In an interview with Dr. Jonathan Whiteson of NYU’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Wellness and Rehab program, Dr. Whiteson stresses how little credible information there is on the dangers of e-cigarettes and how he believes that he may even be more dangerous than smoking traditional cigarettes.
In the interview with CBS, Dr. Whiteson was asked bluntly, “Are they safe?” To which he responded, “We don’t know, but we don’t think so.”
“They are made in China. They’re unregulated. Certainly not approved by the FDA,” he added. “We don’t know the contents of the vapor. This has not been studied.”
Then, Dr. Whiteson was asked if he believed it may be possible that e-cigarettes could actually be more dangerous than smoking traditional cigarettes.
“It could be,” he stated. “We have no analysis of the vapor.”
So where exactly is the research that shows this “smokeless cigarette” is actually a safe alternative to smoking a regular old Marlboro cigarette? If it does exist, we are having a great deal of trouble finding it.
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