Transcripts For The FDA’s December Public Hearing

Klaus Kneale
by Klaus Kneale
January 25, 2013

It’s as good a time for any for a bit of rampant linking connecting a few bits of the site that relate to one another.  The FDA’s public hearing on December 17th was an opportunity for individuals to provide input in regards to the future of tobacco and nicotine alternatives regulation.  The event was both insightful and considered a bit of a success for e-cig advocates.  A transcript of the event is now available at the FDA website and can be seen here.

At the same time, the Tobacco Merchants Association has created a transcript of the event.  Theirs is a little easier to read.  If nothing else, its nice to have a backup in place to make sure everything said at the event was recorded.

Check out their transcript here.

The Tobacco Merchant’s Association supports the various companies involved in tobacco product manufacture, sales, and distribution.  Their annual meeting last year offered us a great chance to meet some movers affecting the world of electronic cigarettes.  Case in point: Riccardo Polosa and Michael Siegel.  We hope to make it this year too!

I also covered the FDA public hearing in real time.  My key takeaway can be found here.  The public hearing was the first in what will certainly be a long effort by the FDA to understand and reign in the electronic cigarette market.  The more people that speak out, even in the presence of arguably deft FDA ears, the better.


25 Responses to “Transcripts For The FDA’s December Public Hearing”

      saboinia on January 25th, 2013 9:24 pm

      thank you for information on this

        Nathaniel on January 25th, 2013 11:09 pm

        Thank you for this post, im really worried the FDA is going to ban!

          Donald Hammond on January 25th, 2013 11:17 pm

          Thanks for posting it. I missed it so this is great to have.

            Michelle on January 26th, 2013 12:03 am

            Thank you!!

              Mike on January 26th, 2013 3:28 am

              I too would like to thank you for posting this.

                slap_maxwell on January 26th, 2013 5:15 am

                Thanks for keeping this on the front burner, Klaus! I appreciate your work here.

                  Philippe Caron-Boutin on January 27th, 2013 10:40 am


                    zedmen on January 27th, 2013 7:04 pm


                      Lincoln Pennell on January 27th, 2013 11:15 pm


                        Kristina Pennell on January 27th, 2013 11:42 pm

                        Thank You

                          mrcrunch08 on January 28th, 2013 5:53 pm

                          thanks for the post. Much needed info.

                            Pearl McLaughlin (Moxie) on January 29th, 2013 6:22 am

                            Interesting read… especially when you read your notes from the hearing… what I got from it, is 50% of smokers die, (Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco )…too many are dying and not enough are quitting… we need new intervention (Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids)…52% try to quit and only 7% succeed (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc)… AND everyone of them support a fast track of ecigs! Thanks for keeping us informed… now it sounds as if there were valuable and reliable participants. Oh wait, I didn’t include the FDA… and big tobacco… and the pharmaceutical companies!

                              rALPH on January 29th, 2013 2:25 pm


                                kkneale on January 29th, 2013 4:24 pm

                                Thanks for the comments and compliments all. 🙂

                                  Katarden on January 29th, 2013 4:25 pm


                                    brock pollard on January 30th, 2013 6:11 pm

                                    thank u kindly

                                      John "Shub" Fellhoelter on January 31st, 2013 3:02 pm

                                      Excellent. Thanks for keeping us updated on this.

                                        chuck on February 1st, 2013 10:16 pm

                                        Thank you for the links.

                                          Amanda on February 3rd, 2013 2:24 pm

                                          glad to see this was posted

                                            GhOsT DoGg79 on February 3rd, 2013 2:28 pm

                                            as am i

                                              Michael Maxey on February 4th, 2013 11:18 pm

                                              Thank you for this information. I have a vaping club and some of the members had been asking me this information and I could not give it to them as I missed the meeting myself. I will post this on our page on facebook.

                                                Courtney on February 5th, 2013 11:29 pm

                                                Great post!

                                                  Holden on February 6th, 2013 3:59 am

                                                  Great Post.

                                                    DemonFire on March 2nd, 2013 1:58 pm

                                                    I was looking for this! Thanks for posting!

                                                      Karla Lyle (MsV8PR) on March 11th, 2013 10:16 pm

                                                      We are getting very close to knowing the final answer I a really worried 🙁

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