A recent FDA news release claims that electronic cigarette products are potentially poisonous, but the real story is that the evidence is skewed and twisted in favor of the FDA’s original, unproven stance on e-cigarettes. Learn why here.


FDA Says…


Electronic cigarettes may be dangerous to the health of those who use them. Diethylene glycol is deadly poisonous.


The Truth:


The FDA found one chemical, diethylene glycol, in only 1 of the 18 cartridges that they tested and it was at a concentration of much less than 1%. There is information that leads to proof of false info from the fda. information and testing that debunked the FDA is all over the internet that shows and obvious deception.


Diethylene glycol is used as a humectant in tobacco products such as cigarettes and the less than 1% concentration found in that single cartridge is no more dangerous than a cigarette.


FDA Says…


Electronic cigarettes are not known to be safer than tobacco cigarettes.


The Truth: FDA Unwilling To Quantify The Safety Of E Cigarettes As Compared To Traditional Cigarettes


The CDC has associated tobacco smoke with over 4,000 toxic chemicals, many of them known to be carcinogenic. A short list of the toxic chemicals (some of them may be known to you) found in tobacco smoke:


  • Acetone (fingernail polish remover)
  • Cadmium (used in batteries)
  • Carbon Monoxide (car exhaust)
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (poison)
  • Arsenic (poison)
  • DDT/Dieldrin (pesticide banned in the 1970’s)
  • Ethanol (alcohol)
  • Butane (lighter fluid)
  • Ammonia
  • Methane
  • Polonium 210 (poison, radioactive)


Dr. Peter Zimmerman at the New York Times stated in 2006 that Polonium 210 is “surprisingly common… polonium sources with about 10% of a lethal dose are readily available – even in a product sold on Amazon.com.” in a commentary on the poisoning of a former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.


FDA Says…


Electronic cigarettes are appealing to children due to the different flavors cartridges are available in.


The Truth: Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Cherry and Cinnamon Flavored Nicotine Lozenges

They don’t mind approving them for Pharmaceutical Companies!

Products meant strictly for adult consumption are found all over the United States in gas stations and department stores. Flavored cough syrups, energy drinks, energy shots, personal lubricants, and more products litter gas stations and department stores around the country and there has been no public outcry against them. Nor has there been any outcry concerning novelty cigarette lighters shaped like footballs, guns, and other things that a child would find appealing. These lighters are available at the checkout counters of gas stations nationwide and no one seems to believe they encourage a child to play with fire.


FDA Says…


Approved stop smoking products are safe, electronic cigarettes are not.


The Truth:


Stop smoking aids Chantix and Zyban are known by their manufacturers to cause suicidal tendencies and as many as 100 people are known to have committed suicide while on the drugs. The FDA allows these products to stay on the market while knowing that they have caused people harm and have said in a news release that the numbers should not stop smokers from using the drugs. Chantix has killed 100 people and they refuse to pull it from the market. Less than 1% diethylene glycol in 1 out of 18 cartridges is insignificant, especially when diethylene glycol is used as a humectant in tobacco cigarettes.


FDA Says…


Tobacco-specific impurities, cotinine, anabasine, myosmine, and β-nicotyrine were found in half of the cartridge samples tested.


The Truth:


Cotinine, anabasine, myosmine, and β-nicotyrine are related to nicotine and are found in tobacco cigarettes.


Cotinine is a metabolite of nicotine and is found in tobacco cigarettes. The Foundation for Blood Research states that cotinine itself is not known to be harmful.




Anabasine is found in all tobacco products. This means they are in all nicotine products, where nicotine comes from.


According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, “… consumption of nuts and nut products is a new as yet unknown source for human myosmine exposure.”


Some studies have shown that these chemicals may also be present in nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine gums and patches. Tobacco-specific nitrosamines are formed by nicotine itself, so no product containing nicotine is able to be completely free of them. All nicotine formulations, including those in nicotine gums and patches approved by the FDA, will contain traces of the chemicals found in e-cigarettes (cotinine, anabasine, myosmine, and β-nicotyrine).


Additionally, nitrosamines are also commonly found in cosmetics, but are not listed on labels because they are considered “impurities”. Personal care products including mascara, conditioner, baby shampoo, and others may contain nitrosamines.




FDA Says…


Their test results should be proof that electronic cigarettes are unsafe and should not be used by smokers as an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes or as a stop smoking aid.


The Truth:


The FDA’s test results prove what e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers have been saying all along. The FDA has no intention of banning tobacco cigarettes (which are known to kill 400,000 people in the United States a year and contain 4,000+ chemicals) because the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act specifically prevents the FDA from banning them.


Passage Preventing Cigarette Ban:


‘(3) LIMITATION ON POWER GRANTED TO THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION- Because of the importance of a decision of the Secretary to issue a regulation–

‘(A) banning all cigarettes, all smokeless tobacco products, all little cigars, all cigars other than little cigars, all pipe tobacco, or all roll-your-own tobacco products; or

‘(B) requiring the reduction of nicotine yields of a tobacco product to zero,

the Secretary is prohibited from taking such actions under this Act.





Cigarettes may not be banned by the FDA nor are they authorized to force tobacco companies to reduce the nicotine levels in their products to zero according to this legislation.


One of the doctors responsible for the test results the FDA released this week, Joshua Sharfstein, the FDA’s principal deputy commissioner was the health policy advisor for Congressman Henry Waxman (the man who originally sponsored the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which prevents cigarettes from being outlawed).


FDA Says…


In 2007, the FDA admitted that it is burdened with a “plethora of inadequacies” and is currently so underfunded that they are not able to properly do their jobs. As recently as July 20th of this year, the Government Accountability Office states that the FDA still doesn’t have enough money to do everything it needs to do and of the 500,000+ complaints filed against products, the FDA has no clue which complaints have been addressed and which ones have even been read.


The Truth:


That is the truth. The FDA doesn’t have enough money to do their jobs and while they focus their energy on eliminating a product that has 4,000 chemicals than tobacco cigarettes, and everything in them is already in tobacco cigarettes at much lower concentrations, and cheaper than the pharmaceutical drug pushers’ Chantix, Zyban, patches, and gums, people continue to die of smoking-related illness.


Before finding traces of melamine in US formula, the FDA had this to say about the melamine-contaminated infant formula in China: “FDA is currently unable to establish any level of melamine and melamine-related compounds in infant formula that does not raise public health concerns.”


Statement on Infant Formula Manufactured in China in October, 2008:



The very next month when melamine was found in trace amounts of infant formula made in the United States, the FDA had this to say:


“The levels we are detecting are extremely low. They should not be changing the diet. If they’ve been feeding a particular product, they should continue to feed that product. That’s in the best interest of the baby.”




The companies whose formula contained melamine are Nestle, Mead Johnson, Abbott Laboratories make 90% of the infant formula sold in the United States.


Unfortunately, the point is this: the FDA will say anything if it fits their agenda.


Chemical and bacterial outbreaks have run rampant the past few years, salmonella being found in everything from tomatoes to spinach to peanuts and while they can’t seem to get their first priority under control (which is food), they concentrate on trying to control a product that has the potential to eliminate millions of dollars worth of tax revenue at all levels of government.


Read the FDA’s study results (not news articles about their study results) here:




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