Electronic cigarettes continue to be very controversial.
I completely agree with ALL attempts to not allow children/teenagers to have access to them.
I always try to make sure patients are aware of the controversies, along with the current FDA and other Federal warnings.
However I will, off the record, admit to being amazed at observing patients of mine who were smoking 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day being able to transition completely to the E-cigarette.
While the jury remains out as to their safety, without fail, the patients and the family members are thrilled, and in general there has been a considerable cost savings.
In my experience, the "E" should stand for "Easy" way to quit smoking tobacco.
Only further follow-up will reveal if in fact they have less health consequences.