E-Cigarette Bill On The Way

By Staff in News on Apr 4, 2010 4:15PM

e-cigarette_vaporizer.jpg Smokers in Illinois have succumbed to outside only laws and perpetual tax increases. Their haven is the E-Cigarette that entered the market in 2003. It’s an odorless nicotine delivery device that allows them to smoke in doors. E-Cigarettes are a battery charged device that resemble a cigarette and simulate the physical smoking motion. The device heats the liquid inside the nicotine cartridge and the user exhales an almost odorless water vapor that looks like smoke.

However, an Illinois General Assembly Bill that recently passed in the Senate would outlaw the sale of any such device in the state. Sponsoring legislators reasoning behind the bill is that E-Cigarettes have not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration as a cessation product or tobacco product. “If there are things that are (FDA-) approved to help people curb the habit of smoking, I’m all for it,” said sponsoring Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan in an interview with the Tribune. “Whatever the FDA approves, we will approve.”

Since the products have not been submitted to the FDA for evaluation or approval the agency cannot classify them, according to a press release.

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