• Brainstorm Health: The FDA's E-Cig Ultimatum, Apple Watch ECG, Cancer Around the Globe

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    And happy hump day, readers. This is Sy.
    The Food and Drug Administration has taken steps over the past several years to ramp up crackdowns on tobacco use, particularly among young Americans. Now, the regulatory body is taking aim at one of the fastest-growing sectors in the nicotine and tobacco industries- e-cigarettes and vapes , the use of which the FDA says has become an “epidemic” among teens. And a number of popular products, including flavored smokes like JUUL and Blu-could potentially be yanked off shelves if their manufacturers don't do more to clamp down on teenage use.
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  • Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    “Ugh, dad!” say teens to the agency trying to crack down on e-cigarettes.
    The Food and Drug Administration is worried about the latest teenage craze. Teen use of electronic cigarettes is growing-especially the Juul device, which is considered so fetch in many underage circles that it has reached an “epidemic proportion,” writes the FDA, according to the New York Times.
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  • The clock is ticking for e-cig companies to block underage users

    The clock is ticking for e-cig companies to block underage users

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    The FDA is giving makers of e-cigarettes sixty days to come up with a more effective, forceful plan to combat underage use of the products.
    FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is yet again moving the goal posts for e-cig companies. He now considers underage use of electronic nicotine delivery systems an epidemic, forcing the government to make a choice that we all knew was coming: save the smokers or save the kids?
    “I believe in the power of American ingenuity to solve a lot of problems, including this one,” said Gottlieb in a statement. “I'm deeply disturbed by the trends I've seen. I'm...
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  • Tobacco stocks are surging after the FDA threatens to pull flavored e-cigarettes

    Tobacco stocks are surging after the FDA threatens to pull flavored e-cigarettes

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Tobacco stocks are surging after the Food and Drug Administration threatened the industry to combat the widespread flavored electronic cigarette use among young people.
    The FDA found top-selling brands were popular among minors.
    The FDA set a 60-day deadline for five major tobacco manufacturers to provide a plan for mitigating youth sales, or the agency will pull them out of the market.
    Watch Altria and British American Tobacco trade in real time here.
    Tobacco stocks are surging after the Food and Drug Administration threatened Wednesday to pull flavored electronic cigarettes like Juul off...
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