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Health policy expert Jeff Stier joins the podcast to discuss all things concerning the regulation of e-cigarettes and vapes: How did the FDA get the authority to regulate tobacco in the first place? What is synthetic nicotine, and what might its developement demonstrate about the interplay between federal agencies and their statutory authority? What are the most recent FDA actions in this area, and what is likely to come next?

In June Jeff narrated an Explainer video on the same topic, which you can view here.


  • Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow, Consumer Choice Center

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