints about that particular company.

      Anyway, I am eternally grateful to the incompetent bozos who helped me quit!

    59. John Kota

      04/11/2011

      Maybe it’s just me but every E-cigarette website gives off a sleazy feel about them. I also find these reviews suspect as well, especially the ones advertising a certain brand/manufacturer. Back on topic: Yes, I’ve tried the cheap $20.00 kits and has me a bit curious about the ill-effects and all have the same conclusions with the FDA report and users defending the product but overall,the ecigarette did help me quit smoking actual cigarettes. First, the ecigarette stopped the urges of regular smokes, then the product itself started to make me feel silly but by then, i realized i didn’t need either products within a month. So are E-cigarettes harmful? Perhaps in the long run but it’s my intention to quit smoking period so it did help. Best $20 i’ve spent

    60. Chris Laws

      04/15/2011

      I agree with most of what people are saying on here. the FDA just wants us smokers to do something that is not necessarily safe just safer then regular cigs because there not making any money from it. Big tobacco doesnt want to find a safer alternative to smoking, to them its either stop smoking or just die. Also the pharma companies dont care either cause there making all their money from all the quit smoking things like the patches and nicoret. When it comes to our government the days of for the people by the people are dead. Its now for the money, fuck the people. But thats just my opinion, you be the judge, if you wanna live and not die, just say no to big tobacco and kick them where it really hurts, there wallet!!!!!!

    61. Donald

      04/19/2011

      I’ve been using the e-cig (the Tornado tank) for a week now, and it is awesome! I went from smoking a pack and a half a day to none, in less than a weeks time. Not bad for someone who has smoked regular cigs for 16yrs…Good-by cancer sticks.

    62. Lesley

      04/25/2011

      @Becky, no I would not worry about it filling your lungs with water, that would be like saying that steam rooms and humidifiers, or nebulizers would drown you!!
      I switched to a e-cig 3 weeks ago, I have successfully weaned myself down to 6mg of nicotine and do not use my e-cig now other then when I have a complete urge to smoke, I turn to my e-cig instead of a “real” cig.. It has worked wonders for me, but I still think in order to quit smoking, you have to want to quit…

    63. Steve

      05/20/2011

      Yes of course the FDA, a government agency, would take issue with something that might ultimately replace tobacco. They don’t have all their stuff in place on this like they do with tobacco. There’s a lot of tax money from tobacco sales and a lot of campaign contributions from tobacco companies (although they wouldn’t want you to know that.) They might lose some of that money they hoard. They need us addicts to keep the money rolling in. Notice they raise tobacco taxes on a whim while touting that it might help smokers quit, BUT in reality…….like gasoline they know that people are going to buy it anyway regardless of the price. Tobacco because it’s an addiction. Gasoline because people have to get to work and most do not live within walking distance or have access to public transportation. So in reality all the hype you hear about e-cigarettes is money driven and has absolutely nothing to do with any concern for your health. That part is just an excuse because they need us to feed their bloated ass. I just got my first trial e-cigarette yesterday and I already feel better having not smoked a tobacco cigarette in 24 hours and I have no “new” adverse effects as of yet. My sense of smell is noticeably better, my appetite is noticeably better and I just feel better overall. In 24 hours. So at this point I’m seriously considering going to the e-smokes. Look….. living on this planet is going to kill you eventually so what the hell? Every day you seem to hear about something that you do or eat or are exposed to or may be pleasurable to do or whatever, that’s suddenly bad for you. Like freakin salt for God’s sakes. No matter what it is, somebody is going to say it causes cancer, or autism or your organs to slowly migrate to the outside of your body or something equally as bizarre. So you make the choice for you. If it feels good and doesn’t hurt anyone else, just do it.

