I can’t believe I’m typing this:
According to Dr. Gottlieb: “Youth use of e-cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion“. Less smoking among “youth” is an “epidemic”.
No wonder, Tobacco-Free Kids have been marketing Juul specifically to them for months.
Commissioner Gottlieb of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tweeted Sunday there is yet unreleased “data showing kids e-cig use is at an epidemic proportion”, threatening consumers and the “e-cigarette” industry with a time limit of 60 days to “address widespread use and abuse” of these products. Tobacco stocks soared immediately.
Here are the numbers for last year:
In another tweet, he stated “The data will be out shortly, but we must act immediately” and in the coming weeks will “take firm action to address certain e-cig products that may be marketed unlawfully.”
Compliance And Prevention
I’ll be as specific as possible: Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has threatened U.S. consumers – smokers – of any age – who have found a healthier, smoke-free, safer alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes.
In his statement, he claims “We saw an opening to push a generational shift in the deadly course caused by tobacco. And we’ve seized it.” while warning letters were sent to retailers breaking the law. He also threatened consumers by stating the FDA would “revisit” the compliance policy and step up enforcement by monitoring, penalizing and preventing…
“E-cigarettes may present an important opportunity for adult smokers to transition off combustible tobacco products and onto nicotine delivery products that may not have the same level of risks associated with them.”
“electronic cigarettes, that may be an alternative for adults who still want to get access to satisfying levels of nicotine, without all the risks associated with lighting tobacco on fire.“
Well, there’s that. But not for kids. Maybe those minimally or “non-addictive” cigarettes will help.
“Youth use of e-cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion”
No, the valuation of Juul has reached an epidemic proportion, primarily to adults, taking cigarette sales with it.
For adult smokers, Dr. Gottlieb sees [potential] possibilities.
For kids, less smoking is not a viable option.
If (his) the goal is to reduce “tobacco-related deaths” – *significantly*, “youth” must continue the traditional 93% failure rates we adults have obtained for decades.
While you’re thinking about that, take your time….
I’ll leave you with three points you can choose to agree with, or not:
If kids are smoking – the government already lost their position of the argument:
- Where are the parents?
- How did those children get them?
- What can they do to “stop” them?
- What can they do to avoid children from obtaining them?
“If children are *already smoking, they’re *smokers regardless of age. Think of the children™.”
Unpopular opinion: I am totally fine with vaping among teens. Nicotine is a performance-enhancer (like caffeine in many ways) and the fewer teens smoking cigarettes, the better for public health. They are practicing #harmreduction.
— Sheila Vakharia PhD MSW (@MyHarmReduction) December 18, 2017
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“this policy is about intentionally harming people”
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