Would you like an e-cig?
What is an e-cig?
An e-cig is an electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered vaporizer which has a similar feel to tobacco smoking. Electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco, although they do use nicotine from tobacco plants. They do not produce cigarette smoke but rather an aerosol, which is frequently but inaccurately referred to as vapor.
But how beneficial or harmful are e-cigarettes? The answer to this question is still unclear.
To this end, in January 2015 CEN created new Technical Committee - CEN/TC 437 'Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids' where AFNOR (France), holds the secretariat of this new body. The aim is to develop European Standards dealing with safety aspects for both e-cigarettes (mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical hazards etc.) and e-liquid (the content of chemicals including nicotine and formaldehyde, black listed components: heavy metals, allergens etc.), as well as analytical methods providing a basis for determination and quantification of all chemical components stated in the requirements relating to safety of these products.
Do you know anyone who smokes e-cigs? Would you like to try? Do you think we need to regulate this product in Canada?
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