The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any vaping products as ways to quit smoking, nor has the administration agreed with manufacturer claims of the product being a safer alternative to cigarettes. The FDA now requires that the manufacturers of these products take such unsupported claims out of their advertisements.
The American Lung Association (AMA) also states that information dispersed about e-cigarettes is often untrue. The AMA published data indicating that the products have led to hospitalization and death in users, that nicotine in e-cigarettes will not help smokers fight their addiction, that e-cigarettes are still tobacco products and not safe, and the vaping products can contain dangerous metals and toxic ingredients which can potentially lead to lung disease.
Research indicates that the people who use vaping products do not stop smoking. These people are inclined to smoke when it is permitted and vape when they are in scenarios where they cannot smoke.
Rather than improving the health of those addicted to nicotine, vaping increases the risk of a person developing asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other chronic lung conditions.
The press has widely published accounts of the new vaping-related lung illness, but it is important to point out that the full impact of vaping is not well known. The products are still fairly new, and it could be two or three decades before we understand the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes.
The FDA and the AMA suggest that those wishing to quit smoking try one of the approved methods rather than using e-cigarettes.
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