FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban

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  1. lordmage

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    https://apnews.com/9ea9580c37d74e25a95563dcf62e047b


    among the things the appointee said
    Hahn said he is “alarmed by the data and I think it requires bold action to keep these products out of the hands of kids.”
    “I don’t have all the facts that they might have, but I will use science and data to make the decision,” said Hahn.

    Ap points out
    Throughout his remarks Hahn, a cancer radiation specialist and top medical executive at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, emphasized that science — not political ideology — would guide his decisions. He also told lawmakers that he would draw on his experience treating lung cancer for decisions on regulating tobacco and vaping.

    Unlike many past FDA nominees, Hahn has not worked in government or served as a public health official, an issue raised by *Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, the committee’s top Democrat.

    *She also criticized the FDA’s 2017 decision to delay health reviews of e-cigarettes and the lack of follow-through on the proposed flavor ban
     
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    'But he said he is not privy to the administration’s plans for vaping flavors, which are pending.'
    o_O :huh:
     
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    yeah at this point he is just an advisor who needs to be confirmed to his seat then he will be able to control the direction the FDA goes in from enforcement to changing the Deeming under whatever the orders from POTUS he gets. we all hope he takes a more what the sciences says vs what the money pays him to say but he could be denied in favor of someone completely different... then we have the whole impeachment mucking things up but that could help or harm us further only time will tell.
     
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    Also, if you want to head up a dept, you don't say you don't know, you convey another way. I mean, we are privy to the plan or lack thereof as we see it. He's not confirmed but he could have said meeting, blah blah blah instead of I'm FDA and I'm not privy,,, like it's a secret he can't know.
     
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    He's about to learn what it's like to play in the big leagues. If he's confirmed, he'll tow whatever line is dictated to him or be gone.
     
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