ADA Urges Congress to Oppose The Tobacco Bill

Currently, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act require that all tobacco products be reviewed by the FDA. A new bill proposes exempting e-cigarette products, dissolvable tobacco, tobacco gels and related products from this Act. The ADA urges Congress to Oppose The Tobacco Bill.

E-cigarettes contain a liquid tainted with nicotine that delivers a vapor to the individual when heated. The industry defends that the products do not contain tobacco. The proposed bill would exempt vaping devices from many of those rules, including a requirement that new products be reviewed and authorized by the FDA before being sold. E-cigarette makers say the process is too expensive and would prevent smokers from gaining access to the products.

While this product may not contain all the harmful chemicals and byproducts as traditional cigarettes, nicotine is still harmful and extremely addictive. Two new studies indicate that e-cigarettes are just as harmful as tobacco for oral health. Read the full article below.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314190.php

Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, any tobacco product introduced after Feb. 15, 2007, must be reviewed by the FDA, giving the agency time to assess a new product’s health risks, addictiveness and likelihood that it would increase the number of young people who use it. It ensures that the decision to market a potentially addictive and harmful product is not left to manufacturers alone.

This change would “significantly weaken the FDA’s ability to take prompt action to protect children from the thousands of fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes and cigars including flavors such as cotton candy, gummy bear and fruit punch that clearly appeal to kids,” wrote the coalition in a March 27 letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Click the link below to read the ADA article.

http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2017-archive/march/ada-others-urge-congress-to-oppose-tobacco-bill

Tobacco or no tobacco, these products deliver a drug to users and must be regulated by the FDA. La Grange Dental Associates strongly supports the coalition’s efforts as the ADA Urges Congress to Oppose The Tobacco Bill.

 

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