• US crack down on candy and fruit flavored e-cigs like Juul to prevent children from getting addicted

    7 days ago - By Chron

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    The FDA will announce plans to ban candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes from certain stores to try to stop young people from getting addicted.
    The flavors will be banned from convenience stores and gas stations, but will still be available in vape shops. Menthol and tobacco flavors will not be banned.
    The FDA Commissioner said in September that "e-cigs have become an almost ubiquitous - and dangerous - trend among teens."
    A study into most popular maker, Juul Labs, found that a higher portion of young people aged 15-17 are using the product at least once a month...
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  • The FDA Is Pushing Ahead With A Ban On Most Flavored E-Cigarettes. Here's Why

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pushing back against the unchecked growth of the e-cigarette industry.
    FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is expected this week to announce bans on most flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to curb " epidemic " levels of teen e-cigarette use, senior FDA officials told CNBC and the Washington Post .
    Preliminary government data showed -e-cigarette use rose 77% among high schoolers and nearly 50% among middle schoolers in 2018, meaning that 3.5 million minors were vaping in early 2018.
    While vaping itself is less harmful than tobacco smoking, research...
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