In a March 20 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launching of a new probe into the possible adverse effects of flavored e-liquids. The probe will last 90-days, and according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the agency is only seeking “public input” at this time before implementing any new regulations. But let’s be honest. THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL!
World-class vaping advocates Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos and Dr. Konstantinos Poulas are encouraging all U.S. vapers to take their online vaping survey. It’s completely anonymous, free, and takes only about 15-20 minutes to complete. The goal of the survey is to compile positive data showing a link between flavored e-liquids and their effectiveness in helping people reduce or quit smoking.
The FDA probe will end on June 19, 2018. In the coming weeks, vapers will be asked many times through social media and other venues to get involved in the fight to prevent an FDA ban on flavored e-liquids. We urge everyone to participate before it’s too late!
Iowa AG says FDA flavor ban is ‘overly simplistic’ reasoning
The FDA has been hinting about the possibility of a flavor ban since early 2017. In July of that year, FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb began ramping up the anti-vaping rhetoric in press conferences and television interviews. When Iowa Attorney General Thomas J. Miller caught wind of the FDA’s possible plans, he decided to issue a public statement of his own that essentially blasts the notion of a flavor ban as “overly simplistic reasoning.” In a letter written to Chief Gottlieb, Iowa AG Thomas made the following statement.
“We are concerned that some prominent commentary about flavors in low-risk tobacco and nicotine products, including that provided in the Surgeon General’s 2016 report, is overly simplistic in presuming that the primary purpose and consequence of offering flavors is to recruit current non-users, especially youth, to nicotine use. A proper assessment requires a deeper analysis and must at least consider the possibility that these low-risk products can function as alternatives to combustibles, not only for adults, but also as a diversion from youth smoking uptake and as support for youth smoking cessation.”
Yale Economist sides with vaping against an FDA flavor ban!
Yale Economist John Buckell published a research paper in September of 2017 claiming that an FDA flavor ban will only increase rather than decrease the sales of combustible tobacco products. After conducting an extensive survey of his own involving some 2,031 participants, Buckell came to the following conclusion.
“If the U.S. government were to ban both menthol cigarettes and menthol-flavored e-liquids, tobacco sales would likely rise by an estimated 2.7 percent overall while the cumulative number of American smokers would likely drop by about 5.2 percent.”
The time for all vapers to act is now! We urge all vapers to get involved. Contact your congressperson and senators. We’ll even show you how by clicking this link. But a very good place to start is by simply taking the Farsalinos-Poulas vaping survey! It’s free! It’s easy! And it’s completely anonymous! Please help!