• The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes in a huge move against tobacco products

    24 days ago - By Chron

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    America's food and drug regulator is proposing to crack down on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes like the Juul at convenience stores and gas stations, citing their skyrocketing popularity among teens.
    The Food and Drug Administration is also seeking to ban menthol cigarettes, and it is looking into restrictions on flavored cigars, too.
    The moves are designed to combat a variety of products that the government says contribute to kids' being hooked on nicotine.
    In an attempt to address what government regulators are calling an "epidemic" of teen smoking and vaping, the Food and Drug...
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  • Government regulators are banning menthol cigarettes and chipping away at flavored e-cigs - but not in the way some thought

    Government regulators are banning menthol cigarettes and chipping away at flavored e-cigs - but not in the way some thought

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Federal regulators on Thursday announced a ban on menthol cigarettes and a move to place flavored e-cigarettes like the Juul behind a stronger regulatory fence.
    The move is less severe than what some expected to see: an immediate ban on flavored e-cigs being sold at convenience stores and gas stations.
    Menthol and mint e-cigarettes aren't affected by the government's proposal.
    Earlier this week, the Silicon Valley e-cig startup Juul announced it would temporarily stop selling its flavored e-cigarettes in stores - a move it probably made in anticipation of the government's latest...
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  • Read the personal message the head of the FDA just put out as the agency cracks down on e-cigs and menthol cigarettes

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday made a move to limit the use of flavors in tobacco products , including e-cigarettes.
    That includes a crackdown on flavored e-cigs like Juul at convenience stores and gas stations, as well as seeking a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
    In his message announcing the move, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb called on his experience as a doctor, cancer survivor, and father to make his case for the limitations, calling electronic cigarette use in teens an "epidemic."
    The FDA's latest push to limit the popularity of smoking among teens is...
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  • FDA Moves Forward With E-Cigarette Curbs to Reduce Teen Vaping

    24 days ago - By Fortune

    Facing a rapid increase in teen vaping, U.S. health officials plan to move ahead with a series of steps to sharply limit sales of tobacco products they say are designed to appeal to young people.
    Among the measures outlined by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Thursday, the FDA would restrict sales of most types of flavored e-cigarettes to specialized vaping stores and online retailers who verify a purchaser's age.
    The FDA also plans to draw up a ban on traditional menthol-flavored cigarettes and wants to eventually eliminate flavored cigars, which are popular with many younger smokers. The...
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  • The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes in a huge move against tobacco products

    The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes in a huge move against tobacco products

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    America's food and drug regulator is proposing to crack down on the sale of flavored e-cigs like the Juul at convenience stores and gas stations, citing their skyrocketing popularity among teens.
    The FDA is also seeking to ban menthol cigarettes, and is looking into restrictions on flavored cigars, too.
    The moves are designed to combat a variety of products that the government says contribute to kids being hooked on nicotine.
    In an attempt to address what government regulators have called an "epidemic" of teen vaping , the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced broad plans to...
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  • F.D.A. Will Still Allow Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes, but Will Seek a Menthol Cigarette Ban

    24 days ago - By NY Times

    The agency declined to prohibit sales of the popular vaping flavors, and will begin the process to prohibit menthol cigarettes.
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