Small-scale tobacco product manufacturers and importers impacted by recent natural disasters in the US are being given more time to comply with FDA ingredient-listing requirements.
To reduce vaping among young people while encouraging its use among smokers wanting to quit; the FDA needs to work with the legitimate industry and crack down on the ‘bad actors’.
Every time a ban on tobacco smoking is brought in it raises a question about what definition is attached to the word ‘addiction’ by those imposing the ban.
It sounds rational to say that employers should be allowed to discriminate against smokers if there is a rational reason to do so, but what is rational in this situation?
The report on the implementation of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, due in 2021, will take into account all relevant information, the Commission has confirmed.
The next ‘logical’ steps after textural health warnings on individual cigarettes would presumably be graphic health warnings and standardized cigarette- and tipping-paper designs.
It seems perverse to ban vaping devices and then to put plans in place to impose standardized tobacco-products packaging because smoking rates are not declining consistently.
Given that we have only about 12 years to avoid triggering an environmental catastrophe, the question arises as to whether the EU’s track and trace system will ever see the light of day.
The US FDA’s panic over teenage vaping should be set against what the WHO said earlier this week about the deadly effect of air pollution on the health of young people globally.