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U.S. FDA proposed crackdown on flavoured e-cigs puts Juul on notice
By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Chris Kirkham
September 12, 2018
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A continuation of the FDA's "Deeming Rule" which came out in May, 2016 which was massively supported by Big tobacco companies, naturally because the rule protected cigarettes. The Royal College of Physicians in Britain determined that all of the studies done in the US of vaping had been funded directly or indirectly by tobacco companies, so they didn't consider them credible. They determined that vaping was at worst case 95% less harmful than smoking and best case, the health impact equivalent was similar to drinking caffeinated drinks. In Britain, vaping is encouraged because of the massive harm reduction over smoking. Here, money seems to be the consideration, under the guise of "We have to save the children" of course.
When is the FDA going to start addressing the epidemic of young people getting hooked on antidepressants and atypical antipsychotics. Both are far worse in the long run than nicotine.
If teens want to get high they can get their hands on a can of spray, paint, rubbing alcohol and anything under pressure in a can. So what else FDA can ban? It's upbringing and education but those who want to get high will get high.
Ten-to-one, what's really going on here is that Big Tobacco is using the
FDA to "crackdown" on an upstart industry that's cutting into their action.
Opioids opioids opioids. They keep getting prescribed with now plan to get off of them on site.
I see the puritans are still at it. E-cigarettes are a godsend to smokers, by separating the nicotine issue from the delivery system. To any rational observer, the use of such replacements would seem to have only upsides.
But the puritans, to whom there is no path but their own, nicotine in any form is evil, and so they declare that it's "being peddled to children" by the manufacturers, which it isn't. (These puritans apparently don't remember when they were young adults, and rebelled against whatever was available, and smoking was a dandy symbol of that. Nowadays, they believe in any freedom whatsoever that they personally approve of.) Leave off, you sanctimonious yahoos.
Statement of bias: Not a smoker. Used to smoke, gave it up 10 years ago, not with e-cigarettes. Don't smoke e-cigarettes now. Not a stockholder in, well, anything. Know that despite all the screaming, there is no "secondhand smoke" issue, despite all the research trying mightily to make it so. Don't hate smokers. Don't believe my self-esteem is tied up in telling *you* how to live your life.
They FDA, driving kids back to cigarettes! Maybe they should start promoting drinking too.
Simple solution, sell the flavor addative separate from the nicotine vape base
War on personal Freedom.
As a smoker, i understand the danger. I think they should put a age limit on E-cigarettes just like regular cigarettes.
Cigarettes and vapes are cylinders of nicotine with fire on one end and fool on the other. Mankind hasn't made much progress over the millenniums.
Legalize ALL drugs, let em eat poison!