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FDA’s Sharpless will not be kind to vaping

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an extension on the comment period for the drafted compliance policy for deemed tobacco products which include...

The Anatomy of a Vaping Ban: Moral Panic and Prohibition

There is no doubt that specific public health regulations are required to protect the population. From banning toxic materials in consumer goods to issuing...

Gottlieb suggests a harmful tactic: banning vape pods

One of the latest jabs against the independent vaping industry comes, once again, from the mouth of outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott...

As big tobacco companies support Tobacco 21 proposals, the vaping industry...

Large tobacco companies have never been consistent when it comes to the acceptance of electronic nicotine delivery systems and other alternative nicotine products on...

Regulating alternative nicotine products isn’t an “all or nothing” game

Working from a coffee shop in my home state of Colorado today, I saw a committee for the state's House of Representatives vote for...

The Department of Health and Human Services and vaping: A tale...

Economist Bruce Yandle defined the theory of the "Bootlegger-Baptist" coalition. This theory is an economic term used to refer to the analysis and observation...

E-cigarettes aren’t the Marlboro Man

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the U.S. government’s preeminent agency governing electronic communications, telephonic infrastructure, the internet, television, and radio. This agency’s regulatory...

FDA regulations prevent the sale of safer vaping products. This threatens...

William Eric Brown, a 24-year old man of Tarrant County, TX, entered a vape shop seeking help from the clerks. According to an unnamed...

Harm increases when a country’s culture, policy, and its economy doesn’t...

Over 168 countries are signatories to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) treaty with 181 countries partied to...

The FDA hearing that wasn’t

Public health advocates gathered at the Maryland campus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 18th to discuss the implications of...
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