Scientifically speaking, vaping is an alternative to cigarette smoking and one option to quit tobacco cigarettes.
The newest craze for the youths and young adults of today’s time is vaping. Vaping works through the utilization of electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are popularly known through its other names like mods, vapes, e-cigs, e-hookahs, vape pens, and ENDS or the electronic nicotine delivery systems.
Like other tools or gadget, e-cigarettes also contain essential parts to make it work. It has container, heating material, battery, and a chamber that supports the liquid like the Mr. Salt e-liquid. Additionally, a wick that would carry the liquid, an air intake setup together with the mouthpiece and charging hub are also included as e-cigarettes components. The atomizer is the area wherein the heating material and the liquid store in common.
Compared to the regular tobacco cigar, e-cigarettes work basically by heating up the liquid that contains nicotine rather than burning it. In the market, the most popularly used e-cigarette is the Juul. One pod of it is equal to one pack of the regular cigarettes which contain nicotine of about 5%. The liquid with the nicotine is then vaporized to form a mist which is inhaled by the users. Through this way, users presume that it is safer compared to tobacco cigar.
The FDA Mandates
Prior to signing off to his duty as FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb publicized his new proposal with the objectives of constricting the sales and subsequently eliminating the fruity flavors of e-cigarettes from the US market. As for Gottlieb, the fruity e-cigarette is the primary factor of epidemic on teens. Furthermore, this proposal elevates to FDA’s end to verify, approve or reject nicotine products. The result of this will be the potential pulling out of flavored nicotine products from the market.
Other Legislation in Relation to Vaping
Aside from this proposal from US FDA, many states and countries are also imposing their bills and regulations regarding to vaping. This may show that politics are making public health solutions possible. However, these may vary based on the issues that they address such as age restriction, sales, advertising method, and location.
US Federal Bills on Vaping:
- Stopping Appealing Flavors in E-Cigarettes for Kids Act (abolished last year)
- Youth Vaping Prevention Act of 2019