Latest posts by Lindsey Stroud (see all)
- Shady Companies and Black Market Substances, Not JUUL, Are Causing Hospitalizations - October 10, 2019
- Americans Can’t do Math, But Policymakers Can and This Could Vaporize Tobacco Harm Reduction - September 17, 2019
- Dear Senator Warren, the Revolving Door With Gottlieb Didn’t Start at Pfizer - August 13, 2019
Last week, I spoke with Faune Riggins of KZIM-KSIM on the topic of e-cigarettes and vaporized nicotine products. Ms. Riggins and I discussed exactly what the products are, how they are significantly helping smokers quit tobacco cigarettes, the implications of the new regulations put forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – which deem these new products as “tobacco” products, and emphasize how the new regulations will negatively impact the industry from manufacturers, to vape shop owners, to individual users.
The manufacturing companies of all devices related to e-cigarettes and vaporized nicotine products have until 2018 to file Pre-Market Tobacco Applications – and FDA to find them in compliance, in order to still manufacture these products. The regulations are expected to cost the industry millions of dollars and will drastically impact the future of tobacco harm reduction, by effectively blocking smokers from accessing a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.