From: Motley Fool
Reducing the harm associated with tobacco use is a legitimate aim. … What is needed to determine how best to achieve this is good-quality science…
— Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research.
To obtain this “good quality science,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration next month will announce a new regulation “deeming” electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and the nicotine-laced e-liquid that fuels them to be products subject to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Products that, like tobacco, need government regulation.
“Once the proposed rule becomes final,” according to the FDA, the agency “will be able to use powerful regulatory tools, such as age restrictions and rigorous scientific review of new tobacco products and claims to reduce tobacco-related disease and death.”