This Thursday a US Federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to stop preventing the importing of electronic cigarettes from China and suggested that the devices should be controlled as tobacco products instead of drug or medical devices.

It may be claimed the electronic cigarette is the best product which has ever come along for people that smoke.

The important question today is : is the electronic cigarette better than nicotine gum or the nicotine patch? For one, the electronic cigarette allows the smoker the satisfaction of putting that familiar tube in his/her mouth and drawing on it. Second ,the electronic cigarette really delivers nicotine in the same way as a traditional cigarette, but without the tar, carbon monoxide or smoke. Put simply, the smoker gets the feel a normal cigarette delivers, but without any of the damaging side-effects of lit tobacco.