Dr Gottlieb was appointed Commissioner to the FDA under Director Mitch Zeller in May 2017.
Here is the transcript of his speech outlining the FDA-CTP approach to tobacco harm reduction going forward. Rare is the usage of the phrase “tobacco harm reduction” and actual factual information in public health circles. While all the regulatory and restrictive rules are still in place, the vaping industry has another four years to get the bad players out and reasonable rules and regs established. Again, the trope of “flavors aimed at kids to addict them to nicotine” is at the fore.
If you see products online or at your local vape shop that make the vaping community look bad (cartoons, rip-off intellectual property, worse than poor taste gimmicks) speak up! Contact SFATA, CASAA, AEMSA, your state’s vape advocacy community.