Who Called Off The Dogs Of War On Vaping? Nobody, That’s Who
Disclaimer: I used to write for Spinfuel eMagazine. I did not leave under the smoothest of terms. Never the less, and with that said, this response is not in any way intended as an attack on that publication, its staffers, its sponsors, or anyone else.
I’ve been following the narrative coming out of the FDA, CASAA, and various vaping media figures such as Phil Busardo and Nick “Grimm” Green, since the FDA presented its “Deeming Regulations” regarding electronic cigarettes.
Recently, reading at Spinfuel eMagazine, I came across this article. My thoughts follow.
Let me further present to you, as supporting testimony, this:
So when Mark Benson says, and I quote:
“It is unclear whether this change in strategy, calling off the dogs of war, is an attempt to lull the industry into a false sense of security ahead of major corporate activity. It all seems too good to be true, the electronic cigarette industry will only experience light touch regulations in the short-term and financial experts believe recent growth will continue for some time to come.”
Now, I mean no disrespect to Mr. Benson, but it seems to me that he doesn’t fully grasp just what it means that everything launched since 2007 must now be approved by the FDA in order to remain on, or reach, the consumer market. For each and every single vaping-related product, for all intents and purposes, this is a ban. Nobody has called off the Dogs of War. They’ve just given them a more subtle but no less dangerous set of teeth.