- The Food and Drug Administration
- United States of America
We urge legislators to fully support e-cigarettes in the coming regulation. There is considerable evidence for their short-term safety, and no reason whatsoever to expect any significant danger over the long term.
Current scientific opinion supports the notion that e-cigarettes can drastically reduce the rates of smoking-related illness and death. The FDA appears set to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, and thereby subject a life-saving product to rules designed for a life-ending one. This would be a false step, and the accompanying stringent legislation would crush much of the industry and thereby impact on the appeal of e-cigarettes to smokers hoping to reduce their harm.
It is integral to acknowledge the fact that they are vastly safer than combusted tobacco in the coming regulation, and refuse to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way.
Urge the FDA to not regulate e-cigs as tobacco.
The Embrace E-Cigarettes for the Good of Public Health petition to The Food and Drug Administration was written by Mariah F. Kay and is in the category Health at GoPetition.