FDA may Prohibit the Sale of Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to limit the sale of sweet electronic cigarette flavors in an attempt to provide a solution for what the call an “epidemic in teen vaping”. Electronic cigarette use among teens rose 75% since 2017.

The FDA will prohibit convenience stores and gas stations from selling any additional flavors other than tobacco, mint and menthol, set to begin next week, an official said. In addition, a process of stricter age-requirements are set to be enacted for sales pertaining to online activities of electronic cigarettes as the agency tries to find a solution in  providing harmony between helping people quit smoking, while limiting growing teens and young adults from a new addiction in E-cigarettes.

If major manufacturers like Juul, Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic would not take action to keep children and teens from utilizing their products, FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb had previously mentioned in September that the agency would take action, specifically in halting sales pertaining to E-cigarette products.

However, vape shops and specific retail stores would not be affected by the prohibition. These stores usually consist of consumers who are adults that intend to utilize electronic cigarettes as a way to quit smoking cigarettes. Federal data released on Thursday demonstrates a decrease of 14% in cigarette smoking within the last year. This is a record breaking result since first reports.

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  1. Corbin Hilliker 4 years ago
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    Peach ecig gave my great grandpa enough time to live to help my great grandma with Alzheimer’s. He had less than 2 years to switch and with vaping it gave him 5 more years to watch her pass. Screw you FDA. You proved it’s 99% safer. You’re doing more harm than good.

    • Carlos B 4 years ago
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      I get where the FDA is coming from, trying to get it out of the hands of kids, but they will find someway to get it or find something to use instead of e-cigs.

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