Last month the FDA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), requesting public comments and scientific evidence on the role of flavors in vapor products. The period to comment and submit other evidence ends June 19, 2018.
You’ve probably become aware of the new survey of American vapers being conducted by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos and his colleague Dr. Konstantinos Poulas. Why is it important that every vaper take 20 minutes to complete this survey?
In the coming weeks, it is very important for American vapers to engage the FDA in every way possible to tell our stories. CASAA and vape trade associations will publish advice on ways to best address the questions the FDA has asked, and every vaper who appreciates keeping access to these products must make the effort to comment.
First we need to participate in this flavors survey. It’s up to vapers to assist Drs. Farsalinos and Poulas collect quality data that can inform the FDA about patterns of e-cigarette use, and the importance of flavors to vapers, including how they’ve affected smoking and smoking cessation.
The survey is anonymous, and will only accept one submission from each American IP address. Two vapers will not be able to take the survey from the same computer or on the same wifi router. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of each page before clicking “next page.”
“Flavors in e-cigarettes have been a matter of controversial and intense debate,” Dr. Farsalinos told one source. “The balance between appeal to non-smokers (adults and youth) and satisfaction for smokers who use e-cigarettes to quit or reduce smoking needs to be determined.
” In that aspect, and considering the FDA advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), we have just launched a survey trying to understand the patterns of flavors use by adult U.S. vapers. We plan to submit the data to the FDA, which is exactly what the FDA requests through the ANPRM.
” We hope this will be the largest ever survey assessing the patterns of e-cigarette flavors use in the U.S. population. We invite all U.S. vapers to participate, responding honestly to the survey questionnaire and presenting their personal experience.”
Every vaper should take the survey, and spread the word. The link to access it by computer is above, but you can also complete the survey on a smartphone by texting CASAA FLAVORS to 52886.