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FDA Hands Vaping a Blow, Sends Tobacco a Save ~ FDA Ought to Reconsider Stance on Youth Vaping ~ Scott Gottlieb ~ Vaping, Vultures and Cars ~ Steps to address a non-existent problem ~ All people like better products. Teenagers are people ~ Vapor Technology Association (VTA) Response ~ American Vaping Association (AVA) Response ~ Fontem Ventures respond to FDA statement ~ Tobacco Stocks ~ Survey ~ Hand Check
Make no mistake, Dr. Gottlieb has threatened consumers who have found a healthier, smoke-free, safer alternative to smoking.
Consumers, and the entire industry ARE at risk.
Along with “experts” in public health, politicians, “health” groups and media, Tobacco-Free Kids has manipulated the public campaign (and the market) for months.
Dr. Gottlieb finally responded in their favor by saying “The FDA has unpublished preliminary data that shows a 75 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students this year compared with 2017″ and threatening (primarily) Vuse, Blu, JUUL, MarkTen XL, and Logic.
These brands specifically are – evidently – keeping “youth” from smoking cigarettes.
FDA Hands Vaping a Blow, Sends Tobacco a Save
Consumer group Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life is questioning the integrity of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Dr. Gottleib – or lack thereof. Here is that respons to Dr. Gottlieb’s ultimatum.
(Full disclosure: I am a member of the board of THR4Life.)
FDA Ought to Reconsider Stance on Youth Vaping
What Gottlieb is portraying to the public is:
Cigarettes are safe and have no time limit.
Combustible cigarettes are not a problem.
We’re committed to our comprehensive plan on nicotine and tobacco regulation, but we see clear signs that youth e-cigarette use has reached an epidemic proportion. And we must adjust certain aspects of our strategy to stem this clear and present danger: https://t.co/C5i0c22sRc pic.twitter.com/JXScdU32DA
— Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (@SGottliebFDA) September 12, 2018
Vaping, Vultures and Cars
Our friend, Alan, has an explanation:
Steps to address a non-existent problem
Our friend, Paul – also has an explanation to the problem that doesn’t exist.
All people like better products.
As a father of two (20 & 23 year olds) I remember my sons teenage years… like it was just a few years ago.
Carl makes a bold statement: Teenagers are people. Therefore….
“discouraging teenage vaping probably encourages teenage smoking”
Vapor Technology Association (VTA) Response
“Unfortunately, FDA and Commissioner Gottlieb took a giant step backwards against the best interest of public health. By threatening an industry – and technology that millions of adult smokers are successfully using to reduce or quit smoking deadly cigarettes–FDA is venturing into dangerous territory.”
American Vaping Association (AVA) Response
“It is absolutely absurd and a perversion of how regulatory agencies are supposed to approach their work.”
Fontem Ventures, owner of blu, responds to FDA
Since the FDA announcement above, here’s what happened to the tobacco market – immediately.
— 🦋 Sarah J 🐞 (@Twigolet) September 12, 2018
My friend Broony has made this quick and easy survey!
Last week my wife and I spent a bit of time at my first ever vape convention with Fig Ramsey, Julie Woessner David Goerlitz, James Jarvis, Amy Netherton, Jessica and Kevin Lacy, and many more great people trying to help both consumers and the industry in Bowling Green, Kentucky at Vapor Mania Expo.
I had a chance to see, learn, understand and listen to some of the best in the country.
Here are my hand checks from that event.
As you can tell, I’m pretty proud.
Have you met
my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk?
I proudly join David on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.
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