Tuesday, 11 December, 2018


FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

Patty Aguilar | 13 September, 2018, 20:01

Despite the constant warnings that increased experimentation with e-cigarettes would lead to more smoking, consumption of conventional cigarettes by teenagers stubbornly continues to decline, reaching a record low previous year in the Monitoring the Future Study, which began in 1975.

Gottlieb called the action "historic" and said it was the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the agency's history.

Juul Labs, which controls about 70% of the market, said in its statement that "appropriate flavors" play a role in adults changing their smoking habits, but added that they "are committed to preventing underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people".

The FDA also requested Juul and four other manufacturers provide plans to mitigate youth sales within 60 days or face potential criminal or civil action.

The FDA also sent more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers found to be selling vapes to minors during an "undercover nationwide blitz" this summer.

"We must do more to stem what I see as an epidemic of use of e-cigs among teens, and deeply disturbing trends that show no sign of abating", he said.

And if the trends in use that we're seeing right now continue, we're going to have to take even more dramatic actions. The companies sell Vuse, Blu, Juul, MarkTen XL, and Logic e-cigarette brands, which account for 97 percent of USA e-cigarette sales, according to FDA.

"We're especially focused on the flavored e-cigarettes", said Gottlieb. His group and several others are suing the FDA over a decision to delay federal review of most e-cigarettes.

Gottlieb said the FDA recognized the impact this might have on adults trying to stop smoking, but said that emerging research on how flavored products encourage excessive use by young people shows action must be taken.

It has warned that most such products contain nicotine, which is addictive and can affect brain development.

During the 60-day waiting period, the FDA plans to investigate the five companies' marketing and sales practices, with possible "boots on the ground inspections", Gottlieb said.

"If a kid comes in, even over 18, and I ask him, 'Have you ever smoked a cigarette?' He says, 'No.' 'Did you ever Vape before?' He goes, 'No.' Then I'll tell him, 'Why do you want to start?'" Lee said.

The FDA discovered that top-selling brands like JUUL, Vuse, MarkTen XL, blu e-cigs, and Logic were popular among minors.

To report a retailer selling tobacco products to underage customers, submit an online form on the FDA's website.

The FDA also plans to revisit its policy that extended the dates for manufacturers of certain flavored e-cigarettes to apply for premarket authorization.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a nicotine liquid into a vapor that can be inhaled.

The FDA is in the process of rolling out a sweeping anti-smoking initiative created to make it easier for smokers to quit by cutting the nicotine levels in regular cigarettes.

"In my view, they treated these issues like a public relations challenge rather than seriously considering their legal obligations, the public health mandate, and the existential threat to these products".

Recommended

loading...
...

Apple will no longer give free dongles with new iPhones Now, the operator won't sell you the handset itself, and the $400 markdown actually represents a combined 24 monthly bill credits. A total of three new bright colors will be available for the urBeats3 earbuds with Lightning: coral, yellow, and blue.

Finau gets final USA Ryder Cup wildcard Finau gets final USA Ryder Cup wildcard He turned professional right out of high school in 2007, but it took him seven years to earn his PGA Tour card. They have not won successive Ryder Cups since 1993. "I'm so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team", Finau said .

Microsoft Edge warns Windows 10 users to avoid Chrome and Firefox Microsoft Edge warns Windows 10 users to avoid Chrome and Firefox Considering the popularity of Chrome and Firefox, Microsoft's tact to shame users into using Edge isn't going to be well received. Oh, and this window will keep appearing, unless you go into Settings and stop Windows 10 from offering you app "recommendations".

'60 Minutes' Executive Producer Jeff Fager Out At CBS '60 Minutes' Executive Producer Jeff Fager Out At CBS The 36-year CBS veteran has been at the center of allegations that CBS's news division fostered a culture of harassment. CBS News president David Rhodes said Wednesday that Fager was sacked for violating company policy.

EPL: Manchester United suffer major injury blow ahead of Watford clash EPL: Manchester United suffer major injury blow ahead of Watford clash The left-back needed significant medical attention on the pitch before eventually being carried off on a stretcher. The United full-back tweeted: "Thank you for all the love and support".

United States marking 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks United States  marking 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks But through the bravery and sacrifice of passengers and crew, he said, "the Forty" spared Washington from a devastating strike. He said the "brave patriots turned the tide on our nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes".

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep' Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep' Florence is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and SC on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday . And the more it hovers just off shore - a distinct possibility - the more potentially deadly storm surge it pushes on-shore.

Man United reportedly considering controversial swap deal for Paulo Dybala Man United reportedly considering controversial swap deal for Paulo Dybala He has recalled why his move to United failed and what he told Mourinho on the phone when informing him of his decision.

Egyptian arrested after eating breakfast with Saudi woman Egyptian arrested after eating breakfast with Saudi woman One man from Egypt actually got detained for merely eating with and having a good breakfast with a female Saudi co-worker. The 30-second video shows the two colleagues sitting together at a desk, eating and joking around.

Samantha Markle hits out at 'DuchASS' Meghan in scathing online attack Samantha Markle hits out at 'DuchASS' Meghan in scathing online attack Taking to Twitter , Samantha wrote: "I am not candy coating anything anymore!" The mess is someone else's s**t. On August 4, she and Harry attended the wedding of his longtime friend Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks.

Nintendo Switch Online launches on September 18th with 7-day free trial Family subscriptions are also available for $54.95, which supports up to eight accounts under the one Family Group. It will launch on September 18th in North America and September 19th in Europe .

Mike Hughes intercepts Jimmy Garoppolo for pick-six Mike Hughes intercepts Jimmy Garoppolo for pick-six Fred Zamberletti, the team's original athletic trainer who died last week at age 86, was honored with a pregame moment of silence. Also: The Dalvin Cook era is back on, and the Mike Hughes era promises to be a whole lot of fun.

Florence Shifts, Taking Southerly Route Closer To Charlotte They were expecting to be in SC for 10 to 14 days, according to a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer. More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the way of the "life-threatening" storm's path.

Typhoon Mangkhut: millions in path of storm and monsoon rains Typhoon Mangkhut: millions in path of storm and monsoon rains Mangkhut is expected to be as strong as Haiyan - a super typhoon that killed more than 6,200 people in the Philippines in 2013. With the predicted path of the typhoon, it could also hit Taiwan and Hong Kong next.

Google's Pixel 3 launch event will happen on October 9th Google's Pixel 3 launch event will happen on October 9th Then last year's Google Pixel 2 was announced on Wednesday, October 4 - the exact same date as the original phone's debut. The new Google Pixel 3 series of smartphones will likely feature glass backs for wireless superfast charging.