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May 12, 2016

The F.D.A. Rules Ignore Harm Reduction Benefits for Adult Smokers – NYTimes.com

The government’s current approach to e-cigarettes, as voiced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and now the F.D.A., is hugely unbalanced, emphasizing the hypothetical risk to children while ignoring the potential harm reduction benefits for adult smokers. Even if products like e-cigarettes prove to impose a lasting risk on a small subset of kids – there is no good evidence to that effect to date – those kids will not experience the adverse consequences for the next four decades. During that period, more than 10 million adults will die prematurely from smoking, each losing on average 20 years.The F.D.A.’s announced new product regulation is likely to squander an opportunity to hasten the demise of the enormous toll of combusted tobacco.

Source: The F.D.A. Rules Ignore Harm Reduction Benefits for Adult Smokers – NYTimes.com

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