The FDA appears to be trying to halt distribution of so called e-cigarettes by curbing imports.
The makers of the cigarettes, which are white with a brown filter and tip that glows red, say the cigarettes are safe because they don’t contain tar or other chemicals. They do, however, contain liquid nicotine.
A major distributor of electronic cigarettes compared the cigarettes to a nicotine patch. “There are no ingredients in our e-cigs that can cause cancer. However, it is a pretty new product, so we are not 100 percent sure of the side effects at this point,”
The World Health Organization has called for clinical studies and toxicity analysis to determine the safety of the cigarettes.