ACSH to FDA: Don t dismiss a useful smoking cessation product

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ACSH has today submitted a letter to the FDA s Center for Tobacco Products, urging the agency to reconsider its opposition to tobacco harm reduction, an approach that uses modified risk tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), to help smokers quit. The letter, supported by a number of ACSH s scientific advisors, explains the benefits of a harm reduction paradigm and notes the absence of logic in the FDA s hyper-precautionary stance, especially toward e-cigarettes. Considering the well-established risks of smoking and the enormous difficulty of quitting tobacco cigarettes, the FDA s warnings against e-cigarettes do far more harm than good.

Read the letter in its entirety here.