The popularity and sales of electronic cigarettes continue to rise all over the world as more and more smokers realise the benefits of switching over from tobacco. However, health boards still play spoilsport as they attempt to ban the distribution of electronic cigarettes.
The state of e-cigarettes in the United States has been on the fence for a while now. In a recent report from CDC, it was revealed that there are over 2.5 million electronic cigarette users all over the country. Despite restrictions on the sale of these products, the number of e-cigarette users in the United States has increased four times within one year.
While the FDA still believes that electronic cigarette cause harm, several doctors are advocating the change to electronic cigarettes from tobacco cigarettes. The main concern of the FDA is that they do not know the exact composition of the e-liquid to declare it safe or otherwise. Despite seeing practical proof that e-cigarettes have more benefits than concerns, health organisations continue to act stubborn.
On the lighter side, several health professionals recommend the use of electronic cigarettes only to smokers who are trying to kick the habit. Although scientific studies have not been carried out as of yet, e-cigarettes have been successful in helping many smokers curb their dependency on nicotine.
In a recent segment covered by WSAV, it was reported that one of their channel producers recently switched over to e-cigarettes. The health professional who was interviewed on the show added that responsible use of electronic cigarette can save many lives.
Meanwhile in Australia, the possession and use of nicotine for purposes other than medical is considered illegal. But this is not deterring the thousands of e-cigarette users who purchase them online. Questions have been raised as to why there is such negativity towards e-cigarettes and not tobacco cigarettes when e-cigs are much safer.