What’s not to love to hate about the Food and Drug Administration’s non-decisions on nicotine vapes?

We’re now almost two months past the FDA’s deadline to determine, through its Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTA) process, whether different vaping products are “appropriate for the protection of public health.”

To date, the agency has authorized exactly one vaping product out of countless submitted: R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company’s Vuse Solo—an outdated, tobacco-flavored cigalike device that almost no one uses.

After years of an unrelenting teen-vaping panic, a flavor-ban frenzy, an insidious, ever-mutating disinformation campaign from tobacco harm reduction haters and the opening of a new front in the War on Drugs that targets any nicotine use, it’s no surprise.

It’s also lame as fuck.

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Helen Redmond – Filter – 2021-11-02.

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