Skip to comments.IOM Report Recommends FDA Continue Suppressing Lifesaving Information About Cigarette Alternatives
Posted on 12/14/2011 5:12:33 PM PST by Bokababe
A new Institute of Medicine report unintentionally highlights the fatal folly of censoring truthful information about cigarette alternatives until their manufacturers can generate the sort of costly, time-consuming studies that federal regulators demand before approving new drugs. Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a "modified risk tobacco product," which is any tobacco product identified as safer than cigarettes, can be legally sold only after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certifies that it will "benefit the health of the population as a whole, taking into account both users of tobacco products and persons who do not currently use tobacco products." In making that determination, the FDA is supposed to consider "scientific evidence." The IOM report, which was mandated by the law, suggests what sort of scientific evidence will be necessary. The short answer: the sort of scientific evidence that no one is likely to collect.
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Maybe I am wrong about this, but isn’t Reason the athiest magazine / website ?
Excellent! And there is one name that was stamped all over that Tobacco Settlement -- John McCain's.
I quit a couple years ago, using e-cigs. Then California passed legislation outlawing them, so I said what the hell and went back to smoking. Then, last minute, Schwarzenegger vetoed the prohibition bill, so I had screwed myself by anticipating the worst.
Three weeks ago I got the cold from hell that hit my lungs. I quit again and went back to ecigs. Haven't had a smoke since and don't intend to again, even if I have to get these e cigs on some sort of underground like people buy pot. I no longer have the slightest feeling that my government cares about my health -- "misunderstands" -- or is even just incompetent. It's a deliberate boondoggle to make money and sponsor politicians supporters.
Quote: “Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.”
Nah, they are libertarian but not atheist.
Yes, you are. Wrong.
Take it easy there, Chachi.
That’s why I said “Maybe I am wrong....”
And I agreed.