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Dr Gottlieb Speech July 28

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 […]

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FDA-CTP New deadline

A partial reprieve from the Nov 18th deadline- July 28th Statement from FDA 6th paragraph down: “…the agency intends to extend timelines to submit tobacco product review applications for newly regulated tobacco products that were on the market as of Aug. 8, 2016. This action will afford the agency time to explore clear and meaningful […]

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July 2017 CASAA update

07.21.17 – CASAA #Podcast Update || Judge Amy Berman Jackson rules against Nicopure Labs/RSF Coalition in FDA lawsuit. The 93-page decision is available here. || Court rules in favor of Dept. of Transportation overreaching rule prohibiting vaping on planes. The decision is available here. || New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs Tobacco 21 bill into law. The new […]

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Summer 2017

Much has happened in NorCal with a new spate of anti-vaping ordinances, flavor bans (See: Adults Like Flavors for details). The new tax on e-liquid containing nicotine is now in effect in California. The US E-Cig Summit was held in DC in May Scott Gottlieb took over the reins at the FDA last March. I […]

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Spring Cleaning

Thanks for dropping by! I’m re-doing my site, so be a little patient with the fugly look. All the content is here- key word search in the box for stuff. Her’s a kitteh pic to cheer up your day

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Vaping shown not a gateway to smoking

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460316304440   Highlights • E-cig and cigarette use has not been studied in college students longitudinally. • Ever and current e-cig use increased non-smokers chances of trying cigarettes. • Historically internalizing/externalizing factors predict cigarette uptake strongly. • Most internalizing/externalizing factors examined did not predict e-cig uptake. • Males and marijuana users were more likely to […]

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THRA Annual Vaping Survey

This is from http://thra.ca Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada Open to all This survey is designed to enable us: *Understand what vapers and the vaping community know about vaping. *Understand what non-vapers know and understand about vaping. *Establish programs that will guide THRA in its communications. Help educate others about: *Electronic cigarettes and vaping technologies. […]

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E-Cigarettes and “Dripping” Among High-School Youth | REBUTTAL

“Dripping” is conceptualized as “directly dripping e-liquids onto heated coils” and “vaporizing… e-liquid at high temperatures and then immediately inhaling the vapor that is produced.”1 This is wholly inconsistent with what “dripping” refers to in e-cigarette use. Dripping onto a hot coil would result in an unpleasant experience and certainly preclude producing thicker clouds of […]

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FDA deeming authority clarification act of 2017 HR1136

Thanks to The FB grp https://www.facebook.com/consumersforadvocacy/ FDA-CTP deeming authority clarification act of 2017 HR1136. Most important is the change in the grandfather date. Aug 8th 2016, will be the new grandfather date. This means you can use products registered before that date as examples for Substantial Equivalence (SE). The battery standards they talk about arose from […]

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