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Documents obtained by Filter provide insight into the Food and Drug Administration’s early planning of its much maligned premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) process to authorize e-cigarettes—or not—as “appropriate for the protection of public health.” They suggest, among other things, that the FDA may ultimately envisage a path to authorizing flavors other than tobacco and menthol, despite not having done so yet—and that the agency’s tendency to favor the largest companies, mostly with ties to the tobacco industry, has deep roots.