Oregon just says no to e-cigarettes

The state of Oregon decided that it will not put up with drug-delivery devices that are not only not approved by the FDA, but also deliver harmful substances. CSP Daily News reports that the Florida-based company Smoking Everywhere has agreed to halt sales of its so-called "electronic cigarettes" in Oregon.

"This settlement will help protect our teens from unsafe products," Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced.

Electronic cigarettes are nicotine-delivery devices that include a heating element that vaporizes chemicals in replaceable plastic cartridges. A recent FDA analysis found that the device contains toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze.
- read the CSP Daily News report