Note from the editor: Recently, The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article stating various potential hazards of electronic cigarettes, particularly involving youths. The following Dolce Vapes blog post takes the opposite view.

Scientific and empirical evidence for electronic cigarettes, and the effects of use, has grown rapidly in recent months. Evidence shows that e-cigarettes are:

  • Are consumed almost exclusively by smokers and ex-smokers who quit by making the switch to e-cigs
  • Have been instrumental in the quitting process for millions of smokers and reduced cigarette consumption
  • Have replaced around 1 billion packs of conventional cigarettes in the US in the past 5 years
  • Are more effective at helping smokers quit than nicotine gums, patches, and lozenges
  • Have fewer risks than Verenicline also known as Chantix
  • Have yet to be determined as a cause for nicotine dependence in non-smokers

Regardless of positive findings, the FDA continues to fight to ban e-cigarettes stating that, “We don’t want the public to perceive them as a safer alternative to cigarettes.”

In July 2009, the FDA began to seize e-cigarette products, and initiated an e-cig ban. Electronic Cigarette companies took the FDA to court, suing the organization. All 12 federal appeals court judges ruled to strike down the FDA’s e-cig ban claiming it was unlawful.

What do you think? Does the FDA have ulterior motives? Do you feel e-cigarette companies are targeting children? What are your thoughts?

At Dolce Vapes our policy is to sell to individuals 18 years or older. We do not market to children, nor is that our target audience.