An important reminder of the importance of electronic cigarettes to former smokers was given to us this week in USA, courtesy of Sally Satel, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a psychiatrist specializing in addiction.
She states “E-cigarettes, however, could be what we need to knock the U.S. smoking rate from a stubborn 18 percent to the government’s goal of 12 percent by 2020.”
The article goes on to remind readers that the main ingredients in e-cigarettes are propylene glycol and glycerin. These are generally regarded as harmless — they’re found in toothpaste, hand sanitizer, asthma inhalers, and many other FDA-approved foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
She ultimately reccomended that governments do not introduce restrictions on electronic cigarettes as “The potential for e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking is encouraging”.
Happy vaping from KIX.
For the full article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-e-cigarettes-could-save-lives/2014/02/14/31bce704-8d18-11e3-98ab-fe5228217bd1_story.html