From: Science Daily
Date: April 25, 2016
Source: Georgetown University Medical Center
Summary: Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration to have a broad ‘open-minded’ perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes.
“We’re concerned the FDA, which has asserted its right to regulate e-cigarettes, will focus solely on the possibility that e-cigarettes and other vapor nicotine products might act as gateway to cigarette use,” says Levy, a professor in the department of oncology at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We believe that the discussion to date has been slanted against e-cigarettes, which is unfortunate, because the big picture tells us that these products appear to be used mostly by people who aready are or who are likely to become cigarette smokers,” adds Levy.