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I -- they look like real soon perhaps the tip glows and something like smoke is even released but a new.
Fat called east cigarettes is now getting attention the FDA despite the claim from the makers that these are safe.
-- doctor mark Siegel Fox News medical contributor joins us now to tell us that good morning team doctor so are these things safe what can we expect -- doesn't really help us try to move quit smoking.
Well you know what has some possibilities because actually a lot of smoking is related to an oral fixation.
And we do of nicotine inhalers on the market already but you know what their prescription only in my concern about those things it's not restricted right now.
And the reason the FDA has to take a close look at this is because I think it's a drug it's got a lot of nicotine and that you know kids can get that it right now I'm very concerned about the safety of kids.
They could swallow these units that have the nicotine in the next fight Republican works do you light or it's just a cigarette that glows red then you do not like it is battery operated.
And the battery warms the nicotine and it releases a certain amount of -- with -- each -- -- how do you get that -- smoke like -- it's -- it's actually not smoke it's vapor of the warm nicotine now actually it I've I'm told that tastes quite good.
And it actually tastes like and actual cigarette and it feels like an actual cigarette so it may have some potential for helping you quit smoking but it is not regulated.
Okay so what the company says we asked the company come are afraid to come they were critical momma here's one of the statements by the company.
They say our product is compatible to that -- the nicotine patch except that people still get that oral fixation which they love so you're saying is their way then the company saying look.
Dole with a nicotine patch you don't quite get that oral fixation people are using they're used to that and they still need that.
Well here's what I sort of the company if you really believe that let's put some trials out all those other nicotine products and we discuss them on the air here.
They've been well studied some of prescription only the patches not now prescription only but this thing has not been studied for safety and you know whether they work too well you may not be able to get office and nicotine can have long term an impact on lung cancer the studies that have shown that it actually helps accelerating lung cancer this -- the companies who don't know.
Nicotine is nothing to do with -- lung cancer that's not really been disproved.
I -- we wish the company would come on two obviously debate this -- they say figure not inhaling with this -- cigarette.
-- they're right about that and that's why again I output both sides of this argument I think that there's potential here but it's gotta be something the FDA looks into and studies.
The target is 90% of the problem and and the other carcinogens in cigarette smoke.
There right if we could really use this product to -- transition off of cigarettes it would be great but not sold by some street vendor where kids can get access to it that's what I'm worried about.
Let's hear some of the traditional versus electronic and put up on the screen here you know we know that their fire operated -- -- regular cigarettes battery operated.
I guess the bottom line here is that the FDA I mean right it does have a couple.
There's well there's other countries -- -- Australia it's been Hong Kong to expand -- -- looking at a very closely in Britain we need to look at it very closely here I think there's a future for this product not sold over the counter not where anybody can get it.
And again you know there's another problem do it may actually get young people to start smoking and if you could start with a one of these things.
Another thing like head maybe it's healthy that's that that's sort of appealing.
Well that's what they're trying to say I don't think it's -- to -- that it is -- of the transition product last question for people who were trying to actually trying to quit smoking out there what do you recommend to -- -- well here's what I would -- I would say that it totally depends on -- on the person some work well with -- it's cold Turkey were expressed some think the nicotine products others -- side there which is an anti depressant.
So it really depends when I prescribe I looked to see -- who it is and how they react by the way I want to -- one less thing you're definitely a better singer than his events and.
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