This week a significant congressional report was released regarding the now booming electronic cigarette industry. At this point electronic cigarettes are essentially unregulated and many health experts have been questioning this for quite some time. The good news is that today the congressional report, along with the world health organization, announced that they have decided to begin pursuing regulation.
Under current rules there are basically no restrictions on sales or marketing of the popular devices, which is partly why they have become so popular with younger users. Based on this week’s report many experts are incredibly hopeful that regulation will help keep the electronic cigarettes away from children. Essentially the congressional report hopes to force the electronic cigarette industry to follow the same regulation as traditional tobacco products. It might be a while before any real rules are set in stone but it is only a matter of time at this point.
This is definitely good news for everyone, because the electronic cigarette has gotten so popular in such a short time. Many medical experts have expressed concern over safety and health risks and this regulation is a step in the right direction for making the entire situation at least a little bit better.