DeLauro sits on the subcommittee responsible for funding the FDA. Congress gave the FDA the authority to regulate e-cigarettes under the 2009 Tobacco Control Act, which DeLauro cosponsored. Data shows that in 2012 more than 1.78 million middle- and high-school students across the country had tried e-cigarettes, according to DeLauro.
No wonder the FDA-CTP process is so…clueless.
Thanks to my new add-on for FF, I can instantly see who funds her. #1 by far are “Health Care Professionals”
So, built-in bias, subjective definitions, outdated reference material.
- Finalize that rule by April 25, 2015.
- Ban “child-friendly flavorings” such as chocolate or bubble gum and “youth-oriented marketing practices” such as celebrity endorsements for e-tobacco products.
- Require child-proof packaging on “containers of highly concentrated nicotine that are inserted into e-tobacco devices” (vaping tools).
- Ensure premium cigars are subject to the same standards as all other forms of tobacco.
No wonder Duke University makes no progress in the field of habit v. addiction in regards to nicotine with their big Research Center.
Why do I bring up Duke? Duke Energy is part of the original Duke family tobacco holdings that funded it’s founding and continue to this day.