FDA considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes to protect minors

FDA puts e-cig makers on notice

It marks a shift in the agency's tone on e-cigarettes.

The Food and Drug Administration says it's taking on what it calls an epidemic of e-cigarette use among children and teenagers.

"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", he said. Although these products were the subject of the agency's action in May, they are no longer being sold with the offending label no advertised by the companies that received the letters in May.

"Kids should not smoke or use any tobacco products". "Juuling", along with "vaping", has become a common term for e-cigarette use by teenagers on social media and at USA high schools. A government-commissioned report in January found "substantial evidence" that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes.

"E-cigarette use among youth has hit epidemic proportions", the FDA said in a press release that also detailed "a large-scale, undercover nationwide blitz to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors at both brick-and-mortar and online retailers". British American, which produces Camel cigarettes, climbed as much as 6.4 percent in London, the biggest intraday increase in 10 years. And so the fear is that these things have become so popular that we might be addicting a whole new generation of kids to nicotine. Appropriate flavors play an important role in helping adult smokers switch.

The FDA's regulation of tobacco products has always been marked by twists and turns and years of debate. "Juul is a product for adult smokers".

While e-cigarettes were first marketed to help adults quit smoking combustible cigarettes, they have now become a gateway to nicotine for teenagers. Youths are more likely than adults to vape, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The FDA is giving the five top-selling e-cigarette brands - Juul Labs Inc., Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu, and Logic - 60 days to provide plans for how they will mitigate sales to minors.


Gottlieb called the action "ancient" and said it changed into as soon as the finest coordinated enforcement effort in the agency's ancient past.

"E-cigs have become an nearly ubiquitous - and unsafe - trend among teens", Gottlieb said in a statement. They noted the survey did not ask specifically about Juul, a sleek, heavily-marketed e-cigarette brand that exploded onto the market and accounts for 70 percent of USA sales, according to analyst estimates.

Gottlieb said the FDA identified the influence this can non-public on adults attempting to cease smoking, but said that emerging overview on how flavored merchandise assist excessive employ by children shows action may perchance perchance simply level-headed be taken.

In April the agency launched a Youth Tobacco Prevention Opinion, created to take care of some of the crucial identified public successfully being dangers, equivalent to flavors, that make contributions to adolescent employ of e-cigarettes.

Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog said Juul is the brand "most at risk" from an FDA crackdown and that a potential ban on the company's products would boost Altria and other cigarette makers that also sell e-cigarettes.

The agency said it's a major concern because "the developing adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to nicotine addiction".

"Today, we asked five e-cigarette manufacturers to put forward plans to immediately and substantially reverse these trends or face a potential decision by the FDA to reconsider extending the compliance dates for submission of premarket applications", Gottlieb announced.

STEIN: Yeah, so the companies that make these products, they say, look; you know, we don't think kids should be using them either.

Related News:

  • Unai Emery defends relationship with Mesut Ozil

    Unai Emery defends relationship with Mesut Ozil

    Ozil's retirement from worldwide football came after he made claims of racism from the German football association. All players on global duty last week returned in good health and are available for selection, Arsenal said.

    Hurricane Florence from space

    The photo shows the churning storm, which according to Arnold, was later joined by Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted pictures taken 249 miles above the eye of the storm.
    Donald Trump: China 'Under Pressure' to Make a Deal with United States

    Donald Trump: China 'Under Pressure' to Make a Deal with United States

    Beebe said that could be the consequences of price increases or the psychology around how people make purchasing decisions. The Trump administration is poised to hit China, America's largest trading partner, with another $200 billion in tariffs.
  • Cliff collapse at tourist beach on Greece's Zakynthos island injures seven

    Cliff collapse at tourist beach on Greece's Zakynthos island injures seven

    A general view shows the beach Navagio following a rockfall , in the island of Zakynthos, Greece September 13, 2018. The beach , also known as " shipwreck beach ", is popular with tourists and can be reached only by boat .
    Meghan Markle freezing out friends she feels she can't 'trust'

    Meghan Markle freezing out friends she feels she can't 'trust'

    A source said: " Meghan has lost touch with some of her close friends from before the wedding, which has been tough". Spotted her - as did many of us'. "They end up having lots of "acquaintances", or people who "know them".
    Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

    Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

    In Game 3, it was do-or-die, win-or-go-home for the D.C. team, but they could not extend their season for the right to a Game 4. Post your congratulations and photos on the KING 5 Facebook page as we continue our coverage of the Storm's winning legacy.
  • Pope Francis Summons Bishops for Summit on Preventing Clergy Sex Abuse

    Pope Francis Summons Bishops for Summit on Preventing Clergy Sex Abuse

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) commented Thursday on the sexual abuse and cover-up scandal that is rocking the Catholic church. The pontiff subsequently sanctioned guilty priests that had covered up the priest's abuse.
    China urges U.S. to 'abandon prejudice' over Xinjiang

