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Monday, September 3, 2018

FDAs Orwellian Editing of Nicotine and Flavoring History

On Sunday, May 11, 2014 I wrote "Nicotine - Not Addictive" where I linked to an FDA web page linked at ""

From the link I wrote (yes, I copied the text from the original link):

The FDA says here, regarding its approved patches and gums, that "although any nicotine-containing product is potentially addictive, decades of research and use have shown that NRT products sold OTC do not appear to have significant potential for abuse or dependence."

Periodically I go back and check the links.

Recently I found that this and other links are broken.

Apropos I found this quote (from here) from George Orwell's 1984:

"As soon as Winston had dealt with each of the messages, he clipped his speakwritten corrections to the appropriate copy of ‘The Times’ and pushed them into the pneumatic tube. Then, with a movement which was as nearly as possible unconscious, he crumpled up the original message and any notes that he himself had made, and dropped them into the memory hole to be devoured by the flames."

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 I wrote "Diacetyl - What's the Real, Objective Danger?" about the scientific reality of diacetyl and "popcorn lung" in e-cigarettes.  The post linked to this FDA page:

and this OSHA page

Following these links takes you to bupkis (404 Page Not Found for those with a modern education).

Why is this important?

Because what was once deemed "safe" and "acceptable" will now become "dangerous" as the FDA "cracks down" on "flavorings."

One really has to appreciate the prescience of Orwell's 1984.

One imagines "Winston" deep in the bowels of the FDA and CDC busily deleted inconvenient web pages that conflict with their current plans.

Liberal educators and the media also must be congratulated in removing critical thinking from decades of education, just as Orwell predicted in 1949.  Without this skill few will be able to read this blog post and understand what's happening.

After slamming the FDA "Deeming Regulations" in "Deeming Regs: A War on Science and Common Sense" where cell phones and software become "tobacco products" suddenly there is a "labeling change" and they aren't any longer (see this).

One has to believe that the FDA is proud of all this in the finest Orwellian sense:  Changing history to reflect the current political thinking.

Again, I call out @SGottliebFDA to address this wrong.

Fewer people will die if you, @SGottliebFDA, allow vaping to proceed naturally.

Restricting it will simply turn people back to smoking...

EDIT: Link to old FDA page here:

1 comment:

  1. Link to an archive of original site: