Hey guys, y’all know more than me. Scott Gottleib was just appointed head of the FDA and I heard a reference on e-cigs. Didn’t know if it was positive or negative. Anybody know?
There is nothing on the FDA website except a notice of a public workshop on April 19-20 2017 to “gather information and stimulate discussion on batteries used in electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including electronic cigarettes.” It is known that Trump wants to dramatically cut regulations governing food, drugs, cosmetics, dietary supplements and tobacco. It is also known that Mr Gottlieb is a former FDA deputy commissioner who has frequently advocated a loosening of requirements needed for approval of new medical products. Gottlieb is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and according to HuffPo “Other companies that may benefit from Gottlieb’s presence are manufacturers of electronic nicotine delivery systems such as e-cigarettes. The American Enterprise Institute has consistently argued that there is no evidence to show that the risk of vaping comes near to the risk of smoking.”
At this point it’s all just speculation and a few opinion articles so maybe some letters to Trump and Gottlieb are in order?
It will be interesting to discover if in fact Mr. Gottlieb will side with vaping. If so, with big tobacco (AIO/disposable) or our way of vaping or both.
While not technically about Mr Gottlieb, this vid is about upcoming legislation to abolish and replace the deeming regs.