States, feds grapple with fast growing e-cigarette industry

States, feds grapple with fast growing e-cigarette industry

States, feds grapple with fast growing e-cigarette industry, September 2010

On any given day, approximately 45 million Americans will light up a traditional tobacco cigarette…or two or three or more. But in recent years, a growing number of smokers have given up their usual brand in favor of an electronic cigarette that allows them to inhale a liquid vapor, usually but not always containing nicotine, instead of dry tobacco. While e-cigarette sellers hail the product as a clean, safe alternative to standard cigarettes, the federal Food and Drug Administration and a growing number of states disagree. [click title to continue reading]

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