WHY DOES THE THERAPEUTIC GOODS ADMINISTRATION TGA SAY THAT ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES MAY BE DANGEROUS?

The study the TGA refers to was conducted by the American FDA and announced via Press Release in July 2009. The problem is they left out some important information.

A day’s supply of liquid contains no more nitrosamines (“carcinogens”) than FDA-approved nicotine products. Although the FDA characterized diethylene glycol (DEG) as antifreeze, actually DEG is a chemical used to keep tobacco moist.

The quantity detected was well below toxic levels.

In short, the FDA did not find harmful quantities of any substance.