The FDA acted to sequester rather than ban the sale of e-cigarettes as many anticipated. Scientists, the general public and our office hoped for an outright ban on the sale of this dangerous product. Many members of Congress were so certain of the eventual product ban they sent press releases praising the ban before the action was announced. Federal law already prohibits the sale of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.
E-Cigarette lawyers argued the FDA lacked the power to ban without going through a long, complicated process knowing even that would end up in court. Trying to navigate between health concerns about nicotine addiction among kids and a reluctance to restrict e-cigarettes to adults the FDA urged manufacturers to police themselves. Even a quick review of this industry evokes the memory of Joe Camel and his appeal to the teenage audience. Many continue to believe that Joe Camel was designed in a way to encourage teens to take up the habit of smoking. Many in this industry suggest e-cigarettes help adult smokers quit using tobacco while even more say it causes teens to start vaping. Each of these arguments have an uncertain outcome.
In recent weeks Juul has published full page color ads in the San Francisco Chronicle using testimonials from users making empty claims about how wonderful the product is and how the product has changed the lives of the users. These ads were placed during the same time span the FDA was considering an outright ban or to simply sequester the product. As of the time of this writing it appears the ads have done their job. The science and scientists are clear when they say we don’t know the long term health consequences of this product on adults and especially on our kids. Keep in mind that until recently the industry denied a link between cancer and cigarettes!
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