Tag Archives: FDA

Is Big Tobacco Initiating a Big Change? Or a Big Con?

“If we can put a man on the moon, we can deliver tobacco to people with less risk than smoking.” A dozen organizations – could have made that statement. Millions of vapers – could have made that statement. Medical doctors, lawyers, public health officials – could have made that statement. So, who made that statement? […]

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Gets It – But Can He Sell It?

August 18, 2017 “Nicotine lives at the core of both the problem and, ultimately, the solution to the question of addiction, and the harm caused by combustible forms of tobacco.” Scott Gottlieb, MD   The passage of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) in 2009 put the spotlight on two very distinct camps. With two very […]

FDA – A NEW DAY AND A NEW WAY

August 3, 2017 “We all did it!! The FDA has backed down!” “Congrats to all who will now live longer & keep their jobs/businesses.” A Billion Lives (via Twitter) July 28, 2017. Less than 90 days after being appointed FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, MD outlines a new and many would say, long overdue, direction for […]

The Truth About Vaping – Episode 2 “The Nicotine Misconception”

Vaper’s Vortex May 4, 2015 “If nicotine is really so dangerous, why are nicotine replacement therapies like gums and patches available at virtually every drugstore?”       We are sincerely interested in your thoughts and comments! Please join the conversation and invite others by sharing this post! Thank you for visiting our site and […]

How Addictive Are E-Vapor Products?

Vaper’s Vortex May 4, 2015 “E-cigarettes may be as or less addictive than NRTs – which themselves are not very addictive.” How addictive are e-vapor products? More importantly, since the majority of e-vapers are current or former smokers, are they more or less addictive than tobacco cigarettes? Are they addictive at all? Some researchers even […]

California Class Action Lawsuit Challenging E-Cigarettes – Who Is Guilty of False Advertising?

Vaper’s Vortex   April 30, 2015 “Mainstream and secondhand e-cigarette aerosol has been found to contain at least ten chemicals that are on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.” A class action lawsuit was filed last week in California Superior Court charging Lorillard Tobacco Company […]

Proof Big Tobacco E-Cigarettes NOT A Product for Quitting Smoking

Vaper’s Vortex April 28, 2015 “Brilliant. Well planned. Expertly executed.” King’s College London and University College London have released the results of two studies focusing on the use of e-cigarettes relative to quitting smoking. Both studies are based on a survey of 1500 users completed in December 2012 with a follow-up one year later. So […]

Why Did Mitch Zeller Hedge On Nicotine?

Vaper’s Vortex April 24, 2015 “We don’t know yet.” In his video following the release of the 2014 CDC-FDA Youth Tobacco Survey, Mitch Zeller responded to the question “Are e-cigarettes addictive for kids?” Zelller’s somewhat surprising response: “We don’t know yet. We do know that they contain and deliver nicotine, and that they could be […]

New CDC Study Proves Cigarettes and Cigars Are a Gateway to E-Cigarettes

Vaper’s Vortex April 22, 2015  “That this is happening is alarming.”   Results of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) was released by the CDC last week. The news is not good. The survey offers convincing evidence that cigarettes and cigars are proving to be a gateway to electronic cigarettes. New York Times columnist […]