This is a true public health crisis, as another death is reported from vaping. This brings the death toll to 5 in the last few months, and over 450 reported cases of respiratory illness across 33 states. The CDC is urging people to stop vaping amongst this outbreak. ... See MoreSee Less
The CDC, FDA, FTC and state governments are finally and aggressively approaching the previously unreported then underreported but now numerous uncovered cases of emergency treatment, hospitalization and even fatalities resulting from vaping e-cigarettes.
Blast & burn injuries and fatalities should also be collectively tabulated from now on when e-cigarettes detonate and incinerate.
graphic images of electronic cigarette burn injuries to a baby:
In the meantime, 10 months to wait before e-cigarette peddlers possibly, might be required to get FDA approval is still dismally slow.
"The FDA gained authority to regulate the products in 2016, but it has allowed thousands of products to remain on the market without formal rules or product standards. The agency says that both FDA staff and manufacturers need more time to prepare for regulation."
Three years has already been plenty of time.
FDA bureaucrats are capitulating to e-cigarette tobacco company executives still stalling as they wantonly rake in billions of dollars from hundreds of billions of electronic cigarettes being sold annually, mostly to teenagers.
The very same industry that manufactures/imports, distributes, advertises, markets and sells electronic cigarettes has rendered them as degenerate beyond redemption as the cigars, cigarillos and cigarettes combustible tobacco business for which they pretend to be a remedy, through their reckless and ruthlessly greedy nicotine substance abuse profiteering by exploiting underage clientele with stealth nicotine drug paraphernalia. In the process, bystanders in public places, workplaces and at home are also in danger from secondhand electronic cigarette aerosols.
It is now imperative that local jurisdictions and state governments remedy FDA dereliction by promptly banning advertising and sale of electronic cigarettes, or at least quickly and steeply hiking taxes on ALL tobacco products (e-cigarettes and hookah shisha are tobacco products). As of July 1, 2019 the e-cigarette tax is 92% in Vermont.