Almost Forbidden

Number 28561
Subject Health
Source Los Angeles Times
State
Year 2019
Publication Date October 2019
Summary As vaping-related youth nicotine addiction surged across the United States, we exposed a key political decision to ignore the clear warning signs years before the crisis. Government documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times revealed that, four years ago, the Food and Drug administration attempted to ban vaping flavors that were hooking young teenagers to nicotine. But after a deluge of over 100 lobbyists visited the White House, senior political officials overruled experts at the FDA and eliminated the flavor ban, along with much of the scientific evidence calling for it. Later that year, the national youth vaping rate skyrocketed.
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Keywords Los Angeles Times, nicotine, addiction, health, White House, lobbying, FDA, vaping
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