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On October 6, the day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing a modest uptick in youth vaping amid a longer-term decline, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an announcement of its own. The agency said it had issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) for 32 disposable vaping products through its premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) process—all of them manufactured by Magellan Technology, Inc. and sold under the popular Hyde brand. Many tobacco harm reduction proponents interpreted this as a fairly transparent move by the FDA to appear to be doing something, assuming the new data would be sure to set off the prohibitionist camp. [...]