Please forgive me if i’m reading this incorrectly. But from what this article says, it seems that Mitch Zeller is being a bit more reasonable regarding nicotine and e-cigarettes?
This New York Times article starts off with a quote from Mr Zeller saying
“We need a national debate on nicotine,” said Mitch Zeller.
The Article talks about the “tobacco wars” of the 90′s and Zeller’s insanely successful TRUTH campaign. The article also goes over the whole “we just don’t know what’s in them” talk that were all used to.
Then at the end there is this other quote from Zeller
“When nicotine is attached to smoke particles, it will kill,” said Zeller. “But if you take that same drug and put it in a patch, it is such a safe medicine that it doesn’t even require a doctor’s prescription.” That paradox helps explain why he believes “there needs to be a rethink within society on nicotine.”
And the article ends with this
It’s not that Zeller believes nicotine is perfectly safe (he doesn’t) or that we should shrug our shoulders if teenagers take up vaping. He believes strongly that kids should be discouraged from using e-cigarettes.
Rather, he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks. To acknowledge that, and to grapple with its implications, would be a step forward.
“This issue isn’t e-cigarettes,” said Mitch Zeller. “It’s nicotine.”
To me, (Nick) this is an incredibly powerful statement. All we had heard from Zeller and the FDA previously was “BAN BAN BAN KIDS KIDS KIDS FLAVORS FLAVORS FLAVORS”
Now it seems as though they are saying “Ok, before we rush into anything, lets have an actual open discussion of vaping and nicotine, and see what is REALLY going on”
Now I know we are trained to STAND UP against the FDA and Mitch Zeller, but I also think we need to be open to the idea that it is possible for the FDA and Mitch Zeller to change their mind on the subject.
Full article HERE
-Grimmhttp://ift.tt/1AyesEO May 27, 2015 at 01:52PM GrimmGreen.com http://ift.tt/177rnJE http://ift.tt/1AyepZw