    China urges U.S. to 'abandon prejudice' over Xinjiang

    China has defended their crackdown in the region, saying that Islamist militants are plotting attacks in Xinjiang and are considered a serious threat.
    Marshall vs. SC  game cancelled due to Hurricane Florence

    Marshall vs. SC game cancelled due to Hurricane Florence

    Wilmington, North Carolina , just north of where Florence appeared headed for shore, grew empty and quiet on Wednesday. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore.
  • Plane carrying body of Nawaz Sharif's wife reaches Lahore

    Plane carrying body of Nawaz Sharif's wife reaches Lahore

    The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party's delegations will attend the funeral prayers, Geo News reported. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral prayers would be held at 5:00pm on today ( Friday) at the Sharif Medical City, Jati Umra.
    Gareth Southgate believes Marcus Rashford can be England's Cristiano Ronaldo

    Gareth Southgate believes Marcus Rashford can be England's Cristiano Ronaldo

    Thompson thinks Rashford will have to make a big decision about his future next summer if his lack of action continues at Old Trafford.
    IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression

    IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression

    The base level iPhone is now the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display, A10 Fusion chip, water proofing and stereo speaker setup. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.


Most liked

Tottenham Hotspur without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool
But now they can cope with that as there are not too many players who are going to run away from those two. He added: "From now on, we have one day to rest, one to prepare and one to play".

Hurricane Florence makes turbulent arrival with strong winds, bands of rain
The Carolinas will bear the brunt of the storm, but as it moves inland, Virginia, Georgia, and Maryland will also be hit. By early evening, almost 70,000 residents were without electricity, according to North Carolina Emergency Management.

Trump says claim Puerto Rico hurricane killed 2,975 people is FAKE
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello commissioned George Washington University's Public Health School to look into the question. Trump said on Twitter that "they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths " at the time he visited the island after the storm.

Stare Down from Space into the Churning Maw of Hurricane Florence
As of 11 p.m., Florence was centered about 135 kilometer east-southeast of Wilmington , its forward movement slowed to 7 kph. A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet (9 meters) high as Florence churned toward shore.

Whole fat dairy may protect from cardiovascular disease and stroke
The risk of death due to non-cardiovascular disease is also lower for those who eat full-fat dairy. They also had a lower risk of stroke and death from heart disease, researchers found.

FDA takes 'historic action' on youth e-cigarette 'epidemic'
JUUL pods, which can be bought in fruit or candy flavors, contain the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. It reserved its strongest action for the manufacturers themselves.

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2 as storm takes aim at Southeast
National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday, adding that life-threatening storm surge and rainfall were still expected. His home, built 1 mile inland in 2016, is raised 25 feet off the ground and is built to withstand 140-mph winds, he said.

Hurricane Florence: Georgia Governor declares state of EMERGENCY for all 159 counties
Florence is being trailed in the Atlantic by two other storms - Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac. But said if you are in an area that normally floods during heavy rains, "You should go ahead and leave".

Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story
Storm surge is deadly. "It's going to be bad", said Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County Commissioners. "It is scary. Hurricane Florence is shaping up to be a frightful storm, and it does not look any better when you look at it from space.

The Nintendo Switch just became a Final Fantasy machine
And so is World of Final Fantasy , as a new version called World of Final Fantasy Maxima (also coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One). Final Fantasy 15: Pocket Edition is kicking off this string of Final Fantasy releases for the Switch, and it is available now.

Aussie schoolgirl protests against national anthem, Latest World News
Her parents insisted they had no influence over their daughter's actions, however a number of politicians weren't convinced. Pauline Hanson posted a video in which she criticized Harper.

Mets' David Wright To Play One More Game Before Retiring
He earned $20 million this season, a portion of which the Mets have recouped via insurance while he's been on the disabled list. Wright has salaries of $20 million this year, $15 million next season and $12 million in 2020, the final year of his deal.

The Coolest Features in the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR
There's no home button on any of them - love it or hate it, Apple is putting the fingerprint reader permanently out to pasture . Apple confirmed that all band colours and styles will fit all generations, so existing straps can be fitted to the Watch 4.

Spurs duo Lloris, Alli to miss Liverpool, Inter clashes
Lloris, who was sentenced for a drink-driving charge on Wednesday, could be out of action for several weeks with a thigh injury. He made a mistake and he's suffering all the punishment of society.

United Nations chief calls for prevention of full-scale attack on Syria's Idlib - USA
Last month, 14 moderate opposition factions unified under a single umbrella group dubbed the National Liberation Front (NLF). The United States will use the "false flag" poisoning as a casus belli for retaliation, the Russian Defense Ministry said.