by Gilbert Ross
American Enterprise Institute
May 22, 2014
How did we come to this state, where the most benign, effective product for nicotine delivery became the prime target of over-zealous, destructive regulation? The urge to regulate first and evaluate the scientific data later must be resisted. If these regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly. It is not too late for the FDA to issue a course correction after reviewing the thousands of public comments it is sure to receive between now and the July 9 deadline. If enough public health experts and ex-smoking vapers write in, maybe the agency will see the error of its ways and use its vast powers to exempt more vapor products from these oppressive requirements.

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