Health Departments Lobbying Against E-Cigs Are Robbing Taxpayers, Harming Public Health

Inside Sources covers CEI’s support of the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017.

As if the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations weren’t enough to stall the future of the vaping industry, numerous county health departments have decided to lodge themselves in the war against electronic cigarettes, increasingly spreading misinformation and exaggerated claims through targeted ad campaigns.

Legislation has recently been introduced to amend FDA’s deeming regulations to exclude e-cigarettes, and it has bipartisan support in Congress and support from many public policy groups, including The Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, the R Street Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the National Taxpayers Union. Now is the time to question why taxpayer dollars are being used to fund erroneous fear-mongering campaigns that aim to destroy the e-cigarette industry and contradict evidence that has consistently proven e-cigarettes are tobacco harm reduction tools, not the monstrosities their opponents say they are.

Read the full article at Inside Sources.