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US Attorneys General urge FDA to regulate e-cigarettes
FOX News ^ | September 24, 2013 | Reuters

Posted on 09/25/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Edited on 09/25/2013 12:44:29 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Top U.S. law enforcement officials urged the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to promptly issue a promised set of rules governing the sale of e-cigarettes, adding to a growing body of legal and public health officials demanding action.

In 2009, the FDA was given authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, although not pipe tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes. The law allows the FDA to expand its authority over all tobacco products, but it must first issue new regulations. The FDA has said they are in development.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antitobaccoscam; ecig; ecigarettes; fda; followthemoney; nannystate; regulations; scam; smokingiscool

1 posted on 09/25/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 09/25/2013 12:43:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If people quit smoking government will lose a lot of money in taxes. They need to shut that down right away.


3 posted on 09/25/2013 12:43:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
When is a cigarette not a cigarette?

When it's afire.

4 posted on 09/25/2013 12:44:04 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Regulate (for the government) = collect more taxes, raise prices, and tell who can use them or not


5 posted on 09/25/2013 12:47:51 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

One of those ‘for the children’ things.
E-cigs are the newest drug delivery system, donchaknow.


6 posted on 09/25/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Children should not be buying them, but shouldn’t they already be regulated the same way?


7 posted on 09/25/2013 12:53:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
although not pipe tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes.

Notice how they left out their own personal vices....

8 posted on 09/25/2013 12:57:48 PM PDT by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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To: nickcarraway
what's to them if people put a silly electronic stick in their mouths?....its not harming anyone at all, and its far better than regular smoking....

again.....follow the money....they can't loose their tax money from cigs....

9 posted on 09/25/2013 12:59:24 PM PDT by cherry
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To: nickcarraway

You don’t “smoke” e-cigarettes. There’s no smoke — just vapour. You get the nicotine fix; but you don’t get any of the dangerous products of combustion, you get from smoke.


10 posted on 09/25/2013 1:01:12 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Did you read what I posted? I am saying the government wants to go after e-cigarettes because it reduces the number of cigarettes people buy. They make lots of money off people who buy cigarettes.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 1:03:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Oh please regulate us. (so that our tobacco sales revenue doesn't nose-dive!)

Ok so if formulators use nicotine from eggplant sources rather than tobacco then this argument for Fed regulation collapses. Sucking down anything into the lungs is not a good thing. But E-Cigs and vaping are 500% less damaging than sucking down tobacco.

So this is one instance where an alternative to 'analog' cigarettes should not be regulated into the void.

12 posted on 09/25/2013 1:27:33 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

With no scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are harmful, government again sees an opportunity to TAX and REGULATE.


13 posted on 09/25/2013 1:46:10 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

With this administration I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they charged e-cig makers with tax evasion


14 posted on 09/25/2013 2:10:02 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


15 posted on 09/25/2013 3:47:06 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

FDA could just rule that e-cigarettes are a nicotine replacement product. They already have control over nicotine patches, lozenges and gum.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 4:46:49 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: GeronL
First I want to make it clear I do not think children should be buying either form.

If the electronic cigarette delivers nicotine, an age restriction is appropriate. If it releases a flavored vapor, then no, not unless there are known health risks other than it could be used it as a “drug delivery system.” Brownies anyone? Betty Crocker and the Pillsbury Doughboy should be doing hard time already.

17 posted on 09/25/2013 5:24:14 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

18 posted on 09/26/2013 2:29:56 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: GeronL
Children should not be buying them, but shouldn’t they already be regulated the same way?

Why?

19 posted on 09/26/2013 2:37:16 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Right after the 0 says he is going to tack on another 94 cent tax to cigarettes. What a surprise!


20 posted on 09/26/2013 2:43:46 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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Taxes


21 posted on 09/26/2013 2:49:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; nickcarraway; Zuben Elgenubi; jsanders2001; Protect the Bill of Rights; ...
The law allows the FDA to expand its authority over all tobacco products, but it must first issue new regulations. The FDA has said they are in development.

