Don’t expect a change in course, despite the long-awaited admission.
The state is prioritizing harm-reduction approaches for drug users. That's great. So why are lawmakers taking a maximalist approach to punishing smokers?
The "epidemic" of adolescent vaping seems to be fading fast, and vaping is replacing smoking among adults, a harm-reducing trend that regulators seem determined to discourage.
Eleventh Circuit Finds FDA Treatment of Vaping Product Marketing Applications to be Arbitrary & Capricious
The likelihood that the Supreme Court considers the FDA's treatment of vaping products is increasing.
Something is wrong at the Food & Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products, and federal courts are beginning to notice.
The agency’s policies would boost the black market and smoking-related deaths.
Banning less harmful tobacco alternatives is not a way to improve public health.
The FDA Uses Its New Authority To Close Off the Last Remaining Legal Option for Vapers Who Like Flavor Variety
In a move that is likely to undermine public health, the agency warns that products containing synthetic nicotine "will be subject to FDA enforcement."
The proposed rule, which targets the cigarettes that black smokers overwhelmingly prefer, will harm the community it is supposed to help.
The FDA's Rejection of a Major Vaping Brand Shows It Is Arbitrarily Applying a Nebulous Legal Standard
The agency's obsession with adolescent vaping is driving decisions that undermine public health.
It’s likely to happen any day now.
The agency ignores downward trends in both kinds of nicotine use and obscures the huge difference in the hazards they pose.
A spending bill provision would redefine "tobacco products" to include products that have nothing to do with tobacco.
A New Study Finds That Smokers With No Plans To Quit Are Much More Likely To Stop Smoking If They Vape Every Day
The findings reinforce the case for nicotine vaping products as a harm-reducing alternative to cigarettes.
The justices show little interest in vaping regulation on the shadow docket, but may yet review the FDA's behavior in the regular course.
The perverse provision would have discouraged smokers from switching to a far less hazardous source of nicotine.
Vaping regulation gets some attention on the Shadow Docket
Whatever else the BBB bill will do, this provision is bad for public health and could increase smoking's death toll.
In rejecting Breeze Smoke's application for a stay of the FDA's rejection of their product applications, the Sixth Circuit disagrees with the Fifth Circuit.
Cigarette sales rose last year for the first time in two decades, while a survey of high school seniors found they were vaping less but smoking more.
Yesterday's decision eviscerated the Food and Drug Administration for its arbitrary and capricious handling of vaping product applications
FDA Approves an E-Cigarette for the First Time but Still Seems Bent on Banning the Flavors Former Smokers Overwhelmingly Prefer
If teenagers like an e-liquid flavor, the agency seems to think, adults should not be allowed to buy it.
The FDA Is Determined To Ignore the Decline in Underage Vaping Because It Weakens the Case for New Restrictions
The agency seems inclined to ban the vaping products that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer because teenagers also like them.
This Anti-Vaping Congressman Insists 'There's Simply No Evidence' That E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit
Although Raja Krishnamoorthi says "adults can do what they want," he is determined not to let them.
E-cigarette regulations and taxes threaten an industry that could prevent millions of premature deaths.
The plan would make a liar out of Biden on a level reminiscent of George H.W. Bush's betrayal of his "read my lips" tax pledge.
Plus: Vaccine mandates are popular, Texas versus free speech, and more...
Since the FDA Has Not Approved Any Vaping Products, All of Them Are Now 'Subject to Enforcement Action'
The agency's decisions so far reflect a bias against the flavored e-liquids that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer.
Instead of trusting the science, the FDA will treat adults like children.
Undue emphasis on unproven risks to youth may have undermined efforts to control smoking, costing lives in the process.
Government and the media aren't paying attention to the relative benefits of vaping over smoking tobacco.
Legislators cannot have it both ways.
Officials publicly congratulate themselves for protecting teens, but they know that they’re prodding young people to switch to cigarettes.
The pervasive anti-vaping narrative at the beginning of the pandemic had real consequences.
Further evidence that well-intentioned regulation of vaping products can have negative consequences for public health.
If public health scolds get their way, they will worsen the nation’s overcriminalization problem.
America's public health officials continue to undermine public health.
To Protect 'Children' From E-Cigarettes, Congress Imposes New Restrictions on Everything Related to Vaping of Any Kind
The law bans mail delivery of vaping products and requires all vendors to comply with burdensome tax reporting rules.
Today's Deadline for Seeking FDA Approval of Vaping Products Means Small Businesses Have To Pray for Bureaucratic Flexibility
The industry's fate depends on the whims of an agency charged with deciding what is "appropriate for public health."
Bay State officials expect a new ban on flavored tobacco products to benefit illegal suppliers.
Plus: More (bad, weird, and occasionally good) new state laws that start taking effect today.
The CDC's Shift From Vaping to COVID-19 Highlights the Crucial Differences Between Real and Metaphorical Epidemics
The agency's scaremongering about e-cigarettes undermined its credibility on the eve of a true public health crisis.