We are grateful and laud the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in regulating the electronic cigarette industry. As a group that advocates smoking cessation through harm reduction, Quit for Good has been closely monitoring the developments in this area. We believe in:
- The strict regulation of Vapor Products and HTPs rather than an outright ban of said products;
- The total ban for those below 21 years old to have access to these products; and
- Limiting the access to Vapor Products and HTPs exclusively to adult smokers who absolutely cannot quit smoking and, as a final recourse, must consider alternative products.
Hence, we would like to take this opportunity to participate in the public consultation process and provide our inputs to the draft guidelines issued by FDA, in support of Republic Act 11467 and Executive Order No. 106.