Many people claim e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes considering e-cigarettes lack tar and several other chemicals found in regular ones. They also diminish the problem of secondhand smoke. But, e-cigarettes still have nicotine, which is the addictive drug found in regular cigarettes. Nicotine can have many harmful side effects to your body like heartburn, mouth and throat irritation, stomach pain, and more long term effects such as anxiety, back pain, dizziness, trouble sleeping, flu-like symptoms, and mental depression. The FDA is currently trying to extend its authority to other tobacco products like e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and other dissolvables. I believe it is very important the FDA does gain control over these products for the health and safety of Americans, and especially children. It has become a rising problem of children ingesting the liquid used to smoke the vapor. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of calls relating to poisoning from liquid nicotine has jumped from about 1 per month in 2010 to a startling 215 per month just this year! It is an easy mistake, considering the nicotine liquid is brightly colored and has many different flavors such as cherry, honey, lemon, and chocolate. A child could easily mistake the flavorful liquid for a regular drink. The FDA can help regulate the amount of nicotine in the e-cigarette vials so it is less lethal to children. They can also make the public aware that the vapor still holds the dangerous nicotine drug and is still addictive. You have probably seen e-cigarette ads on T.V before. The FDA can stop e-cigarette marketing as they have done with other tobacco products. This way, less people will be tempted to try it and get addicted to the nicotine. In conclusion, the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes and other vapor smoking devices for the safety of the American people and especially children. They can help the public stay away from nicotine and keep healthy.
Sources- FDA website, Health News, Drugs website Nicotine Side affects article
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