FDA effectively shutting down e-cigarettes

Tamping down the urge to simply rant and rage against this “regulatory wrath” I find myself somewhat at a loss regarding the legal niceties at play. I just cannot tell if the FDA is acting within or outside its jurisdiction. But even if they do have the power, this is just plain wrong. In January […]

Who would you believe? Doctors or politicians…

Two news items today…the first is the news release Physicians Urge FDA to Justify Condemnation of E-Cigarettes. The letter specifically targets the new tobacco legislation that passed through Congress this summer which gives the FDA power to regulate tobacco products in the United States and notes that the success rate of current smokers who attempt […]

ASH-UK on electronic cigarettes

Good news from across the pond where Action on Smoking and Health (UK) has released a smart briefing on electronic cigarettes and reiterate their pro harm reduction stance. (Link here to ASH pdf.) ASH supports a harm reduction approach to tobacco, that is, we recognise that whilst efforts to help people stop smoking should remain […]