New Jersey currently has a law on the books that bans the sale of combustible tobacco products in any flavor other than convention tobacco, menthol, or clove. Now, state legislators are trying to extend this ban to flavored vapes, e-cigs, and e-liquids.
The Tobacco Control Journal (TCJ), well-known for its many published articles of the anti-vaping genre, is apparently following in the footsteps of our new President. While Donald Trump has consistently blasted the mainstream media as proponents of fake news, the TCJ has recently announced that its editorial staff will only respond to questions about their published content via the website itself.
The fast-talking, highly-caffeinated, and somewhat staccato speaking style of Press Secretary Sean Spicer has once again caused a state of panic and essentially just pissed people off! In a press briefing yesterday, the gum-chewing White House spokesman announced that Donald Trump will likely use “greater enforcement” of existing federal laws to outlaw recreational marijuana.
Billionaire Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, is making news today with his scathing rebuke of the controversial FDA deeming regulations. Often provocative and always outspoken, the two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination did not mince words. Forbes is aggressively calling on the Trump Administration to quit stalling and take action for an immediate repeal.
Before Mitch Zeller was appointed by President Obama to the Center for Tobacco Products of the FDA, he was a professional consultant for the major pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Coincidentally, this is the very same Big Pharma company which manufactures and markets several forms of more traditional nicotine replacement therapies, namely “the patch.”
In a legislative ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court last year, Sweden officially overturned its somewhat controversial ban on the sale of e-cigs and vaping devices nationwide. In an earlier court ruling, the judge upheld a claim by the National Drug Agency (NDA) – Sweden’s version of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – that the agency was given the authority to regulate the entire industry however it saw fit.
There have been numerous articles and press releases published over the years by organizations like the FDA, the CDC, and the American Lung Association making startling claims that teen vaping is on the rise. While this fact may be true to some degree, a new UK e-cig study shows that more than 66 percent of all vapers are over the age of 40. This begs the question – what is the real purpose behind these attacks on vaping?
As the vaping industry watches the strange series of events engulfing the new Trump Administration, many of its collective hopes and dreams for a quick repeal of the FDA deeming regulations are being dashed. However, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is gaining a great deal of traction, especially among select Washington DC insiders.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky recently released a new report that coincides with a rather deceptive marketing campaign designed to frighten teen and lower-income smokers away from vaping devices and e-cigs. According to the report which was also partially funded by the group Interact for Health, Kentuckians in these socioeconomic communities are 74 percent more likely to experiment with electronic cigarettes than their more affluent counterparts.
In Breaking News, Congressmen Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Sanford Bishop of Georgia have just issued a press release announcing their joint proposal of a new piece of pro-vaping legislation. Named The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017, this nine-page proposal is likely meant to replace the previously proposed and highly-regarded Cole-Bishop Amendment to the FDA deeming regulations.