My latest comment to the FDA:
It has come to my attention that Judge Leon ruled that you are to replace those members of the Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) who have conflicts of interest with pharmaceutical companies. It is now painfully clear to me (and many others as well) why the FDA feels it is necessary to treat all tobacco products as equally dangerous when this is clearly not the case and could prevent further reduction of smoking rates.
I would ask that the FDA thoroughly revise the deeming regulations with advisement of the new members of TPSAC, taking into account all balanced scientific studies regarding harm reduction strategies. Despite the obvious catering to pharmaceutical corporations, the primary responsibility of the FDA is still to protect and improve public health and they are expected to do so.
I came thisclose to telling them they should be ashamed of themselves