It was very challenging for those who tuned in this week to listen to the FDA’s webinar “Live Deeming Rule Q&A: How Can My Business Comply?” covering the new (and final) regulations to sit still. Despite the presenter’s efforts to provide guidance in a nice, calm manner, the message that the situation is dire came crashing through.
The use of vaporized nicotine products (VNPs), especially e-cigarettes and, to a lesser extent, pressurized aerosol nicotine products and heat-not-burn tobacco products, are being adopted increasingly as an alternative to smoking combusted products, primarily cigarettes. Considerable controversy has accompanied their marketing and use. We propose a framework that describes and incorporates patterns of VNP and combustible cigarette use in determining the total amount of toxic exposure effects on population health.
Today The Royal College of Physicians is releasing a new 200 page report titled “Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction” which concludes, among other things: Smokers can be reassured and ENCOURAGED to use e-cigs, and the public can be reassured that e-cig are MUCH SAFER than smoking. E-cigs are NOT a gateway to smoking.
E-cigs do NOT result in normalization of smoking. Evidence indicates that e-cigs are being used almost exclusively as SAFER ALTERNATIVES to smoked tobacco, by confirmed smokers who are trying to REDUCE HARM to themselves OR OTHERS from smoking, or to quit smoking completely.
Regulator Watch, a product of our neighbors to the north, has worked up a wonderful piece about the incredible damage the deeming reg would do to American businesses and public health. Additionally, host Brent Stafford interviews Stefan Didak, founder and president of Not Blowing Smoke.
California Congressman Duncan Hunter speaks with Cynthia Cabrera of SFATA on his switch to Vaping, Vaping in the Military, HR 2058, Nancy Pelosi, and the political landscape, among other topics.
Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, is expressing deep disappointment in Congressional leaders for their failure to include a lifesaving and jobs-saving policy rider relating to vapor products in the just-released omnibus spending bill.
Today, California Congressman Duncan Hunter not only outed himself as a vaper, but issued a powerful statement to FDA and his fellow members of Congress supporting a change in the grandfather date. Rep. Hunter clearly understands the importance of vapor products as a significant benefit to public health while also protecting thousands of American small…
Senator Patty Murray of Washington today demanded an investigation into the alleged leak of FDA documents to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA). Senator Murray has requested that Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson identify the source of the leak, expressing concerns about the release of documents still under review.
We’re just adding some of the finishing touches to the website and putting a few things in place for a soft launch this evening. Due to the current travel schedule We would rather take this resource live now instead of in the week of November 10th, 2015. We’re looking forward to providing you the resource we have envisioned this site will be.
Today the FDA’s final deeming regulations pertaining to the manufacturing and marketing of vapor products and electronic cigarettes has been send to the OIRA (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) at the OMB (Office of Management and Budget).