The FDA has "passed the buck" on deeming regulations of e-cigarettes to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which operates under the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Why does this need to be looked at under the Office of Management and Budget?
The e-cigarette regulations, and their likely effects, are of great interest to politicians and the health sector in the United States. Politicians have the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funds to protect, and are saying e-cigarettes should be regulated for "the children". That's political speak for "we are addicted to tobacco sales". Passing the buck seems to be the clue.
Senator Mark Leno in California had a bill to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco earlier this year (SB140), and when it was amended, the statement from supporter Breathe California was "it was amended to not classify e-cigarettes as a tobacco product, which defeated the purpose of the bill". The campaign to get this passed was immense, and once the classification was taken out, it was no longer an acceptable bill to him or Breathe California. Leno "dissociated" himself from the bill. Seems the claims of children and health of the public wasn't about health or children after all.
Some smokers are apprehensive about trying vaping, and are waiting for e-cigarette regulation and approval. Health organizations like the American Lung Association and Tobacco Free Kids say they're bad without having done any research. The sales of cigarettes have dropped dramatically in the past few years. As a result funding received from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 - which funds these organizations in part - is falling off sharply. The motive to deter people from trying e-cigarettes is clear. By persuading smokers and the general public with mass media campaigns, based on false and inept interpretations of research, they are keeping people afraid and convinced that legislation is needed.
The Centers for Disease Control has an anti-e-cigarette position as well. Tax revenue is the only goal for any of these organizations. The claim of not knowing enough about e-cigarettes and the ploy used in the tobacco control sector, by once well respected professors and shoddy journalism is now unacceptable and contrived. Those opposed to e-cigarettes and wanting regulations are disguising their lies with children and dangers, while being funded by pharmaceutical companies who make less effective cessation devices.
The conflicts of MANY interests are keeping the American public in the dark over the truth on e-cigarettes; this is industry-generated by pharmaceutical, government, public health and the mass media for continued profits and is not looking out for the public in "Public Health".
What you'll see in the next few months is a documentary film being released by director Aaron Biebert called "A Billion Lives". This film is going to bring to light the corruption and madness of many facets of the e-cigarette fight, legislation and revolution. If you are interested, watch it to find out how you are being lied to.
By design e-cigarette regulation seems to be a confusing mess to the general public, and in turn, is keeping people from using e-cigarettes as a tool to stop smoking. Public Health England stated this year, without question, that they are 95% safer than cigarettes. Regulation, if classified as a tobacco product, will only help the government to keep their coffers full. There is no other reason. A popular new years resolution and a wise choice for the health of the public, the U.S. Government & all those involved have wasted another year and countless millions to keep people smoking well into 2016.