As we mention in an earlier post, the American Association of Public Health Physicians has submitted two petitions to the FDA. The first asks the FDA to classify electronic cigarettes as reduced harm tobacco products. The second asks the FDA to hold a follow-up press conference to amend statements made at their July 22nd, 2009 press conference in which they potentially misled the public about the potential dangers of electronic cigarettes.
We encourage all e-smokers and those who believe in the technology, to first read the two AAPHP petitions and then make public comments about them to the FDA.
To make a comment on the first petition, asking the FDA to classify the electronic cigarette as a reduced harm tobacco product, visit this Regulations.gov page and just fill in the blanks.
If you need ideas about how to express your opinions, read the points below:
To make a comment on the second petition, asking the FDA to amend their earlier statements about electronic cigarettes, visit this Regulations.gov page and fill in the blanks.
If you need ideas about how to express your opinions, first read How and Why the FDA Misled the Public and consider these points:
Please take the time to forward your thoughts to the FDA. It is important that truthful information, good or bad, is given to smokers so they can make their own choice.