FDA e-cigarette crackdown hits local, downstate retailers

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The American Academy of Pediatrics also scolded the FDA for giving e-cigarette manufacturers more time to flout rules against selling their products to kids. He said a main goal in reducing use of e-cigarettes by minors is to fight sales of them to minors. "I'll be clear. The FDA won't tolerate a whole generation of young people becoming addicted to nicotine as a tradeoff for enabling adults to have unfettered access to these same products". "Hindsight, and the knowledge now available to us, present these traits". "And the impact is clearly apparent to the FDA".

Budding research on e-cigarettes also suggests that these flavors contain terpenes that may be more damaging to the lungs than other flavors are.

The latest data, not yet published, show a 75 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students this year, compared with 2017.

The US Food and Drug Administration has given JUUL Labs 2 months to prove they can keep their products away from minors, or else be pulled from the market, with the potential of criminal or civil charges. And the risks mounted.

Erik Nesson, an associate economics professor at Ball State University, said the will have to tread carefully in its crackdown because restricting the use of e-cigarettes could cause adolescents to flock to traditional tobacco cigarettes. "I think education is the answer to fixing the problem, just like how we have educated young people about alcohol and other tobacco products over the years", Delaney said.

And to help prevent the next child from using the product. "And we're seriously considering a policy change that would lead to the immediate removal of these flavored products from the market".

In addition, the FDA issued more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers who have illegally sold JUUL - an e-cigarette brand - and other e-cigarette products to minors nationwide.

But Gottlieb said in an address at FDA headquarters that he failed to predict the current "epidemic of addiction" among youth, mainly driven by flavored products. The devices resemble flash drives, bedeviling teachers and parents who are trying to catch children with e-cigarettes.

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The FDA plans to step up enforcement actions to monitor, penalize and prevent e-cigarette sales in convenience stores and other retail sites.

Gottlieb's announcement was met with some skepticism by the American Lung Association's (ALA) national president and CEO, Harold Wimmer.

I've been warning the e-cigarette industry for more than a year that they needed to do much more to stem the youth trends.

In April the agency launched a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, created to address some of the known public health risks, such as flavors, that contribute to adolescent use of e-cigarettes.

"There has been an exponential growth in the sales of e-cigarettes, there been no change in the sales of tobacco and no substantive decline in the rate of tobacco smoking since the advent of e-cigarettes", said Phillips.

JUUL, a private company that doesn't make cigarettes; Logic, which is owned by the Japan Tobacco International, and R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company's Vuse said they plan to work with the FDA.

A former Trump campaign strategist says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner has "lost his mind" after he threatened to take all flavored e-cigarettes off the USA market if retailers don't do more to control use among teens. The agency may also ban sales of some flavored e-cigarette products, which Gottlieb says are particularly appealing to underage users, and consider shortening a grace period that now gives e-cigarette companies until 2022 to apply for FDA approval.

Despite this extensive plan, some of the unelected bureaucrats at the FDA would still like to ban flavored e-cigarette products.