The EVALI outbreak – comment to FDA

April 2020: United States

Consultation Response

US vaping lung injury outbreak was a public health fiasco or worse – comment to FDA

In my view, the sly attribution of this problem to e-cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids by activists, academics and supposed public health agencies has been as bad as the worst ‘merchants of doubt’ operations of Big Tobacco in the 1970s.  I have labelled it a mere “fiasco” only out of politeness because the word implies that only incompetence and negligence lay behind it.  But I think it was much more deliberate than that – and we know that because virtually nothing has been done to correct misperceptions that were created and spread across the US and worldwide from July to December 2019.

Regulation.gov comment and tracking number: 1k4-9g3u-a4e7


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