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.
E-Cigarettes: Health Hazard or Safe Way to Quit Smoking Tobacco?
Paul Koretz - LA City Councilmember for District 5, which includes neighborhoods in West LA and Encino - @paulkoretzcd5, John Jenkins - The Vapor Spot - @thevaporspot, Stanton Glantz - UC San Francisco - @ProfGlantz