New York Health Commissioner stated that more research is needed on electronic cigarettes and that "waiting to act could jeopardize the progress we've made over the last few years." I hate cigarettes and I don't like being around people smoking them but this strikes me as absurd. The research being out is a totally meaningless statement. Just as meaningless as the research "not being out" about the dangers of real cigarettes back when the lobby was more powerful. Its just common sense.