E-Cigarettes: Health Hazard or Safe Way to Quit Smoking Tobacco?

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E-cigarettes are already a $1.7 billion business that's growing fast. The Centers for Disease Control reports that some 10% of high school students have inhaled vapor produced by the electronic devices. They heat liquids that sometimes contain nicotine and sometimes don't. The FDA has not issued any regulations of e-cigarettes but the LA City Council has. Yesterday, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell called them "a very sinister product," and joined the rest of his colleagues in unanimous support of a measure by Paul Koretz, who joins us.

Credits

Guests:
Paul Koretz - LA City Councilman - @paulkoretzcd5, John Jenkins - The Vapor Spot - @thevaporspot, Stanton Glantz - UC San Francisco - @ProfGlantz

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Lata Pandya, Christian Bordal