Debate over e-Cigarettes Continues

Jun 24, 2010, 09:00 ET from

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently in Chicago, there have been moves to ban electronic cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigarettes. The Illinois State Senate passed legislation that would have prevented the sale of e-cigarettes, but it was overturned at the Illinois State House. The fact that they were almost banned - as they are in Missouri and Illinois - has upset people on both sides of the issue.

For those who are against electronic cigarettes, the legislation being stopped was a bad thing because of safety concerns surrounding electronic cigarettes. While there are currently no regulations in place for electronic cigarettes, some people say no regulations are needed and that e-cigs are safer than traditional cigarettes.

It is a fact that many states make quite a bit of revenue from taxes on tobacco products. People and organizations who support electronic cigarettes say this is one of the many reasons e-cigs are being fought so fiercely all around the country. Also, drug companies make revenue from the sale of smoking cessation products - which wouldn't be needed as much if electronic cigarettes become an accepted alternative.

The main benefits for an electronic cigarette is no flame, no nicotine, and more importantly no carbon monoxide to inhale.

For those who want to see what all the fuss is about, there are many great websites available online that sell electronic cigarettes. is one such place which sells a full e-cig kit for less than $60.

E-cigarettes look like traditional cigarettes, but they run on batteries, dispensing a nicotine vapor that is odorless. The e-cigs available sold specifically at offer a new way to enjoy the nicotine taste while cutting down on the negative side effects inhalation and smoke related diseases.

According to Dr. Maya Natan, a bio-engineer and once avid smoker, the debate surrounding e-cigarettes has and will continue to be intense as big tobacco companies try to hold onto their revenue streams from traditional cigarette sales.  "We all know that major tobacco company's spend billions on advertisement campaigns convincing the public that cigarettes don't cause heart disease," says Cohen.  "I wouldn't be surprised if these same companies convince the public that e-cigs are a danger to your health while regular cigarettes are the remedy."

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