Texas lawmaker wants to raise tobacco age, dent vaping in the process

Watchdog.org discusses the FDA’s regulation on electronic cigarettes with Michelle Minton. 

So why do government entities want to prohibit e-cigarettes? The short answer appears to be fear.

“The FDA generally isn’t held responsible for the suffering and deaths that result from a medicine, product, or service that wasn’t available due to its slow and prohibitively expensive approval process. It is, however, blamed for products that cause harm 20 or 30 years down the line,” Competitive Enterprise Institute consumer policy fellow Michelle Minton wrote earlier this month. “So, they err on the side of caution. The problem with vaping is, the cat is out of the bag.”

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