The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) effort to regulate vaping products is overly restrictive, believes the editorial board of The OC Register. It has decided to punish companies if they cannot show how to reduce vaping among young people. This penalty will include banning the sale of all flavored vapes. While the rise of vaping needs to be kept at healthy levels, laws that choke the industry in its infancy would set a precedent that is anti-businesses. We must remember that while not ideal health-wise, vaping is a much better alternative to smoking cigarettes. It should not be met with the same regulatory force as the tobacco industry.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is right to bring its foot down on the rapidly growing vaping industry, asserts The Courier-Tribune in an editorial. Marketed as a healthy alternative to smoking for adults, e-cigarettes have become highly popular among children, being used regularly by over 2 million middle and high schoolers. These products often contain nicotine, which can make young brains addicted far more easily. Vaping also makes kids more open to try smoking. The FDA is rightly pushing vaping companies to stem the spread of their products among children, as they have shown that they will not do so on their own.