FDA Moves to End ‘Epidemic’ of Teen Vaping


(CNN) – The FDA is taking action against what it calls a youth e-cigarette “epidemic.”

The agency announced it sent 1,100 warning letters to stores for illegally selling e-cigarettes to minors under the age of 18.

And it issued 131 fines to stores that continued to violate the restrictions on sales to minors.

The head of theFDA called the action the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the agency’s history.
and he said, “The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end. It’s simply not tolerable.”

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.

In a statement, Juul labs said it is committed to preventing underage use of its product, and it wants to be part of the solution.

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