Thursday, 22 August, 2019

FDA plans to crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes

FDA expected to impose restrictions on e-cigarettes US FDA to announce ban on flavoured e-cigarettes as soon as next week: Report
Russell Knight | 12 November, 2018, 04:16

Combustible cigarettes have taken a backseat as the FDA carries out a vendetta on e-cigarettes, which are soaring among popularity among young people, rather than adults trying to quit, who were supposed to be the target market.

Flavored E-cigarettes may soon be banned in NY.

E-cigarettes are generally considered a less risky alternative to regular cigarettes, but they do contain nicotine.

There has been mounting pressure for action after preliminary federal data showed teenage use had surged by more than 75 percent since past year, and the FDA has described it as an "epidemic".

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. Earlier this week, it was reported that FDA would also put restrictions on the sale of flavoured e-cigarette products.

Today, FDA officials confirmed to the Journal that the agency is going ahead with its steady push against the minty products - as the tobacco industry pushes back.

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Senator Susan Collins on Friday said she wants the Senate to debate placing restrictions on Trump's ability to remove Mueller. In his new role, Whitaker is now in charge of the Russian Federation investigation and the special counsel Robert Mueller .

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Trump had aggressively campaigned in the closing days of the race, his focus on boosting Republicans in states he carried in 2016. On the morning of the election, Real Clear Politics ' average of the most recent polls put Gillum up by 3.6 points.

About 6.9 million adults used e-cigarettes in 2017, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deemed teenage use of e-cigarettes an "epidemic". "It's simply not tolerable". One of those companies, Juul, holds more than 70 percent of the e-cigarette market share overall, and has become overwhelmingly popular with minors.

Altria last month announced it would stop selling its pod-based electronic cigarettes, generally smaller devices that use pre-filled nicotine liquid cartridges, in response to the FDA's concerns about teen usage. Gottlieb is also expected to propose banning menthol in regular cigarettes, which is sure to get pushback from the tobacco industry.

The Cuomo administration says NY state is taking steps that could make it the first state to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes.

CBS News reached out to Juul about these new possible restrictions, but the company has not yet offered comment.

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