FDA to limit sweet e-cig fla­vors in ef­fort to curb use by teens

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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

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