US to restrict e-cigarette flavors to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'

US to restrict e-cigarette flavors to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'”

The agency threatened in September to ban Juul and four other leading e-cigarette products unless their makers took steps to prevent use by minors.

There has been mounting pressure for action after preliminary federal data showed teenage use had surged by more than 75 percent since a year ago, and the FDA has described it as an "epidemic".

The Wall Street Journal first reported late Thursday night that the state Department of Health plans to soon republish regulations banning the sale or possession of flavored e-cigarettes.

In a statement last week, Gottlieb said that some of the companies he had met with also seemed to support raising the minimum age for buying tobacco products sales to 21 years.

The restriction would reportedly not apply to mint flavors because menthol cigarettes are sold.

In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the cigarette smoking rate in the United States dropped to an estimated 14 percent of adults in 2017.

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deemed teenage use of e-cigarettes an "epidemic".

The FDA also will introduce stricter age-verification requirements for online sales of e-cigarettes. "The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we're seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end". One of those companies, Juul, holds more than 70 percent of the e-cigarette market share overall, and has become overwhelmingly popular with minors.

Altria (mo) has already said it will remove its MarkTen pod-based products and will stop selling all flavors except for menthol or tobacco in its products until the FDA reviews and approves them. As part of its effort, FDA sent letters inquiring about marketing practices to five manufacturers of cartridge based e-cigarette products that are widely used by youth.

While it is widely known that cigarettes are harmful to the health, it turns out, menthol cigarettes may just pose a greater health risk and are harder to quit than the regular ones.

While it might take some time before the restriction comes into effect, given it has to go through regulatory processes of the FDA, none of the major tobacco companies commented on this proposed ban yet.

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