October 23, 2013

What You Need to Know About Mayo Clinic (they still hate ecigs)

For some reason, the Mayo Clinic decided to put out a press release to remind everyone they still hate e-cigarettes. Because, you know, they've only mentioned it dozens of times. And just like they mentioned before, they totally wish it was still the glory days of 2009 when the FDA could target its enemies with sketchy reports.

Mayo Clinic Experts: What Should You Know About E-Cigarettes?

What is known about electronic cigarettes?

- Manufacturers claim that electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes.

- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has questioned the safety of these products.

- FDA analysis of two popular brands found variable amounts of nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including known cancer-causing substances (carcinogens).

- The FDA has issued a warning about potential health risks associated with electronic cigarettes, but is not yet regulating their use or standards of manufacture.

Alright I'm being a little unfair here. They also mentioned that there's no scientific evidence (except that one thing they mentioned about airway irritation). Mostly, they're trying to drum up interest in a little symposium they plan on having about e-cigarettes in the near future. I'm sure it will be a prohibitionists' who's-who.

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