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Well here's a question for you have you ever heard of an electronic current electric cigarette will believe it or not they do exist.
Companies overseas and on the Internet are selling devices that let smokers getting hit of nicotine with out the cigarette and we're not talking about some nicotine patch.
These are actual devices that look and feel like a real cigarettes.
But get this there is no tobacco no dirty smoke or tar it sounds like they might be able to help a lot of people right.
Casey -- opinions live in Los Angeles a lot of people have that oral fixation and so are they getting that oral -- out of us.
Yeah they absolutely are in fact we hear reports people smoking -- on planes and hospitals places where cigarettes are certainly not -- listen to this there are more than 47 million smokers in this country according to the American Heart Association many of those people trying to.
Kick the habit and for years folks have turned to things like those nicotine patches and gum lozenge is you name it.
But now more and more smokers using this check it out a high tech way to put the packed down.
Electric cigarettes have been popular for some time throughout Europe and other parts of the world but now the trend catching on here at home.
The plastic tube looks just like the real thing although instead of lighting it it is powered by batteries that should charge and it contains a liquid form of nicotine.
That is heated and then vaporized when you -- on it even simulating smoke.
It's a feel good product.
Every smoker -- -- for years about how bad it is for them and those around them and this.
Eliminates that so they can they kind of takes that weight off -- their shoulders that they've been experiencing by the social stigma -- smoking.
This is the first thing I've ever seen.
That fills in -- some of those gaps in gives people an opportunity to continue the behavior associated with smoking.
Not go through nicotine withdrawal and not do any additional damage to themselves because nicotine in and of itself doesn't cause disease.
Some smokers report a high success rate of quitting with the device even though they are not marketed as a smoking cessation -- -- but rather a healthy alternative to smoking tobacco.
But there are a few problems the US Food and Drug Administration warns that these products may not be safe.
The FDA declined an on camera interview but did release a statement to Fox News this week.
Saying they are not approved to be legally marketed in America and our health concerns because you cannot regulate how much nicotine you get.
Those health concerns of prompted us to really get to have banned the sale of -- but a handful of companies manufacture than most people here in the United States order them on line.
They cost between 75 and a 150.
You know I haven't really smart floor crew here they just pointed out a really good observation that that is worried.
That these things might not be safe as opposed to a cigarette I mean.
But they say that when you look at the other smoking cessation tools like the patch and things like that you get an exact milligram how much nicotine is in those products they say there's no way to measure it but of course.
Pretty much anything could be better than a cigarette I don't think so -- right Keith Stegall thank you very much.
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