Are you confused about regulations and e-cigarettes? Are they good? Are they bad? Do you happen to be a smoker who doesn’t want to switch or hasn’t because of the confusion surrounding e-cigarettes?
Is it because you’re waiting on experts and government to clarify their position and taking 10 plus years to do it before you try one? Still In the dark? Still confused? That’s right where they want you.
Let me run down the past few years in six short sentences.
They’re dangerous. We don’t know enough. They’re attracting children. There are chemicals. Oh, there’s nicotine-they’re tobacco. We need more research.
No, no, they’re a medical device. The government moron meter has now been pegged.
They’re looking for their piece of the pie.
Fill your tank, grab your favorite beverage. Double indemnity if you’re up for it.
The Food and Drug Administration have released their latest statement swirling the confusion for the public and small businesses STRUGGLING to comply with these idiotic regulations.
Sorry – that’s one of the “experts” in tobacco control.
Here it is – from “The National Law Review”
Determining a product’s intended use is critical to establishing whether a product made or derived from tobacco will be regulated as a medical product . A drug is defined in Section 321(g) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), in pertinent part, as “articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals”
“FDA further emphasized that manufacturer claims related to “smoking cessation in the context of curing or treating nicotine addiction and its symptoms” would bring a product within the disease prong of the drug or device definition.”
– then we can agree that nicotine is a “drug or device”.
I’m no attorney, but milk isn’t beef, syrup is not wood, and nicotine is not tobacco.
Again, conjecture and nicotine is NOT addictive, but saying it is, IS.
Proof by assertion, sometimes informally referred to as proof by repeated assertion, is an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly restated regardless of contradiction.] Sometimes, this may be repeated until challenges dry up, at which point it is asserted as fact due to its not being contradicted (argumentum ad nauseam). In other cases, its repetition may be cited as evidence of its truth, in a variant of the appeal to authority or appeal to belief fallacies.
From Chris Price:
“They” have fabricated information for ten years – so they can justify their goal to regulate, restrict, tax and ban e-cigarettes as tobacco – or a medical device – or use them as stump to shout from until they can formulate and succeed in their new found love, a sugar tax.
Still snickering about the monkey? Good.
In other observations to be confused about, I’ve noticed a – change, shall I say, with Michael Eriksen (Former Director – CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health) and his demeanor on e-cigarettes while following him on Twitter recently, here’s what I mean.
Truth Initiative tweeted, and Eriksen obliged them;
and then, the next day he tweeted this:
and this….. on Christmas Eve:
That got my curiosity up a bit… I myself had engaged him QUITE a few times to clarify, but he didn’t have time for my question – among other snarky questions over time, here in June 2016.
With that and my child-like curiosity, I wonder about the change of heart. Did he simply change his mind like Jim McManus? Not impossible. Still – I wonder about the change in his demeanor. I noticed the whole bio on his twitter account:
Dean and Regents’ Professor, Georgia State School of Public Health. Former Director – CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. Tobacco Atlas.
Now that caught my eye. Never noticed it before. What IS that? Not that I’d ever question authority or integrity… Oh, an org…
You may not be back.
Main site: Tobacco Atlas
Some “usual suspects”:
The Tobacco Atlas – at the bottom, is sponsored by – drum roll please – the World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
See for yourself what the American Cancer Society (almost to the end) says about e-cigarettes.
I couldn’t find anything on the World Lung Foundation – their site was down at the time of this blog, but On Wikipedia:
The World Lung Foundation applauded the 2014 WHO report’s recommendation for tighter regulation of e-cigarettes due to concerns about the safety of e-cigarettes and the possible increased nicotine or tobacco addiction among youth.
But did remember and find this from Guy Bentley & the Daily Caller.
Where are the “powers that be” going with e-cigarettes in the United States?
This was was covered here by Robert Morgen:
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