by: angela garrity
ForexTV is reporting that a recent poll shows that US consumers want government to keep its hands off innovation and support vaping.
Kantar conducted an international poll of consumers in the UK, US, Canada and Germany. In this poll of the four countries, 8,166 adults were asked about their views on government policies and consumer rights.
The findings reflected that Americans are aware of their freedom to choose and of the benefits that follow from it.
Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director at the Consumer Choice Center said, “In regard to e-cigarettes, it is clear that American consumers rejoice in their freedom to use vaping products to help them stop smoking. However, there’s still room for improvement. The FDA’s reluctance to embrace vaping technologies as a way to reduce harm is leaving millions of consumers behind. US consumers favor harm reduction, and this freedom should be embraced.
“We want to use the findings of this poll to prove that consumers are loud, proud, impactful, and should have their point of view heard. Consumers, contrary to voters, have to make choices every day, and those have an immediate tangible impact on each individual’s life. Policymakers simply can’t afford to be ignorant of consumer choice,” concluded Ossowski.
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