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FDA smoke screen on e-cigarettes

posted Jan 24, 2012 17:20:38 by TerryKingYoung
At a time when the government is ostensibly trying to cut health costs, why is it trying to ban something that might help people quit smoking tobacco, perhaps the most devastating health problem in the U.S.?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a press conference late last month to scare Americans about the so-called “e-cigarette” — claiming it was loaded with harmful “toxins” and “carcinogens.” The agency was implicitly saying: Stay away from these newfangled, untested cigarette substitutes — better to stick with the real ones, the ones that we are more familiar with, the ones that cause over 450,000 deaths annually in the U.S.

In making its distorted, incomplete and misleading statement, FDA was violating its long-cherished tradition of sticking to sound science as the basis for its policies. And in doing so, it is putting the lives and health of millions of Americans at risk. (Continued...)
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Rob_Kocak said Jan 25, 2012 19:08:07
The FDA conveniently leaves out "minor" details once again. I just don't get it. Thanks for sharing this article. I'm going to add it to the website news now.
GinaZalner said Jan 26, 2012 01:16:19
Politics, FDA, pharmaceutical companies...if they could find a way to tax nicotene like they do tobacco we'd be in a world of hurt!
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