RE: FDA recalls Starlink

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Nov 08 2000 - 18:18:53 MST

Michael S. Lorrey wrote,
> Nah, thats why herbs are not under FDA control, because they provide no
> nutritional value to a human diet, and have no significant scientifically
> recognised medicinal value either. Does nicotine have any nutritional or
> medicinal value? If not, then its not regulatable by the FDA.

You are just guessing at the legal reasons for the FDA not regulating
tobacco. Nicotine definitely is a drug that is controlled by the FDA,
including nicotine tablets, nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine
aerosols, etc. There are dozens of nicotine drug products that are
available by prescription from a doctor for medical purposes.

The only reason tobacco is not regulated is because it is grand fathered in
as a product that predates the law. If a new strain of tobacco is
developed, or nicotine levels of cigarettes modified to be different from
the original product, it would be a new product under control of the FDA.

I am just explaining how the current system works, not the way it should be.

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