FDA plans strict limits on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes to curb the use of teenagers
- The FDA said next week that they will curb the sale of flavored vapes
- There are no limits to the open tank style systems that are sold in vaporized stores and are mostly used by adults
- Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that there is a "epidemic addiction". is among young people, mainly driven by flavored products that he did not predict
The US Food and Drug Administration plans to impose strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification checks for online sales, in an attempt to limit their use in children and teenagers.
FDA officials told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that the actions are expected to be announced next week.
The move is an attempt to curb what many people say is an epidemic of minors.
"What I can not tolerate is another year of this growth level," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in an interview on Wednesday.
The new policy will apply to flavored cartridge-like vaping products such as Juul that have become popular among young people, not the open tank-like systems sold in vendors and mostly used by adults
The new policy will apply to flavored cartridge-like vaping products such as Juul that have become popular among young people, not the open tank-like systems that are sold in vendors' stores and are mostly used by adults, officials said.
Retail outlets may not take them with them unless it restricts minors in entering the store or creating a prohibited site.
Since 2017, FDA officials had been discussing e-cigarettes as a potential tool for weaning adult cigarette smokers, but in September the FDA reversed and warned the industry to address the issue of using teen e-cigarettes or the risk of their flavored products being withdrawn from the market.
Gottlieb then said that the agency did not have & # 39; epidemic addiction & # 39; predicted among young people, mainly driven by flavored products.
The new restrictions from the FDA were previously reported by The Washington Post.
Also on Thursday, the New York government government, Andrew Cuomo, announced plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as soon as possible next year, potentially allowing its state to be the first to ban such vaproducts often market as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.