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FDA Shouldn't Force 30 Million Americans to Face Their Addiction

October 11, 2022

Goldwater Institute Healthcare Policy Analyst Amanda Hagerman spoke Saturday at We Vape, We Vote’s bus tour stop in Prescott Valley, Arizona. In her comments, Hagerman discussed her recent op-ed in Townhall, where she argued that it shouldn’t be federal bureaucrats’ job to decide which risky behaviors Americans decide to engage in.

“Bureaucrats in Washington should not decide what risky behaviors Americans can engage in or decide when Americans are ready to face their addictions,” Hagerman said Saturday. “Already, the FDA has blocked many of the alternatives that doctors and smokers have deemed as excellent choices to quit smoking. The FDA is going to continue these extreme measures, and they already have announced that starting sometime in the next year, they are going to remove almost all the nicotine in the nation’s cigarettes.” 

“Imagine that: catapulting millions of Americans into the painful symptoms of withdrawal, and without any access to the very alternatives that have been proven to help them quit smoking,” she added. “These are going to be some of the most sweeping prohibitions that the country has seen in the last 100 years.”

Watch Hagerman’s comments below, and read her Townhall op-ed here.



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