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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 04:19 PM

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb, who raised alarms about teen vaping, resigns

Source: Washington Post



Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who used his post to tackle difficult public health issues from youth vaping to opioid addiction – surprising early skeptics worried about his drug industry ties – resigned Tuesday, effective in about a month, according to an administration official.

Gottlieb, who has been commuting weekly to Washington from his home in Connecticut, wants to spend more time with his family, the official said. The 46-year-old physician, millionaire venture capitalist and cancer survivor known for a self-assured, sometimes brash, manner lives in Westport, with his wife and three daughters – nine-year-old twins and a five-year-old.

A senior White House official said Gottlieb had spoken to the president, who liked the FDA chief and did not want him to leave. While Gottlieb had some policy disagreements with the White House, he is well respected, and could be invited back to another post, two officials said. The move came as a surprise to some FDA officials because he has recently hired senior staff and was aggressively pushing a host of new initiatives.

The resignation comes as Gottlieb’s signature issue – youth vaping – is being reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget. The plan, detailed by Gottlieb last fall, would sharply restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes to curb a surge in underage vaping, which he argues could lead to a whole new generation addicted to nicotine.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/03/05/fda-commissioner-gottlieb-who-raised-alarms-about-teen-vaping-resigns/?utm_term=.43564dc4e255

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Reply FDA Commissioner Gottlieb, who raised alarms about teen vaping, resigns (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2019 #1
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 #6
Afromania Mar 2019 #2
jmowreader Mar 2019 #3
The Liberal Lion Mar 2019 #4
apnu Mar 2019 #5
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 #7
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 2019 #8

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 04:20 PM

1. My head is spinning. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:56 PM

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 04:23 PM

2. rats from a ship, roaches from the light.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 04:26 PM

3. He was probably stepping on Don's friends' toes

Let me guess: someone at Big Vape is a Trump supporter.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:06 PM

4. I am an avid vape enthusiast

I even have a channel on youtube where I review and comment on vape products. During the election I was stunned that so many vapers who would normally vote democratic chose trump merely because they thought he would go easier on vaping than what the democrats were doing at the time. While it burned me up to see the democrats come down so hard on vaping (not only because of my status as an enthusiast, but as well because I owned a vape shop and was planning to start an e-liquid company) I said voting for trump was a nonstarter. I'd rather give up vaping than live with that man in the White House. But Gottlieb came down on vaping just as hard, if not harder than vaping's most fierce critics in the democratic party. I wonder how many vapers now feel betrayed by putting their confidence in trump.

Please, I'm not here to argue about vaping itself. You can vape or not vape for all I care. I am merely illustrating that vapers are just another group in America that was seduced by false promises that never ever panned out.

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:37 PM

5. Single issue voters will get burned every time. (nt)

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:04 PM

7. It was literally thanks to DU

back in 2010 when I discovered the threads on vaping and headed over to the vape sites to learn more. It's been 8 years ciggy free thanks to ecigs!

And it is true that the GOP's "anti-regulation" stance has kept vaping going so it is ironic about the position now... other than some segment not being able to cash in, which obviously ruffled some feathers.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:10 PM

8. I wonder if the REAL reason behind his resignation will come out.

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