ENDS

I was feeling concerned about this. I am very grateful I was able to quit the old-fashioned cigarettes a while ago but now many friends have been turning to these in a quest to quit smoking. I think it is just another form of self-destruction. This may be the first evidence I’ve noticed that would confirm my suspicions. And it’s almost 4 years old!

Electronic nicotine delivery systems: is there a need for regulation?

Abstract

Purpose – Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) purport to deliver nicotine to the lungs of smokers. Five brands of ENDS were evaluated for design features, accuracy and clarity of labelling and quality of instruction manuals and associated print material supplied with products or on manufacturers’ websites.

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Conclusions – Design flaws, lack of adequate labeling and concerns about quality control and health issues indicate that regulators should consider removing ENDS from the market until their safety can be adequately evaluated.