ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE SHOPS ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER
THE INLAND NORTHWEST.
BUT THE PRODUCT THEY'RE SELLING IS LARGELY UNREGULATED.
TODAY, THE F-D-A IS PROPOSING CHANGES.
KXLY'S IAN CULL IS WORKING FOR YOU TO EXPLAIN HOW
THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE CHANGES WILL PROTECT YOUR
CHILDREN, AND YOUR BODY.
IAN CULL @ 12
The way these e-cigs work, there's a battery here,
there's a coil up top, and then you put some liquid
in and it basically delivers vapor to your mouth.
The thing is, that liquid is completely unregulated.
People can put whatever they want into it, even sell
it online, which is one of the things the FDA wants
to put a stop to.
NEW RULES AND A SAFER PRODUCT.
THAT'S WHAT THE F-D-A PROPOSED THIS MORNING.
IDEAS LILAC CITY VAPOR OWNER BRAD BELLINGER AGREES
BRAD BELLINGER, LILAC CITY VAPOR @ 13
It's good to have FDA warnings on labels, letting
people know they're taking nicotine.
THE REGULATIONS WOULD INCLUDE:
NO SALES TO MINORS -- WHICH IS ALREADY BANNED IN SPOKANE.
NO MORE FREE SAMPLES IN THE STORES.
THERE MUST BE WARNING LABELS -- SAYING THE PRODUCT
THE LIQUID -- MUST BE TESTED AND APPROVED.
BRAD BELLINGER, LILAC CITY VAPOR @ 14
The accuracy of what's on the label can come into
So if the FDA has oversight on that, then that's probably
a good thing.
PEOPLE LIKE KARIN LUCAS SWEAR E-CIGS ARE SAFER THAN
ONES FILLED WITH TOBACCO.
HER ENTIRE FAMILY SWITCHED OVER.
KARIN LUCAS, EX-SMOKER @ 15
I see the difference everyday in my husband and my
They're more active, they breath better, they sleep
BUT KIM PAPICH FROM THE SPOKANE REGIONAL HEALTH DISTRICT
SAYS THE F-D-A HAS DONE LIMITED STUDIES ON E-CIGS.
AND IN THOSE -- THERE
WAS MORE NICOTINE THAN THE MANUFACTURER
CLAIMED AND CHEMICALS SIMILAR TO TOBACCO CIGARETTES.
KIM PAPICH, SPOKANE REGIONAL HEALTH DISTRICT @ 16