Early last spring, on his way out the door at FDA, then-commissioner Scott Gottlieb spent some of his remaining credibility to warn America that vaping might cause seizures. He based his alert on 35 self-reported incidents over a 10-year-period from FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal.
Yes, you read that right: 35 events in 10 years.
“We want to be clear that we don’t yet know if there’s a direct relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and a risk of seizure,” Gottlieb admitted in a joint statement with FDA Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernathy. “We can’t yet say for certain that e-cigarettes are causing these seizures.”
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