    64. vik

      06/26/2011

      i find these to be more addictive and way less statisfying that traditional cigs. Yes they don’t feel like inhaling a million chemicals with tar – but i want to just keep sucking on it for hours. The only reason i cant is because safety mechanism allows me to take a puff every few minutes once it turns on, but i can see people having more than one to circumvent this precaution. My advice, just quit smoking while you can – tis thing will only make you more of an addict. Instead of 10 cigs you ll just vape away 24 hours a day

    65. Taryn

      07/01/2011

      e-cigs are wonderful, i used to smoke a pack of black and mild’s wine flavor a day for about a two years, and now with my e-cig i rarely smoke at all.. i don’t stink anymore, my teeth are not yellow, and the vapor is great for my household, movies, job, everywhere i go and no second hand smoke for my peers are odor. with my e-cig i have saved a lot of money and feel better, i could breath better run longer, more energized. recently i tried to smoke a black and mild and ended up ripping it up it was so disgusting.. after that i just pulled out my e-cig and felt satisfied once again. also with the e-cig i smoke a lot less than i used to and feel excellent rarely smoking. i’ve been on the e-cig for about 2 months now and i feel like i don’t even need to smoke anymore. I would love to personally thank the inventors of e-cigs. And for the FDA thats some bullshit seriously.. If everyone goes to e-cigs they would lose out on so much money because they tax the hell out of everything and actually lose money with the safe alternative e-cigs until they find out a way to tax e-cigs of course.

    66. Anthony Henry

      07/05/2011

      Okay, so I have read through this article it it seems that one thing is evident; The author didn’t quite do any research what so ever. Im not going into the details because it obvious that everyone else has covered it. The e-cig helped me quit smoking in less than a month. I was smoking a pack and a half a day before i tried the e-cig and not im not even craving cigarettes. Ive put my E-cig away and if ever i get the random craving i pull it back out. The testimonials should be enough proof that this product works not only as a safe alternative but a very effective method to quit smoking.

    67. Penny

      07/14/2011

      I am shocked to see th extent to which our govenments (i am canadian) would go to stop the sale of e-cigarettes!
      Here in Canada we pay obo $ 100.00 per carton, out of which 73% is tax that goes into the gov’s coffers.
      You do the math of how much they are losing if more people will switch to e-cigs. Of course, they will try to regulate the sales through FDA in order to collect their taxes!!!!!!!!!
      I started using e-cigs on april 1. since then i didn’t touch a real smoke and i do not crave one. hard to believe but my husband still smokes (never in the house) next to me, in the car and i do not crave. actually i found their smell offensive.
      i am down to almost 0% nicotine, will stop soon, but so far i am enjoying being smoke free and i am having fun!
      cost wise it runs to about 3-5 cents a day! no, there is no mistake, i am saying cents a day!!!!!!!!
      if it will kill me, at least i am not paying an arm and a leg to die! just joking.
      i have been a smoker for over 30 years, never less than a pack a day.

      There is no miracle “pill” but if you are motivated to quit, the e-cigarettes are the easiest way.

    68. kris

      07/24/2011

      E-cigs have quite possibly saved my life and worked where other NRT products have failed. This article has got to be the most ridiculous one i have read relating to e-cigs and their supposed dangers. One simple question to the person who wrote this article, if given a choice……..smoke or vapour? Answering “Neither” doesn’t count:-) We do live in a world where people like a fix you know, that’s never going to go away. One last point made by so many others…..what responsible company would ever aim their ptroducts at kids????!!

    69. ZBlue

      08/05/2011

      Ok, I am going to keep putting this out there everywhere I can because ecigs have saved my life. Propolyne glycol is an ingrediant in other things besides anti-freeze… like asthma inhalers and nebulizers… like in food coloring which the FDA has approved at levels far higher than is used in ecigs… as the delivery liquid in injections for demerol which cannot be put into water. Stop with the fear mongering already and do some bloody research. Yes, nicotine is a stimulant, but so is caffeine and guarana(sp) but you find them in everything including “health foods”. Do not discourage people fro doing something to save their life… so it looks like a cigarette, popping a tab of ecstasy looks a whole like taking an asprin, doesn’t mean we should start flushing asprin down the toilet, I mean good grief, is common sense totally extinct?

