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The FDA Want's E-Cig Regulations
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:12:19 AM »
I opened my computer this morning to find an email from a friend of mine who stumbled upon a post by the FDA detailing supposed e-cig regulations in the coming months. The main goal of this campaign is to cut back the teen use of electronic cigarettes by eliminating flavoring from nicotine-laced juice across the country, something I strongly disagree with.

Of course, I am biased. I smoke electronic cigarettes. Having been a heavy smoker since the age of thirteen, it never really crossed my mind that I should quit until these recent months when I ran into some health problems and was forced to cut back. At the age of twenty, that would make me a seven-year smoker, and even though that doesn't seem like a lot, the damage caused to my body is probably not that good. I'd tried to quit before by using other products like gum or patches, but they never seemed to work for me, and I would always go back to smoking within the week I swore I'd never smoke again. That being until recently when I got introduced to electronic cigarettes.

I knew about them beforehand, but I never really committed to trying one. I was turned off at first by the size of them. The massive batteries and messy juice always made me stick with smoking. I first heard about the Juul about two years ago when it hit the mainstream, and I was intrigued. I didn't buy one at the time, waiting until recently to pick one up for myself at a local smoke shop. I'm in love with it now, and it has helped me to cut back my smoking use to almost a complete stop, something no other method has allowed me to do.

In an article written by the Wall Street Journal, the FDA cites the high use of Juuls and products like it containing nic-salt, or concentrated nicotine inside juice, to be the target of their regulations. The FDA states that "We need a regulatory process that requires product applications to show that the marketing of the product is appropriate for the protection of the health of the overall population. And we need a regulatory process that keeps these same electronic cigarette products out of the hands of youth." This basically means that they are going to take away flavoring from these devices as they did with cigarettes some twenty years ago in the hopes of curbing the rate of use.

Being twenty years old I am more than aware of the teen use of these products. When I was in high school, E-Cig use was on the rise and most of my friends who smoked had one. While the use of actual tobacco was still present, many kids between fourteen and eighteen are buying these products now. I was not one of them, sticking to my traditional cigarettes as opposed to these devices but many are not, and I fully understand why the FDA wants to regulate them in the hopes of keeping teens from getting hooked. The fact that e-cigs are safer has not yet been determined, and more and more we are seeing that while it is a healthier alternative to smoking, it still carries serious health risks.

None the less I find it to be incredibly foolish to cut push these regulations and making adult smokers like me, and the majority of my friends in present time sacrifice a return to smoking traditional cigarettes because of this cut in flavors. The article touches on this, stating that they do not want to effect age adult smokers through these regulations but to instead make sure that teens do not get their hands on these products. I can only hope that this is true. Debates like this have been going on for years, and the majority of the times, regulations like these can and will affect the adult smokers of the world. I am interested to see where this goes if anywhere.

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm620185.htm

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Re: The FDA Want's E-Cig Regulations
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 07:39:08 AM »
I opened my computer this morning to find an email from a friend of mine who stumbled upon a post by the FDA detailing supposed e-cig regulations in the coming months. The main goal of this campaign is to cut back the teen use of electronic cigarettes by eliminating flavoring from nicotine-laced juice across the country, something I strongly disagree with.

Of course, I am biased. I smoke electronic cigarettes. Having been a heavy smoker since the age of thirteen, it never really crossed my mind that I should quit until these recent months when I ran into some health problems and was forced to cut back. At the age of twenty, that would make me a seven-year smoker, and even though that doesn't seem like a lot, the damage caused to my body is probably not that good. I'd tried to quit before by using other products like gum or patches, but they never seemed to work for me, and I would always go back to smoking within the week I swore I'd never smoke again. That being until recently when I got introduced to electronic cigarettes.

I knew about them beforehand, but I never really committed to trying one. I was turned off at first by the size of them. The massive batteries and messy juice always made me stick with smoking. I first heard about the Juul about two years ago when it hit the mainstream, and I was intrigued. I didn't buy one at the time, waiting until recently to pick one up for myself at a local smoke shop. I'm in love with it now, and it has helped me to cut back my smoking use to almost a complete stop, something no other method has allowed me to do.

