FDA Cracks Down On Sale Of JUUL And Other E-Cigarettes

FDA Cracks Down On Sale Of JUUL And Other E-Cigarettes

FDA Cracks Down On Sale Of JUUL And Other E-Cigarettes

The e-cigarette has become popular among young people, prompting public health officials and congresspeople to urge the FDA to take some sort of action.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency is conducting an undercover, nationwide blitz this month to try and stop the sale of e-cigarette products from companies like JUUL to minors.

The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part of a month-long operation against illegal sales of Juul to minors following criticisms from parents, politicians and school administrators, reports AP News. The companies, which include gas station convenience stores in both in and Kentucky, have received warning letters.

"A lot of people are like, 'Yo, let me hit your Juul.' They will be like, 'Oh, who has one?' And they pass them around", Eddie said.

The magazine says a number of high schools along the East Coast has acknowledged "JUULing" in bathroom stalls as "a widespread problem, and dozens of teachers report confiscating JUUL devices disguised as Sharpies and other classroom items". The company produces an e-cigarette device that's about the size of a thumb drive. The tiny vapor puffs from the flavored nicotine fluid they contain can be easily hidden in a teen's sleeve.

A recent survey found 81 percent of minors who now vape do so because of the "availability of appealing flavors". "Other brands of e-cigarettes are called MyBlu, KandyPens, and Suorin", writes Theresa Tamkins for BuzzFeed News.

Juul spokeswoman Victoria Davis says the company "agrees with the FDA that illegal sales of our product to minors are unacceptable". "We already have in place programs to identify and act upon these violations at retail and online marketplaces, and we will have more aggressive plans to announce in the coming days", the statement read.

On Wednesday, the company announced it will take additional actions to combat underage use of its products.

The move is part of an initial $30-million investment over the next three years dedicated to independent research, youth and parent education, and community engagement efforts.

"We want to be a leader in seeking solutions, and are actively engaged with, and listening to, community leaders, educators and lawmakers on how best to effectively keep young people away from JUUL".

The FDA will continue to disseminate letters to more manufacturers that have similar appeal to children and adolescents.

"We are addicting young children to nicotine".

Pommerening said she's spoken to several sixth grade teachers who are frustrated that they can't do more to get e-cigarettes out of the classroom.

Following FDA's announcement, Sen.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is pleased with the FDA's regulations.

JUUL Labs is a consumer product company dedicated to eliminating cigarettes by offering existing adult smokers a true alternative to combustible cigarettes that enables them to permanently switch.

Third, we're also taking additional steps to contact the manufacturers directly, and hold them accountable.

In 2016, the FDA asserted the right to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products. The company, one of the most popular sellers of such products in the US, also said it would spend money over the next three years to fund independent research, youth and parent education, and.

E-cigarettes use a mixture of flavored liquids and nicotine to create a vapor.

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