So you mean to say…Nicotine is bad for me?


New product, same drug, same effects…

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that an analysis of leading brands of electronic cigarettes, a new type of “smokeless” nicotine product, detected carcinogens and a chemical used in antifreeze that is toxic to humans.

Officials at the FDA and other public health experts cautioned consumers against using the products, saying that the health effects of electronic cigarettes are unknown.

“The FDA is concerned about the safety of these products and how they are marketed to the public,” said Margaret A. Hamburg, the agency’s commissioner.

[via FDA Cautions Public About Electronic Cigarettes – Lyndsey Layton –]