After twenty years of pestering from scientists, the Food and Drug Administration has finally announced its plans to cut down the nicotine level in regular Cigarettes to non-addictive levels. Along with this, the FDA has decided to give e-cigarette makers more time to submit their products for review for them to decide what the contents of the product are, which is largely used as a substitute to regular cigarettes.

FDA's decision to cut down the nicotine level in regular cigarettes

The FDA has decided to reduce the nicotine level in regular cigarettes from eighty-five percent to ninety-five percent which can help addicts to get rid of their habit as well as help in saving lives.

According to studies, cigarettes which have lesser levels of nicotine in them drive smokers to smoke less and eventually give up on the habit. But they might just end up consuming other sources of tobacco which can cause a greater threat to their health.

E-cigarettes, which come in various flavors, may or may not contain nicotine, is an immediate substitute for cigarettes. FDA has been largely trying to shift smokers from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and vaporizers as they have little or no amount of nicotine in them.

Are e-cigarettes and vaporisers safe substitutes to regular cigarettes?

According to medical research and studies, E-cigarettes are known for emitting certain chemicals which are carcinogenic or are known to cause various heart diseases in smokers.

FDA has stated that e-cigarettes and vapes are majorly unauthorized product and they don’t have much information about how they can affect human health.

Medical researchers have shown their concerns towards FDA’s limited knowledge about e-cigarettes and vapes and that they still promote it as the next substitute to regular cigarettes without knowing its inverse effects on human health.

Incidents regarding vapes

Even though e-cigarettes or vapes have helped smokers to reduce smoking or helped them in quitting, it is still not clear whether it’s a safe option for them for using it. Recently multiple incidents came to light where vapes have burst into flames while the victim was smoking it and has caused significant injuries.

The researchers are not very happy with the decision of pushing the review dates for e-cigarettes and vapes from 2018 to 2022, which gives the companies who produce these products enough time to sell it to people without having any idea of the contents of it.