Seems like another instance of lawlessness on the part of the Obama administration. Sure, they have the authority to regulate tobacco products, but e-cigarettes don't contain tobacco. So how can they possibly justify their regulation of e-cigarettes under this law?

The guess is that Big Tobacco is lobbying for federal government regulation of e-cigarettes in order to stifle competition from new rival enterprises (e-cigarette manufacturers), and that the Administration is in bed with its "evil enemy."

22 posted on 09/26/2013 3:09:44 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

> Seems like another instance of lawlessness on the part of the Obama administration. Sure, they have the authority to regulate tobacco products, but e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco. So how can they possibly justify their regulation of e-cigarettes under this law?

Brcause they think they can. Who in their right mind would have ever thought a mayor could ban a 32 oz soda 5 years ago. Chocolate and cokes are probably next on the chopping block or they will make them so expensive you won’t buy them as much. Of course you will find those very items in the legislators homes that sign the bill as well as the POTUS. They want to regulate very part of your life for profit. Regulate = increased profits for those with the whips in hand. They won’t bring that part up if you ask them about it though.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 3:15:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: justiceseeker93

> The guess is that Big Tobacco is lobbying for federal government regulation of e-cigarettes in order to stifle competition from new rival enterprises (e-cigarette manufacturers), and that the Administration is in bed with its “evil enemy.”

I’m guessing they want to make money both ways.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 3:19:39 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: stylin19a
FDA could just rule that e-cigarettes are a nicotine replacement product.

E-cigs by themselves are just a battery and a coil which, when heated, vaporizes the E-juice. To regulate e-cig devices as a nicotine product is simply ridiculous.

If you want to make an argument for regulating anything, it would have to be the E-juice, which contains the nicotine. However, there are E-juices that contain no nicotine at all, for those who've kicked the nicotine addiction but wish to continue vaping.

25 posted on 09/26/2013 3:26:06 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The greatest addiction with the most adverse consequences is the addiction to Big Government. When is Big Government going to do something about that?


26 posted on 09/26/2013 5:08:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: kevao

point taken. thank you.


27 posted on 09/26/2013 5:21:34 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

On what basis??!! Just because they’ve found some tiny pocket of freedom not being regulated to death and that just feels un-Amerikan? Or what?


28 posted on 09/26/2013 5:29:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

It’s because e-cigs work, and therefore tax revenues are down. I know several people who got off real cigs because of them. And I, thanks to e-cigs, have been analog-free for four years.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 5:36:31 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kevao

Yes, but they couldn’t sell that one to the public. If people demand to know the reason, then whatever lie they offer should be able to be dismantled, because the reason will be inadequate (because it has to be).


30 posted on 09/26/2013 6:03:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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This is beyond obscene. There is such precious little as far as proof the e cigarettes are anything close to a national health issue, and the nanny state totalitarians don’t even have the arguments they do with regards to regular cigarettes on pollution of the air and ground and what not.

They want absolute domination over peoples’ lives. That is all they got here.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Then they will have to regulate nicotine gum and patches.


32 posted on 09/26/2013 7:11:54 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: justiceseeker93

Indeed. Thanks for sharing your insights!


33 posted on 09/26/2013 8:12:25 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: bamahead
Coming, because they want the tax money. I am an ex cigarette smoking vaper, 1-1/2 years now. Today I received a shipment of bottled nicotine, flavorings, and pg liquid to make about a year's supply of e-juice. When I have a few dollars more I'll buy another bottle of nic or whatever else I need to keep supplied, for as long as I need to. I don't intend to vape forever and in fact I am down to 1/6 of the nic concentration I was at when I started but the great thing is that in that time I have smoked not. one. cigarette.

Now if the "public health" advocates really wanted to end smoking they would be encouraging things which are so successful, not trying to kill the multitude of very small businesses which have brought us the best smoking cessation aid ever. But we all know that isn't what they really want, and in fact they don't care if I live or die, or you, or probably even their own mother.

34 posted on 09/26/2013 8:26:24 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (R.I P. my old FRiend and neighbor Blackie Owens. Be ever vigilant!)
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