Regulation

All matters related to regulatory practice and theory, and competing regulatory concepts

UK to ban disposable vapes, restrict flavours and do more stupid stuff

The UK government has decided it will ban disposable vapes and suggests it will ban vape flavours. This will trigger more smoking, more illicit trade and more workarounds. The problem of youth vaping is a non-problem and the government is reacting to a moral panic it doesn’t understand.

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Chaos, waste and failure: what is wrong with FDA tobacco regulation, and how could it improve?

This is my response to the operational review of the performance of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products by the Reagan-Udall foundation. The heart of the problem is the lack of a coherent regulatory strategy, grounded in real-world understanding

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