The FDA Center for Tobacco Products’s Dr. Ii-Lun Chen describes in Nicotine and Tobacco Research (citation here) adverse events related to e-cigarettes reported to the agency from 2008 to the first quarter of 2012.
|Adverse Events Reported to the FDA for E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products|
|Year||E-cigarettes||Other Tobacco Products|
|Up to 2008||1||17|
|1st Quarter 2012||9||2|
Dr. Chen notes: “…approximately half of all tobacco-related [adverse event] reports [since the late 1980s] concern electronic cigarettes, the first of which was submitted in 2008.” A look at details of the events reveals that few reflect legitimate e-cigarette health impact.