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Before that happened, though, Nicholas John from the R Street Institute addressed the board one final time, advocating for the use of non-combustible nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vapor devices as smoking cessation products for adults trying to quit smoking traditional combustible cigarettes.
John again urged the board to embrace smokeless nicotine products as a smoking cessation strategy rather than opposing them and advocating prescription drugs for quitting smoking.
“People should be able to make the decision to use and have access to the products that work best for them,” said John. “Pushing people to pills … is not a sound approach to public health, and I sincerely urge this board to consider the value in e-cigarettes and certain vapor products…”