    70. Mike

      08/12/2011

      Like previous posts, this so called safety article is another bogus article in favor of big tobacco dollars. I have been smoking e cigs now for two months. Common sense will tell you this is a decision that makes credible sense. As posted before Propylene glycol an ingredient found in common everyday items like shaving cream, is what is in e cigarettes. Not ethylene glycol the ingredient found in antifreeze. This article is trying to insult everyone’s intelligence. If you smoke analog cigs and believe these government jokers or whoever wrote this article. Then you deserve to die of lung cancer. Keep smoking those analog cigs and have fun.

    71. E Cigarette Shop

      08/17/2011

      Using E Cigarettes probably isn’t the healthiest thing you can do for your body. No doubt long term studies will show that they can cause some problems, but compared to using tobacco we can be pretty sure they will eventually be proven to be extremely safe.

    72. Alex

      08/24/2011

      There are always two sides of stories. The author clearly viewed ecig from a non-smoker’s point of view, which has its merits. But what about us smokers? Yes I am another example of someone who has quit with the help of ecig. While one viewed it as a gateway drug, it was my ticket out of the addiction. If you truly are concerned about nicotine addiction and the possible harmful chemical, then write an article about the tobacco industry. If putting tax on ecig prevents young kids from nic addiction, then that would have worked years ago when FDA put tax on regular cig. We all know how that turned out…

    73. Halibut

      08/26/2011

      I’m in the process of quitting with an e-cig. Something strange has started to happen (in a good way)…

      Every couple of days I’m still having the odd real cigarette (i’m working on it! :p), but they’ve started to taste absolutely vile to me! This effect, alongside some degree of relief from the e-cigs, is slowly helping me to quit.

      Have any other smokers noticed this effect? Seriously, over the course of a week I’ve gone from liking real cigs to borderline-hating them. I know you should hate them anyway because it’s a ridiculous habit, but wow… since starting on the e-cig i can really taste all the toxic trash in real cigs. Eugh.

      Good luck quitting y’all

    74. Derick

      09/01/2011

      Just quoting someone that said regular cigs are x10 worse.. no there actually X4000 wrose. I’m ordering my e-cig today.. Suprise the person who started this thread is a moron

    75. logical guy

      09/09/2011

      Yes even though they might not benefit your health, why in the world would you discourage anything that’s less harmful than standard cigarettes ? As far as marketing to children goes, I feel that is an absurd statement. You will not find an add for these in sports illustrated for kids and its far too expensive to buy the vaporize compared to one pack. Kids will start with standard cigarettes no matter what and this is a great alternative. Plus this is healthier for our environment and can drastically cut back on health care costs. The FDA needs to ban nicotine as soon as they ban fast food which is just as addictive and honestly much worse for your body than nicotine alone.

    76. Fred

      09/16/2011

      This can absolutely be used as a method of quitting tobacco use. I used it to quit after using tobacco for 30 years. I got a heavy nicotine dose liquid, and reduced the amount of nicotine until there wasn’t any left. Then I quit using the device altogether. The process took about 5 weeks. But you have to WANT to quit.

      As for the previous posts about using “Traditional Chinese Medicine” (stupid, prescientific witchcraft), puh-lease. Supplements and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM) are just plain stupid. Please listen to Quackcast (available on iTunes) to understand why SCAM is sooooooooooo stupid.

      It always cracks me up that you “alt-med” types abhor the FDA and the CDC when their findings refute your stupid beliefs, but are more than happy to cite the FDA and the CDC as credible when it’s convenient for you.

      How ridiculous.

    77. interested and concerned

      10/04/2011

      I recently bought an e cig with the thought i was going to be smoking a water vapor but turns out it is a oil. does anyone have any info on this concern of mine. so im vapeing oil not water how healthy is that? better than cigs yes but what health problems might i get from inhailing oil?

