Posts tagged: propylene glycol

Why a Ban on E-Cigs Would Be Wrong?

Tweet The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to protect the public’s health and safety. So why is it trying to block the sale of an electronic alternative to cigarettes that can save people’s lives by simulating smoking without burning tobacco? Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine in a vapor composed mainly of the food additive propylene glycol. There’s no que ... Jump to full article >>

City smokers begin turning to e-cigarettes

Tweet Local electronic cigarette use may be spurred by recent freezing temperatures and the statewide smoking ban, but health advocates are cautioning people of marketing claims and use of the unregulated product. Because the battery operated devices, also referred to as “e-cigarettes”, are not considered a tobacco product, there is no law governing its sale or use. The Food and Drug Administration is currently awaiting a decision in a federa ... Jump to full article >>

Blumenthal Pledges Fight For A Ban On E-Cigarettes

Tweet Attorney general disputes claim that smoking device safer than real thing. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal called on consumers and retailers Tuesday to avoid electronic cigarettes, discounting claims that the devices are safer than real cigarettes. The e-cigarettes, as they are known, are powered by batteries and produce a mist containing nicotine and propylene glycol, an organic compound. Users inhale the mist, satisfying their c ... Jump to full article >>