Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb thinks there is a new epidemic plaguing the country. No, it is not opioids, or drinking and driving — it's electronic cigarette use among teens. The commissioner’s solution? Altogether removing “flavored e-cig products from the market,” per a comment he made to the press on Sept. 12. The FDA argues that certain flavors of e-cigarettes lure teens into smoking, and maintain that this is damaging for their health. In reality, banning these flavors won’t reduce tobacco addiction — it will only make it worse.
Read the full op-ed in the Washington Examiner here.