The FDA Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Based on a Nonexistent 'Epidemic'

October 03, 2019

The FDA Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Based on a Nonexistent 'Epidemic'

The main justification for state and federal bans on flavored e-cigarettes is the "epidemic" of underage vaping, which former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb worried might result in "a whole generation of young people becoming addicted to nicotine." A new analysis of survey data on e-cigarette use by teenagers suggests such fears are overblown, since heavy vaping is rare among adolescents who are not current or former smokers.

Read the rest of Jacob Sullum's article in Reason here




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