FDA to limit sweet e-cig flavors in effort to curb use by teens
The Food and Drug Administration is planning to limit the sale of sweet electronic cigarette flavors in an attempt to curtail what its commissioner calls an “epidemic” of teen vaping.
The FDA will ban convenience store and gas station sales of flavors other than tobacco, mint and menthol next week, an agency official said. Stricter age-verification requirements are also planned for online e-cigarette sales.
The agency gave Juul, Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic 60 days to submit plans to prevent youth vaping and said it could order their products off the market if it didn’t deem those plans robust enough.
From staff and wire reports