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June 8, 2016

Does the FDA work for Big Tobacco?

How the FDA is a cronyistic, cartel-creating machine. Here’s a wrench to jam it Retweet

The FDA is about to kill again. This deadly bureaucracy has created new regulations that will outlaw any nicotine vaping products created after 2007. That means most of them. The vaping industry will simply disappear except…

To the extent that it’s taken over by Big Tobacco.

Please understand, this is how most regulation works. Statist regulation…

  • Hurts small producers for the benefit of large financial interests
  • Harms consumers in the name of protecting consumers

We think this example argues for passing Downsize DC’s “Write the Laws Act (WTLA),” which has been introduced in the Senate by Rand Paul (S.1575). Remember…

WTLA requires Congress to vote on any rule created by Executive Branch agencies such as the FDA.

In other words — it restores the constitutional “separation of powers” by denying the Executive Branch the power to legislate.

You can send a letter, about WTLA, using Downsize DC’s Educate the Powerful System. The hardwired message to Congress reads…

I want my Representative to introduce and my Senators to co-sponsor the “Write the Laws Act” (S. 1575).

You can copy or edit this sample letter for your personal comments to Congress…

The recently released FDA vaping regulations are a perfect example of why we need the WTLA. You are allowing the FDA to wipeout the vaping industry, in spite of the fact that most medical professionals see benefits to vaping. Vaping helps people to stop smoking, or to never even start.

FDA regulations will require vaping companies to run every product they create through something called a Premarket Tobacco Application Process (PMTA). This bureaucratic nonsense will cost $1 million per product. This will destroy countless small businesses while allowing Big Tobacco to take over the vaping market.

The FDA is a cronyistic, cartel-creating machine. It’s politically-incorrect to point out this fact, but the FDA does tremendous damage to America’s health. WTLA would throw a wrench in this machine. I want to see you sponsor this bill.


Thank you for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer.

Perry Willis

Downsize DC

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