E-liquids Should be Regulated by the FDA!

I came across an interesting article from nytimes.com. It discusses the dangers of overdose and potential risk of abuse of the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes.

Some of the highlights from the article include:
It's easy to see how a child could confuse this with something yummy...
There is a lot of danger that can come from selling this large a quantity of a toxin, especially without regulation. 

After reading this article and thinking of my patients, I feel more than ever that e-cigarettes and the liquid refills need to be regulated so that everyone knows what they are using and to make sure that they are as safe as possible. 

Do you agree? I hope this article will help keep you and your family safe if you choose to use e-cigarette products. 


Dr. Goldenberg
Matthew Goldenberg, D.O. Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). He is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg also provides addiction psychiatry consultations to some of the nation’s top residential and outpatient treatment programs in the Los Angeles area and is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of professionals working in safety-sensitive positions. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Goldenberg is an active author, researcher and invited speaker at local and national conferences. He also volunteers his time as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

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