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E- cigarettes and tobacco lozenges are purported as a way to stop smoking.  But, the Institute of Medicine would like you to rethink that.

There is too little known about whether they actually pose less risk than do traditional tobacco products.  Quitting smoking is difficult: only 6% are able to successfully quit tobacco each year.  Because quitting is so difficult, many cigarette smokers may welcome products that allow them to continue smoking.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act of 2009 gave the FDA the authority to ensure that modified-risk-tobacco products actually do reduce tobacco-related harm before they are marketed.

We know the harm that traditional cigarettes pose, we do not know the risks of e-cigarettes or lozenges.  Tests are underway.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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