@CosmicTruth brings up the TWO questions behind the Question “Will the FDA go after kiddie Alcohol?”
1-.Do they, by principle of law, HAVE to? In other words, do they have a mandate to protect “the kids” from any danger, from any source material be that alcohol, vape juice, vitamin drinks, general household cleaning products (detergent pods), etc. etc. An important question behind the question is How far, by charter of their agency, MUST they go once they are on the slippery slope of ‘protecting the kids’… Once they take one bite of that apple, then aren’t they almost required (by logic and law) to just go for the whole apple?
2.-Overall, what, exactly constitutes ‘kiddie friendly’? I, personally think this is the most knotty of the issues involved here. Because what is attractive labeling or flavor of the contents to one person (kid or adult) on one type of product may or may not be attractive to another. This is the old ‘what is pornography?’ question. Do you know it when you see it? Is it dangerous in one case but not another? We are in the realm of opinions and cultural differences here. That is another slippery slope (dangerous slope) in which to exercise the police power of the State under a system of Law.
How is all this going to work as a practical matter anyway? Are the members of the CDC and the FDA going to sit around a big rotating table (like the professional coffee cuppers do) and pass hundreds if not thousands of samples pass each of their lips with a slurp of each one then tally up the votes? Who is to be the ‘final arbitrator’ of this elusive concept they are calling ‘tastes attractive only to kiddies’?
I asked many months ago when this subject first came up, How is this law going to be written? I, for one, will be fascinated to see the written law and regulation, if it every even happens. The whole thing is a legal nightmare for them to implement. Not the least of the problems will be this issue of uniform application of law. I think a law suit for violation of equal protection under law will happen instantly when the Alcohol Industry is Protected, but the Vaping Industry is penalized. It will be blatantly unfair and unequal and could be shown in court that the law does not meet the standards required of it.