US FDA Seeks Ban on Flavoured E-Cigarettes As Teen Vaping Increases

12 November, 2018, 04:17 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • US FDA to announce ban on flavoured e-cigarettes as soon as next week: Report

The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a ban on the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations across the country as soon as next week, the Washington Post reported on Thursday (Nov 8).

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The agency will also mandate age-verification measures for online sales to prevent minors from buying the flavor pods.

- They were initially marketed as an alternative to smoking cigarettes, even a way to quit smoking altogether but these days, you might be more likely to see someone puffing on a e-cigarette than actually lighting up.

Juul's device has become wildly popular, accounting for nearly one in three e-cigarette sales as of the end of 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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In September, the FDA set a 60-day deadline for several major e-cigarette companies to prove they could keep these e-cigarettes away from kids.

The news isn't surprising as the FDA announced in September that it has issued more than 1,300 warning letters to retailers who were illegally selling JUUL, one of the most popular e-cigarette brands on the market today, as well as other e-cigarette products. Dr. Gottlieb's concern is based on preliminary data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, expected out in November, which suggests that the number of high-school-age children reporting use of e-cigarettes increased more than 75 percent from 2017 to 2018.

The FDA's crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes began earlier this year, as the numbers of teenagers vaping reached epidemic proportions and the popularity of such devices soared.

At the same time, vaping devotees and "harm reduction" advocates have said e-cigarettes represent a powerful tool in helping adult smokers to quit more risky cigarettes. A Juul spokeswoman declined to comment.

They recently launched a massive education program aimed at the millions of teens at risk for the potential dangers of e-cigarette use. "The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we're seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end".

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