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The scare tactics seem to have worked on FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

The constant, shrill refrain of "we have to save the kids" from anti-vaping advocates, "scientists", journalists and politicians put enough pressure on the agency to not only backtrack on the pre-market tobacco application policy but also state at banning flavored vape juice all together is on the table. … In a speech delivered today at the agency headquarters, Commissioner Gottlieb, signaled his intent to focus on "youth" addiction to nicotine at the expense of adult smokers.

But in enabling a path for e-cigarettes to offer a potentially lower risk alternative for adult smokers, we won’t allow the current trends in youth access and use to continue, even if it means putting limits in place that reduce adult uptake of these products. -Scott Gottlieb

That was the last line of his delivered remarks in a press release from the FDA today and foreshadows what vapers and smokers can expect in the future. Vape product bans incoming! Don't worry though, cigarettes will still be available.

If you are an adult, your health outcomes from cigarette smoking really don't matter if teenagers can buy JUUL pods on the black market.

The FDA has given the top 5 manufacturers 60 days to prove that minors can't access their products, which seems fairly impossible to prove and is quite strange. The "Youth" are already banned from purchasing or possessing nicotine products and devices in the United States.

This "prove people can't access your product illegally" approach isn't taken for products that are seemingly more dangerous than nicotine such as alcohol or even prescription opiates. The approach to regulation seems fairly unheard of and quite radical.

Is the FDA going to ask pharmaceutical companies to prove people aren't abusing oxycodone otherwise they get shutdown?

There was an estimated 480,000 smoking related deaths in the United States last year by the way.

Is it weird that teens vaping in the bathroom at high school get more attention than the 70,000 drug overdoses last year?

From Wall Street Journal:

Shares of tobacco companies advanced on the news, which fanned investor hopes that the U.S. regulator might crack down on a startup that has been taking market share. Marlboro maker Altria and Camel maker BAT gained 6% apiece in early Wednesday trading. … “I think we’re going to have to step into this market,” Dr. Gottlieb said. “I am willing to narrow the off-ramp for adults to close the on-ramp for kids.”

Narrow the off-ramp for adults translates into adults continuing to smoke cigarettes.

Big money investors think that people are more likely to start buying more cigarettes in the future to have a 6% pop, which is huge.

Cigarette company executives are probably drinking champagne, eating steak and doing some back slapping right now.

full article – https://vapingscout.com/vaping-news/fda-caves-political-pressure-announces-huge-changes-e-cig-policy/

The scare tactics seem to have worked on FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb.The constant, shrill refrain of “we have to save the kids” from anti-vaping advocates, “scientists”, journalists and politicians put enough pressure on the agency to not only backtrack on the pre-market tobacco application policy but also state at banning flavored vape juice all together is on the table. … In a speech delivered today at the agency headquarters, Commissioner Gottlieb, signaled his intent to focus on “youth” addiction to nicotine at the expense of adult smokers.But in enabling a path for e-cigarettes to offer a potentially lower risk alternative for adult smokers, we won’t allow the current trends in youth access and use to continue, even if it means putting limits in place that reduce adult uptake of these products. -Scott GottliebThat was the last line of his delivered remarks in a press release from the FDA today and foreshadows what vapers and smokers can expect in the future. Vape product bans incoming! Don’t worry though, cigarettes will still be available.If you are an adult, your health outcomes from cigarette smoking really don’t matter if teenagers can buy JUUL pods on the black market.The FDA has given the top 5 manufacturers 60 days to prove that minors can’t access their products, which seems fairly impossible to prove and is quite strange. The “Youth” are already banned from purchasing or possessing nicotine products and devices in the United States.This “prove people can’t access your product illegally” approach isn’t taken for products that are seemingly more dangerous than nicotine such as alcohol or even prescription opiates. The approach to regulation seems fairly unheard of and quite radical.Is the FDA going to ask pharmaceutical companies to prove people aren’t abusing oxycodone otherwise they get shutdown?There was an estimated 480,000 smoking related deaths in the United States last year by the way.Is it weird that teens vaping in the bathroom at high school get more attention than the 70,000 drug overdoses last year?From Wall Street Journal:Shares of tobacco companies advanced on the news, which fanned investor hopes that the U.S. regulator might crack down on a startup that has been taking market share. Marlboro maker Altria and Camel maker BAT gained 6% apiece in early Wednesday trading. … “I think we’re going to have to step into this market,” Dr. Gottlieb said. “I am willing to narrow the off-ramp for adults to close the on-ramp for kids.”Narrow the off-ramp for adults translates into adults continuing to smoke cigarettes.Big money investors think that people are more likely to start buying more cigarettes in the future to have a 6% pop, which is huge.Cigarette company executives are probably drinking champagne, eating steak and doing some back slapping right now.full article – https://ift.tt/2NDSE6d

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