    78. Samantha

      10/19/2011

      There is something strange in the way people are almost evagelical about e-cigarettes. Having read a lot of forums and reports it seems any negative article or comment on e-cigarettes is strongly challenged by people who claim their safety because of the wonders it performed for them. One of the arguments in support of e-cigarettes is that they do not contain the thousands of carcinogens in real cigarettes, but no study on the long term effects of e-cigarettes has been done, and I find it curious that these products can now be found in supermarkets in London (Tesco carries the 10 Motives brand). Supporters of e-cigarettes use the absurd argument that since real cigarettes bring in revenue for the government in the form of taxes, they are trying to keep e-cigarettes out of the market. There is no logic to this argument becase if the FDA was only interested in money it could emdorse e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative and more people would use them because of the notion that they provide all the pleasure of smoking plus not damage your health. Even non-smokers may start using them. This can potentially open up a new market and it will actually generate more revenue through taxes rather destroy the nicotine market. The existing Nicotine replacement products are also as bad as e-cigarettes because people often get hooked on them and e-cigarettes are just as bad.
      Also manufacturers of nicotine replacement products have no influence on the FDA’s licensing and regulatory policies. Each product is tested for its own safety. Simply because commentators on e-cigarette articles and forums are outraged that the FDS is not allowing the use of e-cigarettes in the US should not be a reason for them to not test and ensure they are safe for public use. The majority of the people who use e-cigarettes here have had positive results but the government has a responsibility to ensure products available legally are either safe or their risks are known. This is neither unreasonable nor mean. I live in England where these products are widely sold, and if people get some horrible disease in 30 years’ time, they may be able to blame the government, but the government could easily turn around and say that the public should have checked claims of safety themselves. If there is no certainty, people shouldn’t use them. At least you already know how deadly real cigarettes are and you can make an informed choice. The marketing push behind e-cigarette is big and people need to be weary.

    79. Samantha

      10/19/2011

      Also, it appears that a lot of cigarette addicts don’t want their ‘safe’ e-cigarettes be permanently banned because these products really only make them happy. They want to believe that e-cigarettes are healthy so they could continue with their disgusting dependency on nicotine while avoiding many of the undesirable social effects of smoking (smell, breath, passive smoking). Also, to what extent can anyone be sure if the ‘vapour’ in the air does not transfer nicotine to people in close vicinity. It may be as safe as a cup of coffee, but nicotine is a drug, so ifthe vaper can be inhaled by people in close vicinity, it denies them the right to not use a drug that may have undesirable effects (effects of nicotine vary from person to person “passive vaping” may not cause cancer, but do people want to breather in the nicotine vapour). Some people have also complained that e-cigarettes cause acne because when the vapour has contact with skin, it can cause acne in some, though people bringing up these issues in e-smoking such as ECF are quite often ridiculed and their arguments are debased instead of intelligently argued. If the vapour does cause acne, passive vaping may have a lot of undesirable effects too (e-cigarettes users often call their new habit ‘vaping’ and real cigarettes are referred to as ‘analogs’.). I fully support the FDS’s perspective on the e-cigarette issue, nd hope, unlike England, the products are not legally allowed for sale until their safety is well established. Oh yes, and by the way, there are many people on various e-cigarette sites that claim there are e-cigarette juices availalable in he US that are manufactured in the US. This is wrong. All the juices are made in China. If the product is banned in the US, hen how could people be mnufacturing them there? Companies in the US and UK purchase the products for licensing their own brand names, but there is little or no difference between the different brands because companies just purchase the products and label them as their own. There is not one company that could claim to make its e-juice in the UK or US, and if there are these claims need to be furthe researched. There is a big difference between starting a company in the US and marketing foreign products under its own name and making the products in the US. It’s all a big scam. Who knows what the Chinese manufacturers put in the cartridges? Most of the time the package doesn’t even list it. At least with real cigarettes you know what nastiea there are in them.

