ECF- “The Worlds Largest e-cigarette Forum” on the CRE IPD (Interactive Public Docket) for TPSAC

Editors Note: The CRE Board is reviewing a proposal to have CRE  follow in detail regulatory actions related to e-cigarettes. Also see the previous post on this topic at The following is taken from ECF’s Forum at

 A Public Participation Forum for the FDA Advisory Committee (TPSAC)

Question: Does anyone know anything about this website:
January « 2011 « A Public Participation Forum for the FDA Advisory Committee (TPSAC)

”A Public Participation Forum for the FDA Advisory Committee (TPSAC).
I have been looking around on the net to find wesibtes where I can leave comments. Does anyone esle feel that this something worth doing?”

Response from Traver:

This is what caught my attention. I seems like not only something we should keep an eye on but gives us a chance to respond if something related to e cigs comes up.

About Us « A Public Participation Forum for the FDA Advisory Committee (TPSAC)

About Us

This Forum is managed by the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, a regulatory watchdog founded and managed by former regulatory officials of the White House Office of Management and Budget. CRE manages a number of websites dedicated to increasing the transparency of the federal regulatory process.

The Forum is an Interactive Public Docket (IPD) which allows the public to communicate with the TPSAC on a 24/7 basis. The Forum receives two types of comments.

If you wish to make a comment, including attaching a study, go to the Discussion Forum in the upper right corner of the home page and link on the relevant page and type your comment and include an attachment if you wish. Please note no registration is needed and anonymous comments are accepted.

If you wish to comment on one of the studies which are currently posted on the website merely click on the term “comments” in the article of interest

3 comments. Leave a Reply

  1. Vitas (Traver)

    Thanks for the information. You do have a lot in interesting information on this site. I believe you have been getting a few comments from us.

  2. Willow

    Who funds CRE?

    There seems to be much speculation re’ CRE’s funding … speculation that lobbyists for Tobacco or Pharma pays your salaries.

    Thank you.

  3. Elaine Keller

    Toward the end of 2009, a group of around 3,000 members of the E-Cigarette-Forum got together and hammered out a mission statement and goals for a consumer organization to work toward keeping e-cigarettes from being banned. As the ideas coalesced we realized that we had a larger issue: Tobacco Harm Reduction.

    We were outraged to learn that we could have quit smoking decades ago if the government and so-called public health organizations had not deceived us about the relative risks of smokeless tobacco products.

    Who knew that Swedish men who switched to snus (a type of moist snuff) reduced their risks of smoking-related disease by up to 99%? We sure didn’t–not with government-required warning labels that state “This product is not a safe alternative to smoking” and web sites that repeat the mantra, “There is no safe tobacco product.”. This is outright deception because they know that most people will think they are saying, “There isn’t any tobacco product that is any safer than smoking.” They are under the delusion that this message will make smokers just throw up their hands and throw out their Marlboros. Instead, smokers read the message and think, “Well if there isn’t anything that’s any safer, I might as well keep smoking until I’m ready to quit.”

    The non-profit organization that grew out of that ECF collaboration is the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association. We are a grass roots movement that works to keep all Smoking Replacement Products available and affordable. Visit our web site at

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