In an article written by the Wall Street Journal, the FDA cites the high use of Juuls and products like it containing nic-salt, or concentrated nicotine inside juice, to be the target of their regulations. The FDA states that "We need a regulatory process that requires product applications to show that the marketing of the product is appropriate for the protection of the health of the overall population. And we need a regulatory process that keeps these same electronic cigarette products out of the hands of youth." This basically means that they are going to take away flavoring from these devices as they did with cigarettes some twenty years ago in the hopes of curbing the rate of use.

Being twenty years old I am more than aware of the teen use of these products. When I was in high school, E-Cig use was on the rise and most of my friends who smoked had one. While the use of actual tobacco was still present, many kids between fourteen and eighteen are buying these products now. I was not one of them, sticking to my traditional cigarettes as opposed to these devices but many are not, and I fully understand why the FDA wants to regulate them in the hopes of keeping teens from getting hooked. The fact that e-cigs are safer has not yet been determined, and more and more we are seeing that while it is a healthier alternative to smoking, it still carries serious health risks.

None the less I find it to be incredibly foolish to cut push these regulations and making adult smokers like me, and the majority of my friends in present time sacrifice a return to smoking traditional cigarettes because of this cut in flavors. The article touches on this, stating that they do not want to effect age adult smokers through these regulations but to instead make sure that teens do not get their hands on these products. I can only hope that this is true. Debates like this have been going on for years, and the majority of the times, regulations like these can and will affect the adult smokers of the world. I am interested to see where this goes if anywhere.

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm620185.htm

Congratulations on giving up traditional cigarettes. It is probably a blessing you had some health problems early into your smoking years. There is much research that needs to be compiled on e-cig's, but any dangers must be fully vetted. Knee jerk reactions by government bureaucrats always concern me.
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Re: The FDA Want's E-Cig Regulations
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 07:46:42 AM »
I agree, just another Big Brother play by leftists.
That aside, you're still young, your body will most likely repair the damage once you quit smoking cigarettes.
I smoked in my teens, all through the army and into the 80s, nearly 20 years, that's when i took my health seriously and did all the right shit, didn't buy a car for over a decade, cycled everywhere, averaged 70 to 100 miles a day working 3 different jobs.

I'm getting to a point here.
Owned a chain of health clubs I started, acted and did modeling, studied nutrition, a perfect specimen of the human body, then one day decided I hated the rat race and dealing with idiot libs, so I bought raw land in the Sierra wilderness and never looked back, all the while still taking care of myself by eating right and full on exercise.
Then one day I had a job but 3 flat tires in the morning, didn't want to be late so I grabbed my flat land racing bike I used to ride from job to job.
My work was 10 miles away through the forest with a 2000 ft climb over a small mtn range, so off I went, started feeling a bit of indigestion, kept pushing, thought it was the 2lb ground beef burrito I had for breakfast, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

Cut to the chase, I wound up in emergency with a full on heart attack. None of my past history had a thing to do with it.
Problem was, my bike wasn't geared for mountains, I simply strained beyond what my body could handle and I cramp had closed off the main artery feeding the heart, and in doing so, I burned my heart, like running an engine without oil.

In essence, all those decades of clean living and daily exercise is what really did me in because I was strong and never hit a challenge I couldn't tackle.
Had I been more out of shape or a smoker, I'd never have attempted something so stupid.

Well, time is running out for me, though I still eat healthy,, my heart wont allow me to do anything strenuous.
So I decide to enjoy what years are left, and took up cigars, something I always truly enjoyed, (40+yrs ago)
I too have an E-cig, outside of a little after taste, I see no problem with them.
I'd rather see the young gen doing that then all the other crap out there, including actual cigarettes.

Point is, enjoy life, it really doesn't last that long.
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