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        Wendy Hinckley

        02/02/2013

        Samantha, do you work for the FDA, big pharma companies or one of the cigarette companies? How much did you get paid to write all of this BS?

        I have been smoking for over 30 years and as many other posters have stated, I have tried to quit many times with no success. I have not touched a cigarette in almost a month and I am hardly using the e-cig at this point. I feel better than I have felt in years!

        How stupid can you be? Anything that helps people get off of cigarettes is good. AND you cannot tell me that e-cigs even come close to the harmful chemicals in tradition cigarettes. The goal is to get off of cigarettes and then off of the e-cig which is much easier than traditional cigarettes.

        You are a complete moron! I stopped reading your long winded posts! IDIOT!

    80. Private Ryan

      10/19/2011

      Totally agree with FDA. I don’t want this stuff on the streets if its safety is yet to be proven. I don’t smoke and don’t know why smokers are so desperate for their highs that they would try even something that may cause serious problems in some years time. The PG contained in the so-called e-juices mostly has PG which coats the throat, makes it dry and I know this from friends who use e-cigarettes. Chronic throat dryness may cause changes to the skin that may cause disease in the future. The problem is that no one can know what physical changes an e-cigarette would cause and through what mechanism of action would these changes create a breeding ground for disease. It is better to either not start smoking, or quit with more dignitu than draw on a plastic straw, spewing vapour. It would make you look as if you are simulating smoking but at the same time you would know you are too desperate and cannot give up.

    81. Adam

      10/25/2011

      Okay, so in 30 years I may develop some skin condition if I use e cigs? Well, did you know that If I use real cigs for 30 years, that I’m all but assured a short life and painful death. Hmmm. . . . . . . skin condition. . . . . . . . . or painful death. . . . . . . . . . skin condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . painful death. . . . . . .

      Tough choice

    82. Juice Man

      11/01/2011

      Over 2 months on e cigs after smoking a packet a day of cigarttes for 10 years.

      The fact that Natural News is peddling this bull from the FDA is very dissapointing.

      The dismal success rates of patches, gum, inhalers and dangerous drugs like Champix alone warrants a further investigation into e cigs. Not even mentioning the success stories from nearly every poster here.

      Shame Natural News, get your facts straight! Where else would you ever take the FDA’s word on anything health related???

    83. ALEX

      11/06/2011

      I have 24 h since i sweched to e-cig. i do not fell the need to light a normal cig. PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT THE DROG CALLED NICOTINE. PEOPLE CARE OF THE OTHER 4000 CHEMICALS FROM A NORMAL TIGARET THAT CAUSE “CANCER”. AND FROM NICOTINE ONLY(E-CIG) YOU CAN NOT MAKE LOUNGHS OR TROUGHT CANCER

    84. Sold on V2

      11/07/2011

      The ones siding with the FDA are obvious employees of the tobacco industry.

      “vaping” is an issue? Don’t stand next to a running car or bus since they produce far worse than from an e-cig. Furthermore, the nicotine is absorbed by the user. What you have left is carbon dioxide and water vapor.

      I can’t believe the idiotic comments posted by the writer of this article and naysayers.

      Nicotine addiction is fairly easy to overcome. The physiological addiction is far more difficult to break. If you are not a smoker, you have no business in talking trash about e-cigs.

      Your comments are about as valid as me learning to drive from someone who is blind.

    85. Sold on V2

      11/07/2011

      One more thing, I’ll bet I can find something on this “Natural”medicine website that has a carcinogen in it’s ingredients.

      I will never shop on this website again.

