Michigan will be the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
There are still some remarkable benefits of Electronic cigarettes which are less debatable especially when placed side by side with traditional cigarettes.
It is my responsibility to sound an alarm on issues of public health and safety. This is one of those issues.
At first glance, this is compelling evidence that e-cigarettes should have an immediate place in addiction medicine. However, no studies to date have reported on the long-term impact -- good or bad -- of sustained e-cigarette use.
Even with everything we've learned, some of us are still being fooled into thinking our choices are safe, when really they are increasing our cancer risk.
A new e-cig from Philip Morris uses real tobacco and new "HeatStick" technology.
Regulation is needed urgently to prevent a repeat performance by Big Tobacco. Our youth in particular need to be protected, given the disturbing trend of increased teen use of e-cigarettes and the accompanying potential rise in nicotine addiction.
As a science-based organization, we applaud any and all instances where sound data informs public policy. So let's examine what we do know about e-cigarettes.