    86. NuclearBrocolli

      11/29/2011

      The only ones that argue ecigarettes are safe, are the ones making money off peoples misfortunes and addictions. These same people are illegally selling nicotine ecigarettes on the internet. A liquid Nicotine supplier (B.E) made potentially life threatening mislabeling mistakes on nicotine. Some nicotine may be 2 – 3 times the strength of what’s listed. Much of the purest form nicotine being used is bought from veterinarians and is not intended for human use.
      People whom have been smoking ecigarettes for one year or more are starting to list health ailments such as heart palpitations and heart arrhythmia’s, grinding teeth, jitters, sleepless nights. Ex ecigarette users report these symptoms disappear within a week after quitting nicotine ecigarettes. Some users who were using modified ecigarettes (Without the safety sensor, which keeps users from overdosing on toxic nicotine) have reported over dosing from eliquids labelled at 12mg yet the nicotine eliquid very well may have been as strong as 30 – 36mg.

      small ecigarettes weren’t good enough for the drug users, they “the drug users” needed a bigger and better nicotine high, so they created “Mods” modified ecigarettes. Now the kids see the mis-use by the so-called adults or unlicensed ecig vendors illegally selling on the internet ecigs. Kids take it one step further by using ecigarettes as trippysticks for smoking marijuana without the smell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QPeAnY0pTE&NR=1

      If your Doctor doesn’t warn you of the life threatening risks with inhaling liquid nicotine, propylene glycol and /or glycerin constantly over an extended period of time, you had better seek more Professional advice, because that Doctor’s a quack. Just like Phillips !

    87. Song

      12/11/2011

      I’d like to know how much big tobacco paid you to write this article. Because obviously you did zero research on electronic cigarettes and are just spewing a bunch of nonsense that’s been debunked over and over. Nor did you even look back for more then 2 years to removed this post.

      For those interested in electronic cigarettes. Yes there are tons of scam sites and most of the review sites are paid review site. It doesn’t remove the fact that e-cigarettes work.

      If you want to learn more about electronic cigarettes and a site that actually sells a good model without screwing you. Please go to the ECF forums, its the largest community of electronic cigarette users in the world and there you will find tons of information on it and reviews by actual users about different sellers and products.

    88. Bill

      12/27/2011

      Samantha is wrong. Blue ecigs (among others) smoke juice is manufactured 100% in the US and in an FDA approved facility. Put that in your bubble pipe and smoke it.

    89. BR Davis

      01/18/2012

      So I just read the FDA study and the “chemicals” they sight as being in the e-cigarettes are in such small concentrations that they are completely harmless unless you drink the fluid by the cupful. These same chemicals are in much higher concentrations in many foods. To give you an idea it would be like saying this lake is polluted because there is one drop of oil in it. In contrast there are many other independent studies that have found none of these chemicals. Honestly the lack research on this subject by the author has made me question other articles on this site. This will be my last visit here.

    90. corporate chap

      01/21/2012

      Wow the dude who put ingredients up must have worked through his whole lader reading ingredients! You may notice he states coffee and cooking oil lol. since when do you smoke lunch and have a coffee break via your lungs . very funny. Fxxxxx the people who hate it. they never tried it. e cigs are good but in uk they are making it very hard to get kit for them. regular cigs may smell but they are by far superior. e cigs just start to get those around you hooked more. i did mine in bed and my wife breathed some without knowing. she now has nicotine addiction and does not know! she goes really chilled at night when smells smoke or e cig even as a non smoker and gets a very good nights sleep if blown her way.

    91. Nicotine isn't addicting

      02/02/2012

      I don’t know where people get off saying nicotine is the addicting factor. There is nicotine in cigars and you don’t see people smoking them like they are candy. Also, with the E-Cigs, it is ONLY water vapor that is blown out of the mouth, so I have no idea how anyone would be able to get an “addiction”. It’s not the tobacco companies that don’t want you to get the E-Cigs, it’s the government and the cigarette companies. The other tobacco companies couldn’t care less.

    92. Cancer

      02/24/2012

      Been using ecigs for 4 months and now diagnosed with water in my lungs, require surgery you fools

    93. Kate

      03/03/2012

      I have been smoking the ecig since May 22, 2011. I still have half a pack of cigs in my cabinet that I have NEVER touched! I have never cheated either, no desire! I have been smoking the No Nicotine for I don’t know how long. I will say, however, that I might smoke more frequently, because I don’t have to stop what I’m doing, and go outside. But the expense and danger of regular cigarettes is staggering, and the big profits gained by capitalizing on addiction makes me far more sick than any ecig…

    94. Jamie

      03/17/2012

      e cigs decrease lung function, shorten breath, and make ones nose run, i vape on e cigs, and i love it, but if you are vaping on these and feel as though they are not harming you, you are blinded by the addiction. e cigs or vaping are / is bad for you, whether it is keeping you off analog cigs or not…

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        Wendy Hinckley

        02/02/2013

        Jamie, I think the point is that they are far less dangerous than traditional cigs and it seems most people’s goal is to then give up the e-cigs which is far easier than giving up regular cigs.

        There are a lot success stories on here…myself included.

    95. Avatar of Joshua

      Joshua

      12/03/2013

      The only truth to any of these dangers is that a child may die from swallowing over 10ml of nicotine eliquid but that’s really the parent’s responsibility to keep ecigarettes and eliquid out of children’s reach just like they would with bleach for example!

    96. Avatar of Gary Hoc

      Gary Hoc

      01/29/2014

      The electronic cigarettes are not safe for 100%. They have not been fully tested and most countries banned e-cigs. Of course, smoking is always very bad habit but if you smoke it’s much better to smoke traditional cigarettes. They are not cheap in stores but online shops like http://www.homeofcigarettes.com offer for less price.

    97. Avatar of Fash

      Fash

      03/02/2014

      The author of this article asked:
      “The question is, when does the FDA begin to treat any form of nicotine as the dangerous, addictive drug it is.”

      To do what you are asking would make a much larger impact than you realize.

      Treating as a dangerous drug would mean outlawing things like french fries and baked potatoes since potato has nicotine in it…

      Also, we will have to eliminate tomatoes, cauliflower, and egg plant. to name a few…..

      You see, nicotine is a naturally occurring chemical that exists in many many vegetables. Are you willing to begin restricting these things too??? if not then maybe a little research would be in order before making such sweeping statements about subjects you know so little about!

    98. Avatar of John C

      John C

      05/10/2014

      So much misinformation here and of course good ones.
      I started Ecigs 4 years ago and stopped a 36 year habit of smoking cigarettes,not one since my first ecig. I was a 2 pack a day smoker of Pall Mall reds.I loved smoking and didn’t really want to quit but I had lost my job and wanted a way to be able to get my fix but do it much cheaper as unemployment was barely paying my bills.
      I use 24mg nicotine ejuice that I mix myself.I use 80% PG,20%VG with flavoring.I use a simple ego battery with a Kanger Evod and 1.5 ohm coil,it costs me $25 a month total(compared to $272 with regular cigarettes) .

      Someone said PG decreases Lung capacity? When I smoked I couldn’t run 100 yards before I was so out of wind my chest felt like I was going to die,2 years of vaping and I was running 4 miles daily with ease.(I am 47 years old)

      I used to have high blood pressure,after vaping I no longer take medicine as I no longer have high blood pressure.

      I no longer have coughing fits when I get up in the morning like I did when I smoked,in fact I rarely cough at all now.

      When I smoked I would take a breath and it felt like I just couldn’t get as much as I felt I wanted,it is hard to explain but I do that easily now.

      I just had a physical and Doctor said my lungs sound beautiful and my heart sounded beautiful and perfect,he was amazed at how good I take it as he even said wow before he told me.

      I managed to get my Mother and Father to start ecigs when I did and stop cigarettes completely also.
      My Mother used to cough so much she would vomit and cry,her throat would be so sore she could hardly speak for days,it would make her cry from the pain,now she rarely coughs.
      My Father used to get out of breath just playing with his Great Grandson after just five minutes,now he can go for hours.(he is 70 and my Mother 69)

      My twin brother,his wife,and their 2 children have the same success stories as I have.

      Say what you like about the negatives of vaping or what you THINK will or can happen,I will go on my own experience thank you.

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